Friday July 24, 2015
All of us would agree that we may not need a ‘Parents’ Day’ to celebrate the importance of our parents – who raise us, love us, support us and sometimes scold us for our good! Thanking them every day may not enough!
However, today we may choose to take a moment and think as to what is it that we have done for them? Have we fulfilled our duties towards them? Have we shown our love and respect to them?
And more importantly, have we ever hurt them by our mind, body or speech? - Through arguments, fights, stubbornness, disobedience, clash over difference of opinions, taking them for granted, ignoring them?
Do you know the consequences of such behavior? Param Pujya Dadashri says, “Children who see faults in their parents will never be happy. They may have material wealth, but they would never be happy spiritually. You must never see faults in your parents. How can you forget what they have done for you?”
On the occasion of Parents’ Day, why not take a vow to never hurt our parents? And how about a deep repentance (pratikraman) and seeking forgiveness for the hurting we have done to them? Food for thought! Happy Parents’ Day!!
Wednesday July 22, 2015
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Tuesday July 7, 2015
- Cause sorrow and fear to others?
- Scold someone blatantly?
- Have expectations from others?
- Insist on these expectations to get them fulfilled at any cost?
- See fault in those who do not fulfill your expectations?
Well, if the answer to any of the above questions is ‘YES’, we know that we are NOT living with love. Where there is love, one does not see fault in others.
But wait, Pujya Niruma sought promise from us to ‘LIVE WITH LOVE’ with the entire world!!!
Then how can we fulfill Pujya Niruma’s final wish if it is our human nature to have expectations, see faults, get angry and hurt one another when things are not favorable to us? Can we overcome our instincts?
Of course yes! We can live with love in all situations through Gnan, correct knowledge. And what does Gnan say? That real love should not break under any circumstances. It is only possible when there is not even an iota of expectation, overt or subtle, from another person. Through this right understanding, we will be able to fulfill Pujya Niruma’s wish and thus lead a life without stress, conflict, worries and anger.
So let’s make a simple but concrete start on this auspicious day, 8th July; Pujya Niruma’s 48th Gnan Day! Let’s get going, but in a resolute way – driving ourselves to get rid of these faults and making Pujya Niruma proud of us!!
Monday July 6, 2015
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Thursday July 2, 2015