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ईश्वर सर्वत्र हैं तो दिखाई क्यों नहीं देते

संत नामदेव तेरहवीं सदी के एक प्रसिद्द संत थे। एक रोज उनके शिष्यों ने पूछा, “आप कहते हैं की ईश्वर सब जगह है तो दिखाई क्यों नहीं देता?”
संत नामदेव ने शिष्य से एक ग्लास पानी और एक चम्मच नमक लेकर आने को कहा। जब शिष्य पानी और नमक लेकर आया तो उन्होंने नमक को पानी में दाल देने के लिए कहा। शिष्य ने ऐसा ही किया। फिर नामदेव ने उनसे पूछा, “क्या तुम्हे पानी में नमक दिखाई दे रहा है?” शिष्य, “नहीं।”
नामदेव ने एक शिष्य को पानी चखने को कहा और स्वाद पूछा तो शिष्य ने उत्तर दिया, “पानी नमकीन लग रहा है। “
नामदेव ने फिर शिष्य से पानी को उबलने के लिए कहा. थोड़ी देर में पानी उबालकर भाप बन गया और बर्तन में नमक शेष रह गया। नामदेव ने पूछा, “क्या तुम्हे अब नमक दिखाई दे रहा है?”
शिष्य ने हामी में सर हिला दिया।

संत नामदेव मुस्कुराते हुए बोले, ” जिस प्रकार तुम पानी में नमक का स्वाद तो अनुभव कर पाये पर नमक को देख नहीं पाये उसी प्रकार इस जग में तुम्हे ईश्वर हर जगह दिखाई नहीं देता पर तुम उसे अनुभव कर सकते हो। और जिस तरह अग्नि के ताप से पानी भाप  बन कर उड़ गया और नमक दिखाई देने लगा उसी प्रकार तुम भक्ति ,ध्यान और सत्कर्म द्वारा अपने विकारों का अंत कर भगवान को प्राप्त कर सकते हो।”

भक्ति कीजिये, सत्संग कीजिये, ईश्वर के लीलाओं को अध्ययन मनन कीजिये, अभिमान रहित होकर गुरू की सेवा कीजिये, श्रद्धा प्रेम व लगन के साथ प्रभु नाम जपिये, दृढ विश्वास से मन्त्र का जाप कीजिये,  भगवान का सुमिरन करिये, सम्पूर्ण संसार में भगवन की अनुभूति कीजिये, संतोष पूर्ण जीवन जियें और  छल कपट से दूर रहिये। फिर ईश्वर सर्वव्यापी और सर्वत्र दिखेंगे।

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भक्ति सूत्र

भक्ति हमारी आत्मा और ईश्वर के बीच एक अटूट कड़ी स्थापित करने वाली सेतु है।  भक्ति हम ईश्वर का ध्यान, जप, दर्शन, व् पूजा में से किसी भी मार्ग को जो हमें उचित प्रतीत हो उस माध्यम से कर सकते हैं या सारे मार्ग का भी यथोचित व् यथासमय उपयोग कर सकते हैं।

भक्ति का लाभ हमें समर्पण (तृष्णा और कामना),  प्रपन्नाता (अहमता एवं अहंकार)) से मुक्ति और प्रेम की अथाह वृद्धि के रूप में ही प्राप्ति होती है।

तुलसीदास रामायण में कहते हैं:
अर्थ न धरम  न काम रूचि, गति न चहु निरबान
जनम जनम रति राम पद ये बरदान मम आन

मेरे मन में धन का लोभ, कामनाओं के प्रति रूचि, जनम मरण के गति से मुक्ति मिले और राम के शरण में शरणगति प्राप्त हो जाए.

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Be Proactive

“Your life doesn’t just happen. Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours.”

It’s you who are born with the power to improve your life situations. If you are suffering you can bring relief.

If you are poor you can become rich. You can make your pain your gain. You are the creator of goodness, you are the maintainer of goodness, and you are the destroyer of evils.

Instead of feeling victimised by any situation, you can influence and change it to a favourable terrain by your response to it.

The only think you have to do is apply the right response to a situation and you will find yourself in total control of it.

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Life is like a river

Pain and pleasure is like two banks of it

When water gets stuck at either side of the bank

It gets contaminated and becomes a problem

Such is a life

When it flows experiences the happiness

If it gets stuck life is a problem.
Keep walking. Keep flowing.

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पिबन्ति  नद्यः  स्वयमेव  नाम्भः स्वयं  न  खादन्ति  फलानी  वृक्षाः  |
नादंती  सस्यम  खलु  वारिवाहः परोपकाराय  सताम विभूतयः  ||

The wealth of the virtuous is for the benefit of others.

A river flows so that it can quench the thirst. The tree provides shade and fruits so that those affected by sun heat can come for rest and enjoy its fruits. The clouds seeds the water so that the crop can grow.  Similarly, the wealth of virtuousness should be for the benefits of others.

There are 8 types of wealth that each one of us possesses – the prime, grain, composure, wideness, child, virtue, knowledge and wealth. The possessor of this wealth is known as a virtuous person when they put this wealth for the benefits of others.

Our society is suffering from unequal distribution of wealth.

Due to economic policy pitfalls rich are growing richer and poor people are having difficulty in living. Helping is a noble deed and it only increases the wealth possession.

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The Moon cannot be Stolen

Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing in it to steal.

Ryokan returned and caught him. ‘You may have come a long way to visit me,’ he told the prowler, ‘and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.’

The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.
Ryokan sat naked, watching the moon. ‘Poor fellow,’ he mused, ‘I wish I could give him this beautiful moon.’

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Stop being a glass, become a lake

A disciple will constantly nag and complain about things around to his spiritual master. Fade up his complaining nature the Master decided to teach him the lesson.

The master ordered, “Put a handful of salt in a glass of water and drink.”

The disciple followed the instructions and started spitting because of the bitterness of the water.

The master asked, “How does it taste?”
Disciple replied, “It’s so bitter.” He spit again.

The Master asked the disciple to follow him to the lake and asked him to put again a handful of salt in the lake. After the disciple swirled the salt in the lake the Master ordered, “Again take a glass of water and drink it.”

The disciple followed the instructions. The master asked, “How does it taste this time?”

The young man replied, “Fresh.”
Master, “Did you experience the bitterness of salt?”

Disciple replied, “No.”

At this master said, “The pain of life is also like a pure salt; no more, no less.

The extent of pain remains exactly the same. However, the amount of bitterness in the taste depends on the container we put the pain in. So when you are in pain, the only thing you can do is to enlarge your sense of things. Stop being a glass, become a lake.”

Disciple was at the feet of master seeking his blessings…

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Motivation, Kindness, bravery and love

A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies: “The one you feed.”

Kindness, bravery and love is  my motivation, what is yours?

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Do what you  love to do for yourself

Do what you  love to do for yourself, and provide due credit to the references and show gratitude

Tulsi Ramayan, Balkand 7: Tulsidas expresses his motive and purpose of writing the Ramayan in such a beautiful way.

“For the gratification of my own self, I bring forth this very elegant composition relating in common parlance the story of the Lord of Raghus, which is in accord with the various Purane, Vedas and the Agamas, and incorporates what has been recorded in the Valmiki Ramayan and culled from some other sources.”

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आर्यावर्त, आर्यत्व और राजा राम

सप्त मर्यादाः कवयस्ततकक्षुस्तासामेकामिदभ्यहुरो-गात् |
आयोर्ह स्कम्भ उपमस्य निव्वे पथां विसर्गे धरु धरुणेषु तस्थौ || ऋ० १०|१५|०६

हिंसा, चोरी, व्यभिचार, मद्यपान, जुआ, असत्य-भाषण, और इन्हें करने वालों का सहयोग; ये सप्त मर्यादा का उल्लंघन है। वेद के अनुसार एक भी मर्यादा का उल्लघंन  करना पाप है तथा धैर्य पूर्ण तरीक़े से इन हिंसादी पापों को छोड़ देने वाला मर्यादित व्यक्ति और मोक्ष भागी होता हैं |

भगवान राम ने ताउम्र इन मर्यादाओं का पालन किया और इसीलिए हम उन्हें मर्यादापुरुषोत्तम कहते हैं। राम राज्य में ना अधर्म करना ना अधर्म होने देना आर्यत्व के लक्षण है। भारत आर्यों का देश है और इसे हम आर्यावर्त भी कहते हैं। राम कथा आर्यो के आदर्श का परिचायक हैं।

समय के साथ आर्यावर्त से आर्य मूल्यों का पतन होता गया और अनार्य विचारवादी लोगों की जनसँख्या बढ़ती गयी। अनार्यि ताक़तें आर्यवर्त पर आक्रमण करने लगे और आर्यवाद का पतन शुरू हो गया। अंग्रेज़ आए और जो थोड़ी बहुत आर्यता के सिद्धांत हममें थे उन्हें भी प्रदूषित कर गए।

आज हम विजयदशमी और दिवाली तो मना लेते हैं जिसकी शुरुआत राम का रावण पर विजय और रामराज्य की स्थापना हेतु शुरू हुई थी लेकिन हम राक्षसिय गुणों को अपने शरीर रूपी अयोध्या में धारण किए घूम रहे हैं।

आज एक ज़रूरत है की हम संकल्प ले के हम वेद स्थापित सप्त मर्यादाओं को फिर से अपने जीवन में अनुसारित करें। हम फिर से वेद मार्ग पर चलें और यही राम राज्य कि पुनः स्थापना होगी। जब हर शरीर अयोध्यामय जो जाएगा।

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Trust in yourself first for God to trust you

The best way to have those doors of high consciousness open is to forget about yourself and serve. It’s always about you serving mankind, and the constituents of the ecology. You can’t attract what you want into your life; you attract what you are.

You have to get to a place where you are no longer focused on just yourself and the things you really want for yourself. Do good to attract goodness

The day your thoughts begin originating with “how can I impact lives of someone else more than I want them for me?”, that’s the day you will experience God Realization.

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What transcended Buddha?

Upon his birth, Siddhartha was predicted by the astrologer that he would either be a great king or a great sage. Worried with the prediction as his father never wanted him to be the Sage, he put him to a secluded palace where he won’t face any suffering or ugliness of life.

One day, Siddhartha asked his charioteer to take him for the town visit. He saw an old man for the first time in his life; he asked the charioteer, “What is this? Why is the man looking so miserable?”

The charioteer replied, “He’s a weak and aged old man. We all are going to be aged like him as we grow up.” Siddhartha looking at his young body felt amused.

The chariot proceeded further. Siddhartha saw a sick man shouting for help under the banyan tree. He asked, “Why does that man sound so miserable?”

The charioteer replied, “He is a sick man suffering from an acute disease.” Siddhartha never had any experience with suffering. He felt surprised.
Siddhartha spotted people carrying a dead body for the funeral. He asked, “Why so many people carrying this man?”
The charioteer said, “He is dead now. People are taking him to the funeral.”

Siddhartha was in the deep grief experiencing the miserable suffering. On his return, he could not sleep for the whole night thinking about his day experience. The experience of suffering was his seed of transcendence. When did you last looked at life around you? When are you going to transcend?

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Take a deep breath and let it go

Sometimes you get into the fight in love, friendship, and relationship for some acts that discomfort you.

Fighting makes you angry and your mind begin cursing and thinking negative about the person.

I would advise whenever you face such a situation, try to stop being angry and stop thinking wrong about the person. Just begin wishing that the other person will do no harm to you and he will begin treating you better.

The telepathy has it proven that when you begin thinking and wishing good the natural forces transmit the positive vibes to the other side influencing their mind to your favor.

In spite of all that positive thinking you can do, if still things don’t work out, you just have to let go and move on. Sometimes that’s all you can do. Take a deep breath and let go.

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ॐ ईशा वास्यमिदम् सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत्।तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ।।

ॐ ईशा वास्यमिदम् सर्वं यत्किञ्च जगत्यां जगत्।
तेन त्यक्तेन भुञ्जीथा मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ।।

अर्थ-
इस जगत में जीतने भी जड़-चेतन प्राणी हैं वह समस्त परमात्मा से व्याप्त है । मनुष्य जगत में व्याप्त पदार्थों का आवश्यकतानुसार भोग करे, परंतु ‘यह सब मेरा नहीं है के भाव के साथ’ उनका संग्रह न करे।

ईशा – शक्तिवान द्वारा|
वास्यम् – अवश्य ही बसा जाना चाहिए|
इदं सर्वं – यह सब-कुछ |
यत् किंच – जो कुछ भी|
जगत्यां – संसार में| जगत् – चलायमान वस्तु है|
तेन त्यक्तेन – उस त्यागे हुए से तात्पर्य त्यागते हुए ही|
भुंजीथा – भोग कर|
मा गृधः – चाहत मत कर, लोभ मत कर|
कस्य स्वित् – किसका है|
धनम् – धन

All that exists is meant for the Lord’s habitation, including every individual universe of motion within the grand cosmic dance. By renouncing attachment, one can truly enjoy life without coveting another person’s possessions.

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Combat frustration, anxiety, despondency and uneasyness

The next time you feel frustrated or anxious or despondent or uneasy after encountering any form of uneven circumstances or public speaking or interview or  failed efforts try this.

I guarantee it will work better than anything else.

1) Inhale for 5 seconds through your nostril and allow your chest to expand to the fullest.

2) Hold your lungs full of air for 5 seconds as your chest stays fully expanded.

3) Then exhale for 5 seconds until you release all the air from your body.

4) Hold your lungs empty for 5 seconds before you repeat the next.
You can repeat it for as many times as you want. Minimum 5 repeats suggested to get instant mood elevation.

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