Sunday, 18 January, 2009

Greetings of Love and Peace to one and all :)

Its been a very hectic week and i have some important issues to be taken care of and pending work to be attended to.
So, there would be no new posts till the next month. So Sorry!
I promise to be back soon ;))

Till then a big Thank-You and a bear hug for all those who visit this little blog and shine it up with their presence :)
Sending you all my deepest love and prayers.

In love with His Love,
Krishna :)

Sunday, 4 January, 2009

Thoughts from my Spiritual Diary-14

When God leaves you at the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully. Either 1 of the two things will happen….Either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you to fly!!!!

This one strong thought has been with me all through thick and thin and time and again taught me some priceless lessons as I celebrate this journey called Life :)

Even today when I hit rock bottom and my life turns into a state of Inertia…..Where my sense of spiritual consciousness shatters the rhythms of my little heart and my Faith takes a huge beating and goes for a long ride…I deep down know that My Eternal Soulmate is definitely upto something! And its time to roll up my sleeve and learn a mighty lesson right from the Master of masters ;)

I have learnt many and I am still learning..i never want to grow up completely ( I love my ageless soul a bit too much ;) and everytime someone tells me of how mature I have become and when my ego swells up a bit, this quote of Mahatma Gandhi brings me back to Reality and gives me a much needed jolt!

He says “ Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of this flesh. What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth…My God, from moment to moment, no matter how inconsistent it may appear. My commitment is to Truth, to Him, not to consistency.”

And after many gruelling and satisfying years I learnt some of the life altering lessons.

One of the very important lesson was about recognising the face and power of True Love and letting it manifest itself beautifully…I realised ..

Love is never bound by rules and conditions, It never insists on following a set path , it is verily like the vivacious stream which insists on making its own path but finally seeks solace in the Ocean….

Love never ends at making only a single soul happy but insists on residing in the hearts of many…It is meant to be shared and not hoarded as a possession…And finally Love finds itself most happy when it is given to all, for then it manifests itself completely and chooses to rest within our souls eternally :)

It does so in mine whenever I bid goodbyes to jealousy, possessiveness and selfish self gratification and choose to put a smile on other’s faces irrespective of my desires….Thats a tall order, I know but Love does rule..and is the greatest ruler of Hearts :)

And whenever I found myself dejected and bitter it was because I forgot to look within me for Love and desired for it from every one who came in contact with me…Its so easy to play the blame game, mess up God’s gifted relationships, waste a lifetime in expectation of this beautiful thing called Love and its so difficult to give that blessed thing freely to others, isn’t it?!

Some say Love is the razor, that leaves your soul to bleed…Some say Love is the river that drowns the tender reed, some say Love is the hunger which is the aching endless need…I say Love is the Flower and you , its only seed :)

We all need Love, the heart that needs no love isn’t sent into this world. Love has no errors for all errors are only because of the want of Love!

So often I feel lost and caught in a world of complex emotions, where Goodness appears clothed in the robes of a barter transaction…wherein you give something in exchange or return of something and all your love and compassion goes right out of the window!

That’s exactly where He takes your crucial examination and if you fail in giving what you should be you end up battering and bruising your soul.

What’s the harm in returning Love for hate and Bitterness with compassion, for a change lets be a good kid of His. Ultimately in the end its not going to be between you and that person but between you and Him :)

Lets make this a New Year resolution.

The greatest thing is to Love Him and His entire Creation truly, madly and deeply …For then He.... A huge Sweetheart makes sure that we are cuddled and hugged :)

Love is the bridge God takes to walk from that side to this side…

Are we ready to welcome Him with loving hearts?

Are we ready to hug Him?

Sunday, 28 December, 2008

"O Lord of Laws, may i wear my scars of trials like deserved medals of chastisement, presented to me by the Sacred Hands of Thy Perfect Justice.
Let my daily difficulties act as antidotes against delusion and rid me of false hopes of worldly happiness.
May the tears that flow from me at other's cruel actions wash away from my mind some hiden taint.
Let each sharp stroke of the pickax of unpleasantness expose within me new depths of wisdom.
May the unhallowed darkness of ordinary existence so frighten me that i rushingly seek Thy realm of purity and light.
Let life's sudden sword thrusts force from me only a cry for Thy succour.
May the hurtful diggings of circumstance into the soil of my being uncover the ever bubbling well-spring of Thy solace.
Let the ugliness of unkindness in others impel me to make myself beautiful with loving-kindness.
May harsh speech from my companions remind me to use sweet words always.
If stones from evil minds are cast at me, let me send in return only missiles of goodwishes.
As a jasmine vine sheds its flowers over the hands delivering ax blows at its roots, so, on all who act inimically toward me may i shower the blossoms of forgiveness.
Craving, strugling, weeping and smiling for others, at last may i find my Self in all. "

-My Beloved Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda ji
( From his book- Whispers from Eternity )

This beautiful prayer holds a very special place in my heart and i have lost the number of times it has spoken to my soul... guiding me, awakening me from my slumber, teaching me to open my heart and experience His Oneness in every atom, rising above worldly duties and getting lost in His Beautiful Kingdom...
To all those who visit and grace my little blog and to all those who read this Blessed prayer of Yogananda ji, may you find that spark of Divinity in yourself and may you begin the new year with renewed spirits and sparkling selves :)
May this prayer open up an Ocean of Love and may it connect you to Him...My Beloved...Our Beloved :)

Thursday, 25 December, 2008

Joy to the Earth, The Lord is come :)

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff--they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord

- Psalms 23: 1-6

Merry Christmas to one and all :))
May The Lord Jesus Christ bless all your hearts with unceasing joy and peace. Amen.
Lots of love and prayers from this humble heart!

Sunday, 21 December, 2008

Celebrate Forgiveness

Why is it so hard to forgive others?
Usually because we believe that they are 90% to blame for the problem, that i am not as bad as they are. So i start to carry the load of other people's actions.
If i feel too hurt, i will have the sense of correction, of justice: "I know i am right.", "That is not fair."
But if i start to forgive from the heart, sincerely, then this kind if feeling and attitude begins to dissolve.
I remain humble and this forgiveness will bring me closer to others.Then i do not carry regrets or anger.
I just let go and remain light :)
As the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi beautifully said, " The weak cannot forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

So let us not be like the hand that crushed the flower, but be like the crushed flower which leaves fragrance in the hand that crushed it :)

Sunday, 14 December, 2008

Thought of the week :)

“ God expects but one thing of you, and that is should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being and let God be God in you.”

- Meister Eckhart.

In those moments when we forget ourselves- not thinking, “ Am I happy?” but completely oblivious to our little restless Ego- we spend a brief but a beautiful holiday in Heaven.

The mystics tell us that the joy we experience in these moments of self- forgetting is our true nature, our native state.

To regain it, we simply have to empty ourselves of what hides this Joy: that is, to stop dwelling on ourselves, our desires, our likes and dislikes, our preferences. To the extent that we are not full of ourselves, God can fill us- in fact, the Mystics daringly say, He has to!

And as Rumi , the world’s Beloved Mystic beautifully says, “Once you forget yourself, God remembers you, once you become His slave, then you are Free.”

Sunday, 7 December, 2008

Thought of the Week :)

“ A devotee who can call on God while living a householder’s life is a hero indeed.God thinks: “ He is blessed indeed who prays to Me in the midst of his wordly duties. He is trying to find Me, overcoming a great obstacle- pushing away, as it were, a huge block of stone weighing a ton. Such a man is a real Hero.”

-Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa.

To lead a Spiritual life, it is not necessary to give up our jobs, our relationships, leave our family, change our religion, or to travel to distant lands. We start wherever we are, not running away from society, but right in the midst of our chaotic, noisy lives.

Whatever context we find ourselves in, is a suitable one to overcome our problems and grow to our full potential as humans. We tend to overlook upon the other home as peaceful, that other couple as perfect, the other parent-child relationship as ideal, but this isn’t likely.

Everyone has certain liabilities as well as assets.

Everyone has imperfections and have committed mistakes and learnt that vital lesson of life.

For I truly believe that we all are in the Right Place, at the Right Time learning the Right Lesson :)

Some flowers grow best in the Sun while others do well in Shade.

Remember, God puts us where we grow best and accordingly gives us people and situations to grow with!! For He is the Best Teacher we could ever have.

His Mystics too are loving realists.

“ Don’t wait for ideal conditions. You’ll never find them,” they admonish. “ Begin! And the conditions you seek and need will come to you.”

Sunday, 30 November, 2008

Thought of the Week :)

A man once asked the Mystic Bayazid Al- Bistami:

“Who is the true Prince? The man who cannot choose, said Bayazid :

But the man for whom God’s choice is the only possible choice.”

The Lord is extending the Gift of Immortality to each of us, but we do not reach out to take it because we are holding a few pennies in our hands. I don’t knowif you have seen infants in this dilemma; it happens at a particular stage of development, when they have learned to grasp but not quite mastered the art of letting go. They have a rattle I one hand; you offer them a toothbrush , and for a while they just look back and forth at the toothbrush, then the rattle, then again at the brush. You can almost see the gray matter working: “ I want that toothbrush, but how can I take it? My hand is already full.”

Similarly, all of us look at the Lord’s Gift for a while, asking “ What is this? How do I know its real? Give it to me first ; then I’ll let the pennies go.”

The Lord smiles and waits. He can offer the Gift, but for us to take it, we have to open our hands. And there comes a time when we want something more than those pennies so passionately that we longer care what it costs.

Then we open our hands finally, let go of our possessions and discover that for those pennies we have dropped, we have received an Incomparable Treasure :)

Saturday, 22 November, 2008

Lord Krishna says in The Bhagavad Gita,
( The Sacred Scripture of Hinduism)

" It is indeed impossible for any embodied being to abstain from work altogether. But he who gives up the fruit of action, he is said to be the Relinquisher."
Chapter xviii- Verse 11

The Gita insists not on the renunciation of actions but on performing duties with renunciation of desire for the fruits of such actions.

" An action which is obligatory, which is performed without attachment, without love or hate by one undesirous of fruit, that is said to be of Goodness." Chapter xviii- Verse 23

Sunday, 16 November, 2008

Thought of the day :)

" God remembers us, though we remember Him not." the Master said.
"If He forgot creation for a second, everything w
ould disappear tracelessly. Who but He holds in the sky this mud ball of earth? Who but He impels the growth of trees and flowers?
It is The Lord alone who maintains the beat of our hearts, dige
sts our food, and daily renews our body cells. Yet how few of His children give Him a thought! "
"The mind, " Paramahansaji said, "is like a miraculous rubber band that can be expanded to Infinity without breaking. "

-Sayings of Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (PBUH)