Friday, 25 July, 2008

" In a sense misery is your best friend, because it commences, you seeking God. When you begin to see clearly the imperfections of the world, you will begin to seek the Perfection of God.
The truth is that God is using evil, not to destroy us, but to make us disillusioned with His toys, with the playthings of this world, so that we might seek Him.
Trouble and sorrow have a lesson for us. Our painful experiences are not meant to break us, but to burn out our dross, to hurry us back Home.
No one is more anxious for our release than God."
- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (PBUH)

6 comments:

Cyrus Rumi said...

Hi Krishna :)

A very interesting philosophical perspective on the hidden nature of things.

Namaste, peace and salaam to you

Cyrus

Srini said...

Dear Krishna,

I was just reading one of Paramahansa Yogananda's books and in it he says something that's from a slightly different perspective, but nevertheless relevant to what you posted above. So, here's what he says,

"To God, this colossal cosmos is a hobby only. His true children must not take the earthly drama to heart; it is only a temporary activity! Being potential gods, all human beings--no matter how long bound to rebirths through the ever-winding chain of evil karma--will sometime have to make conscious efforts to achieve liberation. So although cosmic delusion holds the majority of human beings in its fetters of physical attachments, desires, misery, and death, now and then the few who try hard do escape!"

God bless.

surjit said...

Hello Krishna Ji,
What a truthful and noble message!!
...'Trouble and sorrow have a lesson for us. Our painful experiences are not meant to break us, but to burn out our dross, to hurry us back Home.
No one is more anxious for our release than God."
Krishna Ji,with this post, you have really awakened me from my sleep.
Thanks for sharing.
God bless.

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Cyrus,
Thank you so much for your kindwords :)
These words had made a deep impact on me the first time i read them too!
Lots of love and prayers for you dear one :)
God Bless you :)

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Srini,
Thank you so much for this beautiful quote by Yogananda ji!Its Beautiful :)
Absolutely true when he says....no matter how long bound to rebirths through the ever-winding chain of evil karma--will sometime have to make conscious efforts to achieve liberation....Very Very Profound!
Thanks so much for sharing!
I will be writing to you soon dear one, pls excuse me for this delay :)
Sending you lots of love and prayers :)
God Bless you :)

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dearest Surjit ji,
I am so happpy that you liked this post!
I am an ardent lover of Sri Paramhansa Yogananda ji and i adore his writings..!
In fact,these words shook me the first time i read them too!
Thank you so much for your kind words dear one.Sending you my heartfelt Love and Prayers :)
God Bless you always :)