Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WHAT'S TRUE LOVE

If you are established in peace, you will find that Love arises from it. Peace and love are intimately related. Many pretend as if they love all. Their actions represent how dramatic one can get in the field of love. This is not true love. True love finds fulfilment only when it is with peace. Once you develop true love, Non-violence will naturally manifest from within and you will not hurt or harm anyone. Love is present everywhere, in every being in this world. Love is beyond a specific name, form or action. Love is God, Live in Love. This is taught to you by Educare. The process of education inculcates desire, hatred, jealousy, lust, greed and avarice, which are worldly traits or behavioural tendencies. Educare on the other hand, consists of adherence to Truth, Non-Violence, Love, Peace and Righteousness - qualities that are present within you.


DURGA & MANI

Thursday, June 19, 2014

TRUE OBJECTIVE OF EDUCATION

Wherefrom does humanness come? It comes from your heart. Here, the heart referred to is not the physical heart but the spiritual heart which is free from all blemishes. Like fragrant air, your purity should spread everywhere. You should share with others the pure thoughts and the pure feelings that emanate from you. Whatever you do, it should be helpful to others. Help Ever, Hurt Never - If you imbibe these two qualities, everything will become good for you.
DURGA & MANI

ARE WE SERIOUS ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIVES?

Never forsake your parents till your last breath. Even if they didn't provide for all you asked and wished, you must love them. Your mother has undergone many hardships for your sake. She nourished you in many ways. Forgetting or ignoring your mother is the worst of sins. Father has worked hard to take care of you and raise you. Never make your parents feel distant from you. Love and respect them at all times. You must satisfy the needs of your parents, using the education they gave you. Their satisfaction will give you infinite joy. Do not believe your friends to be your everything – as long as you have money in your pocket, they are your friends. When you are penniless, most of them will bid goodbye.
DURGA & MANI

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ARE WE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIVES?

There is no harm in pursuing one's worldly duties while having Self-realisation as the goal of life. Life is not meant for just living, it is a means to realize one's true nature. Treating life as a righteous journey, you should devote at least a few minutes every day to thoughts on the true aims of life. Many hours in a day are wasted on selfish pursuits, but not even a few minutes are devoted to contemplation of God. Alas! What misfortune is this! In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna called upon Arjuna to regard himself as an instrument of the Divine. All of you are instruments of the Divine. Discharge your duties leaving the result to God. Your role is to do your duty sincerely. Victory and defeat are in God's hands. Do not even feel that you are the doer. You must think the Lord is giving me this opportunity and making me play this role in life.
DURGA & MANI

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HOW SHOULD WE REALLY MEDIATE OR WHAT SHOULD WE STRIVE FOR

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-

An individual, who had a large family, sat down for meditation in his home. As one child or another was disturbing him, he locked himself in a room. But even now he was disturbed by frequent knocks on the door by someone or other. So he betook himself to a forest and began meditating under a tree. But here he was troubled by the droppings from the birds on the tree. Disgusted with the disturbances at home and in the forest he felt that the best thing was to end his existence. Unfortunately, he was unable to realise that God was present in everything and cultivate forbearance. He indeed exemplifies the devotee in whom Rajo guna is predominant. To be able to concentrate wherever one may be is the mark of the devotee with satwic quality. Such a devotee will be able to practise concentration whether in the midst of a crowd or alone. Any disturbance will be looked upon as coming f rom God and be accepted.
DURGA & MANI

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WHEN WE WORSHIP GOD, WHAT SHOULD BE OUR APPROACH

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-

You should not pursue spirituality with any end result in mind. One who works for wages is a worker and not an owner. The daily wage earner will not have any ownership or interest towards completing the tasks. He or she will worry about being present till the schedule, collect their wages and leave. Thus, he or she thinks that they are separate from the organisation. In your home, the wife or the children do their respective duties, but do not demand any wages. The wife does not ask any sort of income for the activities she does. She discharges her responsibility with purity and perfection, and takes care of everything at home. One who prays, just for a result is like that daily wage earner. One who enjoys the feeling that God is his own, and that God is within them, is like the owner. Aspire to become owners and not servants.
DURGA & MANI

Sunday, June 08, 2014

WHY CONTENTMENT IS A SUPREME VIRTUE

Accept everything as God's gift (Prasadam). Always feel that whatever you have is not yours, and it has come from God. Accept pain too as God's gift and be content with that. Learn to be happy that God has given you two square sufficient meals. If you compare yourself with a wealthy person, who has four rich meals while you are having two, you will feel discontented. On the other hand, think of the poor man who cannot manage even one meal a day. In this manner, develop contentment. You must learn to be satisfied in simple things too. It is only then that Divinity can blossom from humanness. Being contented is a most important human quality and it can be gained through incessant devotion to the Lord. Continue chanting His name and develop your Love for Him, and dedicate your Life unto Him.






DURGA & MANI

Thursday, June 05, 2014

WHY SHOULD WE NEVER BE DISSATISFIED OR UPSET IN LIFE?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
Never get dejected at any point in time for anything. It is said that there are two losses for the one who is dissatisfied - Asantushto Dvijo Nashtaha. One is they will not have any happiness and second, they will also not be at peace. Why do people feel dissatisfied? People get restless or disheartened, if someone is in a higher position or is wearing better clothes or is more educated than them. Don't look at someone who is better than you. Compare yourself with someone who is in a lower position than you. Then, you will not develop negative qualities. When you compare yourself with someone better than you, ego and jealousy will certainly enter you. If you see the under privileged and the distressed, and have compassion for them and serve them, you will feel satisfied. Strengthen your empathy and develop noble q ualities in this manner.


DURGA & MANI

Monday, June 02, 2014

WHO'S OUR TRUE ENEMY AND WHY?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
No one filled with greed, fear and anger can achieve anything in this world. Excessive desires degrade a person. One cannot give up desires entirely. But there should be a limit to them. When they exceed the limits one goes astray. Desires are dreadfully dangerous. Today's enemy may become tomorrow's friend and vice versa. But desires are perpetual enemies. They haunt man ceaselessly. The Gita declares desire as the Nityashatru (eternal enemy) of man. Hence desire has to be kept under control. 'Kamam hitva arthona bhavathi' (One who has given up desire is free from worries). 'Lobham hitva sukhee bhavathi' (Overcoming greed one becomes happy). When you rid the mind of impurities, humanness turns divine.


DURGA & MANI

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WE SHOULD N'T BE WEIGHED DOWN BY SETBACKS IN OUR SPIRITUAL QUEST

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
When the Asuras and Devas (Demons and Gods) churned the Ocean of Milk (Ksheera Sagara), first came poison. They did not give up the churning till they got the Amrit (nectar of immortality). Regard your heart as the Ocean of Milk and the intellect as the Mandharamountain. Using your yearnings as the churning ropes, carry on the churning by reciting the Lord's name. Do not mind if the first thing to come out is poison. Go on churning till you get the nectar of divine bliss. When you study the Bhagavad Gita, you will note that it begins with Arjuna Vishaadha Yoga, the (the despondency of Arjuna). But ultimately, Arjuna experiences theVishvaruupa, the Cosmic Form of the Lord.



DURGA & MANI

Vennaikappu Alankaram 17 August 2019