Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WHAT SHOULD WE OFFER TO THE LORD, TO PLEASE HIM THE MOST?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-

God only wants the flower of your heart that is filled with humility and devotion. Eight types of flowers can be offered to God, namely, (1) Non-violence (Ahimsa), (2) Control of senses (Indriya Nigraha),(3) Compassion towards all beings (Sarva Bhuta Dhaya), (4) Truth(Satyam), (5) Meditation (Dhyanam), (6) Peace (Shanti), (7) Humility (Vinaya) and (8) Devotion (Bhakti). In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna has referred to 'Pathram, Phalam, Pushpam, Thoyam'(leaf, fruit, flower or water) that can be offered to God. 'Pathram' means offering yourself as a leaf. Flower is your heart, 'Hridaya Pushpam'. 'Phalam' is the fruit of your mind. 'Thoyam' refers to the tears of joy welling up within you from a sincere and prayerful heart. God is pleased when any one of these is offered with sincere devotion.


DURGA & MANI

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MAKARA SANKRANTHI 2015 PART 3 OF 3


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MAKARA SANKRANTHI 2015 PART 2


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MAKARA SANKRANTHI ALANKARAM 2015 PART 1


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WHAT'S THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SANKRANTHI?

OMNIPOTENT SAYS:-
Today the Sun-God begins his northward journey, the auspicious Uttarayana. Let this Sankranthi bring about a change in your attitude, so you sanctify your life. Ability to Change (Kraanthi) and Peace(Shanthi) both reside within your heart. Do not search for them in the outside world. Discover them within. Today is another pointer to the path to realise God. The Sun is the supreme example of selfless and tireless service. Life on earth is possible only because of the Sun. The Sun teaches everyone the lesson of humble devotion to duty, without any conceit. Sun God is a shining example and reminder for everyone that they should do their duty with devotion and dedication. Selflessly doing one's duty is the greatest Yoga, says Lord Krishna in the Gita. Serve your parents and society, and lead a godly life! Hence let your actions and thoughts be good. You will certainly experience the Bliss Divine.

DURGA & MANI

Monday, January 05, 2015

WHAT'S THE TRUE MEANING OF SURRENDERING THE FRUITS OF OUR ACTIONS TO GOD?

OMNIPONTENT SAYS:-
For every being, life is a series of acceptances and rejections, of joy and grief, benefits and losses. Take everything that happens to you as gifts of grace. Of course, you must act with all the skill and devotion you are capable of. And you must do your duties with as much sincerity as you worship God. Then, leave the result to the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-merciful Lord. Why do you hold yourself responsible for the results? He prompted it, He got it done through you; He will give whatever result He feels He must! Can you store gold in a gold box? No! You store it in a steel or iron safe almirah, isn't it? So too, understand that the gift of joy comes packed in the rind of grief. Do not pray to God to give you only joy; that will be foolish. Pray for the fortitude to realise that grief and joy are but two sides of the same coin.
DURGA & MANI

Raja Alankaram 06 December 2019