********************************************************************************** Brahm Sambandh is the connection of the seekers soul to the SuperSoul. It means total dedication and surrender of the individual self to Shree RadhaKrishn-ShreeNathji. The most important factor when taking Brahm sambandh is the requirement of purity levels in the Guru as well as purity of bhao in the disciple. This Sambandh will give desired results when the Guru initiating Brahm sambandh has a direct connection to the Divine. (Shri Mahaprabhuji, Shri Gusainji had this direct connection and were empowered by ShreeNathji to give Brahm sambandh). In this new Sambandh with Shreeji, the human soul becomes free from past karmic cycle, provided he maintains the required levels of Bhao and Purity in his surrender to his God and his Guru. Shreeji directly accepts the sewa of such bhakts when Bramh sambandh is given by the Divine Guru. The Divine Guru initiates and plants love and bhao for Shree RadhaKrishn-ShreeNathji in the core of his disciple, as bhao and pavitrata increase it creates an awakening from within. Mind, body, soul surrenders in totality to Thakurjee, and His divinity enters their Being. The divine soul is awakened totally and becomes aware of his original realities. The most realistic examples can be read in the olden scriptures of Pushtimarg; 84 Vaishnav Ki Varta and 252 Vaishnav Ki Varta, written by Shri Gokulnathji. These two Granths are very real examples of the Divine Guru giving Brahm sambandh to the deserving disciple. These two granths also tell us how disciples are chosen carefully by the Divine Guru for giving sambandh. Brahm sambandh is a very big responsibility for the Guru too, as he becomes bound for life times to the chosen disciple. He will have to continue taking birth to make sure that all his disciples are freed from the karmic cycle. Gurushree, Sudhir bhai says about the true meaning of Brahm sambandh, “There has to be Shravan, Manan, Aachran. Shravan is the listening of the Mantra in the ear through the guru which is easy. Manan means, the involvement while chanting the mantra. If the required depth is missing than the mantra is not effective in establishing the right connections. While chanting, if the devotees mind is involved only in the counting or the time factor, the mantra will not work in any way towards closeness with God. Beyond these two important rules is the discipline of Aachran. This would require the devotee to walk the path of mantra. He would be required to maintain the discipline and dedication which the Brahm sambandh imposes on you. If purity level is not maintained beyond the few mala chanting period, true growth is not possible. Then all the chantings and number of malas go in the dikhava (outer show) level; if the purity requirement is not followed, it becomes just a show and a time pass, as no connection is ever felt by the devotee with his God. Darshans and play with the Almighty is there on this earth itself for these lucky divine souls who are an intimate part of the Divine Himself, come on this earth to help in the completion of His worldly leela. Then there is no separation; when the whole being, every cell, every pore is only for Shreeji. He enters our lives at every level and each moment is filled with the Presence of His bliss. Jai Shreeji!! ***********************************************************************************************************************
To be able to maintain the normalcy of thoughts and acts, when one has been bestowed the highest of powers over people and countries, or simply earned enough money to control others with his money power, is a huge challenge for any human.
So under these very fortunate circumstances, what does one do to keep a calm, positive, humble, honest attitude in day to day life?
Its only through introspection and practising spirituality with religion to some extent, that a human is able to control negative use of his power and use this power for the betterment of all humans and the planet.
A rainbow today.
Its not the rainbow in the sky;
That’s just an illusion
It’s the rainbow
The innumerable colours of life.
Represents today’s human;
Jealousy seems to be
Each ones policy;
For money, Fame, Power
Has blinded the world!
Their minds seem to whirl.
Love, Beauty, Sacrifice
Where are they
Where are they?
The depth of love
Has hidden in the dark alcove.
For today’s man
Lies on the surface
To search the soul
Who has the time or place?
Who believes in sacrificing?
It has been named as dumbness,
Has no worth left;
A feeling which all try to push out of their mind.
The strength which it gives
There is so much darkness in every soul!
For the light of happiness-
Seems to be present only in pearls.
The red yellow orange
From the rainbow
Have long since turned grey
Burnt to ashes
In the hearth;
Through the greediness and selfishness
Of today’s human.
Its very easy to talk and preach, write and lecture “Others” on Humanity, Values, Sanskars …
But who actually would be a true humanitarian?
It would be one who practises what he preaches or may be the one just acts out of his sanskars and chooses to not talk or discuss his humanity, spiritual or religious acts at all!
Like they said in the earlier times,
When you do any act of humanity of charity; it should be so discreet that your left hand is not aware of the fact that your right hand has done some noble deed!!
Relationship of mother and child might have been the most written about relationship.
This post is a direct note of gratitude to my mother and to my Prabhu.
Gratitude to my Thakurjee, because it is His Kripa that she is my mother in this birth cycle.
My mother, whom I call Maa is now nearing 78 years of age. My father just turned 83 years in May this year.
So why am I writing this today?
In life there are sudden realisations when a thought just hits you and makes you wonder how it escaped you all these years. It is her birthday today, and as her child I may have not been able to express my love and gratitude enough.
Well, this is what happened today early morning. My youngest child, studying in the United States, messaged me to ask the meaning of this profile picture I had on my Whats App.
“Home is where your Mom is”.
These simple words seemed to convey my sentiments for my Mother too.
The realisation of how lucky I was to have my mum around, again hit me as I read the words. Just how true it is! Mothers are who we take for granted in our life, and these words made me aware of how much I may have overlooked this most undemanding relationship of my life. She is there when you need her!
And maybe that’s why I always never thought in the way I am thinking today.
I write this as a public note for you:
At this moment I cannot imagine my life without your presence. You have always been there to listen to all I have to say, whether you agree to it or no, माँ , you have heard me out whenever I needed to express myself, negatively or positively.
All those thoughts and experiences that I have been able to express to you माँ, thank you for hearing me out. You are one who will never judge or think less whatever I may do or say. This is the biggest security for me as your child. And though I am now 57 years old, with four children, three of them married, one in college, a lovely grand child, I will always remain a child to you.
It’s amusing and heartening that whenever I come home to meet you, you always continue to feed me as if I was yet a young kid.
The freedom and right to just lift the phone and command you to leave everything else and hear me out, give me your time, whenever I need you to is so comforting’.
Being made to feel like a child has given me the carefree attitude of security, which otherwise never would be possible.
A mother’s blessing of love and “Just being there for you; whenever”, is incomparable to any other relationship. Just the thought that she is there and I can go to her at any point of time; it’s the most wonderful feeling.
This domination which we have over our mums is a divine gift from the creator. Mothers are programmed by Him to replace His physical presence in our world.
It’s always so easy to blame our mother for what may not have worked in the early years of our life.
‘Please forgive me for all the times I kept blaming you for all that did not work in my life. You silently heard me always. Your patience is amazing माँ.
Today when I have the understanding to know that what happens in our lives is a part of our individual karmic journey, I feel uneasy about the moments when I put blames on you.
You are there to extend comfort and courage when the going gets tough.
Having gone through some very tough phases in your life, I always find a smile on your face and forgiveness for everyone.
You have taught by example, not words. The courage that you have been able to show in the most adverse situations, has to come from your faith and bhakti, through all the hours spent in doing your प्रार्थना for everyone around. You are a higher soul who will find mukti, and find your rightful place in the true sense with your प्रभु.
The simplicity with which you have sacrificed so much is exemplary.
Your non attachment to wealth and luxuries is an example for all of us as your kids to follow.’
माँ आपकी सादगी और भक्ति का हमारे जीवन पर कितना गहरा असर है, ये जीवन में बहुत समय बीतने पर समझ आया
आप और पापा के जीवन में इतना वैभव होने के बावजूद भी आप दोनों में सच्चे साधु लक्षण हैं।
हम सभी बच्चों की तरफ से हमारा सादर नमन स्वीकार करें
(Written in 2013 for my Dearest Mum and Papa)
We love you
A few memories from earlier times: