Connection with God is not easy, and at the same time very easy; which may sound very contradictory, yet is very simple; because what He wants from His bhakt is very little; his purity of bhao!
Purity of actions – No calculations or greed in bhakti –
Always feel gratitude for all that has been given to you. Value it and share it with some who may need it and do not have it. Giving of anything – feelings or gifts in kind should be an act complete in itself. The moment you begin to expect something in return, the purity of the action is lost and karmically nothing is gained. This holds directly to God also. We give Him a lot in terms of maybe chadava (offerings), mantra jap (chantings), havans (fire offerings), vrat (fasting), sewa (ritualistic worship), daan (charity), teerth (pilgrimage) etc…What do we hold in our thoughts and hearts as we perform this karma? Is not there always a continuous counting and calculation going on in our mind?
I did this – I will get that
I offered so much – I will receive so much back
I did puja, pilgrimage – my punya has increased – my next birth will be better
I did daan, dharm (religious charity) – I have cancelled my paap or negative karma, so I become purer
I did some parikrama – I collect xyz points in my list of punya
I will now escape hell and reach heaven
Till this calculation of adding punya does not go away; one will not be purified enough to get closer to God. Of course, the punya karta’s position will be better then the rest of the humans who do not indulge in this sewa also. But it will hardly provide any closeness to God; your intentions get you the results; God stays away till the time you begin to offer your actions and the fruit of these actions; totally at His lotus feet.
Despite God standing there, over flowing with His Divine Love and Bliss He is helpless.
We as humans are not able to follow the Holy Gita in the right manner towards the path of unmotivated karmas – actions. Our greed from the outer dimensions is never satisfied and we keep on moving in circles on the outer zero – cheating ourselves in this process.
As soon as our gifts – in any form are only with bhao for Thakurjee the initial connection with Him gets established. Purity levels increase as you surrender all in His name and bhao. That is true religion and dharma——
To work for Thakurjee
To give Him joy.
To offer ourselves totally in His service.
To become the mediator for Him to enable Him to enter the outer dimensions and spread around.
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Call of your soul
Walk your path in faith fearlessly
“No matter what everyone else thinks or says, if your own intentions are right, do not be afraid – there are moments when you have to follow the call of your soul. If you want to reach anywhere high stop giving unnecessary importance to voices around”.
“Most of them do not even understand what’s happening; all they’re interested is trying to stop anyone from moving away from what “they’ think is the right way to do things”.
I clarify this, as many have this wrong understanding; “if one is in search for the truth and depth in spirituality; the person is trying to run away from responsibilities and has stopped caring”.
I would like to state here that “deeper insights and higher spirituality teaches one to become more responsible and develop greater compassion towards all”.
There is a greater flowing of divinity and love, and even being in the close proximity of these seekers a regular flow is always received by all around.
This misconception about true religion and spiritual growth needs to be corrected in the minds of them, who may have understood wrongly.
Without neglecting any worldly responsibilities, I have to move fast. – I cannot miss the opportunity provided by God to experience the highest peak and bliss – I have to move deeper – I know what I want to do and there will be no human power to stop me from reaching the highest summit of spirituality and God realization.
I can see ShreeNathji smiling at me as I write this.
With His hand on my head like an umbrella, I have all the protection and blessings I need….
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“You have no right to give death penalty to these beautiful flowers”, says Gurushree Sudhir Bhai
“Flowers, in a natural way give fragrance; you cannot give untimely death to them”.
“I do not accept flowers from last nearly 8-10 years as my understanding says we should not pluck flowers for our pleasure. Living flowers are the fragrance of God, Presence of God”. “Giving a bouquet of flowers as wishes to someone is not right, as you had no right to pluck the flowers in the first place for your senses; they can be plucked when there is some correct purpose to it only”.
“But even after all the understanding that I try to give people around me, if some flowers come to me as a gift I look after them tenderly; and when all their fragrance and beauty is over I give them a proper funeral by putting them in water. I do not just throw them in the dustbin”.
“Flowers, nature, must be respected, their beauty and fragrance is to be enjoyed when they are alive in their natural surroundings. If you yet wish to gift flowers, then gift them live in a pot, or gift a garden to me, I will take full care and look after them. In this way I receive your wishes also and can enjoy the living beauty and fragrance of the plants and flowers” says Gurushree.
These are the sentiments of Gurushree and if one thinks deeply show us how we could learn enjoyment without being selfish.
I would also accept Nature as a gift from God which is complete with all colours and fragrances. It could also be called the canvas of God where He delights our senses with His creations. All this He provides to us free and there is no restriction placed on who can enjoy the beauty.
His painting is visible in the uncountable varieties of colour and designs and fragrance in nature.
Respect for all life in nature is very deeply connected with spirituality.