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Lord why this depression anxiety etc?

Discussion in 'Spiritual Articles' started by dattaswami, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. dattaswami

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    May 23, 2005
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    Let Me answer your question straight with a simple example
    You have caught a hot iron rod with your hand and you are weeping
    You are asking Me to remove the heat from the rod and give you happiness
    For this you are constantly praying the Lord to use His special power.
    I have to laugh at this situation because the easiest solution is to remove
    Your hand from the rod to be happy, which you are not doing at all
    You cannot get rid of your attachment to the rod, but you pray the Lord
    To cool the rod using His Maya, is this prayer justified in any way?
    Why don’t you get detached from your family bonds and be happy?
    The hand with which you have caught your family members is your mind
    You detach your mind from the bonds of your family members
    And be peaceful always and there is no need of praying the Lord for this
    When the solution is in your hand why do you ask the Lord for it?
    When the solution is out of your hands there may be justice in asking the Lord

    In the first stage you detach your mind from them and be worry less
    In course of time when your detachment by mind becomes complete
    You will spontaneously leave your duties also and attain bliss
    The detachment from the family comes by your attachment with the Lord
    As the bond with the Lord becomes more and more strong, your family bonds
    Become weaker and weaker and finally all the bonds disappear
    In this state you are left over only with the bond with the Lord
    This state is called “Eka Bhakthih” in Gita or the single pointed devotion
    Devotion means love and this is related to the plane of mind
    As the faculty of intelligence becomes more and more sharp
    By the knowledge preached by the Lord, the devotion to Lord
    Becomes more and more strong, thus knowledge is acting as
    Both fertilizer as well as pesticide on both the sides simultaneously
    It acts as a fertilizer for the bond with the Lord, which is like a plant
    The plant grows slowly and becomes a huge tree by this fertilizer
    The family bonds are like the insects that attack this devotion plant
    For those insects this divine knowledge acts as a pesticide also
    The knowledge is also the generating factor like the water for the seed
    Only by the knowledge of the Lord, the devotion is generated
    Devotion is the love or attraction towards the Lord to attain Him
    It ends in agony or Vedana as told by Ramanuja, thus knowledge is
    The generating factor, the fertilizer and the pesticide simultaneously
    When Rukmini heard all the details of Lord Krishna from sage Narada
    She developed intensive attraction for the Lord and that is devotion
    Sankara emphasized on the knowledge and Ramanuja on devotion

    Knowledge is the generator of devotion and devotion is the cause
    For the achievement of the Lord, by the devotion of Rukmini only
    The Lord came and married her, thus devotion ends in the achievement of the Lord
    Gita says the same “Bhaktya tvananyaya”, now when the devotion is full
    The family bonds are completely broken; Rukmini did not care for her
    Brother and parents and even the tradition, therefore, as the devotion grows
    The family bonds are cut simultaneously, without the attachment to Lord
    The detachment from family is impossible because only after tasting
    The divine nectar, one can leave all the worldly drinks spontaneously
    Attachment of one thing should lead to the detachment of other thing
    Simple detachment from the family without the attachment to the Lord
    Becomes impossible, even if achieved does not stand permanently
    Without tasting the divine nectar, if you leave the worldly drinks
    It is meaningless and one day or other you will run to the worldly drinks
    Finally, the real devotion is proved only by the selfless service
    Rukmini served the Lord after attaining Him, she constantly pressed
    His divine feet and her aim was not to become the queen of Dwaraka
    Madhva shows this service as the real proof of the true love

    In the beginning you should try for the detachment from the family
    By withdrawing your attraction or mind slowly from these worldly bonds
    This can be achieved once you start binding yourself with the Lord
    The attachment to the Lord is directly proportional to the detachment
    From the worldly bonds, but don’t think that you have been detached fully
    The full detachment by mind from the worldly bonds can be tested by you
    As the mind gets detached, the concentration in the duties is diluted
    Don’t fear that this may spoil your duties. No! Never! Be sure!
    Because your detachment from the duty is due to your attachment to the Lord
    The Lord will take care of your duties, in fact that is far below to His level
    His servants like Hanuman will take care of the success in your duties
    If your duty is diluted due to your laziness or diversion to some other
    Worldly affair, then your duty will be definitely spoiled, but if you become
    His devotee, will the Lord keep silent if your duties are failing?
    This is the real point of the faith on the Lord, practical field is real
    Devotees say that they have full faith in the Lord, but they fail in practice
    Their faith is only theoretical, when practical comes they slip tremendously
    Some people say that their mind is fully dedicated to the Lord and
    Just they are doing the duties externally, this is a complete hypocrisy
    Because the duty is always proportional to the attachment of the mind
    By the will of the mind only you can do anything, if the mind is not willing
    You can do nothing, therefore your action is a mirror of your mind
    When you are doing the worldly actions or duties, your mind is certainly
    Absorbed and concentrated on the worldly affairs only, don’t fool the Lord
    Can the omniscient Lord be fooled by your hypocrisy? Then whom you are fooling?
    Are you fooling the public? What is the use of it? Finally it means that
    You are fooling yourself, therefore be sincere and truthful in the spiritual path
    When your mind is fully absorbed in the Lord then your duties fully disappear
    That shows your full faith in the Lord and so your duties are done the best
    By the servants of the Lord and this stage is the final ripened stage
    Sankara left His duty of serving the old mother and went for the mission
    The mother of Sankara was permanently granted the divine abode of the Lord
    May be, she might have faced some temporary inconvenience in her last life
    But that is nothing compared to the divine fruit she got from the Lord
    See the faith of Sankara on the Lord who left His old mother and He was only
    One son to her, she was not helped by anybody since she was abandoned
    By her relatives and lives outside the village in a small hut.
    You cannot expect that final state to day itself, i.e., the final goal
    You must try to reach that goal everyday and try in every minute
    Slowly one day or other by the grace of the Lord you will surely reach the goal.
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