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What is the reason for all this misery, depression and tensions? How to remove them

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by dattaswami, Jul 24, 2005.

  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

    Universal Spirituality for World Peace
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