Category: God

Happy Vaikuntha Ekadashi 2020

“The causeless mercy of Lord Vishnu is unparalleled, and such mercy is perceived by the devotees only by the grace of the Lord”    Srila Prabhupada

Today ( Dec,25th ), is VAIKUNTA EKADASHI, an important and auspicious day for Hindus.

It’s a major festival celebrated in the temples of Lord Vishnu all over the country especially in South India.

This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

This particular day happens between December and January as per the Hindu Calendar.

It’s believed that Gates of the Lord’s inner sanctum is opened on this day and devotees who observe fast on this day attain salvation by going to Heaven.

Fasting is an important aspect of Ekadashi day. 

Wishing all the Hindus, celebrating this day, a happy Vaikunta Ekadashi

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya. (Om I bow to Lord Vishnu)

More strength and peace to you all.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Wednesday Wisdom

Those of you, who are not aware of the Glass Figure, is that of Lord Krishna, enjoying His favorite White butter. He is one of the widely revered and most popular of all Indian Divinities.

He is worshiped as the 8th incarnation of the Hindu God Vishnu.

His discourse with Arjuna is ‘Bhagavad Gita’ popularly known by the name ‘Gita’, which is the most famous Hindu scripture.

There are many quotes attributed to Lord Krishna 

Some of the quotes I like,

“There are three gates to self-destruction and Hell: Lust, Anger, and Greed”

To what extent human beings can overcome these three feelings …an unanswerable question.

‘Lust’ of any kind including food, sex, and money…..One comes across many examples, where life has been destroyed by these feelings.

‘Anger’…Have we ever make any attempt to control anger? Fortunate are the ones who are calm and happy and thus maintain their health.

‘Greed’ is said to be the opposite of Nature. Nature gives everything free. But sadly humans fall prey to greed and love hoarding.

“You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of the work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction”

-Simply put, do your duty but don’t concern about the results, because the results are not in your hand since many factors unknown to you come into play. In other words, don’t be anxious about the results of your efforts.

-Just focus on your blog article, not on how many followers are how many likings, etc. Even if you are successful in getting more likes and follows….don’t claim that the results are because of you. The enjoyment out of the results of your efforts is…. for God and not for you. He alone makes you successful and results too belong to Him. God is the only source of your power & achievements and credit is not yours to take. If you are not successful, it’s God’s way of telling you that your efforts are insufficient.

-Even as you are working, give up the pride of doership! Be humble.

-Don’t be attached to your inaction, in other words never think of running away from your responsibilities or avoid your duties. Never be lazy.

“The only way you can conquer me is through love, and there I am gladly conquered”

God becomes your servant only when your thoughts are full of Love!

“The pleasure from the senses seem like Nectar at first, but it is sour as a toxin in the end”

There are two paths in life. One is ‘pleasant’ which is enjoyable in the beginning but ends in ‘pain’. The other is ‘beneficial’ which wise people select since they are not attracted by worldly pleasures.

“The Gift is Pure When it is Given from the Heart to the Right Person at the Right time & the Right place, and we expect nothing in Return”

This quote is self-explanatory. Unfortunately, people are hooked and influenced by the gifts they receive. And many others give gifts with the hope of getting something in return.

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏

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