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Happy Krishna Jayanthi

“If you don’t fight for what you want; Don’t cry for what you lost ” The Bhagavad Gita

Sri Krishna Jayanthi marks the celebration of the birth of Lord Sri Krishna.
Bhagavan Krishna is a major deity in Hinduism.

Krishna’s Birthday is also popularly known as Janmashtami or Gokulastami.

Bhagavan Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.

This day falls either in August or September.

This year the day is celebrated on August 29/30 (Midnight to Next day)

The offerings made to Bhagavan Krishna include fruits, betel and butter.

Most people observe a strict fast on this day and eat only after midnight Puja.

They also dress the youngest male child in the family, like Krishna.

Lord Krishna, the architect of Bhagavad Gita, gives answers to all our problems.
11 Bhagavad Gita quotes by Lord Krishna on Life & Success that you need to know

Wishing all my Hindu friends celebrating Krishna Janmashtami, a Happy Krishna Jayanthi.

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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We see What we want to see & feel great about ourselves…. (and love to remember the Almighty only during agony)

Maya ( Illusion)

In the recent discussion in blog articles about ‘Truth’ and meaning of ‘Absolute truth’ and ‘Relative truth, I realized that we forgot to discuss the role of ‘Maya’ ( illusion). Recently I came across an article in op ed of Deccan Chronicle,and thought it’s apt to understand the meaning of Maya  (illusion),in our day to day life’ by sharing the same .

Before we proceed further, you should know that Sudama, is a childhood friend of Hindu Deity Lord Krishna.

One day Sudama wished to have a glimpse of God’s Maya (illusion). He had heard a lot about Maya but never understood what it was as he was always surrendered to God.

One day, he finally asked Lord Krishna, “What is Maya? What is the form of Maya? How does Maya untangle a man?” He directly sought answers of these questions from Lord Krishna and kept requesting him to show a glimpse of Maya.

Lord Krishna replied that when time comes he shall give him the answers and also show him Maya.

Then he said, “Let us go to Yamuna to take bath.”  Both of them came to the banks of Yamuna to take bath. After taking bath, Lord Krishna started dressing in Yellow and in the meantime Sudama went to take a dip in water.

At the time of taking dip, Sudama felt that the river was flooded and he was being washed away in it. With great difficulty, by taking the help of a small Rock he came out of the river.

Perplexed and hungry, Sudama was roaming about and finally reached a village. There, an elephant garlanded him. People informed him that their King had died and it is their country’s rule that after the death of their king, whosoever is garlanded by the elephant would be the next king.

The coronation ceremony of Sudama was done.

After sometime, he got married and had two sons during the twelve years of his married life.

Thereafter, one day his wife passed away. Sudama started weeping in sorrow. People tried to console him.

They informed him that it was Mayapuri’s rule that he too would be sent wherever his wife went. He too would have to enter his wife’s funeral pyre.

Sudama was shell shocked to hear this. Now, he forgot mourning the demise of his wife and started weeping for himself. He said that since he was a foreigner, this rule should not be applicable to him.

When people did not listen to him and were making him sit in the pyre, he requested for permission to worship the river once last time. People allowed him to do that and sent four people to keep an eye on him.

Sudama could see death approaching him and in this fear, chanting Lord Krishna’s name, he took a dip in the river and came out crying. Just then, he saw Lord Krishna Standing and getting dressed in yellow. Lord Krishna asked Sudama as to why was he weeping.

Sudama was already stunned and when he saw Lord Krishna he was astonished too. He asked Krishna “Where did all that vanish? What all is happening? I am not able to understand anything.”

Lord Krishna said, “This is my Maya.” Maya means “forgetfulness”. Illusion, unreal, myth, ignorance, etc. are Maya. One who forgets me, the God, and thinks that the world is the only truth and is always engrossed in it, he is entrapped in Maya. Deeming the unrealistic world as real and considering Paramatma and self as to dual entities is Maya.

Despite living in the materialistic world, Maya could not touch Sudama till he was devoted or surrendered towards God but as soon as he forgot the God, he was trapped in Maya . In the same manner, worldly man forgetting God, gets entangled in Maya and spends the whole life experiencing joys and sorrows.

Despite living in the materialistic world, if we think of God at every moment (which is possible) then along with enjoying the bliss of God, we can live our worldly life too to the fullest.

Source Deccan chronicle – op ed

“In the world of relative truths and opinions, many opinions, viewpoints, possibilities and probabilities can coexist, and each can stand on its own merits in particular contexts and conditions. This is the truth of Truth. Every truth or principle is a possibility in some context, condition or situation. Sometimes you may find it worth fighting for and sometime not. Truth is an undulating wave on the surface of impermanence. You may call it by any name, but we consider it to be Maya, the deluding power of existence which hides in the play of light and shadow to create the illusion of something or the other. You will find it only in the unstable currents of life just as the sun light that reflects upon the waters of an ocean, but you cannot truly grasp its brilliance or immensity until you cross those waters and stand on the shore. ” Jayaram V.

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