Friday, May 30, 2014

God alone is ours

The Vedas are God's own statements. So in Vedas God has said that every soul's mother, father, brother friend everything - is me alone. The people who make relations of mother, father, and brother in the world they are quite naive. Because they don't have even this much scenes that when we will die someone else will become our mother and father. And who knows - instead of a human some dog or cat may become our mother and father. Countless lives have passed so we must have countless fathers, must have made countless mothers, countless wives, husbands, daughters. Where are they? How can they be ours?

Just like Waves arise from the ocean, sometimes two waves meet each other and stay together for some time, and then separate. So the relationship of one to another is temporary. But with the ocean every wave's relationship is eternal. In the same way, this body will one day go away. When it goes away this soul that is seated inside will go into a different body. Then that body's mother will become our mother. There are 8.4 millions types of bodies. We have gone into all of them because of our sins. This human body is attained very, very rarely. Even the celestial gods don't always receive it.

Subala Upanishad of the Vedas says "God is our mother, Father, brother, home, shelter, friend and goal". “O souls I alone am your mother, your father, your brother”. I am your everything. This world of Maya or these bodies of Maya all these are perishable. None of these are yours. Again and again you lie and cheated "this is my father" but he left you. Then you made a new father. Again you said "this is my father". He also left you. This is all just a drama of a few days. Like when a movie is made, in a movie there are many characters. And they keep changing. In this movie he became a hero. She became a heroin. In the second movie that hero is acting as a beggar. In the third movie he became another's son. He is not really his son. And the actor understands this too that this is not my wife and this is not my son. We have formed these relationships too make a movie and earn money. As soon as their roles in the movie end, they bid goodbye. Now if some hero said “o heroin come to my house” then a case would be filed against him. How such dirty and sinful persons men and women of bad character become Sita, Rama and Krishna! But at least they know who they really are. But we people are so foolish that we are not able to know that 'I am a soul'. My father, my mother, my everything is God. This body is mine but it is not me. And you see with your own eyes that he died. Died meaning what? His body died he did not die. He merely left. That which left - that is the true 'I'.

When Abhimanyu died the Kauravs tricked him and killed him at that time Arjun began to cry, And told God “let me see my son once more”. God said ' You have been seeing him for so many years'. 'What will Happen if i show him to you once more?'  ‘No please show him to me'. So he called him. Arjun saw him and said ' My son' He replied don't you dare call me son'. Your son is lying there I have left him behind. Keep him with you. But i have burned him. Why did you burn him?  You could have kept him with you. You have become my son countless times. Why are you in this illusion? No one is anyone's son here. If one realizes this firmly, fully, one hundred percent firmly then our attachment to everyone would be finished. Then attaching our mind to God is very easy Effortless. Only these are all holding us back these fake people. So my lord - you have said in the Vedas that I am your mother, father etc then ask how your son is doing?

We have 5 relationships with you. The soul's master, The soul's friend, The soul's son, the soul's father, The soul's husband. You are our everything; you say so in the Vedas yourself. And we see with our own eyes. All these body's relatives left us and went away. The relationship ended with death. They are shouting where did they go?  Where are you going my father?  ‘O husband’, you told me “we would always be together”. Be quite what husband and what father? I am going according to my karmas. No if you have forcibly formed a relationship, then cry! This is your mistake. You don't have even this much intelligence that you will have to go alone. You don't have this much sense - you came alone from the womb. Yes I know all this. If you know then why are you not able to practice it? This is the gist of it.

Monday, May 19, 2014

तेरी मेहेरबानी का ...[ Grace of God]
  तेरी मेहेरबानी का है बोझ इतना की मैं तो उठाने की काबिल नहीं हूँ  
मैं आ तो गया हूँ मगर जनता हूँ तेरे  दर पे आने की काबिल नहीं हूँ

My Lord, You have bestowed so much grace on me, that I am unable to lift this heavy load. I have come to You fully knowing that I am not worthy of coming to You. My strong desire for the world made me forget myself and my lips never uttered Your name. I am an offender and sinner; I am not worthy of showing my face to You. You gave me life, but I did not glorify You in life. I am so indebted to you for Your grace, that I am unable to repay my debt. I know You are the supreme Provider, yet how can I ask You for anything? What you have given me already, I am not able to contain. My only desire now is to bow my head and see You in my heart. Oh, my Lord! Except for my heart, I have nothing to offer You.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

हमारे, बैर परीं ब्रज बाल [Pastimes of baby Krishna and mother Yashoda]

हमारे, बैर परीं ब्रज बाल |
ये अति चतुर मातु! मैं भोरो, जानत नहिं कछु चाल |
मोको इकलो देखि बुलावतिं, उर विष वचन रसाल |
सरल सुभाय जात ढिंग जब ही, पकरी लेतिं ततकाल |
'माखन खाय निहाल करहु चलि, मोरेहु घर नँदलाल' |
हौं साँचेहीं पतिताय गयों घर, इन मन रह कछु जाल |
पुनि पुनि पकरी नचावतिं मो कहँ, मारतीं गुलचन गाल |
कोऊ छोरति अंबर कोऊ नूपुर, कोऊ मुरली, कोऊ माल |
बाबा की सौगंध खवावातिं, 'कहहु आइहौं काल' |
पुनि बरबस मुख दधि लपटावतिं, हँसतिं सबै दे ताल |
कर गहि पुनि इत बात बनावतिं, कहँ लौ कहौं कुचल |
हौं 'कृपालु' बालक ये धिंगरी, सुनी सखी होतिं बेहाल ||

Our little Kanhaiya is expert in telling tales.  One day he comes to mother Yashoda and concocting a stories says,  "Oh Maiya! These Gopis of Braj are bent on creating trouble for us.  Maiya! they are very clever and you know very well how very innocent I am.  I am devoid of any deception, you know it well.  Maiya! see me alone, these Gopis with their hearts full of poison, call me in extremely sweet tone.  When, due to my simple nature, I go to them without suspecting anything, they pounce on me and invites me to their house to have some butter.  Believing their words to be genuine, I go along with them.  But their hearts are full of deceit because once there, everyone of them grabs me and makes me dance, and hit me on my cheeks with their knuckles."
"O'Maiya! you won't believe what goes on there! one would tug on my pitambara (saffron cloth) and one would pull my anklets.  Another would try to steal my flute and some one else will snatch my garland.  And if you are wondering as to why I keep on going back to them everyday, I'll explain to you that as well.  Maiya! they all make me swear on Baba's (father) head to return the following day.  After that, they all smear curd all over my face, all the while laughing and clapping their hands together.  Then, they take hold of my hands and drag me home to you and make all sorts of stories, falsely accusing me of stealing their curds."
"O' my sweet and simple Maiya! to what extent can I say, I have had enough of their pranks.  And if you ask me why I do nothing in retaliation, the thing is that I am just a little boy, and each and every one of them are giantess."
Hearing such stories, all the Gopis who were hiding and listen to Kanhaiya started to laugh and were drowned in the ecstasy of divine love for the little tale teller- Kanhaiya.