Friday, January 27, 2012

'Lokpavan Bhaijee Shri Hanuman Prasad ji Poddar'-III

The Main Teachings of Bhaijee

The Quest of Mankind for a Divine & Transcendental Love
  • The perennial quest of mankind is union with the Almighty or the search for a divine and transcendental love. The rishis and munis of India have sought spiritual bliss by profound meditation and religious contemplation, and found it in the truly eternal, impersonal Supreme Being called brahma or brahman, the all-pervading spirit of the universe. For this very reason they consider the attainment of God or contact with Brahma as solely blissful. Therefore the humane society of Indians not regarding bhoga or sense-gratification to be their aim, consider union with God as the ultimate reality.

Be Humane Towards Others

  • Tenderness, passion and sympathy for all living beings is the trait of being humane and humanity has evolved in its evolution. It is the trademark of dharma or complex of religious and social obligations which a devout Hindu is required to fulfil.
  • The result of which ever deed brings about the well-being of one's own self and others, is our dharma or religious duty.

Lord Rama Has Many Forms

  • God and the eternal Truth are the same. Both are in essence a single entity who are worshipped in different ways as per our individual likings. Our own Rama is worshipped somewhere in the form of Vishnu, in the form of Krishna, as Devi, in the bhava of Brahma, at places in the name of Khuda, elsewhere as Ganesha, the Sun, Budha, Jesus, *Ahura Mazdā, the Supreme Being and in many other names. Which means that there is no other Mahesvara (Shiva). If we agree on this point there will be no dispute anywhere. By worshipping Him in different forms, we are enhancing His very greatness. Because of being upasakas, bhaktas and sevakas of the Supreme Lover (Lord Krishna), they are all dear and very close to us. We should tolerate others' religious beliefs by imbibing such true and pure thoughts.

Working for the Well-being of Others is godly & Makes us Happy

  • The greatest service to mankind is to awaken and increase, such virtuous and godly bhavas or feelings in living beings of this mundane world, and make them deeply absorbed in God.
  • The outcome of whichever action ends in harming others, can certainly not bring about our good. And that act which results in the well-being of others will definitely be beneficial to us. Therefore if you want happiness then by every thought and deed of yours think of the gain of others and work for their welfare.
  • Whatever is adverse to our mindset, and hurts us, should never be done unto others.

Shri Radha-Krishna, Union With the Divine

  • Union with the Divine is not difficult to attain, is easily possible and undoubtedly comes about—One must believe in this doctrine. It is a necessity to have implicit faith and an ardent longing for the attainment of God.
  • The person who wants salvation should seek the refuge of chanting God's Name. Just as fire has the energy to burn, in the same manner the Name of God has the power to set fire to sins and delusion (esp as to the supposed reality of the world). The Name of God does not rest in peace after getting rid of sins. Soon after, it gives birth to a ray of spiritual enlightenment ((understanding of the identity of the self with the ultimate brahman ) in the heart and arouses an ardent longing for divine love. As soon as this takes place, the Supreme Being is passionately drawn towards the devotee.

Gopi Bhava of Madhurya or Sweet Love for Krishna

  • God's grace is eternal and infinite. It is showered on all living sentient beings, under all circumstances. The person who has faith in it, can experience that mercy which is forever attained by all on an equal footing. One whose mind is shaded by the darkness of disbelief and doubt, can not sight this mysterious grace of the Almighty, which is selfless.
  • ' Dark-hued Lord Krishna is exclusively mine and I solely belong to the dark god' adopting this bhava of sweet and total commitment and love for Krishna, is gopi prema of madhurya.
  • One has to acquire three traits to be able to become a gopi. Discarding the mundane world from one's mind, prepare the heart for offering it to God. And for no reason whatsoever, do not stop en route for any specific consideration.

Refuge in the Almighty Leads to Paramanand or Spiritual Bliss

  • Seeking refuge in the Almighty is the prime recourse of attaining parmananda or eternal and infinite supreme bliss, after being freed from the sorrows of this temporal world and parloka (the other [next] world.)
  • One must treat others in the same manner as we would want them to behave with us. We will get exactly the same treatment in return, for the way we conduct ourselves. If anything untoward happens to us it is because of our own destiny, though someone else may become its cause. Therefore if I one sees harm being wrought on us by somebody else, instead of being furious one must pity that person; because unknowingly by hurting us, he is in fact harming himself.
  • Do not ever doubt the existence of the Supreme Being. The presence of creation proves His Being. Accepting the material world and not accepting the cosmic world of Krishna is the same as recognising gold ornaments but not recognising gold.

Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar Worked for the Spiritual Upliftment of Indian Society

  • Society will improve only with the reform of mankind. If every person becomes good-natured, adopts sattvic gunas, a loving heart, renounces worldly prosperity and is self-controlled, the entire world will become like this, on its own accord.
  • 'God is Everything'-having implicit faith in this belief whichever man or woman, living being or object confronts us, seeing them as a form of God, we should respectfully salute them deep in our heart. In a few days time, that state of mind will become our innate instinct and we will begin to have darshan of the Almighty, all the time. The man who perceives God in every living being, can actually see God in everyone.

Ahura Mazdā is the Avestan name for a divinity of the Old Iranian religion who was proclaimed the uncreated God by Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism.

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