My Spiritual views 2020 is based on Bhagavad-Gita and other spiritual books. Subjects such as actions and reactions, work without desire of results, life of equilibrium, demigods, reincarnation, modes of material nature, devotion to God and Spiritual master, mantra, karma, yoga, bhakti yoga, material and superior nature, work without desire for results, the right food, the right thought, the right behaviour, how to get liberation from the cycle of birth and death are explained here in details.
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Nature: Our teacher
Nature: Our teacher
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Material nature is inferior energy of God Shri Krishna and is eternal just like souls, time, space. When everything is annihilated, nature remains as it is. Goddess Durga is the controller of this material world and takes care of all living beings by fulfilling their material desires. We can learn many lessons from nature.
Trees, soil, mountains teach us to be tolerant, patient, forgiving and beneficial to others. Trees provide us wood, fruits, shade, leaves. They provide home to various birds by providing them space to build nests and rear their offspring. Trees help us in getting our air clean and fresh. Trees hold the soil with their roots and help in controlling soil erosion from floods every year and help mountains to stand tall and erect and prevent landslides.
Similarly soil does not object when farmers plough it and labours build home and other architectures on it. Soil teaches us to be humble and forgiving. Those who have elevated in spiritual life and are not pretenders have learned to be humble and tolerant and beneficial to others. Grass also teaches us that we have to be humble and tolerant. We press grass with our foot but it suffer this with humble attitude to give comfort to our feet. Walking on grass covered with dew in early morning improves our eyesight.
Mountains teaches us to be useful to others without demanding anything in return. Air teaches us to keep moving forward without any infatuation with anything or anybody. The way we breathe, teaches us to take only bare minimum requirements and do not consume more than required or collect anything in surplus.
Rivers teaches us to be always looking and moving forward and constantly moving and not getting stagnant.
Sea teaches us to remain satisfied and never comes under the influence of never satisfying desires and do not cross moral limits. Fast-flowing rivers go into the sea with lots of water constantly but the sea never violates the limits of its approaches to shore except under Tsunami which is a natural disaster. Sea also teaches us to remain unaffected by use of your resources in the welfare of humanity as sea remains unaffected by the amount of water absorbed by the sun to create clouds for upkeep of vegetation on earth. Seasons teaches us that nothing is permanent here and is subject to change.
Honey bee and ants teach us about results which team efforts can achieve and individual hard working which adds to the team's achievement. Ants also teaches us to save money for bad days. Camel teaches us to learn how to adapt yourself in difficult situations. Fox teaches us to think hard before taking any action. Tiger teaches us not to revels your plans before their execution. Monkeys teaches us to live in the moment and enjoy. Dogs teaches us to be loyal to those who love you and take care of you. Old female elephant who leads the herd teaches us to be a perfect team leader with strength and grace and takes care of your followers. Donkey teaches us to be calm and continue your hard work. Spider teaches us to stay firm and committed against your adversary plans to pull you down. Crocodile teaches us to have faith on our instincts and acts upon them. Panda teaches us to have fun along with work. Horse teaches us to be fast and proud of yourself and stand straight in front of others. Giraffe teaches us that nature will help you if you strive for your goals as they succeeded in stretching their neck to reach and eat higher bushes and tree's leaves around them finally after many generations of efforts. Eagle teaches us to aim high with focus on ground. Snake teaches us to be satisfied with whatever luck one gets in his life and do not feel weak and feel strong in every condition or situation of life. He also teaches ascetic to move alone and not with groups of peoples as supporters and followers.
Bubble bee gets trapped after seating for longer duration on one flower after sunset when the flower closes its petals so similarly we should depend on different sources for our income and not on a single source. When bubble bee traps an insect it continuously creates a noise and moves around the insect and makes the insect its form. Similarly, when we go to God, we became part of God.
Fish teaches to avoid greed as fish gets killed by her greed for a piece of meat. On the other hand, Kurd bird saves his life by throwing his piece of meat when attacked by other birds. Fireflies teaches us to keep away from infatuations which can cost us our life.
Moon teaches us to maintain internal peace and equilibrium and not affected by external changes as the moon experiences waxing and waning but still continues to shines in the sky. Children teaches us that happiness comes from within as they enjoy with small playthings. They remain full of joy and enjoy good sleep by remaining free from anxieties and worries and remaining contended with whatever they possess to play.
Spider creates and devour his web. Similarly, God creates and destroys this material world.
Respected obeisances to my spiritual master and God Shri Krishna.
PURE CONSCIOUSNESS Here God Krishna is saying to Arjuna that to be in pure transcendental consciousness, a person must give up all the varieties of sense gratifications which arise from engagement of senses as per urges of satisfaction of gratifications on the direction of mind which is not stable, fickle and wandering here and there and which is the friend and enemy of a person. Mind is our friend if we can control it and mind is our enemy if we allow ourselves to be controlled by it. These urges for the satisfaction of material sense gratification arise because of the tendency of mental concoction in us which make us believe something which is not true. It is just like if we add different ingredients in a new way to make some new meal. Our mind creates mental concoction as it picks some part of the story from somewhere and remaining parts from some other stories and presents a new picture in front of us which appears to be astonishing but in reality, the new picture is far fr
Pious Manners There is a chain of events to reach soul happiness. It starts from good thoughts and good thoughts lead to good manners and it leads to the pious mind and which leads to soul happiness. It is in the company of Saints/sages/good people that we generate or inculcate good thoughts. A good company is the requisite for self-realization. The biggest hindrance to self-realization is arrogance and pride. Humility is the most important factor for self-realization. The way you thought the way you work. Keep your thought pure to do goods actions which leads to good habits or manners. Thoughts engrossed in material things leads to unhappiness. Godly thoughts are our real Saviours. Bad thoughts are like seeds of thorn yielding plants. Keep a vigil on the three main sense organs such as eyes, mouth, ear. Engage these sense organs in devotion to God or else they will drag you down to hell. Whatever we hear, see, or speak has a tremendous effect on our mind and consciousness. Engage e
Last thought " Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to Me and worship me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me". Text 34 Chapter 9 from book Bhagavad-Gita as it is. Brahman is non-destructive and exists eternally without any change. Karma creates the material bodies of living entities. Karma forces us to take a new body after our death. It may be a body of human, bird, animal, or any demigod depending on the consciousness in which we left our last breath. We keep the remembrance of God in our entire life so that at the last moment of our life, we should not miss the chance to go back to where we belong and that is the abode of the home of our God. " And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body remembering Me alone at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt". Text no. 5 Chapter 9 from book Bhagavad-Gita as it is. Hear, remember, chant holy name of God is three pillars of our life of