Article February 5, 2016

अल्पबुद्धि वाले व्यक्ति देवताओं की पूजा करते हैं और उन्हें प्राप्त होने वाले फल सीमित तथा क्षणिक होते हैं | देवताओं की पूजा करने वाले देवलोक को जाते हैं, किन्तु मेरे भक्त अन्ततः मेरे परमधाम को प्राप्त होते हैं |
Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet...

Thus consciously engaged in devotional service in the association of devotees, a person gains distaste for sense gratification, both in this world and in the next....

Moral story: Men digging well
Moral story: Men digging well
Once in a village in India, there lived a young man named Ramlal. He once set out to dig a well enthusiastically.
He selected a good spot and cheerfully set to work, humming a tune.
After digging 15 cubits, there was no sign of water....

ऐसी श्रद्धा से समन्वित वह देवता विशेष की पूजा करने का यत्न करता है और अपनी इच्छा की पूर्ति करता है | किन्तु वास्तविकता तो यह है कि ये सारे लाभ केवल मेरे द्वारा प्रदत्त हैं |
Endowed with such a faith, he seeks favors of a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone....

In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and the heart....

“Through the Guru's Teachings, it is revealed. Meeting with the True One, peace is found.”....

A generous king once ruled in the land of Andhra.
Every day two beggars used to come to him for alms and he always gave them food and money.
On receiving the alms one of them, the older one, used to say: “God provides.”....

मैं प्रत्येक जीव के हृदय में परमात्मा स्वरूप स्थित हूँ | जैसे ही कोई किसी देवता की पूजा करने की इच्छा करता है, मैं उसकी श्रद्धा को स्थिर करता हूँ, जिससे वह उसी विशेष देवता की भक्ति कर सके |
I am in everyone's heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship the demigods, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to some particular deity....

“My dear Lord, one who earnestly waits for You to bestow Your causeless mercy upon him, all the while patiently suffering the reactions of his past misdeeds and offering You respectful obeisances with his heart....