Article September 23, 2016

रजो रागात्मकं विद्धि तृष्णासङ्‍गसमुद्भवम्‌ ।
तन्निबध्नाति कौन्तेय कर्मसङ्‍गेन देहिनम्‌ ॥

भावार्थ : हे अर्जुन! रागरूप रजोगुण को कामना और आसक्ति से उत्पन्न जान। वह इस जीवात्मा को कर्मों और उनके फल के सम्बन्ध में बाँधता है॥7॥

गुरु कृपा का अर्थ

यह नहीं कि जीवन में

दुख न आए

लेकिन दुख में भी 

आप दुखी न हों

वह समय कब बीत जाए 

आपको पता न चले

यही है गुरु कृपा | .


Shree Kripaluji Maharaj further tells us what we have to do and what not to do in devotion.  Narad ji told us about the sign of devotion:

tadvismaraṇe paramavyākulateti

Bhakti (devotion) means, "To become immensely eager to meet God".  The one who practices devotion, constantly increases his longing to meet God.  He will be desperate to see God and think, "When will I have His Divine vision?  Here, Shree Kripaluji Maharaj tells us that we should make a desire to meet God, but if He does not grant His vision at present, then we should not get disappointed because a devotee cannot demand anything from God. 

Question:  If your near and dear ones are facing problems, and you have done your level best to resolve them, with no positive results, then what is your duty now? Should you leave it to God and feel that now you have peace?


Answer by Swamiji:  As human beings, we are instructed by the scriptures to help others, and endeavor to mitigate their sufferings. But, we must do so in a detached manner, leaving the results to God.  As long as we are in material bondage, there will always be misery.  We will all grow old, we will all become sick, and we will all die one day.  Who can escape these realities of life?   So we cannot make anyone totally free from misery.