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The purpose of life

 ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life?  I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy.  From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering.  Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.  From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment.  I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves.  Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.
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Radhe Radhe !

A youth came to a master and said don’t you ever get any bad thoughts about doing evil deeds, I can’t believe it you must be getting it you must be getting it because I get it. The Master said show me your hand and when he looked at his hand he sighed and said “oh my God you have only one week to live you are going to die this Sunday”. The youth started running, The Master said what about your question let me answer it. The youth ran and said I have no time for those answers.. Read the rest of this entry »

Radhe Radhe !!

A Zen student came to Bankei and complained: “Master, I have an ungovernable temper. How can I cure it?”

“You have something very strange,” replied Bankei. “Let me see what you have.”

“Just now I cannot show it to you,” replied the other.

“When can you show it to me?” asked Bankei.

“It arises unexpectedly,” replied the student.

“Then,” concluded Bankei, “it must not be your own true nature. If it were, you could show it to me at any time. When you were born you did not have it, and your parents did not give it to you. Think that over.”

Please Read all the way to the bottom:  If you will take the time to read these. I promise you’ll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:

They’re written by Andy Rooney , a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy…….

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I’ve learned
…. That when you’re in love, it shows.

I’ve learned
…. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

I’ve learned
….. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I’ve learned
…. That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve learned
…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I’ve learned
…. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.

I’ve learned
…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I’ve learned
…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.  

I’ve learned
…. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve learned
…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I’ve learned
…. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.

I’ve learned
…. That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve learned
…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I’ve learned
That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve learned…. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I ‘ve learned
…. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I’ve learned
…. That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I’ve learned
…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I’ve learned
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve learned
…… That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I’ve learned
That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

I’ve learned
….. That opportunities are never lost, someone will take the ones you miss.

I’ve learned
…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve learned
…. That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I’ve learned
…. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve learned
…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I’ve learned
…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.

I’ve learned
…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

I’ve learned
….. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Radhe Radhe ! This is a story by  M. Y. Saltykov  [N. Shchedrin]. This was just the experience felt by the Indians at the hands of the British. i thought that it is not possible for this experience to be repeated in independent India. However none can stop Karma. As a result, i had to undergo exactly the same fate as that of the muzhik (serf) after entering the field of Bhakti-science.   precise because i was in this field, and knew “how to prepare delicacy for others”. My talent became my enemy. Like the muzhik had i not woken up to the reality, i too would have been “gifted” my ten kopeks and bottle of whiskey. But alas ! i aspire for Bhajan and not whiskey.  It is best not to reveal more.

The story goes as follows –


ONCE upon a time there were two Officials. Read the rest of this entry »

Radhe Radhe !

My dear Minaxi bhabhi sent a lovely input…………

A very beautiful msg for all

 

Radhe Radhe !!

Sri Radha Baba used to narrate a particular incident from his childhood regarding how he used to often go into maan. Then, one day his elder brother Devdatt spoke very seriously to him and he got rid of this habit forever. Baba instructed the devotees, “What is the use of going into maan? It does not become a devotee. This only causes unlimited stress to oneself and to the dear ones. My elder brother’s teaching has impact on me even today.

When do we go into maan ? When things don’t go as per our wish. This is how we come to know whether we are true theists (believers) or not. If we truly believe in Radha ji, we shall always be anxiety-free, tension-free. This is the real test. A true theist never experiences anxiety, stress, panic, worry. A true theist has firm faith that Radha ji is my well-wisher and She is definitely doing what is best for me.”

–          (from Preeti ras-avatar Sri Radha Baba)

Radhe Radhe !

 

From my most favorite Saint Sri Radha Baba –

Radha Baba in Bhav Samadhi

 

” If Sri Krishna is your Goal in life, then why do you fill your mind with more images of the palaces built in this material world ? Is not your mind already too full of worldly images? Why insert more dirt ? In stead please try to think more and more of Sri Krishna and his nikunjas – each nikunja is more beautiful than the previous – a mere shadow of any nikunja is such that the sum total of all the beautiful gardens of this world are countless lightyears sway from that shadow.

 

How nice it would be if those nikunjas trap our minds ! we would be at peace and those who come in contact with us, would also be at peace. Yes, there is a point – mind is a satan. It refuses to remain fixed in the rasik world. For some time it remains there, but the next moment it has flitted somewhere else. So there is one more way. Take for example  that palace. You saw innumerable things there. So much luxury. At that time, you would have taken each of them in context with Vrindaban visions, then Amritam would have filled your being. Thus although we have material samskAr, it is possible to metamorphose from poison into Amritam. This is an invaluable practice.”

Radhe Radhe !

This is an article by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar –

Many times in our life desires ruin us. There is a story of Mullah Nasruddin. He was on the horse and the horse was going round in circles. So people asked him, “Mullah, where are you going?” He said, “I don’t know, ask the horse.” We are in the same situation. It is like we are in the horse’s control, while it should be the reverse, that is, the horse should be in our control. We should be able to get on and off the horse Read the rest of this entry »

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Radhe Radhe !

A nice story from our dear Vijay dada

Have faith in God’s plan

Once there was a sweeper in a well known temple and he was very sincere and devoted. Every time he saw thousands of devotees coming to take darshan of the Lord,he thought that the Lord is s…tanding all the time and giving darshan and He must be feeling very tired. Read the rest of this entry »

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