Devotional Messages

WHICH WILL STRENGTHEN YOUR DEVOTIONAL THROUGHTS

Best of the best forwarded messages collected from WhatsApp 

Bagvad Gita

In Bagvad Gita lord Sri KRISHNA Says
Who is your life partner ?
Mom ?
Dad ? 
Wife ?
Son ?  
Husband ?
Daughter ?
Friends...?
Not at all !
Your real life partner is Your Body.
Once your body stops responding no one is with you.
You and your body stay together from Birth till Death. 
What you do to your body is your responsibility and that will come back to You. 
The more you care
for your body, the more your body will care for You. 
What you eat, What you do for being Fit, how you deal with stress, how much rest you give to it; will decide how your body gonna respond.
Remember your body is the only permanent address where You live.
Your body is your asset/liabilty, which no one else can share. Your body is your responsibility. Because, You are the real life partner. 
Be Fit forever. Take care yourself. Money comes & goes. Relatives & Friends are not permanent.
Remember no one can help your body other than you.
Pranayama - for Lungs
Meditation - for Mind
Yogasana - for Body
Walking - for Heart
Good food - for intestines
Good thoughts – for Soul

Upanishads

Upanishads are words of divine wisdom of the   greatest order . There is nothing beyond Upanishads so far as wisdom is concerned .  Upanishads generally exist in form of dialogues  between master and disciple .  Inquisitive mind  disciple asks questions about his evolution and welfare and the master   replies his curiosities.

 

Master does not share   any wisdom with his disciple unless disciple surrenders   himself perfectly and disciple is in receptive  mood .
 

Yes great words of wisdom of the highest order constitute Upanishads. Lord Krishna spoke words of wisdom to His most intimate friend cum cousin cum brother-in-law Arjun , his words were called the   BHAGVADA GITA UPANISHADA. 
     

Lord Rama too spoke great words of wisdom , His words were called the Rama Upanishads .
 

Mother Durga spoke great words of wisdom in the Devi Puran , Her words too have  been called Devi Bhagvati  Gita Upanishad . 
 

All Upanishads , Puranas , Sanhitas , the Mahabharata and the Ramayana etc  talk of some kind of discipline as none can evolve  without discipline . Word " TAP " has been used for discipline in scriptures .
 

Keeping fast is a TAP or discipline .   Speaking truth and pleasant words that are true and result in welfare of most beings is a speech discipline .  Keeping away from evil , wrong , immoral , illegal and sinful actions constitutes physical discipline , it also includes  performance of one's duty towards parents , family members , community   and nation.
 

Keeping  mind always calm and  balanced and maintaining   emotional  and mental stability  constitutes  mental discipline.
             

MOST PEOPLE LOVE TO  GROW AND EVOLVE   BUT DO NOT WANT TO BE DISCIPLINED , BUT  NONE CAN GROW  AND EVOLVE WITHOUT DISCIPLINE . SELF CONTROL IS THE BEST FORM OF DISCIPLINE.
   

Legends achieved   what had been impossible to man by power of discipline or tap.


Discipline is a bitter pill .  It is better first one should take and taste self   and then try on others .  
 

It is seen in real life , when one spoke harsh words beyond tolerance , relations and emotions get killed forever .
 

Lord Krishna says it in the Mahabharata , Karna Parva that for a man enjoying high respect, insulting words amount to his death.Let us be careful in choice of words in daily living

True Silence

The true silence is the silence between the thoughts and represents the true self, consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. The process of achieving silence is what meditation is.

 

Observing silence is another way of getting benefits of meditation. Many yogis in the past have recommended and observed silence now and then. Mahatma Gandhi used to spend one day of each week in silence. He believed that abstaining from speaking brought him inner peace and happiness. All such days he used to communicated with others only by writing on paper.

Hindu principles also talks about a correlation between mauna (silence) and shanty (harmony). Mauna Ekadashi is a ritual followed traditionally in our country. On this day the person is not supposed to speak at all and keep complete silence throughout day & night. It gives immense peace to the mind and strength to the body. In Jainism this ritual has a lot of importance. Nimith was a great saint in Jainism who long ago asked all Jains to observe this vrata. Some people recommend that on every ekadashi one should observe silence if not the whole day but for few hours in a day.

 

Deepak Chopra in his book 7 Laws of Spiritual Success talks in great detail about the importance of observing silence in day today life. He recommends everyone should observe silence for 20 minutes everyday. Silence helps redirecting our imagination towards self from the outer atmosphere. Even Swami Sivananda in his teaches recommend to observe mauna daily for 2 hours for ekadashi, take milk and fruits everyday, study daily one chapter of Bhagwad Gita, do regular charity and donate one-tenth of the income in the welfare of the society. Ekadashi is the 11th day of Hindu lunar fortnight. Ekadashi is the day of celebration occurring twice a month, meant for meditation and increasing soul consciousness. Vinoba Bhave was the great sage of our country who is known for this bhoodaan movement. He was a great advocator and practical preacher of mauna vrata.

 

Mauna means silence and vrata means bow hence mauna vrata means bow of silence. Mauna was practiced by saints to end enmity and recoup their enmity. Prolonged silence as the form of silence is observed by the rishi munis involved for prolonged periods of silence. Silence is a source of all that exists. Silence is where conscious dwells. There is no religious tradition which does not talk about silence. It removes worldly communication and forces a dialogue towards inner communication that one reason why all prayer, meditation and worship or any other practice whether we attune our mains to the spiritual consciousness within are done in silence. After the death of a person it is a practice to observe silence for two minutes. The immediate benefits is that it saves a tremendous amount of energy.

Silence is cessation of both sensory and mental activity. It is like having a still mind and listening to the inner mind. Behind this screen of our internal dialogue is the silence of spirit. Meditation is the combination of observing silence and the art of observation.