Saturday, December 23, 2017

Sanjeevani Episode From Ramayan Teaches Two Important Lessons For Spiritual Practice


This dialogue between Hanuman and Shree Ram is very meaningful and useful for all the spiritual aspirants.

Hanumanji ​himself is an incarnation of Lord Shiv; although he is an epitome of devotion and selfless service to Shree ​Ram, to guide the souls on the path of spiritual service, he reveals following important points.

After returning with Sanj​ee​vani and the whole herb-​mountain, Hanuman--very humbly​--​talked to his Lord, Shree Ram. "Lord! You didn't send​ me to bring Sanjeevani, but You sent me there to reveal two significant aspects which are essential on the path of spiritual service and practice!


Shree Ram asked, "Dear Hanuman, why are you saying so? What makes you feel so?"

Hanuman replied, "I came to know that Shree ​Bharat is a greater devotee than me! When I was returning with Sanjeevani, unknowingly he hit me with an arrow. I fell ​to the ground, getting badly injured. But Bharatji neither asked for Sanjee​vani nor he called any doctor. 

He has such great faith in You and the devotion for You that he prayed,"If by mind, words​,​ and body my love for the Lotus-feet of Shree Ram is pure and innocent​;​ if my Lord Raghunath is pleased with me, then ​may ​this monkey get free from all fatigue and pains!" 

As he spoke these words, immediately I got up and ​returned ​back to the normal!!"

Lesson:
We chant the name of God but we do not have full faith in His Name. When difficulties arrive, we keep trusting external factors, ignoring the remembrance of​ God with faith and surrender to Him​.


Hanuman continued... "Second point Lord, when the arrow hit me, I fell down but the hill ​stayed midair. ​This shows that actually the mountain was being carried by You only. I was only the instrument. I was unnecessarily thinking that it is ''I" who had ​been carrying it!!


Lesson:
We take pride in serving God​, and forget that we are just an instrument. It is all HIS energy, inspiration,​ and grace that we can serve Him.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Mother Kirti Shows Baby Radha a Picture of Shree Krishna

Little Radhaji has opened Her eyes for the first time when Little Kanha came to the function at Vrishbhanuji's palace. When the function got over little Kanha had to return His home with His parents. Now here in Barsana, Baby Radharani was feeling very lonely without Her beloved Krishna. She was passing through severe sadness. Sometimes She wept silently and sometimes She lost Herself in memories of Krishna. She remained in the cradle without any movement for long hours.

Looking to the condition of her beloved princess, Mother Kirti got very anxious. She tried her best to get her charming daughter back to normal. She offered Her a milk, but Baby Radha refused to drink. She offered fruit juices, toys, lotus and other flowers, pearls strings, dolls...but nothing could change Her mood.

Now the mother was really concerned. She couldn't understand what was wrong with her effulgent daughter? Suddenly a thought sparked in her mind. She very well knew that after the meeting with Baby Kanha, for the first time Radhaji opened her lotus-eyes.

She immediately drew a beautiful picture of Kanha and showed it to Her. 



When Baby Radha saw that picture, She jumped back into sitting as if She was brought back to life again. Her lotus-eyes Started sparking. A beautiful smile came on the rose like lips. Her face was shining like a full moon. She immediately woke up from the cradle and raised Her hands to grab the wonderful photo of Shree Krishna!