Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part - 23

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part – 23

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part – 23

(Aadishri Arun)

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part - 23

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri – The aim of life and of taking actions in life is not just to earn one’s livelihood or to collect wealth. The basic aim of all action/ effort is to try to come closer to the divine. This is possible only when our deluded self is progressively realized and this happens when one thinks deeply, reflects & introspects, hears melodious sound (music) and keeps the company of similar like-minded souls who also seek the divine. This development of the individual (deluded) soul, takes it away from the animal (instinctive) nature of man and towards the divine nature of its real self-God. So don’t think that those who do not labor in the worldly life are lazy since they could be working hard on the path to the divine.

Working towards the divine is a hard task especially because in this path, rather than gathering material things-which is easy to focus on-one instead has to work towards letting things go. One has to rise above one’s selfish nature. One has to surrender into the lotus feet of God and surrender is far more difficult than working towards fulfillment of worldly desires because we can see worldly goals but we cannot see the divine with these worldly eyes.

This is one of the common mistakes made and there are other mistakes as well that prevent us from surrendering to God.

They are as follows

  1. There are errors and mistakes and casualness in your methods of worship of God.
  2. You are content and happy even in your own ignorance. Because you are happy to be in the grips of Maya and because you constantly chase the temporary pleasures that the world provides, you remain unrealized. And you also think that all your successes and achievements are solely due to your competence. God can only look and smile at such foolishness.
  3. You don’t give 10% of your income into the house of God and cheat him of his due.
  4. You are not someone that God can trust and depend on since you don’t celebrate the God anointed festivals.
  5. When you are in difficulty, you look for God’s mercy in all the places you can think off in the world. Temples, mosques, churches, rivers, mountains, trees and pilgrimage spots and in the worship of the demi-gods, but when your life conditions are fine you forget God immediately and instead substitute him with other things.

O man, correct your mistakes and please understand some important things. There are four pillars of a god ordained life-Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. All four are required in equal measure for the spiritual life to be a success. The pursuit of only one and the rejection of the others is not proper and will not lead to success.

For example Moksha is considered to be the highest goal but if you want only that and neglect the others, then it will not work since effort is required in the world to sustain the body in the world and the mind must be free of the worries of responsibilities before detachment can happen. Thus for Moksha to succeed, there has to be success in Dharma, Artha and Kama. Similarly If only Arth is pursued then one becomes totally embroiled in the world. In this manner, all four aspects must be in good balance and only then all four are achieved properly.

So please understand where you have gone wrong and accept your mistake and ask for forgiveness for your faults. The forgiveness is just a formality and what is more important is that you are devoted to God. So place a throne for Him in your heart and He will occupy it in the form of light. And those who see Him in the radiant form, they shall be realized and such a person shall be on the right path unbidden since he follows God’s light.

 

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 22

 

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 22

(Aadishri Arun)

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part - 22

Warning from God

In today’s time, God has himself come by taking Avatar in the form of Lord Kalki. Today the Lord has come like a light, to illuminate your dark life. He has come to spread happiness like flowers and he has come to plant bountiful crops in the otherwise barren landscape of your life. He has come to remove sorrow, disease, discomfort, conflict and even death from your life.

 

 

 

For God, there is nothing to do for Himself –no duty to perform; no goal to achieve and no object to acquire (Geeta chapter 3 verse 22), yet He comes from time to time to regulate and reset the nature of the world back to the righteous path, since left to itself, the tendency of this universe is to slip towards chaos and anarchy.

God comes and does whatever is required to re-establish Dharma in its rightful place. He does so to the extent required before departing back to his permanent abode – Vaikunth.

Sage Vedvyaas says in The Srimad Bhagwatam Mahapuraan(10:33:37), that God appears in physical form on earth to guide humans out of their misery and to also perform deeds that would help inspire man’s soul back towards their true home-Godhead. Godhead is the only place where Sat-Chit-Anand (Truth; Consciousness; bliss) can be obtained in full measure and not in the materialistic world where most of us seek it.

The human who realizes that God Himself walks amongst us and that the divine light of love shines on all, such a person acquires that quality of devotion towards God that is necessary for him to realize Godhood.

For such a devotee, just the name of God is enough to send him into the ecstasy of self realization. For him, just the Name of God is enough, complete and satisfying in itself and he needs nothing else to make his life happy and fulfilling.

Taking the Lord’s name is in itself enough to provide both inner and outer beauty, health and happiness.

Yet most people who repeat the name of God in prayer, do so rote with their minds, as if they are performing a duty, while their attention is on other things.  If done this way, the chanting of God’s name becomes futile-only lip service since it does not come from the heart. This is the primary reason why people do not get the results that the scriptures talk about. This is amongst the many mistakes that devotees make and therefore they don’t get results.

Let us look at the various faults and mistakes that are made in worship so that we may rectify them.

  1. People start worshipping statues instead of God.
  2. People start to worship the various limited forms of God and they worship even the demi-gods. This is wrong worship since by worshipping the limited forms of God; the devotee is deluded back into the material world. This is because the gods and the demi-gods are only capable of providing temporary material relief. Even if such relief is gained, once the effects are over, the soul faces the original desolation of existence once again since real happiness can come only when the soul comes to know of its real nature-Godhead. Thus a person who prays to the demi-gods only deludes himself and gains at best some temporary relief. If God, the Supreme Father is like the sun, then the other gods and demi-gods are like the moon. The moon may give light but that light is also borrowed from the sun and it is not its own light.
  3. Most people do not lead a life as ordained by God (in the true spirit), nor do they offer 10% of their gross income to the house of the Guru. This means that they don’t treat God as their own family and this step-motherly treatment prevents realization of God in our lives.
  4. And finally man shows himself as mostly untrustworthy since he is more interested in the material world rather than in God. God always offers man a choice. God offers either Himself or his creation to man. Very few people choose God over His own creation. Such people do not even celebrate the festivals that have been established by God himself to remind the people of the world of the significance of remembering God. All these behaviors are enough for God’s wrath to fall upon such false devotees.
  5. When man is in trouble, then he seeks God’s help in temples, mosques, churches, and other places of worship such as rivers, mountains and pilgrimage destinations. Man looks for God in the sun, moon, stars, stones and other such objects. Yet God who is in every pore, is forgotten the moment the difficulties of man pass. Essentially man is always looking for help from God, when in trouble but forgetting God when the troubles are over.

These false concepts and behaviors is why all of us are suffering in our life and this is why our life is cursed.

The fact is that entire creation is tied up in the rule of God’s will and nothing can happen outside his will. Ignorant men thinks that they are in charge of their destiny and what the ignorant man gets from God’s grace, he thinks is because of his intelligence or actions. God can smile at the foolishness of such a man.

Do you want to be abundant and happy?  The answer is simple. Come closer to God since God is abundant with peace and prosperity. The closer you are, the closer you come to peace and prosperity. Like the branch of a tree that is well attached to the trunk, you will be abundant and fruitful.

The fact is that God wants to grant you peace and happiness. He wants to remove sorrow and difficulties from your life. But that can happen only if we are close to God. The closer to God, the more peaceful and the further from God, the more restless and unhappy we become.

This brings me to the concept of Samarpan, which can be loosely translated to the word Surrender. What is the meaning of this term Surrender? Surrender is the state of mind where we accept with faith the reality of God.  But surrender is not easy. Our mind comes in the way. The mind creates a barrier in our surrender to God /Guru since it always wants to create a separate identity for itself. The mind fears surrender and it creates all kinds of emotions-fear, anger, jealousy, doubt etc that are barriers between us and God. The typical average devotee constantly sways between these conflicting and troubling emotions. This disturbed and fickle mind can never receive the right lesson and the right knowledge. Such a devotee may gain some material knowledge that strengthens its Ego but till such an Ego surrenders, it cannot proceed on the path to liberation.

By surrendering, the Ego and delusion are lost. Jealousy, ambition etc also cannot find an anchor and peace enters the being of such a man. It also helps to focus the mind of the devotee on its true goal-Godhead.

The sad truth is that in today’s world, man has not maintained the sanctity and dignity of knowledge or the knowledge giver. Whether it is divine knowledge or knowledge related to this world, it is important to surrender and respect the Guru.

And what has to be surrendered to the Guru?

These are the following four surrenders-

1. The devotees mind should trust the words of the Guru and implement them faithfully and completely.

2. The devotee should be truly devoted to God and Guru.

3. The devotee should worship only God and Guru.

4. The devotee should bow down only to God and Guru. This is what the Bhagwat Geeta also clearly states in chapter 18 verse 65.

The other important point that I want to discuss is the question of peace. The question is – Can I possible reach a state of peace while living in this world?  This question is important since every soul craves peace.

Friends, the answer to this question is that true peace is possible but we should stop mistaking the gaining of peace with gaining of those objects that we think will give us peace. Most of commit this mistake and we spend our entire life gathering those objects – houses, cars, and all tools of a wealthy lifestyle. We forget that this world is a flux constructed by Maya and it is temporary in nature. The objects that we gather are not the source of peace. All they are is tools to achieve certain goals. Their existence and usefulness will end one day. That’s the nature of existence. When we forget this, we either live for acquiring objects of desire or we live in fear of losing those objects that we have acquired. The one who lives in the acquisitive mode lives in the state of expanded ego and the one that realizes that he can lose those objects, such people live in fear. In either mode how can there be happiness?

To be happy, we need to live in a mode that is the state of non desire or non attachment and the attitude of gratitude about what we have.

The question then is-How do we convert our attachment to the objects of this world to detachment?

The only way to do so it to shift your focus from the outside to the inside since what is inside is far more real than what is outside. Once our attention shifts inwards, joy starts coming unbidden.

So this is the secret of being happy. Even the gods and other divine beings are deluded by sense objects and are therefore engrossed in fear of losing their power and position because they too have desires. Give up desire and you will lose fear.

 

The Last Phase of Kali Yuga & Kalki Avatar

The Last Phase of Kali Yuga & Kalki Avatar

 (Aadishri Arun)

The Last Phase of Kali Yuga & Kalki Avatar

Shrimad Devi Bhagawatam Ascand – 1, Chapter 1-3, Title “Name of 28 Vyasa” Page No – 25 prophesied that the 28th Satya yug, 28th Treta, 28th Dwapara and 27th kali Yug have already passed in this Manvantara. In every Dwapara yuga, Ved Vyasa has taken Avatar with his 28 new names to divide the Vedas into four parts. According to Ascand Puran, Chapter – Maheshwari khand – Kumarika Khand, Title ” According to Maha Kaal Description of Shradh-Yug Arrangement” 4,27,000 years of the Kali Yuga were divided in to 28 parts, 27 parts of Kaliyuga having already completed along with 28 parts of Satyuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and the last part of Kaliyuga-approx 5000 years is now coming to an end, having started 5000 years ago at the time of departure of Lord Krishna from the earth. Thus the final avatar of this age, Lord Kalki, has taken avatar on the Indian Soil, Village Shambhal gram. This is the basis of the search for Lord Kalki in the present times because it is predicted as per scripture.

 

BEGINNING OF KALIYUG

The greatest astronomer and mathematician, Aryabhatt, was born in 476 AD. His work in astronomy is an asset to the scholars. He gave an Accurate figure for pi ( Π ) 3.1416. He finished his work “Aryabhattiya” in 499 AD in which he gave the exact year of the beginning of Kaliyug. He wrote – “when the three yugas (Satyayug, Treta yug and Dwapara yug) have elapsed and 60 multiply by 60 i.e. 3600 years of Kaliyug have already passed, I am now 23 years old.” It means that in the 3,601st year of Kaliyug era he was 23 years old. Aryabhatt was born in 476 AD. Thus, the beginning of Kaliyug comes to 3601 – (476+23) = 3102 BC. Total year of Kali yuga upto 2018 = 5120 years According to Vedic reckoning we are now in the end of Kali Yuga, an unspiritual age of  ignorance, sin and short lifespan. Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory are all diminished in this age because of the powerful influence of the Age of Kali. In Kali-yuga, wealth is considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice is applied only on the basis of one’s power. A person’s spiritual position is ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people change from one spiritual order(guru) to the next. A person’s propriety is always seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words is considered a learned scholar. A person is judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy is accepted as virtue. Marriage is arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person thinks that he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath. A Sacred place is considered as just a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty is thought to depend on one’s hairstyle. Filling the belly has become the goal of life, and one who is audacious is accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family is regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion are observed only for the sake of reputation. As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social classes shows himself to be the strongest gains political power. Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people are resorting to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, people face ruin. The citizens suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They are further engrossed in quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety. The path of the Vedas is completely forgotten in human society, and so-called religions are mostly atheistic. The occupations of men are stealing, lying and needless violence, and all the social classes are be reduced to the lowest level of śūdras. It is also propheized that in the time of Kaliyuga, cows will be like goats, spiritual hermitages will be no different from mundane houses, and family ties will extend no further than the immediate bonds of marriage. Homes will be devoid of piety. When all this happens and it becomes the norm, then at that time, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear on the earth. Acting with the power of pure spiritual goodness, He will rescue eternal religion. Lord Vishnu — the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of all moving and nonmoving living beings, and the Supreme Soul of all, will take birth to protect the principles of religion and to relieve His saintly devotees from the reactions of material work.

Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent of brāhmins of Śambhala village-the great soul Vishnuyaśā. Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and with sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings. After all the impostor kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will feel the breeze carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other decorations of Lord Vāsudeva, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure. When Lord Vāsudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appears in their hearts in His transcendental form of goodness, the remaining citizens will abundantly repopulate the earth. Satya-yuga will begin, and human society will bring forth progeny in the mode of goodness. It is 100% truth that all this can happen when large scale destruction of evil takes place because Lord has to re-establish Dharma. Naturally, this means battle between good and evil. In this battle Kali and his Malechha people will be destroyed completely. The nature of the battle is two-fold– (1) With the power of Nature – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Aakas i.e. Natural disaster and(2) With the power of human being. Without fighting the battle, the condition of earth cannot change. Kalki Puran 1;2:8 has prophesied that Lord Kalki will bring Satya Yuga (Krita Yuga), then He will establish Dharma as before and then He will kill the demon Kali. Mahabharata, Van Parva, Title “Kali Dharm and Kalki Avatar” Page No – 311 has prophesied the conditions of the earth when the Satya-yuga will return. “Pious Creatures and people will come into existence again, beginning with the Brahmanas. When Kaliyuga has passed, creation will again increase. Providence will again be propitious at will. When the sun, the moon, and Jupiter enter in the constellation of Pushya, in one zodiac sign,  the clouds will incessantly shower rains, and positions of the stars and planets will be auspicious. The planets, duly revolving in their orbits, will be greatly propitious. Abundance, prosperity, wealth, and peace will be everywhere.” Shrimad Bhagawatam Maha Puran 12;2:24 ; Shri Vishnu Puran, Part – 4th Chapter 24, Ashlokas – 102, Page No – 302 has prophesied the condition of returning Satya Yuga – when the Moon, Sun and Jupiter will arrive in Pushya Nakshtra (pushy constellation), in one rashi (in one zodiac sign) in the ascendant, Satya yuga will start. The Astrological calculation says that the above period has started on 26th July 2014 at 3:11:00 p.m. Thus Satya yuga has started. Now, we are waiting for the reestablish of Dharma. When that happens, the full effects of Satya yuga will start to cover the earth once again. But before that destruction will take place.  This is why it is said in The Holy Bible that  “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and glorious day of the Lord comes. And whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Bible, Acts 2:20 – 21)”

 

 

Because Lord has sent me for saving the Lord’s devotees from the bad affect of this destruction I advice you to follow my guidance. I ask you- What kind of people ought you to be? You ought to be living holy and godly lives. Bible , 2 Peter 3:12 prophesied – as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming, That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. When it will happen? My prediction is that as the Planet X i.e. Nibru passes by the earth, a lot of natural destruction in terms of earthquakes, floods and volcanoes will happen. No-one knows exactly when this happens- not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Bible, Matthew 24:36) You know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. (It means darkness is essential) Just when people think that they are safe, that great and terrible day will be upon us Vaivart Puran and Shrimad Devi Bhagawatam have prophesied all this.

This is the reason I, image of Purn Brahm, Son of living God, Aadishri Arun will save the Lord’s devotees by using his Divine power.

 

Lord Kalki is coming soon

Lord Kalki is coming soon

Lord Kalki is coming soon

 

(Aadishri Arun)

Lord Kalki is coming soonGod is watching your sorrows and listening to your cries. He will soon turn them into joy and laughter. He will listen to your prayers, He will heal your diseases, He will remove your pain, He will remove your tears and He will give you a plenty of joy. He will give you joy instead of lamentations. He came down for this purpose with the new name of “Lord Kalki”. He will give joy for all the lament cries you have shed. He will give you a joy but this world cannot give. He will give you the miracles that your heart desires.

God made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. (Bible, Philippians 2:7) Because change is everywhere around us at all times on this earth and among human beings, it is difficult for us to grasp the eternal and unchanging nature and person of God.

Nothing about our Lord has changed down to this very hour. His love has not changed. His compassionate understanding of us has not changed. His interest in us and His purposes for us have not changed. He is God of gods. He is the very same. His love for us remains unchanged.

Lord promised His disciples that He would come again because He is coming again and again in every yugas. According to Gita 4:6 Lord said – “Although I am unborn and My transcendental body never deteriorates, and although I am the Lord of all living entities, I still appear in every millennium in My original transcendental form.”

The Lord has spoken about the peculiarity of His birth: although He may appear like an ordinary person, He remembers everything of His many, many past “births,” whereas a common man cannot remember what he has done even a few hours before. If someone is asked what he did exactly at the same time one day earlier, it would be very difficult for a common man to answer immediately. He would surely have to dredge his memory to recall what he was doing exactly at the same time one day before. And yet, men often dare claim to be God, or Kṛṣṇa. One should not be misled by such meaningless claims. Then again, the Lord explains His prakṛti, or His form. Prakṛti means “nature,” as well as svarūpa, or “one’s own form.” The Lord says that He appears in His own body. He does not change His body, as the common living entity changes from one body to another. The conditioned soul may have one kind of body in the present birth, but he has a different body in the next birth. In the material world, the living entity has no fixed body but transmigrates from one body to another. The Lord, however, does not do so. Whenever He appears, He does so in the same original body, by His internal potency. In other words, Kṛṣṇa appears in this material world in His original eternal form, with two hands, holding a flute. He appears exactly in His eternal body, uncontaminated by this material world. Although He appears in the same transcendental body and is Lord of the universe, it still appears that He takes His birth like an ordinary living entity. And although His body does not deteriorate like a material body, it still appears that Lord Kṛṣṇa grows from childhood to boyhood and from boyhood to youth. But astonishingly enough He never ages beyond youth. At the time of the Battle of Kurukṣetra, He had many grandchildren at home; or, in other words, He had sufficiently aged by material calculations. Still He looked just like a young man twenty or twenty-five years old. We never see a picture of Kṛṣṇa in old age because He never grows old like us, although He is the oldest person in the whole creation — past, present, and future. Neither His body nor His intelligence ever deteriorates or changes. Therefore, it is clear that in spite of His being in the material world, He is the same unborn, eternal form of bliss and knowledge, changeless in His transcendental body and intelligence. Factually, His appearance and disappearance is like the sun’s rising, moving before us, and then disappearing from our eyesight. When the sun is out of sight, we think that the sun is set, and when the sun is before our eyes, we think that the sun is on the horizon. Actually, the sun is always in its fixed position, but owing to our defective, insufficient senses, we calculate the appearance and disappearance of the sun in the sky. And because Lord Kṛṣṇa’s appearance and disappearance are completely different from that of any ordinary, common living entity, it is evident that He is eternal, blissful knowledge by His internal potency — and He is never contaminated by material nature. The Vedas also confirm that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is unborn yet He still appears to take His birth in multimanifestations. The Vedic supplementary literatures also confirm that even though the Lord appears to be taking His birth, He is still without change of body. In the Bhāgavatam, He appears before His mother as Nārāyaṇa, with four hands and the decorations of the six kinds of full opulences. His appearance in His original eternal form is His causeless mercy, bestowed upon the living entities so that they can concentrate on the Supreme Lord as He is, and not on mental concoctions or imaginations, which the impersonalist wrongly thinks the Lord’s forms to be. The word māyā, or ātma-māyā, refers to the Lord’s causeless mercy, according to the Viśva-kośa dictionary. The Lord is conscious of all of His previous appearances and disappearances, but a common living entity forgets everything about his past body as soon as he gets another body. He is the Lord of all living entities because He performs wonderful and superhuman activities while He is on this earth. Therefore, the Lord is always the same Absolute Truth and is without differentiation between His form and self, or between His quality and body. A question may now be raised as to why the Lord appears and disappears in this world. This is explained in the next verse 4:7.

According to Gita 4:7 – “Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself.”

According to the previous verse, there is no creation of the Lord’s form or body, since all of the forms are eternally existent. Therefore srjami means that the Lord manifests Himself as He is. Although the Lord appears on schedule, namely at the end of Dvapara-yuga of the twenty-eighth millennium of the eighth Manu, in one day of Brahma, still He has no obligation to adhere to such rules and regulations because He is completely free to act in many ways at His will. He therefore appears by His own will whenever there is a predominance of irreligiosity and a disappearance of true religion. Principles of religion are laid down in the Vedas, and any discrepancy in the matter of properly executing the rules of the Vedas makes one irreligious. In the Bhagavatam it is stated that such principles are the laws of the Lord. Only the Lord can manufacture a system of religion. The Vedas are also accepted as originally spoken by the Lord Himself to Brahma, from within his heart. Therefore, the principles of dharma, or religion, are the direct orders of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (dharmam tu saksat-bhagavat-pranitam). These principles are clearly indicated throughout the Bhagavad-gita. The purpose of the Vedas is to establish such principles under the order of the Supreme Lord, and the Lord directly orders, at the end of the Gita, that the highest principle of religion is to surrender unto Him only, and nothing more. The Vedic principles push one towards complete surrender unto Him; and, whenever such principles are disturbed by the demonic, the Lord appears. From the Bhagavatam we understand that Lord Buddha is the incarnation of Krsna who appeared when materialism was rampant and materialists were using the pretext of the authority of the Vedas. Although there are certain restrictive rules and regulations regarding animal sacrifice for particular purposes in the Vedas, people of demonic tendency still took to animal sacrifice without reference to the Vedic principles. Lord Buddha appeared to stop this nonsense and to establish the Vedic principles of nonviolence. Therefore each and every avatara, or incarnation of the Lord, has a particular mission, and they are all described in the revealed scriptures. No one should be accepted as an avatara unless he is referred to by scriptures. It is not a fact that the Lord appears only on Indian soil. He can advent Himself anywhere and everywhere, and whenever He desires to appear. In each and every incarnation, He speaks as much about religion as can be understood by the particular people under their particular circumstances. But the mission is the same—to lead people to God consciousness and obedience to the principles of religion. Sometimes He descends personally, and sometimes He sends His bona fide representative in the form of His son, or servant, or Himself in some disguised form.
The principles of the Bhagavad-gita were spoken to Arjuna, and, for that matter, to other highly elevated persons, because he was highly advanced compared to ordinary persons in other parts of the world. Two plus two equals four is a mathematical principle that is true both in the beginner’s arithmetic class and in the advanced class as well. Still, there are higher and lower mathematics. In all incarnations of the Lord, therefore, the same principles are taught, but they appear to be higher and lower in varied circumstances. The higher principles of religion begin with the acceptance of the four orders and the four statuses of social life, as will be explained later. The whole purpose of the mission of incarnations is to arouse Krsna consciousness everywhere. Such consciousness is manifest and nonmanifest only under different circumstances.

According to Gita 4:8 – “In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.”
Having stated in the last verse that God descends in the world, he now states the three reasons for doing so: 1) To annihilate the wicked. 2) To protect the pious. 3) To establish dharma. However, if we closely study these three points, none of the three reasons seem very convincing.

To protect the righteous. God is seated in the hearts of his devotees, and always protects them from within. There is no need to take an Avatar for this purpose.

To annihilate the wicked. God is all-powerful, and can kill the wicked merely by wishing it. Why should he have to take an Avatar to accomplish this?

To establish dharma. Dharma is eternally described in the Vedas. God can reestablish it through a Saint; he does not need to descend himself, in his personal form, to accomplish this.

How then do we make sense of the reasons that have been stated in this verse? Let’s delve a little deeper to grasp the import of what Shree Krishna is stating.

The biggest dharma that the soul can engage in is devotion to God. That is what God strengthens by taking an Avatār. When God descends in the world, he reveals his divine forms, names, virtues, pastimes, abodes, and associates. This provides the souls with an easy basis for devotion. Since the mind needs a form to focus upon and to connect with, the formless aspect of God is very difficult to worship. On the other hand, devotion to the personal form of God is easy for people to comprehend, simple to perform, and sweet to engage in.

Thus, since the descension of Lord Krishna 5,000 years ago, billions of souls have made his divine leelas (pastimes) as the basis of their devotion, and purified their minds with ease and joy. Similarly, the Ramayan has provided the souls with a popular basis for devotion for innumerable centuries. When the TV show, Ramayan, first began airing on Indian national television on Sunday mornings, all the streets of India would become empty. The pastimes of Lord Ram held such fascination for the people that they would be glued to their television sets to see the leelas on the screen. This reveals how Lord Ram’s descension provided the basis for devotion to billions of souls in history. The Ramayan says:

rām eka tāpasa tiya tārī, nāma koṭi khala kumati sudhārī .

“In his descension period, Lord Ram helped only one Ahalya (Sage Gautam’s wife, whom Lord Ram released from the body of stone). However, since then, by chanting the divine name “Ram,” billions of fallen souls have elevated themselves.” So a deeper understanding of this verse is:

To establish dharma: God descends to establish the dharma of devotion by providing souls with his names, forms, pastimes, virtues, abodes, and associates, with the help of which they may engage in bhakti and purify their minds.

To kill the wicked: Along with God, to help facilitate his divine pastimes, some liberated Saints descend and pretend to be miscreants. For example, Ravan and Kumbhakarna were Jaya and Vijaya who descended from the divine abode of God. They pretended to be demons and opposed and fought with Ram. They could not have been killed by anyone else, since they were divine personalities. So, God slayed such demons as a part of his leelas. And having killed them, he sent them to his divine abode, since that was where they came from in the first place.

To protect the righteous: Many souls had become sufficiently elevated in their sādhanā (spiritual practice) to qualify to meet God face-to-face. When Shree Krishna descended in the world, these eligible souls got their first opportunity to participate in God’s divine pastimes. For example, some gopīs (cowherd women of Vrindavan, where Shree Krishna manifested his pastimes) were liberated souls who had descended from the divine abode to assist in Shree Krishna’s leelas. Other gopīs were materially bound souls who got their first chance to meet and serve God, and participate in his leelas. So when Shree Krishna descended in the world, such qualified souls got the opportunity to perfect their devotion by directly participating in the pastimes of God.

This is the deeper meaning of the verse. However, it is not wrong if someone wishes to cognize the verse with more and more devotion.

In Kaliyuga to Lord will appear before the people and every eyes will see Him. (Bible, Rev 1:7)

Bible, John 14:1-3 says, “Let not your heart be troubled…In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

Lord Kalki will come back soon before the people. However, no one knows the exact time when Lord Kalki is coming again. Bible, Mark 13:32 says, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Interestingly, the disciples asked Lord the same question just before He returned to heaven. At that time, Lord told them it was not for them to know the times or seasons which are in the Father’s authority. Therefore, Lord may come back tomorrow, next month, next year or 100 years from now. So what does this mean for you and me? Always be ready for the coming of Lord Kalki. Watch and focus on Lord Kalki because the devil is seeking to distract mankind from understanding the signs and closeness of Lord Kalki’s coming.

Now the question is before us “Why is Lord taking so long to come back?”

Lord Kalki is patiently waiting to come back, because He is giving humanity as much time as possible to choose and follow Him. Lord Kalki wants as many people as possible to repent and return to heaven with Him. Bible, 2 Peter 3:8-9 says, “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

Now the question is before us “Will Lord Kalki come back secretly?”

Many people ask, how many people will see Lord Kalki when He returns? Lord Kalki coming will be bright, loud and glorious. This event cannot be hidden, every human on planet earth will see Lord Kalki. He will come back personally and literally. Bible, Revelation 1:7 says, “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him.” There will not be a person on earth who is unaware of Lord Kalki’s return. Lord Himself describes the manner of His coming. Bible, Matthew 24:27 states that the return of Lord will be like the brightness of lightning illuminating the entire sky from the east to the west. Verses 30 and 31 of the same chapter describe Lord coming with power and great glory and with the sound of a great trumpet, that awakens the righteous dead who are then gathered from the ends of the earth. Learn more about Lord coming back as a thief in the night.

How should we live while we wait?

Lord’s real devotees should be on guard, watching and praying until the day of the Lord. The Bible, Luke 21:34-36 says, “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man Aadishri Arun.”

Warnings about the coming of Lord with the name of Kalki?

There are many confusing non-biblical theories about the second coming of Lord which distract many people. Will He appear spiritually to only a select few? Will Lord’s arrival only be in certain physical locations? Will Lord appear in the desert? Lord warned about deceptions in the last days. In fact, in Bible, Matthew 24:4-5 says, Lord cautions believers not to be deceived by people coming in the name of Lord Kalki claiming to be Lord of Lords. Therefore, our only safeguard is to turn to Lord alone.

Are the wicked destroyed by Lord Kalki’s coming?

When Lord Kalki will return to earth the wicked who are left alive will call for the rocks and hills to fall on them because they cannot look upon the face of Lord Kalki (Bible, Revelation 6:15-17). The wicked will be destroyed with everlasting destruction because they did not know God or obey the gospel of the Lord Kalki (Bible, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10). Shrimad Bhagawatam Maha Puran prophesied – Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulence’s and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequalled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings. After all the imposter kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other decorations of Lord Kalki, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure.” (Shrimad Bhagawatam Maha Puran 12;2:19 – 22)

Now question is Why is Lord coming back?

According to Gita 4:8 – three reasons for doing so: 1) To annihilate the wicked. 2) To protect the pious. 3) To establish dharma. However, if we closely study these three points, none of the three reasons seem very convincing.

The Bible says that Lord is coming back to reward the inhabitants of the earth and bring many back to heaven with Him (Bible, Revelation 22:12). The Bible, Matthew 25:34 says, “Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.’”

Lord, more than anything, wants to spend time with you, He invites you to return to heaven with Him to enjoy an eternity with no more tears, pain or suffering. What would keep you from accepting the invitation of Lord Kalki? What would keep you from putting Him first in your life? What would be more important than saying, “I want to pattern my life after Lord Kalki and soon live with Him forever?”

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 21

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 21

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 21

(Aadishri Arun)

Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part 21

Is it possible to experience only happiness in this world? Most people think that that is not possible but the unlikely answer is – Yes.
Why do I say this?
I say this because the essential nature of the pure soul – from which everything else is constructed – is eternal happiness itself. In fact it is Sachitanand. Which roughly means-truth, consciousness and bliss.

Where you go wrong is that you confuse the goal of happiness with the objects and tools that you think will take you to your goal. You spend your entire life gathering those things that you think will take you to the distant goal of happiness.

But the reality is that the tools are temporary and at best only a means, while real happiness is eternal is not dependent on any tools.

The perception of reality and understanding its true nature, is all that is required to reach the state of eternal bliss.

This fact is well known in theory but in practical life, people get sucked into the very same attachments with those very things that they know deep down as not required for true happiness.

Not only that, people spend most of their lives chasing and gathering those objects of desire and then live the balance of their lives fearing the loss of the objects that they have gathered.

The sense of “I”, “Me”, “Mine” is strengthened by this type of attachment and the fear of loss of those objects creates a double whammy, that tie down most people to sorrow of a world in flux.

Fear and desire-that is what most people fluctuate between…

Hapiness lies beyond…

The perception of this from within your being is the journey of Yoga and spirituality.