Glorification

Glorification

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Glorification

Glorification

What is glorification? Glorification is that process by which our essential self, that is trapped in cycles of Sansaar, by its karmic obligations, attains release from the layers of ignorance that have been imposed upon it, birth upon birth. The result of glorification is that this essential self that is covered under layers of illusions, finds freedom.

So great is the burden and so mystifying the illusion that no individual soul can get rid of it on his or her own. Thus Glory can be provided only by the will and grace of God.

Since glorification can happen when the individual, by his own strivings, gets rid of all illusion, ignorance and sin, it needs a fundamental transformation in the nature of the individual, who has to make life God-centric, instead of world focussed. Only then is the soul pure enough to be glorified.

Once an individual is glorified, he becomes the same as Lord Kalki, who is the provider of the Glory. Only Lord Kalki can provide Glory. Glorification is the work that God is doing on all sentient beings and the aim is to take all the chosen people into Glory. By being glorified, we, the individual souls, drop our dependence on our mortal bodies and attain a state of existence where we are eternal.

Glorification is God’s final removal of sin from the life of the saints (i.e., everyone who has to be saved). At Lord’s coming, the Glory of God — His honour, praise, majesty, and holiness—will be realised in us. Instead of being mortals burdened with sinful nature, we will be changed into holy immortals with direct and unhindered access to God’s presence, and we will enjoy Holy Communion with Him throughout eternity. In considering Glory, we should focus on Lord Kalki, for He is ever there for those obedient devotees who have unconditional love for God. The goal of believing in the Lord is not merely the receiving of forgiveness of sins, but even more it is the obtaining of eternal life. The forgiveness of sins is only a procedure; it is not the goal. But it is only by the forgiveness of sins that God can give His eternal life to us. When this eternal life is put into us, we have an organic union with Lord Kalki.

Final Glorification must await the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour Lord Kalki. Until He destroys Adharma-unrighteousness, we are all burdened with sin, and our spiritual vision is distorted because of this curse.

How and when will we be finally glorified? At the last trumpet, when Lord Kalki appeared, all saints will undergo a fundamental, instant transformation. We shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Lest anyone imagine that this beholding and transformation (as part of sanctification) is the work of especially saintly people, the Scriptures add the following bit of information: “For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” In other words, it is a blessing bestowed on every believer.

Sanskaar and Karm

Sanskaar and Karm

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Sanskaar and Karm

All living beings when born, come with two realities embedded, and when they die they also take with them the modified version of the two qualities that they had come with. The first quality is described by the world ‘Sanskaar’ which is difficult to translate in English but which roughly translates as- embedded subconscious behavior that has been learnt and ingrained over many lifetimes so that it has become second nature. And the second quality is the Karmic account of an individual.
We frequently observe that people have very different kinds of lives. Even twins born under the same planetary and stellar configurations often end up leading very different lives. One twin may become rich while the other languishes in poverty. One may enjoy good health while the other suffers from poor health. Some people find fame, fortune and an easy life while many people live a life of misfortune, misery and difficulty. And sometimes fortunes change dramatically. Many people face a tough later part of life after an abundant youth while it is the reverse for many others. All in all, there are as many types of fate as there are people in this world. The question naturally arises – how are the lives of different living beings so different? The answer lies in individual combinations of the two qualities mentioned above, namely Sanskaar and Karmic account.
When a person arrives with good Sanskaar, his thinking, beliefs and actions are positive, constructive and compassionate towards others. If the Sanskaar of a person is bad, then that person proves to be the opposite – cruel instead of kind, negative instead of positive, destructive instead of constructive. Thus Sanskaar determines the way we deal with the world instinctively. On the other hand the balance in the karmic account determines the quality of life that a person experiences. If the balance is good and consists of good deeds, then a person experiences an abundant life but if the balance is negative and sinful, then suffering occurs. The exact nature of life depends on the actual balance in each person’s karmic account.
This is why one should be careful not to accumulate a negative karmic balance. And we should remember that since the entire universe is constructed on the basis of the law of karma, even God will not come to change your karmic account. Your karmic account can be altered by no one except yourself – your own efforts and your own karmas or, sometimes, by the grace of the guru. All that God does is to give, through the aegis of the guru, the gift of true knowledge to help you understand this and be ultimately free of the cycle of karma.
So don’t blame God for something that is of your making or unmaking. God loves us unconditionally and he only wants us to come to him in the light of love and knowledge. For him, however, our journey is our choice and he gives us the gift of free will to choose our own path. Whatever be our path, whenever we ask for guidance or release, he does guide us, but only in a way that we permit as per our limited understanding and belief systems.
God says in the Bhagwat Geeta, chapter 18 verse 12, that the person who is not able to renounce the ownership of his actions in this life is fated to experience the good, bad and mixed fruits of those actions in his next life. Thus such a person ensures his rebirth by being attached to the actions he takes in his life.
So what I, Aadishree, say is this: try to give up ownership of the actions you take. If you cannot do so, at least give up negative actions since those will bear bitter fruit sooner or later and trap you in misery. So I advise all of you to at least reduce your negative karmic account to zero.
Let me explain this in detail. Suppose you say something to a person that troubles him so much that he has a heart attack. What kind of karma is that? Of course that is a sinful act. Now suppose after that, you open a charitable hospital and that hospital saves the life of a thousand patients. That would obviously be a great act of piety. The question is, since you saved a thousand lives and took one life by your harsh words, would your karmic account be 999 on the plus side?
No, friends! The answer is that you will experience the happiness of a thousand good deeds and also the sorrow of that one evil deed. That is how the law of karma works and that is why the lives of people are so complicated and different from each other. Each person has a unique combination of good, bad and mixed type of deeds to account for.
So, friends and fellow devotees, I advise all of you to settle your negative karmas quickly. Do those things that will reduce your negative karma to zero. Call that one person to whom you caused grief and ask for his forgiveness and make up with him… Only that will heal that negative karma. Being nice to someone else will not heal that negative karma. Once you do that, your life will be blissful and simple and you will be able to inculcate those spiritual values easily that allow Moksha or enlightenment.
What are the Godly attributes that must be part of your Sanskaar? Giving unconditional love to fellow travelers on the journey called life; being compassionate; being peaceful; abandoning anger; speaking softly and saying words that heal pain and sorrow; helping others when they are in difficulty; and being 100% truthful and fearless in thought, deed and words.
When these qualities become second nature to you and you don’t have to think about them, when they emerge on their own and when you have reduced your karmic account to zero, that is when your soul will achieve Moksha naturally and easily like a hydrogen filled balloon rising in the air. That’s when you will attain your natural place with the Lord in his personal abode…

Faith

Faith

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Faith

Faith is that energy

That can heal

Even a devastated world

And

Bring light to darkness.

The attribute that can bring true joy

Can neither be seen nor touched.

It can only be felt from the heart.

This understanding is the one that is the secret to happiness

And is the most difficult to gain. 

This is probably the reason why

Most people do not strive towards this truth

But instead try to find happiness in material things

Devotion

Devotion

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Devotion

Devotion

God says “O’ man, the best way for you to reach me is the path of devotion. Devotion is the basis of life. Devotion to God is the successful fruit of the work you put in as you try to find Godhead. Devotion is the basis and DNA of your prayers. It is only when the quality of devotion arises in you and pervades all aspects of your life, do you find the light of enlightenment and only then you are qualified to surrender to the Lord. Devotion is alone enough to remove sorrow and is the harbinger of joy in one’s life. Devotion brings you close to the lotus feet of the Lord and it creates in your heart all the right attributes of worship such as chanting, austerities and fasting. These are techniques that help one’s spiritual journey.”

 

 

 

“O’ creature! If the sky alights with thousands of suns, the light that  percolates the sky is nothing compared to the light that is to be found through Aadishree and which is to be found in the Sheer Sagar. When Aadishree appears, not only consciousness but even material nature will pay their obeisance to the Lord.”

Aadishree says –“The boon giving form of the Lord that you (devotees) are seeing, is being shown to you by just my wish. This vision of the Lord cannot be seen by reading Vedas, nor by Gyaana-yoga and nor by charitable practices. The only way to know me (Aadishree) is through Devotion and this cannot be done without faith and surrender to me. This is the only way to escape the sorrows, difficulties and pains of life. Those people who desire a joyous trouble-free life, they must come into the worship of Lord Kalki through Surat Shabd Yoga.”

 

Lord Ram’s promise for the age of Kaliyuga

Lord Ram’s promise for the age of Kaliyuga

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Lord Ram's promise for the age of Kaliyuga

Lord Rama had made a promise for Kaliyuga even though He was Lord Vishnu’s avatar in Treta Yuga.  On the auspicious occasion of Navaratras, I am explaining to all of you of this promise.

 

Before Mother Sita was kidnapped by Ravanna, she had been helped by a girl called Vedvati.

On the day Lord Rama went outside His hermitage in Panchvati to kill the demon Mareech, His brother Laxman followed Him on the request of mother Sita. This was when the king of demons, Ravan came to the hermitage with the intention of kidnapping Sita. While this scene was being played out, Agnidev-the Lord of fire, observed Ravana’s evil intentions and to prevent this from happening, Agnidev took Sitaji to Patala lok and left her there in the safekeeping of his wife Swaahaa. In the previous times, Vedvati had once been touched Ravan and in anguish, she had immolated herself. Agnidev then placeed Vedvati in Sitaji’s form so that the destruction of Ravan could be accomplished. Thus Ravan actually did not kidnap mother Sita, but took her look alike Vedavati with him to Lanka. After Ravan was killed, Agnidev made Vedvati enter the fire and Agnidev brought mother Sita from his wife Swaahaa. Due to iIlusion, people saw – mother Sita emerged out from the fire and she was safetly handed over to Lord Rama. Agnidev requested Lord Rama that since Vedvati had done a great service to mother Sita, hence she should be granted a boon.  On hearing this Maa Sita also asked Lord Rama to grant Vedavati the boon that Lord Rama should marry Vedavati.  Lord Rama replied that He could not do that at that time but He would certainly do so in the age of Kaliyuga. This promise of Lord Rama was fulfilled by Him when Lord Vishnu, took avatar as Lord Kalki and married with Padmavati. Padmavati is none other than Vedavati born as the daughter of Vrihadrath in Sri Lanka. (This is referenced from Skand Puraana, Vaishanavkhand – Bhumivarahkhand, “Marriage of Padmavati…”  Page number 211-212.)