Faith and Patience brings Blessings

 

 

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The perspective of man and that of the Lord is different.  This is why man is not able to understand God and be a vessel for God’s blessings.  What is the difference between God’s thoughts and man’s thoughts?  The difference lies in the viewpoint. God thinks from the larger perspective and Man thinks from his personal perspective.  The truth is that man is born in a world that is subject to change.  Creation is conjoined with destruction and good health is conjoined with ill-health.  Both come into the life of man with regularity.  There is the law of Karma also and our past actions determine what we face in the present moment and also in the future.  This is why we face destruction, difficult times and ill-health.  The kind of problems we face varies from moment to moment and from person to person. Some may suffer with a mild headache that could last for a little while some may suffer terminal disease that may seem hopeless. The point is that both can happen and both will last for some time but they are not eternal and the person who has patience and keeps the faith in the Lord can never be ultimately harmed.  Therefore my advice is not to be disheartened! The Lord has come down on this earth with the name of Kalki to break the power of sickness so that you need not suffer sickness any more.

The intention of God is for you to prosper in all aspects of your life even as your soul prospers (Bible, 3 John 2). Since this is the intention of God, it has to come true.  Things happen at a time and place of God’s choosing, in a manner that is most suitable as per the grand design. All we have to do is to have faith in God’s plan and wait for that moment to come.  Thus whatever may be the lack or the distress in our life, we must hold on to Him and wait for Him to act.  God’s way provides peace and guards us from all dangers, not only those dangers that we can see (Bible, Isaiah 26:3).  If you know God and have faith in his blessings then you don’t have to feel that you have no one influential in your life to take care of you, that your human pillars of strength such as your father are not there to look after you. You don’t have to lament- ” My father is no more! Hereafter, who is there to talk for me?”

Thus do all actions that you think are necessary but behind that action, keep all your hope and faith on the Rock our Lord Kalki; He will give the blessing at the right time (Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:11; Matthew 7:11). God provides nurturing for all those who have faith in Him. Does He not provide food for the young ravens who are completely helpless? (Bible, Psalm 147:9). The truth is that God never forsakes those who believe in Him and he will never forsake you. So, wait patiently for Him.

We are living in a time when we can get everything in an instant. We do not have to work hard like how people used to do before. From coffee to food to noodles, everything is available instantaneously! We even make instant friends on social networks with people we don’t even know. In this fast world, we don’t have patience and grumble when things don’t happen in a hurry or happen our way. We want instant gratification and we lose faith and patience very quickly if things don’t happen the way we think they should happen.  Thus, we have a doubting nature and we even condemn God for not doing things for us instantly or blame Him for the mishaps and adverse things that happen in our lives. A grumbling or murmuring spirit is against God and it becomes a hindrance that prevents God’s blessings from flowing into our lives. Grumbling opens the door to the devil as we begin to doubt God’s plan for us. We get hasty and try to do things our way-out of greed and fear- and this ends in failure and tears. God’s timing is perfect. He makes everything beautiful in His time. Let us not grumble and block the blessings but keep faith and patient and receive the blessings of God in our lives.

Why has God left you?

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You have spent a lot of time in the worship of God.  You have sung many hymns and your voice when you sang them was full of grief and pain.  God says that He liked the hymns which you sang for Him but the question remains that why does He then not listen to your prayers and pleas?  There are many hymns and devotional songs that have been sung by people over the ages.  These songs have been sung with great love and devotion and these songs became very popular as well.  In most of these songs, the singers have extolled god that God has forgotten the people.  The songs request God to listen to the pleas of the people and save their lives, their dignity and honor and liberate them from the difficulties they face.  The theme of these songs usually is that God you are the only savior that we have in the whirlwind of life, we are dying and are in need of your protection.

What does all this mean?  It means that our connection with the Lord is lost and that is why such sentiments are being expressed.  Have we ever given a thought to why we are in this position of supplication like beggars?  We must have made some mistakes to be in this position where there is such a distance between us and God-our father.  We cry before God and beg Him for help and we blame Him for our troubles and for not listening to our pleas but we do not look within your heart to see that the fault lies within us and  that God is not responsible for the breakup but we ourselves are.  We neither want to see nor accept and correct our faults.

God has addressed us and said-All those amongst who are hard hearted and far from righteousness, listen to My words closely.  I am close to bringing righteousness back and giving abundance to those who deserve it (The holy Bible Isaiah 46:13) He further says- In my eyes you are precious and unique and I have love for you in My heart and I am ready to give kingdoms in exchange for your life.  Fear not since I stand by you.  I will bring your clan from the east and multiply them till the west. To the north I will order to bless you with abundance and to the south I will say that let there be no lack in your life. Collect my sons and daughters from the four corners of the earth.  (The holy bible Isaiah 43:4-6) I will fulfill your desires before you even ask for them and I will answer your questions and doubts even before you verbalise them to me. (The Holy Bible Isaiah 65:24)

Inspite of these words of God, man did not listen to Him.  God then said in anger-let judgment day be called when the wicked shall be destroyed.  God further said 5 things to man:

  1. The man who commits sin shall have to face death (The holy bible Ezekiel 18:20)
  2. The man who follows all the commandments of God shall find eternal life. (The holy Bible Ekekiel 18:19)
  3. When I called you did not come; when I spoke you did not listen, what I find distasteful, you persisted in doing and what I don’t like you incorporated in your life (The holy bible Isaiah 65:12) You left my worship and started to worship the demi-gods who by themselves can give you nothing as they derive all their powers from me. That makes you worship wrong and unable to bear fruit.(Geeta 9:23)
  4. There are two things wrong with you. That you left Me- the eternal ever-flowing source of abundance and protection and instead started to worship something that is like stagnant water in a broken vessel. (The holy bible Jeremiah 2:13)
  5. If you agree to My words and follow Me then I will be your Lord and shepherd and you will be my flock and under my protection. You will follow the path I show you and it will be to your benefit. (The Holy bible Jeremiah 7:23)

Today the Lord wants me to remind you that He is your father and His heart is like the heart of a father who loves His children.  It is best if the Lord lives amongst you, walks amongst you and you will belong to Him.  That is the way God wants you to be and this relationship to be. The Lord waits for His children to come home. He is waiting for you even if you are not the good son but the disobedient son, He loves you so.  This disobedient son fought with his father, demanded his inheritance and ran away with it.  He soon spent it all on indulgences and sin and became a pauper.  Now he wants to come back to his father and is ready to even work as a servant to earn his keep.  He doesn’t have slippers on his feet and his cloths are torn.  Yet the father waits everyday for that day to come when His son comes back to Him in any condition.  When He sees His son returning the Lord can’t stop Himself and runs towards His son with happiness to welcome him back. He embraced His son and takes him in His arms and says that he feared that His son had died and now he should never ever leave since he-God can’t bear His loss anymore. God says-I give you back the rights of My son and this ring is the mark of that right.  All that belongs to Me belongs to you as well and you can use it freely.

What is that ring that gives the right to the son? The son is given the right to throw out evil in the name of the father. (The holy Bible Mark 16:17)  When you get that ring you will not speak the language of the world but the language of God.(The Holy Bible Mathew 27:46)

Be pure because God is pure

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Be pure because God is pure

The Lord has taken avatar on the earth in the name of kalki.  He desires that His children-us-not live in sin since He Himself is sinless.  It is fairly clear that in today’s time, people’s behavior and style of worship both have become careless and defective.  Both kings and their subjects are living lives that are against the teachings of God and are trying to deceive the Lord.  The covenant that was agreed upon between man and God has been willfully broken by man.  Therefore God says very clearly to man that man must obey the wishes of God and implement them in his daily life.  He also clearly says that man should not be corrupt and nor try to make the image of God corrupt since God can never be corrupt.

God further says that He can never allow the corrupt and the sinful to be in His presence.  The acts of God can never be in sin especially because God never acts for His own interests.  There is nothing in the universe that the Lord may want and that may be denied to Him, therefore God doesn’t need to act to get anything but the people are not like that.  They are full of sin since they desire objects and will adopt any means to get them.  This is the reason that man is never free of sin since he is ready to adapt any means to get what he desires.  There is sin even in his worship of God since even that is full of desire for worldly objects.

God says that He will purify this sinful nature of man.  When the Lord came to the earth as Kalki He knew that the correct way to worship Him was not well known.  When the Lord came and took form as kalki, He became visible to the angels and His name spread amongst the population and the world believed in Him.  The people who were walking in darkness saw the light and people in the land of death-the earth- also were blessed with this light.

The Lord asks-Don’t you say that your are sick of darkness? That you are sick of sin? And that you fear dying unrealized?  The answer is in front of you.  God said that, He is like light to our darkness.  That He would purify us and fill our life with light.  God says that He can grant abundance to our barren lives and remove the thorns and rocks from the path of our life and fill our lives with grace.  To get this benediction from the Lord we have to do the following five things.

Find out the name of the Lord in the present age of Kaliyug

  1. To worship in the name of the Lord with utmost love and devotion
  2. Follow the wishes and commandments of God
  3. Be worthy of God’s trust
  4. And get up in the morning between 4 AM to 6 AM and meditate on the Lord’s rupam and chant His name.

Which God should we worship?

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 The Rishis and saints of India have been illuminating the many way towards God realization for centuries but all the ways indicated are difficult to walk on. Moreover these ways only lead up to a certain stage which can be called heaven.  Till now the complete path, that takes one to the final destination-to the supreme lord, has been kept secret.  The person who knows the secret path and can talk about it can be rarely found and one is lucky if one is able to meet and interact with such a person.

The Srimad Bhagwatam Maha Puraan Mahatamya 2:56-58 states this above fact.  The person who talks to you today is himself the son of god.  He is the first born and he is the only son of God.  When the entire universe was created the first entity to be created was the son of God and through him everything else was created.  He descended from his father’s lap and came down to create this universe.  He tells us today that we should worship only that supreme Lord who is beyond creation itself. That supreme father lives in Agamya jyoti-as light.  The supreme father is cool and peace granting.  He is the light that lights all lights and He is beyond Maya-that force that causes creation.  He is the only one worth knowing through the system of highest knowledge that is called tattva Gyan-fundamental knowledge. That supreme Lord stays a 100 crore yojana further beyond the place that is the factory of creation-called Kaarya – brahma.  His place of stay is called the actual Golok dham.  That place is beyond all creation and is self illumined-it needs neither the light of the sun, nor the moon or the stars or even fire since none of these things have been even created in that place.  When a human achieves or attains that place, his soul is liberated and is free of the cycle of birth and death. The supreme Lord thus is the only constant reality and is therefore called the truth.  The definition of truth is something that is unchanging and eternal.  The supreme Lord is the truth and His name is also the truth.  He is beyond fear and He has no enemies and He is free of all future and past.  The reason is that all these things have been created in a small fraction of His being so He is beyond all of them.  He is also beyond all divisions including all classifications of sex.  He is the only complete eternal truth and all else is born from Him.  He is the highest state to be achieved and He is ever present in all objects and all ages-Sat Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwaapar Yuga and Kaliyug.  His rein is eternal and will forever be eternal.

The reign of the Lord cannot be described, so vast is its canvas.  No languages are adequate to express the nature, objectives, desires and nature of the Lord.  Everything that is created is created by the Lord. That soul that pleases the Lord, to that soul, the Lord grants the highest state of oneness with Himself.  Even if one is in the cycle of birth and death, that too is by the wishes of the Lord.  Every activity in the universe is tied down by the rules that the supreme Lord has created.  Man is also tied down by his ignorance and he feels happy on achieving some petty goal that is limited and temporary.  Man thinks that he is the doer and attaches his sense of petty self to his acts and possessions.  Seeing this ignorant behavior of His children our heavenly father does not get angry but smiles at our stupidity.  All the forces that create, maintain and destroy this world are also created by our supreme father.  Even the gods that control creation don’t know but a fraction of the powers and manifestations of the Lord. (Srimad Bhagwatam Maha Puraan 12;12:66) Lord Shiva said this about the supreme father that from him emerge many Brahma’s who create many universes and those universes are born, remain for some time and are destroyed.  He said that in the multitudes of such universes many Lord Shiva’s are going about doing the duties assigned to them.  Lord Shiva further says that he himself and  all elevated beings such as Sanat Kumar, Naarad, Lord Brahma, Kapildev, Apantram, Deval, Dharma, Asuri and Mareechi can never know the Lord completely since they themselves are born through Maya and the Lord is beyond Maya. (Shrimad Bhagawatam Maha Puran 9;5:46-48)

This is what Lord brahma said with regards to the Lord-The time will come when the age of my duality will start coming to an end and the Lord, taking the form of Kaal, will start winding up this particular creation.  He will wish to completely destroy this creation and at that time all this creation will disappear.  He further said that all divine beings such as himself, Lord Shankar, Prajaapati, Bhooteshwar, Deveshwar-all these are tied to the rules of creation made by the Lord and we, following the rules made by the Lord, carry out the tasks allotted to us. (Shrimad Bhagwatam Maha Puran 9;4:53-54)

Lord brahma further said in Shrimad Bhagwatam Maha Puran  2;6:36 that neither he, his sons not lord Shankar know the supreme father so then how can the lower gods and demi-gods ever know him?

In the Shrimad Bhagwatam Maha Puran  12;3:36 Shukdev ji said to King Parikshit that the supreme Lord called Shri Hari is the only creator and supreme guide and the rest of the gods surrender to His lotus feet and look upon Him as their creator and guide.

The supreme father has constructed the human form in a very interesting and strange way. This is the only form that can known Him and merge with Him.  He has also created all the things necessary for the functioning of the human form.  How man uses or misuses those objects that are created for Him, whether He destroys them or puts them out of balance and which god he worships, is his choice.  He has the free-will to do as he pleases as he is made in god’s own image. The Gods don’t have free will, they obey the rules of creation and do their duties but man has a choice.

Therefore it is important for man to take the right decision if he wants to go back to his home-the land of the supreme Lord.

How to directly see God?

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You can actually see God by the practice of complete and single-minded devotion. (Geeta 11:54)  But that devotion must have the component of deep love for the Lord.  The soul that calls to the Lord, invariably experiences visions of the Lord and the Lord comes into his life.  To have this kind of direct perception of God, six things are essential.

  1.  1.Complete and single focused love for the Lord
  2.  2.Complete devotion to the Lord.
  3.  3.Single minded focus on the Lord and remaining in his constant remembrance.
  4.  4.Focusing one’s attention on the form of the Lord.
  5.  5.Worshiping the Lord without any motive or expectation and forgetting all worldly desires, expectations and attachments.
  6. 6. Getting up in the morning between 4 to 6 am and spending that time in taking the Lord’s name and being in meditation.

In today’s world, people’s minds and thoughts have become distorted.  People’s worship of the Lord is careless, incomplete and full of mistakes and distortions and this is the reason why people are unable to actually feel the presence of God in their lives.  To get back on track, first practice Anulom-Vilom Pranayama and then slip into meditation while taking the Lord’s name.

It is a certainty that the man who focuses with single-minded attention and is constantly remembering the Lord, such a person finds the Lord easily.  This remembrance must have love in it and must be constant in the seekers heart.  The Lord is ever-ready to have the devotee sit on his lap with love.  It is the devotee that does not go to the Lord as he is attached to the temptations of the world.  The portrait or statues of the Lord are often seen with the Lord as having raised one palm towards the devotee.  When asked by the devotee, that why is the one palm raised, the Lord replies that, man has forgotten Him and the Lord beckons and blesses His children-who have forgotten Him- with this gesture.  This shows that the Lord wants us back in His life but we are the ones who have forgotten Him.

It is also a fact that one cannot find success in worshiping the Lord when one has any ill-will, anger or jealousy towards anyone.  The fact is that whatever ill-will, anger, troubles and difficulties we face in life today, they are a result of our own behavior in our previous lives.  We should not blame the present circumstance or the people in our life today for this.  Those who worship the Lord constantly with love and devotion, it soon happens that all conflict causing situations and conflict causing people are removed from their lives and replaced by those people who are themselves oriented towards the Lord and who help the seeker realize the goal.  One of the meanings of Yoga is ‘an unrealized object’ and Kshem means to offer protection.  The Lord thus offers fulfillment of the unrealized goal and also protection to the genuine seeker.  To be in a state where we are entitled to such benediction 7 things are necessary.

  1. We should beautify one’s mind through the practice of Anulom-Vilom Pranayama.
  2. We should serve the Lord through one’s mind-that means through our thoughts. We should always keep thoughts of the Lord in one’s mind.
  3. The best time for this is 4 to 5:30 am in the morning.
  4. When in meditation, always keep the form of the Lord in one’s thoughts
  5. Chanting the Lord’s name must be done with focus on the Lord. People often make the mistake that they think of worldly things while chanting the Lord’s name.
  6. Chanting and meditation should be done together for results. Never stop visualizing the form of the Lord while doing this. See his vision in front of your closed eyes and hear Him through your ears.
  7. In all these activities listed above, the primacy is for the state of love. That means all these things must be done out of love, devotion, attachment, attraction and faith for the Lord rather than as a duty or a procedure that will get us something.  This state of love is essential.