Re: [Meditation Society of America] Australia - - -
- To please the Lord you have to surrender your words by singing about Him, the mind in His devotion and the intelligence in His discussions. However these three constitute only 1% of the total sacrifice and this is called as theoretical sacrifice. The sacrifice of your work and fruit of work constitutes 99% of sacrifice, which is called as practical sacrifice. The practical sacrifice should be done to the most deserving Lord in human form if recognised properly. The reason is that all this wealth belongs to the Lord only since He is the creator of the entire universe. All this wealth is His immovable property and all the living beings are His movable property. You are a part and parcel of His movable property. You are supposed to take any amount from His infinite wealth for your basic needs, the boundary of which cannot be infinite. The rich man who has no boundaries in his ambition to take the wealth of the Lord in unlimited quantities must realise that his effort is useless and waste. The reason is that one has to leave all the excess of wealth here only and his family members will not share his sin. They never provoked him to earn infinitely for their sake. Therefore he is the only responsible person for all the sins. He should retain the required wealth for all the needs only (Yavanartha UdapaneGita). If he analyses the family bonds, they are proved as unreal dramatic bonds. Therefore a rich man should donate the excess of wealth to the Lord in human form for His mission. If the human incarnation is not recognised, the second address of Lord is a real devotee. The Lord dwells in the hearts of a real devotee. But people are donating to temples seeing the statues without analysing the background management. If the manager is neither the human incarnation nor a real devotee, the sacrifice of your money is a waste.The sacrifice of money applies even to the ordinary human beings. No doubt these people are earning the money for their basic needs only. Some earn a little more to utilise for the unforeseen problems in the future. Storing the wealth for such purpose is also justified. Such storing is not wrong. Some people earn just up to the mark. Some people earn even below the mark. All these people need not do any sacrifice of their money to the Lord, because the very basic point is that the Lord neither needs your money nor your work for His mission. Just His will is sufficient to carry on His mission (Name Karmaphale SpruhaGita). But all these ordinary human beings also are wasting some money in the name of entertainments. All the entertainments will end only in loss and misery. Therefore you are wasting, your time, energy and money in the entertainments, which are ending in loss only. For example if you see a picture, you have lost the time and money and at the end you experience the loss of the energy also as weakness. Similarly reading the novels and doing unnecessary gossips. Either you utilise your time, energy and money for basic needs or store it for future needs. Instead of wasting for the entertainments, which end in loss (Duhkha Yonaya EvateGita), you convert this wastage into divine wealth for getting the grace of Lord which protects you here as well as there. This is a beneficial programme for you only and not for the Lord.The money that is earned for your basic needs also comes under the account of the sacrifice of money to the Lord. Unless the basic needs are served one cannot even sacrifice the work for the mission of the Lord (Sareeram Kevalam, Sareera YatraGita). But the people of this ordinary level should avoid all the entertainments and should feel entertained in the service of the Lord. The worldly entertainments give you final loss only if they are properly analysed and realised. This is the worst path (BhogaiswaryaGita). Instead of this loss, it is better to analyse yourself and fix yourself in the soul, which is pure awareness. This atleast will give you peace, which is far better than the loss in the entertainments. However if you recognise and engage in the service of the Lord you are getting permanent bliss in long run, which is a profit. If you cross this level also and serve the Lord even if it worries, you are entering His innermost circle. Therefore instead of purchasing the worry in the entertainments, it is far better to purchase worry in the service of the Lord. The result of the former case is hell and the result of the latter case is the permanent abode of the Lord. A person who purchases the bliss from the Lord in His mission is called as Yukta, who is blessed by the Lord. But the person who purchases worry from the Lord in His mission is called as Yuktatama, which means the best of the devotees present in the state of Yukta (SameyuktatamahGita).at the lotus of shri datta swami
Rushikant Mehta <rushi_kant@...> wrote:Hello Jessie !Vipassana meditation system (www.dhamma.org) is widely catching up with schools in India. It's non-sectarian, universally acceptable & has no religious conotations. Children love it. rushikant.
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