Saturday, 12 April 2014

Importance of Tattva Gyan by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj

If you can remember tattva gyan (philosophy) at all times,  you are unlikely to comment sin.  Even if your mind does wander towards the world or bad thoughts, you will immediately remember that Shyamsundar is sitting inside of you, noting your every thought.  You even tend to hide things from your Guru and therefore commit sins by maintaining your privacy.  However, this privacy is ruining you because it is a big stumbling block on the path of devotion.  You fail to believe that God is omnipresent.  If you believe it, you will realize God.

Thus, tattva gyan is extremely important.  There are several topics related to tattva gyan i.e. What is raag-dvesh or panchmahabhut or abhinivesh and so on?  However,you need only remember three points : sambandh, abhideya and prayojan.  What is our relationship with Shree Krishna? What should we do to establish and complete that relationship, and what is the aim behind what we are doing?  As your tattva gyan deepens, you will keep moving closer to God.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

"Desires" - Which ones are condemnable and which ones are worth adopting?

All material desires right up to the abode of Brahma and even the desire for moksh (liberation) are condemnable and all desires relating to Shree Krishna, for the sake of our happiness, are neither condemnable nor adorable.

All desires relating to Shree Krishna purely for his happiness are praiseworthy and should be embraced.  The nature of devotion is that all desires for our own happiness are to be completely discarded.

It is in our nature to make ever new desires by constantly thinking and imagining that there is happiness in the material world.  This nature of ours will continue to torment us until we reach the last stage of God-realization.  At that level, it will become your very nature to love Shree Krishna wholeheartedly.  In fact you will not be able to survive without loving him.  Even a moment of forgetfulness will torment and suffocate you.  Therefore, the aim of all our desires should be to love and serve Shree Krishna solely for his happiness.