Spiritual ideas

 

My ideas and thoughts on spirituality as a Hindu. What I believe and why I believe. Knowledge came mainly from Swami Vivekananda's lectures and sayings. I am not a preacher and definitely not preaching Hinduism.

 

I believe in God who is ever helping and protecting me. I have not seen Him but I feel His presence. He does not directly communicate with me yet. He leaves clues and does good to me through others.

 

These posts are for reading pleasure only. If you want to be spiritual, seek the help of an expert(Guru) in this field.

 

Details are available in Srimadvagabadgita, Vedas, Upanishads etc. A Satguru will guide you.

 

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Physical Body, Subtle Body and Soul

Posted on 6th March, 2018

WHO AM I?

We say, this is my arm, this is my leg, in my mind, my feelings etc. Means these are not I. I am the SOUL (Atman) which is part of the SUPERSOUL (Paramatman).

Probably I was detached from Paramatman because of my bad KARMA, so that I have become imprisoned in my body. Sense objects of this material world, my sense organs, my mind prevent me from knowing my true self that I am the Atman and not the Body.

My life is a chance to improve myself and be reunited to the supersoul through my KARMA.

Use Intellect to find your true self and to control your Mind to direct all your love to Paramatma. He is all around you and within you.

 

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Bhagavad Gita explained by Alan Watts

Posted on 20th February, 2018

Lecture on Bhagavad Gita by Alan Watts. He also explains how Mahatma Gandhi, a preacher of non-violence, followed the principles of Gita!

Bhagavad Gita

London Kalibari Centre
Established : 01.02. 2012

 

London Kalibari Centre

 

Address:
18 Byron Road,
Wealdstone,
Harrow. HA3 7ST

 

Opening times:
Every Monday 6:30pm to 7:30pm for Yoga class
Every Thursday 6:30pm to 7:30pm for Yoga class


Regular Monday Luncheon Club at 12.30Pm with talks on Indian Heritage, Bhagvad Gita from ISKCON Temple and Vivekananda & Rama Krishna.

 

This place has a Hall (to accommodate 50 People), two small rooms, two toilets and a kitchen.


How to get there:
It is very close to Harrow and Wealdstone Bakerloo Line Tube station and also Overland train from Euston and Watford

Bus Route: H9, H10, 182, 140, 186 etc from Wealdstone High Road.


Harrow Leisure Centre Car Park nearby is Free for first three hours.

 

Aims:
To meet the cultural,spiritual and social needs of the Hindu Community living in London and the Home Counties. In existence since 1982, We organise social events throughout the year. Events include the Kabi Divas (to commemorate the Birthday of the poet Rabindranath Tagore), Netaji's Birthday and Kalipuja/Diwali celebrations in late autumn. These events are supported by friends and well wishers from the wider local community.

 

You may be able to attain your Spiritual Health here by learning from Bhagvad Gita and practising yoga.

Bhagwan Sri Krishna Reveals himself to Arjuna

Posted on 19th August, 2016

Bhagwan Sri Krishna said to Arjuna

'I am not only Vishnu but also Shiva and all the other Gods; I am the mountain, I am the lake. I am the animal, and I am the bird and the serpent; I am the wind, I am the river, I am the sage, the detached philosopher, as also the God of Love; I am the creator of sound and its articulator, the beginning of time, time itself, and its destroyer. In me are all the human attributes, the rhythm of every melody, the fragrance of every flower, the knowledge of every mystery. In short, I am the beginning, the middle, and the end of all creation, and nothing, animate or inanimate, can exist without me. And, even this elaboration, is not necessary, suffice it to know thet the entire universe is pervaded and supported by but a fragment of my Being.'

At Arjuna's request, Krishna showed him His Vishwarupa.

The earth is a minor planet in our solar system. The sun is a minor star amidst the millions of other stars with their own solar systems that form our galaxy. And there are millions of galaxies. The mind-boggling vastness of the universe, the timelessness of time, and the inevitability of cremation, still act, for many, as a corrosive to faith. The notion that an individual life has an anchorage of purpose and meaning seems to stray adrift the moment we juxtapose it to the seamless canvas of its background.

For those continuing to be assailed by such doubt, Krishna, in the Bhagvad Gita, offered redemption through an assertion of his own all-encompassing divinity.

We cannot expect to be fortunate enough to see Krishna's Vishwarupa. To me, mere presence of such a vast universe which is discovered by present day science, is enough to have faith in Sri Krishna. Even the knowledge that a minute particle of Him is present in me as well, makes me strong an unafraid of this daunting universe. He has kept all these under the veil of Maya. Compared to the billions of years of existence of this universe, our own material lifespan is like a bubble which bursts almost as soon as it is formed! But we live on as spirit soul for ever!!!

(Adapted from KRISHNA The Playful Divine by Pavan K. Varma)

Easy to understand Bhagvad Gita in hindi

Posted on 5th August, 2016

Vagvad Gita quotes can help you to improve your life in this turbulent difficult world. You can attain full potential in you by following them.

 

Subrata Mallik: ideas on God almighty

Posted on 17th June, 2016

God is almighty, he can do anything. He has created the world. He has also created the earth on which we live. He has made it self-sufficient. He is the source of eternal unlimited energy. He is manifest in all the living beings and is dormant in other non-living things. Human beings are the most advanced so far in his creations. He has given consciousness, intelligence, ability to make decisions etc. He has made some rules which govern everything in this world. Scientis have found some of them like gravity, action, reaction, velocity of light, theory of relativity etc. These are not anybody's laws, they are God's laws. Some laws are too complicated for us to understand. Like we sometimes see that a bad person is enjoying material life but a good man is suffering. We decide that he is merciless.
He does not interfere unless necessary. Every action we take has a reaction and future is shaped by our actions (karma).
Even our present life is the result of the karma of past life. Our future life will be decided by the karma of this life. Defective genes are the result of our past life. By being righteous we can improve ourselves. We all, good bad beautiful or ugly, were created by god. It is us who decide to be good or bad which decides whether we suffer or enjoy this life. Eg if we do not follow a healthy lifestyle, we are likely to suffer with various diseases and conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease etc.
God has created us in his own image, like we create robots and try make it intelligent.
I consist of myself (the soul which is part of god), living inside my body. The soul does not die but the body dies. We human beings have small amount of god in us. We are quite powerful in that we can fly in jets, go to the moon in a rocket, place a satellite in orbit, make atom bomb etc. So you can imagine how powerful God is. His power keeps the universe in all its approprate place.
God is immortal, so are we, only our body dies. God's body does not die because he eats amrita (nectar). It keeps metabolism in perfect balance between anabolism and catabolism.
We can create robot, give intelligence and a time may come when robots will make robots. We cannot give life yet. Some superior beings can do things which appears to us like miracle as we cannot do it. They can do these because of their good quality soul which are more powerful than ours.
God is the ultimate programmer. He has programmed us in such a way that we are alive as long as we can breathe. Breathing is a karma. Karma will always have a phal (result). Even thinking is a karma. We cannot exist without karma. Least we have to do is breathe, eat, drink, open bowels, pass water etc. Basic principle is the same for all organisms. In the body the organs, cells etc are doing their karma which may be metabolism, making hormones etc.
We are programmed to self-destruct. Even if we do not suffer from any disease, we still have to die.
However, God's creations are not eternal. Everything will perish with time. He has created the earth, a spaceship in which we live, will come to an end. The end will be sooner because of our actions (karma) like greed, ego, lust for power. God is not sitting idle. He is working all the time. He may have already created beings much more superior to us. We shall have to find them or they will find us. I don't think we are alone in the universe.
While he is busy, if we damage the earth beyond repair, he will let the earth get destroyed. There is already enough nuclear bombs on earth enough to destroy the earth many times over. If it is still repairable, he may descend on earth (avatar) as a mender, mentor, try to perform surgery to remove the cancerous or gangrenous part of our world. Then the earth can continue for some more time. But end is inevitable.
The universe is expanding (big bang) at present, then it will implode. Then with another, perhaps a bigger bang, more universe galaxy will be created by God.
We think we know a lot, but come to think of it, it is comprenesible that God is incomprehensible!!!

Past life, this life and future life

Posted on 27th April, 2016

I was here, I am here and I will be here till I attain liberation (moksha).

I am the Atma, indestructible. I live iniside my body which is born, grows, decays and dies. Death occurs when the body becomes unsuitable to live in for me (atma).

My present body is what I was allocated according to the law of Karma (action) in my past life. I (atma) am a minute part of Paramatma (Supreme). I am intelligent. I can take decisions and I can take action. The karma in this life will decide what kind of body I am going to get in my next life. I can choose whether to be good or bad.

My present body has some defective genes which manifest as diseases after interaction with the environment. I can affect the the environment (eg by following a Healthy lifestyle) in my favour if I want to.

No one escapes the sufferings that come with the material body.

The only way to escape from worldly suffering is by achieving liberation (moksha) from the cycle of birth and death.

We can minimise the suffering in this life if we can get rid of cravings, control our senses and control the mind.

It is impossible to validate the Vedas by us, the mundane mortals:

One thing that all this materialistic research has done is open up the doors for the world to look deeper into the validity of the Vedas. For, it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, “A mundaner 1) is sure to commit mistakes, 2) is invariably illusioned, 3) has the tendency to cheat others and 4) is limited by imperfect senses. With these four imperfections, one cannot deliver perfect information of all-pervading knowledge.” So no matter how many experiments we conduct, we can never come to the absolute truth using imperfect instruments of perception, even if we have a super brain like Einstein or Schrödinger. For our very minds, thoughts and power of intelligence only work on the platform of time and space and are rendered defective from being subject to the four defects that the Bhagavad-gita mentions. So we must come to accept a higher authority, not a mundane person of the material world that is limited by his own imperfect senses and instruments in a laboratory. We must approach Krishna, the supreme person! We must give Him the credit for he is the supreme father of all Quantum processes that all these other men mentioned in this article are trying to understand. He established all the laws of nature and is controlling it; it is by His will that we will or will not ever understand. For the Vedas are coming from Krishna and are ultimately meant to help us understand and love Krishna, the supreme being. The dry mental speculators and scientists try by their own limited power of intellect and observation to understand Krishna/God, unaware that Krishna is only known by those fortunate souls that serve Him in the mood of love and surrender. Let us not forget, “God” means the all powerful; we cannot force the all powerful supreme personality to reveal Himself to us by our own limited strength and arrangements. Krishna is way above that. The scientific process to understand Krishna and the nature of the universe is to learn from a fully self-realized soul, like Srila Prabhupada. By reading his books, chanting the hare Krishna Maha mantra and practicing celibacy (controlling the senses), we may purify our minds and hearts so we are qualified to understand Srila Prabhupada’s transcendental books and the Vedic literature and thus surrender to the supreme being, Krishna.

 

Since scientists like Schrödinger did not possess a direct knowledge of Sanskrit to discern first-hand what the Vedic texts actually were saying, they were forced to read various translations of these great books of wisdom, such as the Upanishads. There are persons like Robert Oppenheimer (1904 – 1967) who were not lacking in such an advantage. Oppenheimer learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad-gita in the original, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life, stating that “The Vedas are the greatest privilege of this century.”

 

Several prominent modern scientists have remarked that Hinduism is the only religion (or civilization) in all of recorded history, that has timescales and theories in astronomy (cosmology), that appear to correspond to those of modern scientific cosmology, e.g. Carl Sagan, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Robert Oppenheimer, Eugene Wigner, George Sudarshan, Fritjof Capra etc.

 

Six ripus of mind : kama (lust), krodha (anger), lobh (greed), moha (attachment), mada or ahankar (pride) and matsarya (jealousy); the negative characteristics of which prevent man from attaining moksha or salvation.

Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.

 

Bhagabadgita's gospel of devotion to duty, without attachment or desire of reward, has shown the way of life for all men, rich or poor, learned or ignorant, who have sought for light in the dark problems of life.

 

Hell has three gates: Lust, Anger and Greed.

 

The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.

 

Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself.

 

As a human being puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.

 

The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.

 

Whatever has happened, has happened for good.

Whatever is happening is also for good.

Whatever will happen, shall also be good.

What have you lost, that you cry for?

What did you bring, that you have lost?

What did you create, that was destroyed?

What you have taken, has been from here.

What you gave, has been given here.

What belongs to you today, belonged to someone yesterday,

Shall belong to third peson day after.

So why worry unnecessarily? Change is the law of universe.

 

When I read the Bhagabadgita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous. - Albert Einstein.

 

In Bhagavad gita:

Krishna tells Arjuna to arise with a brave heart and push forward to destroy the enemy. When Arjuna questions how he can support such sin, Krishna says there is no such thing as the killer and the killed, that the body is merely flesh -- and that at the time of death he attains another body. These limits of the superficial body should not stop someone from doing what he must do, namely defeating evil and restoring the power of good

 

At first, Arjuna refused to serve Krishna. Then Krishna told him, "This Kurukshetra War has been arranged by Me. You simply be My instrument [nimitta-matram bhava savyasacin]." Krishna's purpose was paritrnaya sadhunam vinashaya ca dushkritam—to protect the devotees and annihilate the demons.

Krishna could have done everything Himself; He was fully competent. But He wanted to give Arjuna, His devotee, the credit to glorify Arjuna. That was His plan.

 

Ultimately Krishna convinced Arjuna to fight and he fought the war with a clear conscience.

Why I believe in God - my own explanation

Posted on 13th March, 2016

Reasons I beleive in God:

 

I believe in God who helps me and protects me. I feel His presence. I have not seen Him yet but He communicates with me by leaving clues which I can understand. He helps and protects me through others as if he tells them to help and protect me.

Many say they have seen God. I cannot see Him does not mean He is not there. We cannot see the air around us but we can feel it.

The Gravitational force makes the apple fall on the ground. The same force makes the moon go round the earth. But from where did the Gravitational force come? Science cannot explain the source. It is God's will.

After Big Bang, the stars and planets are being held in place by the Gravitational force.

The Sun shines because of God's will.

The stars, planets go round and round, who provides the energy? God does.

Science can explain some of the things happening in the material world. It cannot yet explain the Divine world because the instruments like MRI scan are so crude. They examine the material body only.

Without religion the science is lame. Without science the religion is blind.

Science does not invent anything. It only finds what is already there. The Gravitational force has been there before Newton.

Gene mapping explains that there has been evolution from animals to human being. But it cannot just be a random process which has produced such a complicated structured being with such intelligence. The evolution has progressed in this direction at the will of God.

How did inert substance become alive? By God's will.

Plants produce organic matter (CHO) from inorganic substances (C H O) by photosynthesis. The food chain starts with plants.

A small part of Paramatma is present as Atma in my body.

As Atma is part of Paramatma, no wonder we can understand the theory of relativity, we can travel to the moon etc by understanding the laws laid out by God. No wonder Paramatma is so powerful as He is so many times bigger than us!

To find God we have to look inside ourselves where He resides in a mini form, by yoga (connecting with God) meditation (dhyan). He is helping us to find Him. We need to look hard, get the Third Eye.

After writing a few posts in my 'Spiritual ideas' blog I was not sure whether to continue to write about Him or not. Today I received the clue that I should do so. Found the artcle again 'Ak Bishwa, dui janala', an essay on Religion and Science.