Although not many of us question our existence and the purpose of our life, we ultimately reach a point where consciously or unconsciously we have to decide what we plan to do with it. As humans, we have been given only a limited time on this planet and almost all of us have the desire to do something meaningful out of it. For each individual, this ‘meaning’ might vary but everyone will have something that is their calling. Be it achieving monetary success, fame, family, spirituality etc. The importance of a purpose is therefore very high because we are not machines who just follow a certain code but are sentient beings with the ability to think about our actions unlike the animals which follow the instincts of the senses.
What is Meditation? – Whenever we talk of meditation there must be object of meditation, then only our meditation will be steady. Our mind needs a beautiful and permanent object to meditate otherwise it will slip off. Object of meditation is like a hook to the mind. For example if you love somebody, your beloved becomes an object of your meditation. You don’t have to force your mind to think of the person you love rather your mind thinks of your beloved incessantly. Only thing is that you have to give your mind the true object of its meditation. In absence of such an object our meditation will be flickering.
How do humans acquire Knowledge – This blog describes four methods of acquiring knowledge – direct perception, logical inference, historical evidences and hearing from authorized sources, the Pitfalls on the Path of Knowledge Acquisition and their Remedy and Importance of Hearing from Authorized Sources
Art Of Dying – In the previous article, we discussed how Bhakti Yoga teaches us the Art of Living. Here we will see how Bhakti Yoga also teaches us the art of Dying. Those, who have perfected in the art of living, always remember Krishna and never forget Him. They are sure to achieve the highest destination at the time of death as well.
Essence of Bhagavad Gita in 4 verses – The set of four verses of Bhagavad Gita 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11, which is known as chaturshloki, is very important to understand Bhagavad Gita. These four verses together state the nature of the Absolute Truth and the process of attaining the Absolute Truth. Lord Krishna defines Absolute Truth in 10.8, and devotional service in 10.9. He speaks as a person and assures the individuality of His devotees. As a person, He reciprocates with those who want to get liberated
Transcending the Three Modes of Material Nature – In the previous blog, we discussed the characteristics of the 3 modes in great detail. Here we will see how those who engage themselves in Bhakti yoga, i.e. perform devotional service to Krishna, they transcend the three modes very easily through some beautiful examples from Shastra
What is Bhakti Yoga – In the previous blogs, we discussed that through Jnana yoga one can realize the Brahman aspect of Krishna, by Dhyana yoga one can realize the Supersoul aspect of Krishna. In this blog we will discuss about Bhakti Yoga and how by only Bhakti yoga only one can realize Krishna as He is, i.e. Krishna as the supreme transcendental person (Bhagavan).