If you are loved by the Lord, you will be a liberated soul

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If you are loved by the Lord, you will be a liberated soul

If you are loved by the Lord, you will be a liberated soul belonging to His inner circle and you will attain eternal bliss by being close to the Lord. Ananda (Bliss) means continuous happiness without any break by misery. Brahmaananda means the continuous happiness of God, which is several times intensive than the continuous happiness of a realized soul here (Manushaananda). Bliss of God is not only continuous but also has the highest intensity.

Suppose a person got one lakh rupees ( 1 billion) and another person got one crore rupees ( 1 trillion dollars) by lottery. Both celebrate their happiness on that day continuously. Since their happiness is continuous, it is bliss (Ananda). But there is difference in the intensities of bliss of these two persons. By self-realization, you can get the bliss of the soul (Atmaananda) but that is not the bliss of God (Brahmaananda), which is millions and millions times more intensive. Mere continuity of happiness, which is common in both, cannot be misunderstood to unite both these as one.

Actually you are attaining the peace only by self-realization because by this you are detached from the body and the external world for some time by limiting your self to the soul. By this you are avoiding misery and absence of misery is not happiness. Moreover, when you avoid misery, you have to avoid the happiness also in the detachment. In such case you are assuming the peace as happiness relatively with reference to misery. Zero is plus with reference to minus. Such assumed plus cannot be the real plus. Therefore, the peace assumed as happiness in the self-realization is not even the real worldly happiness (Manushaananda) and you cannot think it as Brahmaananda even in dream.

Even a saint sitting in the meditation with self-realization enjoying the peace as assumed happiness will suddenly leave that state if you tell him that he got a noble prize for his spiritual knowledge and he starts enjoying the real happiness from that worldly affair! When Uddhava started preaching Gopikas about self-realization to attain constant peace and get rid of the misery caused by separation from Krishna, one Gopika asked him whether such peace is not the silence of a dead body! She told him that even in the misery due to separation from Krishna, bliss is enjoyed by her in the love of the Lord! She concluded that even misery in the love and service of the Lord is the highest bliss, which is far better than the peace of self-realization.

Therefore, your aim should not be to attain the bliss from the Lord but it should be your service and love (even if it ends in misery) that gives bliss to the Lord. Then, in turn you will receive the infinite divine bliss since you are not selfish at all in the Nivrutti.



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If you are loved by the Lord, you will be a liberated soul

If you are loved by the Lord, you will be a liberated soul.
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Lord is each and every one, as all are parts of HIM,but the real thing is that if we love God only then we will be liberated soul.
OM

madan_gautam | Wed, 09/23/2009 - 08:20
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we are noT God!

If God is in every human being, God is present in your self also. Then why should you serve all? You can serve yourself repeatedly. Instead of serving 100 people, you serve yourself 100 times. In both cases God is worshiped 100 times. In such case every selfish fellow also is a real servant of God! If you say that God is divided into bits and every human being is having a bit of God and unless you serve everybody the whole God is not served. This is absurd because there is only one God who is indivisible. In such case unless you serve all the human beings on this earth, the service to whole God cannot be completed and this is practically impossible!

At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
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dattaswami2 | Wed, 09/23/2009 - 09:58
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We are GOD

Yes we are God,but with wrap of Maya.
Pl. go through Kulavan Tantra and other old texts and then speak.
If we are not part of God then how can we reach to HIM.
God is purest form without maya or say maya as its part but not affecting HIM.
The Shiva is in the form of us with the infuence of maya.
& due to this maya the whole world is such.
Beyond maya there exist Pure Shiva only.
Removing this maya is through different path and crossing it.
Do not mix up your own ideas and creat a confusion here.
You speak both side which is not good.
It seems that you have never gone through any path/following or never used your open thought.
there seems to be case of multiple personality/split personality in you.
OM

madan_gautam | Wed, 09/23/2009 - 14:06
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God is not in the human

God is not in the human being, the human is in God. The human doesn't exist as a volitional entity, only an expression of God.

The purpose of the practice of serving others is to help you move beyond the self centered focus that believes it is a human who has needs and desires and control and choice and can be a good person and a bad person and can accomplish enlightenment and cause others to be enlightened.

All the nonsense you preach about, and the positioning yourself as a preacher and leader and guru, is what the serving is supposed to eliminate in you. Instead you use serving to feed your sense of a seperate self that has obtained some useful and important knowledge. The knowledge you possess is of no use to you or anyone else. It's all tied up with your ignorance and therefore distorted and twisted to serve only your ego, which hides behind the humble image of a servant of god and the people.

Phroggy | Wed, 09/23/2009 - 21:49
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Why Lord told to love one another?

The Lord is giving stress on the devotees to cross the difference between good and bad faced in the world. You should be showing the same love and kindness to both good and bad people and also love friends and enemies in the same way. If you praise a good person and a friend and scold a bad person and enemy, you have failed in the Yoga.

Tomorrow when you reach the Lord in the human form, He will appear bad and damage you like any. Then you will scold the Lord also. For example the devotees of Vishnu criticise Lord Siva, since Lord Siva appears with the qualities of Tamas. This is very important essence of Gita that one will succeed in the tests of the Lord in human form only if he raises himself above the three qualities (Satvam, Rajas and Tamas).

Therefore you should not be disturbed by the negative qualities or positive qualities in the world like insult and honour, enmity and friendship, loss and benefit, misery and happiness etc
(Gunanetanatetyatrin—Gita). Only such devotee can succeed the tests of the Lord and can please the Lord. This yukta state, which is the final stage of the Yoga, is called as the real sanyasa. Here the word sanyasa does not mean the external indications like saffron cloth, leaving the house etc (Naniragnih—Gita).

The sanyasin is that person who has completely sacrificed everything and everyone for the sake of the service to the Lord. Such sanyasin or yukta alone can be fully blessed by the Lord and enters the innermost circle of the Lord (Brahmabhuyaya—Gita).
At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

Anil Antony
www.universal-spirituality.org
Universal Spirituality for World Peace
antonyanil@universal-spirituality.org

dattaswami2 | Thu, 09/24/2009 - 02:46