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EDITORIAL




Rhythm, Rhyme and Romance!


Poetry and music have always been integral parts and parcels to every aspect of life there is. Since the very dawn of civilization, Man has always held poetry and music in high esteems. In the era of the early men, when the survival was very much dependent upon killing and hunting, Man thought that to live, killing and annihilation of his immediate environment is a must. But with change in time and circumstances, Man’s knowledge and experience, both grew proportionally. With experience he learnt that it was impossible to live alone. To live, he has to let others live too! The environ is a part of his being. Without nurturing his environment he can not sustain his own being. Upon dawn of this perception, he started living in groups, formed clans and tribes. This culminated into the very primitive form of society as we see it today. But to unite these beastly men, the role of music was exemplary. Songs and rhymes boosted their spirits, lifted up their morales. Music became instrumental in preaching and teaching the first words of religion to the world. The first book of knowledge known till date, the ‘Rigveda’ is a divine collection hymns which shaped the contemporary Vedic society.

Over the years many men of music took advents and filled the hearts of grief stricken humanity with life and joy. The saga of music and poetry continued and more than half a century ago, a great soul was born in India whose contribution to the whole of humanity will always be remembered for years to come.

Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore was born in Bengal, India at a time when the society and nation was suffering from the plague of superstitions and slavery. His words, songs, poems and fiction still stay fresh as the very heartbeat of our life. Be it God consciousness, Love, or worship of a deity or alleviating the pain of a slave nation, Tagore’s words enlivened and exerted an immortal influence upon the life and culture of the whole humanity. Amidst the fiery desert of sectarian conflict Tagore’s words proved to be an oasis of hope and life. In his birth month, let the words of the master poet reverberate through all of us with booming effulgence and let the radiance of joy spread throughout the globe washing away our fears, sins, miseries and filling our hearts with an inner strength to strive for the ideal on the eternal path of existence. Let this immortal prayer of the Master poet touch the lives of one and all.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high

Where knowledge is free

Where the world has not been broken into fragments

By narrow domestic walls

Where words come out from the depth of truth

Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection

Where the clear stream of reason has not lost it’s way

Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit

Where the mind is led forward by thee

Into ever-widening thought and action

Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.



Vande Purushottamam!

Dr. Anurag Nath Kritiranjan











Table of contents



1. Message Of Param Premamay Sree Sree Thakur Anukul Chandra



2. Alochana Prasange



2. Katha Prasange



3. Significance of Diksha in Life

-----Dr. Rebati Mohan Biswas



4. Consciousness, Supreme Consciousness and Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra

-----Rajarshi Roy



5. Experiences of an inexperienced youth with the Ideal

-----Sushanta Nama



6. Thakur My Lord

-----Roshan and Sabina Budathoki.


7. Down the memory lane!

-----Anish Chakraborty


8. As lighting cometh from the East

-----Srijeeb Karmakar





DO OBSERVE THE TRADITIONS

Do observe

The traditions

That come out of

The conflict of

Life and nature

With an eye to

The individual’s

Specific specifications.


(The Message Vol. 7)



TRADITION AND CUSTOM

Tradition is the basis of instinct,

Intelligence and presence of mind

Which occur through the molestation of

Environment and atmosphere,

Appearing in being through sperm and zygote

Pricked by the affairs—

To cross over the traumas*

On the way to existential propitiousness

From ancient ages—

With a gradual piling up all through;

And custom is the ceremonial worship

By which tradition appears in success

Resisting calamities

With due reflex,

To exist and to grow

In a trail of meaningful

Progressive go

According to the make-up

That evolves into

Pugnacity and upholding zeal;

This tradition therefore,

Is the altar of

Educational approach

Of life and growth;

Its abeyance makes

The society and country

Foolish false-loving,

Fictional in essence

And full of slavish mentality;

So,

Do not betray your tradition,

Rather pile it up meaningfully

To serve your

Existential proficiency

And be bless for furtherance.



(The Message Vol. 7)






Alochana Prasange

(Discourses with Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra, as compiled by Sri Prafulla Kr. Das)

Vol.1

(Continued from previous issue)



The assets which the Aryans possessed were beyond imagination. The cabinet was formed comprising of the chiefs of Vipras, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas. Chieftains, chiefs among Chieftains and likewise a proper and neat gradation were present. The more fulfilling the person, the more important and chief he was. The Chief Minister thus was always pre elected (on the basis of eligibility). There was no trace of chaos in the election of the most eligible candidate. No other country had the courage to invade India. The entire nation was strongly compact. Due to the provision of Anuloma marriage, the whole nation was crystallized in a single thread. This helped in the process of evolution too -- after 5th, 7th, 14th generations, if Brahmanical instincts were observed in Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras respectively, then they would be regarded as Vipras. The path of development was open for all from all aspects. In earlier times, money did not decide one’s position in the society. Suppose someone is having a sum of fifty lacs rupees with him while another man runs his entire family in just five rupees but if the later has higher instincts, he was considered higher in the society.Instinct, Habbit, Behaviour and Activity – these were considered as the standards of the society. Learning was never considered as education. Without implementation in the character, so called wisdom was not given any value. It was always assured that knowledge and skills could be converted into inborn character and assets. The Dharma of Varnashram is so much fine, scientific and developed that many, unable to comprehend its latent reality, consider it discriminative – which itself is an act of blunder. Those, who by the intentions of disrupting the scientific system of Varnashram, take up a generous pose and provoke the inferiors of the society, are the greatest enemies of the society. Sri Ramchandra was so stern against Shambuka – because Shambuka’s movement was nothing but a passionate raid against the varnashram dharma.

About Ashwamedh yagya, Sri Sri Thakur said, in the yagya, many people gathered together and hence ghee (purified butter) was burnt, the entire atmosphere was thus ionized which is very beneficial to the health.This (atmosphere) upon inhalation, increased the lifespan. In the yagna, Hota, Udgata, Brahma etc were present. It was a kind of demonstration. The Udgatas sang the slogans which got engraved in the minds of the common mass. Principles, if not repeated continuously in the form of slogans, can not be comprehended and accepted by the common mass.

One brother came to seek permission for leave. Sri Sri Thakur asked him to follow the five principles of Swastyani. Added to it, HE also said that simultaneously and actively following the five principles of the Swastyani ensures all-round development of an individual. After the said brother took his leave, in the course of the previous conversation Sri Sri Thakur said, - I think that in the Ashwamedh yagya, the horse was never sacrificed. Rather, as a symbol of unity and concord it was nourished and nurtured, Medh dhatu (Root word MEDH) stands for unity and concord. The horse was given proper care and the king’s (who sent the horse) supremacy was accepted with due regards. This showed that all were the followers of the king and were ready to unite and stand in alliance with him.

To be continued…….





Katha Prasange



Q. What is Bhakti (devotion)?

Sri Sri Thakur: To have unquivering affection towards the Superior is called Devotion!

Footnote

Sa paranuktirishware |

(Shandlya bhakti sutra 1/1/2)

Ishte Swarasiki ragah paramabishtata bhavet |

Tanmayi ya bhavedbhakti satra ragatmikodita||

(Bhaktirasamritasindhu 1/2/71)

Sarbopadhibinirmuktam tatparatwen nirmalam|

Hrishikena hrishikesha-sebanam bhaktiruchyate||

Madgunshrutimatrena mayi sarbaguhashaye|

Manogatirbichhinna yatha gangasbhsohasmusudhaw||

Lakshanam bhaktiyogasya nirgunasya hridahritam|

Ahaitukyabyabohita ya bhaktih purushottame ||

(srimadbhagvad 3/29/11-12)

Ebamrupa dhrubanusmitireva bhaktishabdenabhidhiyate.

(Sri ramanujakrita brahmasutrabhashya)

Drutasya bhagbaddharmad dharabahiktam gata|

Sarbeshe manaso brittirbhaktirityabhidhiyate||

(Adwaitasidhhi praneta srimad madhusudan saraswati’s ‘bhaktirasayana)



Q: What can be done for acquiring devotion?

Sri Sri Thakur:

To keep a feeling that I love Him and to utter the words of love, -- and whatever a person does to provide relief to his beloved ,doing that shall gradually make way for devotion to sprout. And that pull which attaches itself to someone is called yog. By yogi, I generally understand a devoted man or a Lover.

Q: Showing devotion outwardly but actually lacking it in the inside. Isn’t this hypocrisy?

Footnotes

Act faithfully and you really have faith, no matter how cold and even how dubious you may feel.

--William James

There is no better known or more useful percept in one’s personal self discipline, than that which bids us pay primary attention to what we do and express and not to care too much for what we feel.

---William James –Gospel of relaxation.

To wrestle with a bad feeling only pins our attention on it,and keeps it still fastened in the mind: whereas if we act as if from some better feeling,the old bad feeling soon folds it’s tent like an Arab and silently steals away.

--William James –Talks to Teachers on Psychology

The word ‘Yoga’ has come from the root word ‘yuja’ which means to get attached or ligared. Hence yoga means attachment. In Patanjal, it is there “yogaschittabrittinirodhaha” which means that the attachment adjusts the passions of the mind.

Yoginamapi sarbesham madgatenaantaratmana

Sraddhaban bhajate mam sa me yuktamo matah.|

(Geeta 6/47)

Ananyachetaha satatam yo mam smarati nityashah

Tasyaham sulabhah partha nityayuktasya yoginah|

(Geeta 8/14)

Yam sannyasamiti prahuryogam tam biddhih pandava

Na hyasanamastasankalpo yogi bhavati kashchana|

(Geeta 6/2)

Sri Sri Thakur:

If the door of contemplation is kept open, along with outward speaking and doing, from there itself, falseness perishes.

Q. How?

Sri Sri Thakur:

Suppose you are always speaking of how much do you love Him and are acting accordingly. Along with this, if you also contemplate or even if you do not have any opposing thoughts, then you will gradually find devotion sprouting up inside you and you would be able to feel it by every nerve. The way heart swells up when in love, the same shall happen to you. Gradually you can even turn into a love-crazy person.

To be continued...





EDUCATION WITHOUT CHARACTER



Where education

Does not collaborate

With character and conduct,

It is merely

An induction

Of knowledge

Without an all-round association

With facts

That make

The personality

Of our inner being

Grow,

Effulging

Into peaceful fellow-feeling

With sympathetic service

To one’s existential uphill

Momentum.



(The Message Vol. 8)






SIGNIFICANCE OF DIKSHA IN LIFE

Dr. Rebati Mohan Biswas

M.A., B.Sc.(Cal), Ph.D. (U.S.A.)

Once, Dr. Lee A. Belford, Chairman, School of Religious Education, New York University asked me in a Ph.D. class, “Mr. Biswas, would you please explain to us the importance of Diksha (Initiation) in Indian culture. Why so much emphasis is laid upon accepting a Guru (Spiritual Master) in every human life in this world?

Mr. Biswas explained: The term Diksha is derived from the Sanskrit root “Diksh'’ which means ‘the art and technique of how to be efficient in life.’

We all know that if we desire to achieve efficiency in any sphere of life, we must go to a man who is expert in that sphere and can train us to achieve the same. As for example, if we want to be an expert cricketer or an efficient guitarist, we must accept a man who is the master in the subject matter and follow him through love, service and admiration. Even if we like to be an expert pick-pocket, we must go to a master pick-pocket and be trained by him in the art of how to pick up people’s pocket successfully. If we make a mistake in applying the trick, we are apprehended to be caught by the public and beaten mercilessly.

Similarly, if we desire to be efficient in life, we must accept a man who knows the art and technique of how to be efficient in life through practical doing in this personal life and follow him in every detail of our life and living. Such a Man is called Guru or Adarsha (Ideal) in Indian Culture. He is also called Spiritual Master. The ceremonial function of acceptance of such Guru or Adarsha (Ideal) is called Diksha (Initiation) as we know the ceremonial function of acceptance of a man by a woman or a woman by a man as a husband and as a wife is called marriage.

Now the readers of this article generally have little scope of protesting me directly. But in reality I was confronted with a challenge from a sophisticated young man in West Bengal.

The young man protested in an insulting tone, “I do not agree to your proposition. I think, I am more efficient in life than you. Do you know that I am first class first in M.A. I secured first class in I.A.S. examination. I am at present an Additional Magistrate in this district. When I go to court, thousands of people salute me with the phrase ‘good morning’. I live a most comfortable and luxurious life. But I did not accept any particular Guru or Adarsha (Ideal) in life. I have erudition, intelligence, knowledge and prudence; and there are hundreds of universities and training institutions and sages, seers and great man in this world. I may go to them and listen to their advice and practice in personal life and can be a most efficient in life. In order to be efficient in life why should I go to a particular man like your Thakur Anukulchandra?

I humbly admitted: Mr. Mukherjee I do believe all your statements. I do believe that you stood first in M.A. and secured first class in I.A.S. exam. I do admit you are an efficient and expert administrator. You administer your district in such a way that all the citizens in this district sleep in peace and security. Government of India is going to confer the honour of ‘Padma Shri’ upon you on the coming 26th January. I also believe that when you go to court, hundreds and thousands of people pay you tribute through salutes with good morning. But when you return to your Bungalow, put your car in the garage and get up on the balcony, then Mrs. Mukherjee comes forward with a vanity bag in her left arm and says, “Darling, Bawarchi will serve you Tiffin, I am going to the club, ta ! ta !” and gets off the Bungalow. Then how do you feel Mr. Mukherjee? Do you feel happy and blooming with delight? The young man kept silent with his head downward.

I said, you know Mr. Mukherjee, if a man does not receive a regardful tribute from his own wife in the kitchen his heart burns in frustration. Thousands of salute from public in the court cannot quell and compensate the burning sensation in this heart. Can it?

The young administrator replied assertively, No, never.

I asked, have you ever thought why does she not find pleasure to serve you with food and relief when you return home tired after long public dealing in the court? It is because you are not an efficient husband. As an administrator you are efficient no doubt. But as a husband you are most inefficient. You could not create a sense of security of love for you in her so that she finds interest in serving you and rendering relief to you. She tries to find out interest elsewhere.

Let me suppose that you are an efficient husband. But you have dealt with your son in his childhood in such a manner that when he is grown up, does not pay heed to any of your advice and goes astray. You are an additional district magistrate but will you feel yourself happy and self-complacent if your son happens to be a pick-pocket? You are an active member of Indira Congress while your son is a hard-core Naxalite. Will you be delighted to hear that your son is playing hide and seek with police force in a jungle?

“Certainly not,”I exclaimed the young man. “Every father desires his child to be up to his liking.”

Then you are a most inefficient father. Is it not? Again you may have acted with your father in such a manner in his old age that he gets a disruptive shock in his filial affection and sheds tears silently. Will you then consider yourself an efficient son? You may have gone to your local market. Fishermen are selling fish. You are approaching them to buy a fish. If you overhear the comment of a fisherman speaking to his own son, “Eh! Look, the Magistrate Sahib is coming hither. Take care of the big piece of fish and hide it immediately. He will take the big fish but pay us less price.” Will you then feel happy and delighted? The young man remarked, “Nobody wants to be belittled.”

Then you see, as a citizen even you are not efficient at all. Nobody regards you. Hence you are most inefficient as citizen.

I continued: Mr. Mukherjee, will you call me a healthy man if you see my right leg – from knee to feet – fatty and looks like a pillar or see my belly extraordinarily voluminous?

The young man promptly replied, “Oh no! You are rather a patient of Filaria or Elephantiasis.

This is called a tumorous growth of your body. We call a man healthy when we see all his organs and parts of his body showing a simultaneous and symmetrical growth.

Similarly” I explained, “every individual being has to play so many roles in life. He or she has to play the role as a son, as a father, as a husband, as a student, as a teacher, as a citizen or as a daughter, as a wife, as a mother, as a nurse or as a citizen etc. If a man excels in one particular role but fails in other roles of life then he is not justified to be called an efficient man. He may be called a man of imbalanced efficiency. It is called tumorous growth of his being. This kind of imbalanced efficiency may bring you money and wealth but can never provide you with peace, ease and tranquility of your heart. When a man grows with simultaneous and symmetrical or harmonious development of his total being then and then alone he is called efficient in its real sense. In the perspective of a man as whole efficiency implies the simultaneous and harmonious growth of his total being. No university or great man in this world can help a man to be trained in this art of real efficiency and achieve the simultaneous and harmonious development of his total being. Only a man like Sri Ramchandra, Sri Krishna, Sri Buddha, Hazarat Rasul, Lord Jesus Christ, Sri Chaitanya, Sri Ramkrishna and at the present age Sri Sri thakur Anukulchandra can train a man in this art and technique if anyone accepts him in the core of his heart and follows him through love, service and admiration. They are known as Purushottam.

Dr. Alexis Carrel, a Nobel Laureate pays tribute to such a Man in his book ‘Man the Unknown’ in the following language:

“……. We never apprehend him in his entirety. He contains vast, unknown regions. His potentialities are almost inexhaustible. Like the great natural phenomena he is still un-intelligible. When one contemplates him in the harmony of all his organic and spiritual activities, one experiences a profound aesthetic emotion. Such an individual is truly the Creator and the Centre of The Universe.”



Hence, Diksha, i.e. the ceremonial function of acceptance of such a Man is a must for each and every individual being if he or she desires to be efficient in the sense of the term.





FULFILLER THE BEST SAME

Be aware

All Fulfiller the Best

Are the same

Though in different embodiments;

Their messages

Are of the same tune

Though in accordance

With the age;

Never refute any

Though you follow One;

Remember

That the present One fulfils

His Fore-runners,

So love Him

With every ardent surrender,

Bear His command,

Suffer to serve Him

With every sincere performance

And success;

Adjust thyself

Through active service

To Him;

Thus make thy life meaningful

To thyself and to all

With every blessed success.



(The Message Vol.2)



Consciousness, Supreme Consciousness and Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra

Rajarshi Roy

Senior IT Consultant,London

e-mail: RRoy.SatsangUK@yahoo.co.uk

In contemporary time, we often use the term consciousness in our everyday discussions, which is a fundamental component of our human existence. It drives many different areas of our existence, including understanding the nature of reality, beliefs, spirituality, purpose, and achieving lasting happiness.

According the Merriam Webster dictionary, consciousness is the “state or quality of awareness or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself”. William G Farthing has defined it as “sentience, awareness, subjectivity, the ability to experience or to feel, wakefulness, having a sense of selfhood, and the executive control system of the mind” in his famous book ‘The Psychology of Consciousness’. Professor Max Velmans and Susan Schneider defined it as "Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives” in the famous book ‘The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness’. Despite the complexity in definition, many philosophers believe that there is a broadly shared underlying intuition about what consciousness is.

Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra, one of the greatest seers and prophet of current age, defined consciousness as follows:

The basic element by which we can discern anything with its feeling and properties­ is consciousness, which cometh from super conscious flow with graduated materializing form­ that all consciousness may be conscientious in conflict with others.”


(Message Vol VIII)

This is the most comprehensive definition of consciousness so far which facilitates human mind to differentiate the feeling and properties of any object.

Why should we study consciousness?

Our power as a human being lies with our consciousness. It is the seat of our free will, our ability to choose. If we can improve our ability to use our consciousness, we can radically change our experience of life for the better.

How we use our consciousness will largely determine how we experience reality, more so than any external events, which happen to us. For example, if we perceive our existence as painful in some way (overly difficult, depressing, boring, frustrating, etc.), then we can attempt to remedy this problem in two ways. We can work on trying to change external reality (make more money, switch jobs, lose weight, find a mate, etc.), or we can develop our consciousness to the point where we are able to wield greater control over our thoughts and thereby simply intend the pain to leave.

Whichever solution we attempt depends on how we define the source of the pain. If we define something external to ourselves as the source of the pain, then we have to tackle that external source. Sometimes that is easy, but sometimes it is nearly impossible. Moreover, if we have an external pain source we cannot eliminate, then we are stuck in a state of helplessness and we still have to experience the pain. That means the source of our pain is our own thoughts, so our solution is to change our thoughts. This is one of the key skills of consciousness. If we lack this skill, then we cannot reliably use this method to eliminate pain. We will simply recreate the pain repeatedly. For example, we may feel stressed and worried and cannot seem to stop thinking the thoughts that induce stress and worry in our body. However, as we develop greater skill with our consciousness, we can learn how to create peace by changing our thoughts. This is the most powerful solution because then no matter, what happens externally, we always have a pathway away from pain. Therefore, I would say that developing our consciousness would do us far better in the end than any other skills we might develop. Now question is how we can improve our consciousness to the next level. We’ll explore the answer towards the end of the article.

What does this have to do with personal development?

Whenever we experience a major growth experience, we experience a shift in our consciousness. We shed old ways of thinking and embrace new ones. We learn to use our consciousness in new ways. There is no way to entirely compartmentalize our life and work only on one or more of the components without paying attention to the big picture. Our consciousness is the glue that binds everything together. It is the only place where we have the power to create change. No matter how much time we invest working on the low-level elements, it will not create nearly as much long-term growth as working on our consciousness directly. This will be almost entirely an intellectual process, whereby the goal is to reach a higher level of consciousness.

There are several ways to raise our consciousness. I am going to pursue an intellectual approach, meaning that we will attempt to use our minds, knowledge and logic to better understand consciousness itself. Certainly, our actions will produce results in our life, but which actions should we take? Logic and reason can help us to decide how to get things done, and they can help us break large projects into small steps. If we know the questions, logical thinking can help us find the answers.

Now what is the driving force for us for the questions to be asked? Driving force for our quest is our consciousness. Our level of consciousness will determine the big questions and answers in our life.

Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra has defined the scientific connections among human existences, growth of every individuals and consciousness and how practical application of Dharma can alleviate the level of consciousness in details in the following eternal message:

Being is instinct with existence, consciousness and blissful becoming.

This is spontaneously resisting evil, which is unfavourable to existence.

What is nurturing to existence, consciousness and blissful becoming is Dharma.

Dharma is embodied in living ideal

Initiation by the living ideal (attachment to living idea) beget adherence.

Adherence brings adjustment of complexes

Adjustment of complexes invites uphold of existence.

Uphold of existence brings compassionate sympathy.

Compassionate sympathy gives birth to integration.

Integration welcomes power.

Power invokes harmonious total growth.

And that uphold of existence gives rise to deep concentration.

From Deep concentration comes …

The great awakening of supreme consciousness”

Sree Sree Thakur used the term Dharma as it was used to be in Vedic age. It is not translated version of English word ‘Religion’ into Sanskrit. In short, Dharma consists all aspects of human life including our existence, growth and consciousness. To fulfil Dharma we need to attach ourselves with living ideal in the process of initiation. Ultimately, by adhering with ideal after taking initiation we can achieve supreme consciousness.

Earlier we mentioned how consciousness can bring peace in our mind in apparent difficult or stress full situation. In that context Sri Sri Thakur has mentioned in Satyanusaran,

Misery and happiness are both modes of mind. To lack the thoughts and deeds befitting the desire is misery. You may serve the world in a thousand ways, but you cannot destroy its misery until the sense of inadequacy be removed from the heart. Dharma alone can do that

Although, we know consciousness can bring peace in mind but Dharma can keep consciousness alive in human mind to bring happiness.

Again Sree Sree Thakur is saying:

Conscious throb evolves into conscience through the impulse of the environment

and keeps life awake imparting gradual growth through the nurture of the environment.”


Here Sree Sree Thakur has explained eloquently how conscious mind can impart growth in his/her life in most ethical way after taking care of his/her environment.

So clearly, it is important that every sensitive human being should study about consciousness and how its level in individuals can be increased to make our life much easier and much simpler. When we learn to use our consciousness in much deeper way in our everyday life events then we can also learn how to create pleasure for ourselves by inducing the states of mind like peace and happiness under the situations of great external stress and hardship when practically we may not have the necessary control to fix our external environment which are apparent source of stress and hardship.

However, with some regular scientific practices we can use and increase our consciousness in such a way that we can avoid suffering for ourselves and our environment to great extent. This can be achieved very easily by attaching ourselves with the living ideal Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra after taking initiation to fulfil Dharma in most practical way across the human civilizations.

Vande Purushattam!

Experiences of an Inexperienced youth with the Ideal

Sushanta Nama

3rd year, GNM Nursing student

RR Institution, Bangalore



Greetings and regards to one and all! At first, I convey my heartfelt thanks to the readers who have taken out their time to go through this write up of mine. As is captioned, I am just another teenager who is always thinking and experimenting on the various aspects of life. The stock of my experience and knowledge is very limited. I have not read many scriptures. But there are certain things which myself has experienced after coming in the shelter of my spiritual guide, Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra. I have tried to pen down some of those here. If through any of these, the readers get a glimpse of the immense mercy of my Lord that would be a source of joy for this little brother of yours.

The true relationship which a man has with anyone is with HIS beloved, the Ideal. HE, the ideal is the love incarnate. Colossal tasks can be executed in fraction of a second out of normal maddening urge for the Ideal. This Love for the Ideal dictates a man to execute his duties.

“You are for the Lord, not for the others.

You are for the Lord and so for the others”.

These simple lines say it all. All the relationships which a man comes across in his lifetime can be easily understood and can be given proper regards through this.

Sri Sri Thakur is our Ideal, the very pivot of our lives. When we love HIM, our love for HIM gets sublimated and makes us understand the intensity and quantity of love we need to shower upon others. In any case, Ideal should be the ultimate and superior in our lives. Otherwise, we might land ourselves in the clutches of various complexes which would continue to drag us in the desert of desires forever. When we become Ideal-centric, i,e when we lead our lives according to the way shown by the Ideal, then we become the masters of our complexes. We ride them and utilise them for the fulfillment of the Ideal. But if we use our complexes to quench our own selfish thirst, then we become servants to the complexes.

The Lord is our Life and shelter. We should always consider our body as temples of the Lord. The shrine where the holy idol of the Lord resides! If we think in this manner, then we shall be automatically more cautious, active and agile, not to fall prey to complexes.

There is a famous verse in the scriptures whose meaning in English goes like, “I do not dwell in Baikuntha, nor do I stay in the hearts of yogis. But O Narada! Wherever my devotees dwell, thither do I reside.”

A true devotee, by the virtue of his devotion holds the power to move away the mountains, to pave way through an ocean and to bring the advent on Earth. God resides in the shrines of those devotees. That means, through their pious and glowing go of life, they have awakened the complete expression of the Love- lord in their lives. Their words, deeds and actions are in perfect concordance. The aura of their personality, the very fragrance of their character carries the smell of Ideal to far and long. Each and every soul which comes in their contact are smeared with the same blossoms of devotion!


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