Bhagavat Kripa – God’s grace – Swamiji


Shree Hari :
Ram Ram

9th March, 2009, Monday
Falgun Shukla Troyadashi, Vikram Samvat 2065, Somvar

Bhagavat Kripa (God’s Grace)

Question: Those favorable and unfavorable situations that come, are they due to destiny or due to God’s grace? If the fruits of actions are bestowed by Bhagwaan (God), then is His grace of any use?

Answer: Favorable and Unfavorable situations are the fruits of actions, but the ordainer is Bhagwaan (God). Just like when a man works hard an entire day in the forest, then who pays him? But if he were working under some Master, then the master would pay him. Similarly according to your actions you receive the fruit, but the bestower of the fruit is Bhagwaan; because the actions being inert, they themselves are incapable of giving fruit.

Bhagwaan (God) is embodiment of grace. In all his actions and all that he ordains, there is His grace. However, due to our sight being on destiny and our attention not being on His grace, man is unable to benefit from His grace. Just like a calf does not benefit as much with any milk that is given to him, and benefits more from his mother’s milk. Similarly benefit that one gains form having his eye on destiny is not as much as having the eye on His grace.

Destiny (fruit of past actions) is perishable, but grace is Eternal. Just like when sugar is mixed with sand, it becomes very difficult to separate the sugar from the sand. However, an ant can easily separate the sugar from the sand, similarly a devotee even in destined situations, recognizes Bhagwaan’s grace.

Situations if they are seen as the result of past actions, when favorable situations come, one becomes happy and when unfavorable situations come one is saddened. But when it is seen as God’s grace then in all situations one is joyful ! Therefore seeing it as God’s grace there is immense benefit.

Man on properly utilizing the situations that come their way, can attain one’s salvation – this is God’s grace. If man cries and prays with deep sentiments as that of an afflicted soul, then Bhagwaan can even forgive the fruits of inauspicious actions and spontaneously also illume him with Vivek (discrimination). This is His grace.

From “Prashnouttermanimaala” in Hindi pg 75 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

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Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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  1. પ્રભૂ બિનૂ કોન કરત દુખઃ ત્રાણઃ॥
    કતેક દુઃખીકે તારલ જગમે ભવ સાગર બિનૂ જલ જાન,
    કતેક ચૂકિ હમરાસે ભ’ ગેલ સોર ને સિનઈ છી કાનઃ॥
    અહાઁ કે ત બૈનિ પરલ અછિ પતિત ઉધારન નામ ।
    નામક ટેક રાખૂ પ્રભૂ અબહૂઁ હમ છી અધમ મહાનઃ॥
    જૌઁ નઞ કૃપા કરબ એહિ જન પર કોના ખબરિ લેત આન।
    રામજી પતિતકે નાહિઁ સહારા દોસર કે અછિ આનઃ॥

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