there is no one else equal to You, then how can anyone be superior?


24th September, 2009, Thursday, Ashwin Shukla Shashthi

I have heard the story of a saint who was going somewhere by train. A muslim passenger was sitting across from him. When it was time for “Namaaj” (prayer), the Muslim stood up, spread his handkerchief and began his prayer. The saint stood up as well. He kept standing while the Muslim was doing his Namaaj. After the Muslim completed his Namaaj, he asked the saint, why were you standing during my service to God? The saint replied, he was in service of God’s servant, as the person who is praying to God is not an ordinary person. That person is in direct touch with God.

The names of God may differ from religion to religion and language to language, but there is only one God. When a person is devoted to the worship of God, the Almighty, he no more remains an ordinary person. Rather, he is in direct touch with the Supreme Being.

Just as an officer in a high position has great influence and authority, in the same way a devotee of God wields great influence and authority, as he is the representative of God, who is the Supreme Being. It is said in the Gita –

“Na tvatsamostyabhyadhikah kutonyo lokatra yepyapratimaprabhaava.” (Gita 11/43)

“O Possessor of incomparable glory in all the three worlds, there is no one else equal to You, then how can anyone be superior?” (Gita 11/43)

He is the beloved of God for whom God Himself says : “Bhagat mere mukutmani” He is the jewel set in My crown. A devotee for whom God Himself has such a high regard deserves even greater regard from us. We should thank our stars if ever we are able to see (have darshan of) such a devotee.

From “The Divine Name” in English pg 14, 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. Thanks for present this post it inspire me lot..I have immidiatly open Geetaji…
    तत्रैकस्थं जगत्कृत्स्नं प्रविभक्तमनेकधा ।
    अपश्यद्देवदेवस्य शरीरे पाण्डवस्तदा ॥११-१३॥

    tatra ekastham jagat kritsnam pravibhaktam anekadha
    apashyata devadevasya sharire pandavah tada

    પ્રભુ શરીરમાં અર્જુને જગ આખું જોયું,
    અનેક રૂપોમાં રહ્યું જગ આખું જોયું.

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