On Raising Ideal and Devoted Children? – 8 *Swami Ramsukhdasji.


|| Shree Hari ||
Ram Ram

28th January, 2011, Friday
Maagh Krishna Navami, Vikram Samvat 2067, Shukravar

On Raising Ideal and Devoted Children? – 8


If you desire nothing at all, then do God’s “Bhajan” i.e. worship, adoration, and remembrance. If you desire everything then do God’s “Bhajan” and if you desire liberation, then do God’s bhajan. Bhajan is “Sanjivani booti” (life-giving herb/medicinal plant), it is the best thing ever! It is only due to not paying attention to it, that people are experiencing a void and are suffering. Leaving God aside, and expecting from the world, thinking that they will benefit us, thinking that this person will do something for us etc. He who himself is lacking in many things, he who himself is perishable, destructible and unhappy, how will he make everything right for us?

Prahlad, the devotee of God himself said to the other demoniac children –

Raaya kalantram pashavah sutaadayo

Grhaa mahi kunjarkoshbhootayah |

Sarvetherkaamaah kshanbhangurayushah

Kurvanti martyasya kiyat priyam chalaah ||

(Srimad Bhaagawat 7/7/39)

“O’ Brother! Wealth, wife, farm animals, son-daughter, palace, earth, elephant, treasure and the various super-human powers and more, in fact all the wealth of this Universe and all the objects of enjoyment, what pleasure will it give this man who is here momentary only; they themselves are here only for a short time.”

Shri Tulasidasji has said in the “Vinaypatrikaa” –

Deva, danuj, muni, naag, manuj, sab maayaa- bibas vichaare |

Tinake haath daas Tulasi Prabhu, kahaa apanapou hare ||

Therefore let the sentiments very firm and determinate, that I am only the servant of the Lord, I only want to serve the Lord.

God does not see to the past mistakes, therefore do not worry about them. A child however many mistakes he makes, but when he cries, then mother hugs him close to her heart. Where did mother get such affection and tenderness? It came for the Lord Himself! Simply cry out, tell the Lord – “these are my thoughts, you will have to fulfill them.”

“Aayaa hu sharan mein nibhaanaa padegaa.”

“I have come and taken refuge in You my Lord, you will have to fulfill.”

With the merciful eyes of the Lord, you will become pure and sinless. In Gita, Lord Krishna has said –

Apichet suduraachaaro bhajate maamananyabhaak |

Saadhureva samantavyah samagvyavasito hi saha || (Gita 9/30)

“Even if the vilest sinner worships Me with exclusive devotion, he should be considered a saint, for he has rightly resolved to be My devotee.” (Gita 9/30)

What a straight-forward, simple and easy verse this is! In Shri Ramcharitramanas also Lord Shri Rama also gives His message to His subjects saying –

Kahahu Bhagati path kavan prayaasaa |

Jog na makh japa tapa upavaasaa ||

In this there is no need for practice of Yoga, nor is there any other difficulty. In this the main objective is that God likes very much those only that are honest, straight-forward in nature.

Saral svabhaav na man kutilaayi |

Jathaa laabh santosh sadaayi ||

Therefore whatever the Lord gives, whatever family he places us in, whatever situation or circumstances he places us in, in that very state accept it as God’s grace. Do not look anywhere else.

More daas kahaayi nar aasaa |

Karayi tou kahahu kahaa biswaasaa ||

If after becoming God’s, if one looks at others then how is there faith and trust in God! Therefore after taking the support of the Lord’s Lotus feet, become free of worries and fearless. By God’s grace, Lord’s loving devotees will be born. We too are by God’s grace, His very own loving ones. We have to only listen and share his talks. After doing “bhajan” what will be our condition – let there be no worry about that at all. We are His, we are dependent on Him alone.

Kaahu ke bal bhajan ko, kaahu ke aachaar |

Byaas bharose kunwari ke, sovat paav pasaar ||

Ek bharoso ek bal, ek aas biswaas |

Ek Raam Ghanshyaam hit, chaatak Tulasidas ||

Narayana ! Narayana ! Narayana !

From book in hindi “Saadhan, Sudha, Sindhu” by Swami Ramsukhdasji.

Titled “Bhakt aur Aadarsh Santaan kaise ho? – 8” on Jan 27, 2011.
HINDI : http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.org
ENGLISH: http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.net


About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm 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. www.massmed.org 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. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. 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. www.bpaindia.org 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. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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