Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Day Starts from the Morning!

Good morning! :)

That's what we all say when we greet each other in the morning. But do we all live up to it? Do we really have a good morning? Many of us grumble at the thought of getting up from slumber and feel "not-so-fresh" in the mornings. After we get up, instead of remembering God for this new days, we remember yesterday's grudges that we held against people at home and outside. That is when we ourselves are responsible for not-so-good morning!

Our learned philosophers say, we should leave the last day when we retired to bed. We should not hold any happiness or sadness bother us when we enter the next day. Yes, happiness is equally harmful at times, as if we don't get that kind of happiness today, we again feel sad. Enter the new day with a clean slate and see what it holds for you.

Being detached from our environment means the same. Of course it is not easy but if we try and have complete faith in God, we can do it with practice. We all are going through the humdrum of day to day life. We all have our shares of joy and sorrow. But we notice that some people take these things as mere passing experiences and others sit in those absurdities for time immemorial. Then we will be able to comprehend how foolish we acted when we gave undue importance to all these things in life, which shall pass!

With this attitude, let's begin a great morning and have a wonderful and fruitful day ahead! 
श्री ब्रह्मचैतन्य गोंदवलेकर महाराज म्हणतात-

१. नामापासून काही मिळावयाचे आहे ही कल्पनाच नसावी. नाम मुखी येते हाच नामाचा अनुभव. विस्तवाजवळ तूप ठेवले कि ते वितळते, तसे नामाची शेगडी ठेवली की अभिमान वितळलाच पाहिजे. अखंड नामस्मरणाला सोवळ्या-ओवळ्याचे बंधन नाही. अखंड स्मरणाच सोवळे आहे. 

२. मी मागतसे एक दान, ते द्यावे तुम्ही सर्वांनी II नामापरते नका माणू सुख, रामापायी करून घ्यावे आपणास अर्पण II
    याहून नको मज काही, एवढी भीक घालावी सर्वांनी II

३. नामातच शेवटचा श्वास गेला पाहिजे 

४. देहाची स्थिती कायम न राहे निश्चित II
    ते सांभाळणे आहे जरूर, न विसरता रघुवीर II

५. जगण्याकरता श्वास घेणे जसे मनुष्यास जरुरीचे आहे, तसेच भगवंताच्या भेटीसाठी प्रत्येक श्वासाबरोबर नाम घेणे अगत्याचे आहे. 

Swami Vivekananda Says--

  • Each wave in the chitta that says, "I and mine" immediately puts a chain round us and makes us slaves; the more we say "I and mine", the more slavery grows, the more misery increases.

  • Non-attachment is the basis of all Yoga! 

  • Work incessantly but give up all attachment to work!

  • To acquire freedom, we have to get beyond the limitations of this universe; it cannot be found here. The real religion begins where this little universe ends!

  • Fools alone say that the work and philosophy are different; not the learned!

  • When you have trained your mind and your nerves this idea of the world's non-dependence on you or on anybody, there will be no reaction in the form of pain resulting from work.

  • According to Karma-yoga, the action one has done cannot be destroyed until it has borne its fruit; no power in nature can stop it from yielding its results!