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Spirituality is The Basis for Happiness

When you do not need Anything, you have Everything.  – Lord Buddha

In the present times of gloom and doom, when values are declining and morals are reclining and the celebrated values like honesty, integrity, nobility, morals, ethics, virtues, justice and righteousness are proving hollow giving way to corruption that has impoverished the whole societal set up, solace lies in spirituality.

Spirituality brings out the divinity in every individual. Spirituality is a love affair with God. It focuses a person’s attention to the divine effulgence radiating from one’s own heart. God is not something external, he is inside us. The mind is the key instrument in a human being’s body, a proper regulation of which, with meditation and spiritual guidance, can help one evolve spiritually to the highest.

Only spirituality can initiate the process of inner expansion and eventual freedom from finite existence and supreme self realization. True spirituality could be achieved through selfless service to humanity and leading a life of righteousness.

The core message of the Vedas is for man to strive for liberation from the perpetual cycle of birth and death. This is achieved when the living being realises its true self, the soul and re-establishes its forgotten relationship with Super-soul or God.

Manifest Infinity with Spirituality

When we liberate ourselves from the limitations of phenomenal existence and obtain oneness with the absolute, we attain infinite freedom, power, peace, joy and perfection. Transformation of our entire inner nature, of our thoughts, emotions, energies is a wonderful way of acquiring tremendous spiritual powers.

Problems & Set-backs Are Lessons from Life

Spiritually, all our problems and set-backs are merely lessons for us from life, acted out through people, events and places and leading our self evolution. There are no full stops in life, only commas. And sooner we learn our lessons, the faster our life moves forward in a more harmonious manner. Treat life not as an imposition but as a gift from God to be loved and to be cherished.  Move on the pathway of life with faith and courage, and the confidence that He is with you. Accept life with all its trials and tribulations. Acceptance of whatever is, will solve half of your problems.

Love, mercy, forgiveness, peace, compassion etc., are the essence of the Sattavic path. It is important to use them to attain the ultimate goal -salvation.

The Four-fold principles of human existence are

  1. The body is for benevolent living,
  2. The mind for contemplating on God,
  3. Discriminative intellect for distinguishing between right and wrong and
  4. Life itself for acquisition of divine knowledge leading to self-realization.

Being spiritual minded is practical, as it helps a person develop a proper mental attitude towards the changing circumstances and problems of life. Through science deals with energy and matter, there is a spiritual science which deals with the ‘beyond mind’ state of a human being. While material science enhances ego, spiritual science annihilates it.

“Enjoy every moment of life and live it to the fullest. Live the ‘present moment’ with zest and not worry about the past or future.”

Peace of mind arises out of spiritual growth. It is true that spiritual growth is an inward process, that spiritual life is an inward life. But it is equally true that such inward growth is greatly aided by external support and greatly marred by external incompatibles. Hence, importance of Sattvic diet, Sattvic dress, Sattvic reading, Sattvic company, Sattvic habits and Sattvic environment.

We rise above darkness and sin to see the eternal light and realize the presence of the Most Enlightened one. Rise higher and see brighter light; a step still higher and realize omnipresent God who is the pristine source of Enlightenment.

As the new age dawns, materialism will automatically lag behind Spirituality and people will live the Vedanta in their daily lives.

“Faith in God, faith in religion and faith in one’s self make a man an enlightened being. Faith in holy scriptures helps a man rise above darkness and see the Light. Faith is a source of inspiration too. Many a time in life, one feels that one is down in the dumps. Morale sags. One sees and feels darkness all around. It is here that faith in God and the Vedas helps one see light at the end of the tunnel. Faith gives one a breather when it is needed most. Faith can even bring a man back from the fallows.”

Considering its importance, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a striking contrast organized a Millennium All Faith Summit, which was attended by 1000 religious and spiritual leaders of the world to achieve the objective of coordinating the religious leadership for building tolerance, fostering peace and encouraging inter religious dialogue among all religions. This remarkable gathering was without precedent in its 50 years history of UNGA. Now, with nearly 83% of the world’s population adhering to some religious or spiritual belief system, religion and spirituality would be the dynamic force that the World Peace Summit wanted to seek to develop for peace, advocacy and resolution.

An individual or a nation must strive for material growth and scientific advances but material prosperity can lead to true happiness only if there is a base of spirituality. Secular spirituality helps one to progress in the worldly affairs and still helps one realize at the experiential level that material comforts, worldly pleasures, fame and power are fragile and ephemeral and they alone cannot give lasting happiness. Happiness is present in our life yet because we think that happiness comes from outside we constantly loose touch with it.

Social studies reveal that high spiritual and emotional quotient are normally associated with high degree of integrity, honesty, responsibility and care and concern for others and accounts for nearly 70% of over all rating.

Spirituality is the Basis for Happiness” is written by Dr. B. L. Tekriwal which was published in Kalyan Kalpataru in July 2009.

You can read similar views in Philosophy of eternal bliss-fullness and Role of Difficulties & Problems in Our Life.

Sadhaka’s of Hinduism and Spirituality

About Sadhak Group

Sadhaka is a Yahoo Group which discusses Spirituality in Hinduism using texts and messages of Swami Ramsukhdasji.

This group was founded on Dec 28, 2003 and as on today it has 32334 active members, which is too low for such high class spiritual service, the main reason for such a low membership in Hindu Spiritual Group is due to the fact that it is not well promoted and most of its members are also delving deep in spirituality and therefore do not care about marketing and promotion of there message and group.

Now, its on us to do something for this group and make it accessible to all those who are a real seeker of spirituality and want to learn from the perception of Hinduism.

It is really surprising to note that a number of books and study material are sold online and offline which may or may not have the real depth of true spiritual seekers, while this wonderful group is hiding behind the veils of modern materialistic world, where spirituality isn’t a mission of life but a subject, a book, a profession, a reason to divide humanity based on religious beliefs.

This group has been providing selfless services to those who are interested in Hinduism and Hindu Spirituality.

Discussions are primarily based on Bhagavad Gita.

More books on Hindu Spirituality and Hinduism can be had from Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

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Philosophy of Meditation in Gita

: Shree Hari :

Shravan Shukla Chaturthi,Vikram Samvat 2063, Shanivar

Abandoning all thoughts of the world, be a witness and become still (repose). Neither oppose a thought, nor support it. Do not accept affinity with any thoughts. Neither have attachment, nor aversion for these thoughts.

A spiritual aspirant should accept affinity with only the all pervasive God, who is everywhere, at all times, in all persons, in all things, in all incidents, and in all actions. Accepting this, one should remain established in Him, without thinking of anything else.

Meditation

If we have an exclusive aim to attain only God, our mind will automatically remain established in God. Space is around and envelops us from all directions, so it is with God, but we do not pay attention to this.

Therefore abandoning all thoughts of the world, be a witness and become still(repose) . While remaining established in God, do not oppose any thought that comes to mind.

A spiritual aspirant neither opposes a thought, nor supports it. He only remains a witness to it and attains tranquillity and quietude.

All projections and distractions of the mind are transient, so if these are born, they will certainly come to an end. We should not accept our affinity with them. We should accept our affinity with only God who pervades everywhere.

Moreover, when a spiritual aspirant meditates upon God, memories of past incidents come to his mind. These incidents are not there in the present (non-existent) . But a spiritual aspirant by accepting the existence of those past incidents, strengthens them.

Therefore the spiritual aspirant should remain detached from them . Become a witness to them. He should neither have attachment nor aversion for them.

While discharging duties and performing actions, he should accept that God is all pervading, within and without and indivisible. It will help us in meditating on God. Whether one meditates in seclusion or does work in society, a spiritual aspirant should always accept that God pervades everywhere, at all times, in all persons, in all things, in all incidents, and in all actions. Accepting this, one should remain established in Him, without thinking of anything else.

Ram Ram

Philosophy of Meditationis taken from “Sadhak Sanjivani” in Englishi by Swami Ramuskhdasji, which was published in Yahoo Sadhaka Group Messages.

To read online “Sadhak Sanjivani” in Hindi by Swami Ramuskhdasji, please visit -
http://www.swamiram sukhdasji. org/swamijibooks /pustak/pustak1/ html/SadhakSanje evni/main. html
1,500 pages of translation, indepth commentaries on the Gita.

Ram Ram

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