Friday, 30 May 2014

the greatest ideal

HARI  OM  

Practical  steps  to  spirituality- section 6 part  86

The Gita  revisited  

The  greatest ideal

               We  have  seen  in  one  of  the  earlier  pages  that  the  one  who  could  be  our  ideal  can  be  only  God  Himself  and  none  other  than  Him. . The  Lord  is  Omnipresent,  Omnipotent  and  Omniscient  . The  Lord  says  in  the  Gita  that  He  has  no  compulsions  or  obligatory  duties  but  yet  He  does  indulge  in  actions  so  that  nobody  takes  to  an  inactive  way  of  life. If  He  were  to  remain  inactive  , He  would  incite  others  to  follow  Him  and  become  lazy  and  inactive  in  life. 

                The  Lord  says  He  is  the  changeless  substratum  of  the  ever  changing  world. If  He  were  to  change  everything  would  cease  to  exist. . He  is  the  creator,  sustainer  and  destroyer  of  all  the  cosmoses  from  beginningless  time. . It  is  only  we,  human  beings  , who  need  coffee  breaks,  vacations  and  holidays  to  rejuvenate  ourselves  . He    takes  no   such  breaks  !He  is  the  One  that  supervises   all  our  actions  and  ordains  the  results   of  all  our  actions.  at  the  right  time  and  without  a  mix up  while  giving  to  each  the  fruits  of  his  karma. 

               He  as  Sri  Rama  and  as  Sri  Krishna  ,  through  His  life,  teachings  and  work   establishes  norms  of  righteousness   as  to  how  to  live  with  the  right  conduct. He  is  the  personification  of  all  the  virtues  that  is  spoken  of   in  various  verses  in  the  Gita. . He  shows  us  how  each  individual   should  face  the  toughest of   situations  with  a  cheerful  acceptance  and  continue  to  work  selflessly  for  the  welfare  of  the  world.  

to  be  continued..... 

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