Life is a challenge – don’t loose it!

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Who wants to struggle unnecessarily, but life presents new questions before us. These questions, are the force which press us to think upon these questions and find the best answers.
Some persons wants to escape from these questions and quit the examination; some try to solve but look here and there for some external support; some left the questions half done; but only a few answer successfully and somehow get the passing marks; the rare of rarest persons give best suitable answers which becomes the benchmark to rest of the world.
These rare persons are so called fools, who fight their whole life against the waves of rest of the world. They think about the society at large, and not about their own life, family & worldly pleasures.
All the great personalities, who changes the thinking of masses were made of same flesh as ours but had mind so pure and pious that God chosen them to manifest His wisdom through them.
They are called incarnations in Hindu, prophets in Muslim and son of God in christian mythology.
The cunning ones like us who fought for worldly pleasures died for nothing and lost everything at last like a looser.
There are two ways always before us, either to go behind the money and honey or go for eternal journey in search of truth, pleasure for all, whole mankind.
All great saints loved all, even to animals alike.
They chose the path of sacrifice.
They fought against the barbarianism, inhuman behaviours at the cost of their lives.
Some lost their life on this path, but they are still alive in our hearts, became immortal and rest who enjoyed their whole life, are really dead, because no one remembers them, real losers.

Tej Prakash, Lucknow, U.P., India

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Lord Krishna – meaning of His love to Cream of milk

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Once again, Lord Krishna is back and every follower of Him is busy in preparation of His Birthday, which is celebrated by devotees as Krishna Janmastami.

Though Lord Krishna fought against all types of hypocracies, as he opposed Indra Pooja , which was observed by villagers, as Indra Poona.

Today, people celebrate, His birthday by mere cutting  cucumber, and observing fast only.

Lord Krishna took birth to establish the reign of goodness “Dharma” dethroning evils.

All his life, He fought with social evils and enemies of goodness. He himself was the embodiment of Lord Vishnu & but lived like simple villager who loved everyone, play flute, play with villagers, picked curd & cream from the houses of neighbours, who love God &,pray that “we offer you everything whatever you have given to me”.

Hearing their prayer, Krishna asserted their right over curd and cream, hidden in their stores, and distributed it among village boys, needy ones & monkeys.

Spiritual sense of this so called theft was;, He likes only the pure heart people, and cream resembles the purest feelings of love and devotion.

Many villagers wanted that “May Krishna visit once to their stores and take away curd and cream but Krishna neither accepted their prayer, and nor visited there because they were not so good at heart.

He taught the lesson of love and equality among all without a feeling of caste and creed. His love to cows, gave him a name “Gopal” means master of senses.

He has full control over his mind, words & senses, so he also been named as “Yogeshwar” , Master of Yoga.

We must understand His message, by following His words written in tbe  “Sacred Geeta” and follow their teachings and this will be the real worship of Him.

Let Him take birth in the cage of your mind where “SOUL” is caged with the bonds of your desires in the darkness of ignorance. His birthplace must be pure, so make your mind free from all evils and pray Krishna to come and take His seat or throne or chariot and drive the rest of our life in His divine guidance.  – Tej Prakash

Tej Prakash, Lucknow, U.P., India

Rescue yourself

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This picture depicts the story of Lord Shri Krishna, when he was playing a ball near Yamuna river in Gokul, the ball had rolled into the river, Krishna, followed the ball and jumped into the river.
All the boys were shocked as the river was haunted with the presence of very poisonous snake Kaliya, who was killing innocent villagers & animals who go near Yamuna, or drink the water of it.
Knowing very well about the story, Lord Krishna had decided to teach a lesson to proudly snake Kaliya.
As Lord Krishna jumped into water, Kalia attacked over Krishna with its aides, Lord Krishna played with him like a play, at last He took over him, and Kalia was almost dead, her wives came to Lord Krishna and prayed for her husband’s life.
Lord Krishna forgave Kalia on the ground of his assurance to leave Gokul & Yamuna at once for ever.
This story has a spiritual meaning that “we are human being and our minds are like river Yamuna, but our animal nature like proud, anger, jealousy are like Kalia snake and it makes our mind polluted through its venom.
Now the question is “how we can control over such weaknesses which are too much poisonous and make our life like a hell.”
Our ‘Atma’ the innerself which is the purest part of Lord Krishna, cause of life and death, can rescue us from these killer weaknesses.
When we pray Him to rescue us, He makes the way, prepare the circumstances of life in such a way, that we are compelled to understand the truth behind it, which results in natural renunciation.
This is the true Yoga state of our mind. This is the message of story, we have to understand the the poisonous weaknesses, of ourselves and try to remove them likewise.        —— Tej Prakash

Tej Prakash, Lucknow, U.P., India

 समभाव ही योग है

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योगस्थः कुरु कर्माणि 
संगत्यक्त्वा धनंजय।
सिद्धिमसिद्धयोः समो भूत्वा 
समत्वं योग उच्यते।। 
                    -गीता-2/48

  ‘‘हे अर्जुन! तू योग में स्थित होकर, सिद्धि-असिद्धि में समान बुद्धि रखते हुए,
आसक्ति को त्याग कर, स्वधर्म-रूप कर्म का आचरण कर। मन का ऐसा
 समभाव ही योग कहलाता है।’’

 योगी मन वाला ही भगवान की शरण में हो पाता है।  मनुष्य योग साधने की तरह-तरह की प्रक्रियायें तो 
अपनाते हैं, पर सहज-साध्य, भगवान
के ज्ञान के रास्ते पर नहीं चल पाते। 

योग,स्थिर हो कर, आँख बन्द करके बैठ जाना,
निष्क्रिय या निश्चेष्ट हो कर बैठे रहने की दशा नहीं है, 
यह तो कर्म करते हुए, खुली आँखों से, संसार में 
भगवान का दर्शन करते हुए ही पूर्ण होता है।असत्य की ओर जाने से रोक कर, सत्य की ओर मन को मोड़ देना, योग की आवश्यकता है।

असत्य नाशवान् है। सत्य अक्षय और अनन्त है। इसका बोध यदि हो जाये, तो असत्य की ओर
 मन आकृष्ट भी क्यों हो, और उसे ही और
 भी पाने की चिन्ता भी क्यों करे? देह ही असत्य है, पर देह के द्वारा किये कर्म, परिणामशून्य नहीं होते हैं। 

वे बीज-रूप में चलते ही रहते हैं, अर्थात् फलते हुये, 
जीवन को परिणाम देते ही रहते हैं। तब पहचान जिस तरह बीज की होती है, उसी तरह से कर्म और उसके परिणाम का ज्ञान होना चाहिए। जब कर्म के विषय में ज्ञान है, कि अधर्म के कर्म, पाप-कर्म होते हैं, तब उनका परिणाम भी, दुष्परिणाम ही
होता है; फिर भी वे कर्म किसलिए हो जाते हैं?

 यहाँ पर कुछ स्थितियाँ सामने आतीं हैं। प्रथम तो 
मनुष्य, पूर्व जन्म के किये कर्मों के परिणाम.रूप भाग्य और संस्कार ले कर जन्मता है। इसके अतिरिक्त 
जैसा कि श्रीकृष्ण ने मनुष्यके स्वाभाविक गुणों के 
विषय में बताया है, तीन प्रकार के गुण है- सात्विक, राजसिक और तामसिक।

यह भी सत्य है कि हरेक में अलग-अलग ही कोई 
गुण, प्रधान होता है। पर यदि मनुष्य चाहे तो 
अपने गुणों को सात्विक गुण में परिवर्तित कर सकता है। 

किन्तु होता यह है, कि मनुष्य न तो इस विषय 
में जानता है, न ही जानना चाहता है, और अगर बताया भी जाये, तो वह इस बात को महत्त्व 
नहीं देता। 

मनुष्य अपने स्वभाव के आधीन ही कर्म करता रहता है। दूसरी स्थिति होती है मनुष्य के सामने उस 
समाज और धर्म की, जिसके बीच वह जन्म लेता है। 

समाज और धर्म, जहाँ तक वैदिक धर्म या श्रीकृष्ण के धर्म की जो प्रतिपादित परिपाटी है, उसके अनुसार तो, कर्म और स्वाभाविक गुणों के आधार पर, वर्ण या जाति का विभाजन किया गया है। पर एक गुणसेवा का गुण, ईश्वर-भाव, सभी में रहता है। 

अतः इन गुणों के आधार पर प्रत्येक व्यक्ति अपने 
आपको परमात्म-तत्त्व की ओर ले जा सकताहै। 
किन्तु मनुष्य निर्णय लेने में दुविधापूर्ण स्थित में फँस जाता है, जब उसके सामने, समाज की बनाई हुई
 मर्यादाओं व धार्मिक मान्यताओं की बेड़ियाँ आ जाती हैं। वह उस शिक्षा के बीच पला होताहै, कि इनका पालन करना ही साधन है; और उनके प्रति कर्तव्य-पालन करना ही निर्धारित आवश्यक कर्म है,
 जिनका पालन न करने से, धर्म और समाज में 
स्थिति तो बिगड़ ही सकती है, पाप भी लगता है।    

– साभार श्रीकृष्णचेतनावतार देवी मॉं कुसुम जी द्वारा रचित “गीता सार” नामक वाणी खण्ड से

कुपोषण

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समस्या है कुपोषण की,

चिन्तायें पोषण की,

परन्तु किसके पोषण की;

स्वपोषण जरूरी है;

कुपोषण मजबूरी है|

गुलामी की कारा से,

आजादी से मुक्ति तक,

कौन हुआ पोषित है,

जनता कुपोषित,

नेता हुये पोषित हैं|

सदाचार कुपोषित,

भ्रष्टाचार पोषित है,

सत्ता पर आज भी,

कुशासन सुशोभित है,

दुःशासन जीवित है|

द्रौपदी पीड़ित है,

दुर्योधन सत्ता का,

कर रहा है शोषण,

जनता फिर किसी

कृष्ण को ढूँढती है|

हारे चाहे दुर्योधन,

शकुनि चाहे मिट जाये,

मिटता नहीं है दर्द,

मिलती नहीं दवायें,

बदलती केवल सत्तायें|

माया की सत्ता हो,

मुलायम का शासन हो,

कांग्रेस चली जाये,

भाजपा चली आये,

जनता तो मूरख है,

केवल ठगी जाये|

——–तेज प्रकाश