Once Lord Shiva and Parvati are talking with each other. Maa Parvati asked shiva “Why are People involved in sins when there are so many sadhanas/spiritual practices available?”
On hearing, this Lord Shiva said “Come with me, we will test people”
They take the form of an Aged Couple, And Near the Ganga River, Lord shiva drops himself in a well. Outside the well, Maa Parvati shouts to everyone who is coming after bathing in the Ganga stream, “Help, somebody took my Husband out from the well, He has fallen in the well”
If someone came to help them she asks him” If ever you have sinned, you will burn to ashes if you touched my spouse ” on hearing this people ran from there.
Then a Young man came there and was ready to help. Parvati maa asks him the same sentence, ” If ever you have committed a sin, you will burn to ashes if you touched my spouse “
On hearing this the young man Smiles and said ” how sin will reside in me? I have bathed in Ganga!”
Moral of the story:-
It is us who have given so much importance to sins, otherwise how still we are a sinner, when there is a Guru's Graceful hand on us? , when we have committed doing sadhana for purification of us when there is god's grace on us.
The change can be anything!
Mine is; being a hardcore sweet tooth, I would like to change the direct proportionality between eating sweets and gaining weight 🤣
If possible I would like each of us to have one experience, where we experience the interconnectedness between all of us, and divine/nature.
That would make all of us more mindful of our actions, and hopefully create a increased desire to realize oneself/ see God.
Jai Sri Hari!
Jai Shri Hari!
Mine is Insight on How to Meditate.
I would love to know your favorites.
Also please provide links to the respective video.
Side Note: As I don't know hindi, please add links to the videos that are available with english subtitles (almost every video of swamiji is present with english CC except few)
Har Har Mahadev!
Hello Sri ji,
Very hard question you have asked, to pick favorite video of Swamiji 🙂 . I just love his each and every video. I have picked two which i saw quite long back and loved it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEXUBtf2ET0 - Suffering and You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp22PH6BUO0 - The Journey of Self-Evolution
- Jai Shri Hari!!
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Jai Shri Hari!
1. How to prepare my mind and body for a deep sleep and wake up energetic the next day?
2. How to reduce the sleeping hours to focus more on spiritual practices?
3. How to wake up early without using an alarm when you have slept late due to some unavoidable circumstances (like had a heavy dinner or used digital gadgets at the late night)?
4. How to make it a consistent habit?
Har Har Mahadev!
Edit: As I am not a premium member, I am very sorry that I can't read your answers in the comments. So, please I request you to answer in the reply section. Thank you.
Can anyone give me the answers written in the comment section?
😊 I think they are good questions btw
1. Take yourself to a sweet place emotionally before going to sleep. Think of your Ishta with immense love.
2. I think this is a mind question. Our body takes the amount of sleep it needs. But mind always tells stories about time we are sleeping. You want a well rested body to function, right!?
3. Decide that you want to do it. Then just do it.
4. Just do it . One day at a time till it becomes a habit.
Here are some great quotes, hope one of them clicks with you:
"Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." – Homer, The Iliad
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." – Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
"To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else's." – Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
"Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere." – Elie Wiesel, Night
Hope you like one of these. 🙂
"The Power is inside every man, the different works are like Blows to bring them out, To cause these Giants to wake up"- Swami Vivekananda