- Let us know an amazing thing. On a topic concerned with physics, everyone will like to hear the view of a physicist, similarly on a topic concerned with astronomy, everyone will like to hear the view of an astronomer and give weightage to those views & likewise. But if the subject is God everyone feels himself the master of that subject and wants others to give wieghtage to his views. But on this subject the views of only those persons carry wieghtage who have gone on that path themselves.

-Today, we happen to follow certain persons regarding doing a particular activity without having any knowledge about that act. Such persons may be our religious teachers, our relatives or our parents. We follow them blindly without using the measures of LOGIC & RATIONALITY. We follow the commands of certain persons simply for the reason of impression of their personalities.

- Verbal testimonies (shabd pramaan) are very beneficial to us in knowing God, Jivatama and nature. Verbal testimonies refer to words of God (Vedas) and words of the great teachers, which are in agreement with Vedas. Today, there are a very few scholars of Vedas. Because of this, we get practical difficulty in knowing, whether the words of so called great men of today are in consonance with Vedas or not. As such, inspite of great benefits of verbal testimony (shabd prmaan), for some time we may suspend these and rely only on LOGIC & RATIONALITY.

- There may be certain things which cannot be answered by the present level of our intellect. For that we must raise the level of our intellect. Till then those unanswerable things should be kept under suspension. Let’s look at an example for keeping the belief over what has been mentioned above. When a jaadugar (magician) is performing, we completely believe all his tricks to be true but in our hearts we are of the strong belief or notion that whatever has been performed by the jaadugar is unreal (though looking to be true) though we cannot explain the tricks performed by him. What is the basis of such a belief? We know the principles beyond doubt that nothing can be produced out of nothing, growing of human beings or animals take time, life cannot be infused into dead etc. Likewise, if we know the spiritual principles like what is yog?, what is karam principle?, what is prayer? etc., & have faith in them, then we can easily know what is right & what is wrong.  

- A simple method is there to know what is right and what is wrong. Majority of the people living in this country have great respect for the character named ‘Ram’, who happened to live in this country approximately ten lakh years earlier. Know his thoughts and deeds and try to see everything from the viewpoint of Shri Ram. This will serve a dependable yardstick for us for judging anything and everything we see or feel around us. But character of Shri Ram  should be known through the epic of Ramayana written by MAHARISHI BALMIKI ONLY. Only the works of Rishis or Maharishis are dependable.

- Walking is possible only if we raise our back foot and place it firmly in front of us. Likewise, we can progress only if we get rid of our false beliefs and accept the truth firmly. For deciding about the truth we must make the best use of our vivek (mental calibre of judging things). And we should constantly strive for raising the level of our vivek through daily reading a few pages of the works of the Great Rishis, who happened to be scholars of the Vedas.

- What is the benefit of going on the right path, if the other persons around us will harm us if we don’t go their way? This is a common question, which needs be answered. Our life does not comprise 90-100 years only but is unending like a circle. We must remember that our karms i.e. our having gone on the right or wrong path form the basis of obtaining type of body and mind in our next life (s).

- A justification commonly given for earning the money by deceitful means / methods is- if we do not adopt the wrong methods to earn the money, then the system is such that the work will not suffer & some other person will come forward and adopt the deceitful means for the same purpose. If we cannot stop the wrong methods to earn money then why shouldn’t we accept the truth of the system and adopt the wrong methods to earn the money. Here, two spiritual laws can be mentioned. First is, one has to bear the fruit of his bad deeds. Second is, money accumulated for keeping this body alive should be earned by rightful means otherwise, we fail to use this body for attaining our purpose of life. As such, we must be careful enough to obtain the money from rightful means only and not to fall a prey to the justifications of the means given by our mind. For this also our vivek should be at a very high level.

- A large number of people of our society are following spiritual (so called) pursuits under the name of one sect or another founded by certain personalities but inspite of this, happiness level of the persons living in our country is lowering day by day. The major reason behind this is a common belief that spirituality has nothing to do with our behaviour with other people, which include members of our family, our friends, our colleagues, our neighbours etc. Such people must realise that their so called spiritual pursuits will bear no fruit until & unless they spread the fragrance of their good behaviour amongst the society approachable to them and for spreading such fragrance they have to do two things (i) Encouraging & supporting the good people (ii) Blocking others from doing the wrongs & making their own behavioural conditions for dealing with such people. Further, on none of the spiritual laws, there is unanimity amongst followers of different religious sects for the simple reason that their unanimity on a particular topic may threaten the very existence of the sect, founded by a personality for whom they have great regard.

- Sun does not shirk its work. So, shouldn’t we. Getting inspiration from the sun, we should do all our work incessantly. And remove all the darkness of ignorance. For thinking of removing the darkness of ignorance, we ourselves must first become the light-houses of knowledge.

- The word ‘Yaj’ does not mean ‘Havan’ only but it refers to all actions done with the complete knowledge for the welfare of others. ‘Havan’ connotes ‘Yaj’ only sumbolically. One of the good things, we learn from ‘Havan’ is GIVING what we have, for the welfare of others with pleasure. Actually, if a doctor is helping his patiens for  their welfare only to the best of his knowledge, he is performing ‘Yaj’. Similarly if a teacher is giving knowledge to his pupils to the best of his ability, he is doing ‘Yaj’ and likewise. If all the people succeed in bringing their actions in the category of Yaj, then there can not remain any scope for misery.

- What is the root cause of all our miseries? Not knowing the real swaroop and qualities of God lie at the root of all our miseries. How knowledge of God removes our miseries? One, who has the knowledge of God, is able to move through the misery without being affected by grief. Because of having the knowledge of God or His eternal principles, great freedom-fighters were able to embrace the misery of death without any grief. The more a person will have knowledge of God, the more he will be able to accept the miseries of his life smilingly.

- There is a notion that if a person does not do bad of any body either mentally or physically, he has earned punaya. This notion is totally wrong. Such a logic is given by many in a variety of occasions. Now, let us try to understand how this notion is wrong? Punaya is earned only if we stop from doing a bad act and immediately do a good act. Only ‘not doing bad act’ does not automatically mean having done a good act. Take a few examples: 1 If we want to go to Delhi, our not boarding a bus going to Shimla does not automatically mean that our effort to go to Delhi is sufficient. 2 If a student does not go to play thinking that he has to do home-work, it does not automatically mean that he has done sufficiently enough to do his home-work.  I hope that these examples have made it clear that Punaya is earned only if we stop from doing a bad act and immediately do a good act’. Now, let us expand this principle to reach at another conclusion. If a person does not do any thing to know about God, his soul and nature around him, this act of his can not be called true even if he saves himself from doing a bad act.

-Believing in God means doing what God has instructed to do & not doing what God has forbidden to do. God has instructed human beings to love other beings, to speak the truth, to do justice etc. and has forbidden to hate, to make fool of others, to do injustice, to do anything which is harmful for the mankind etc.

-If a thing is a combination of good & bad elements and we cannot segregate its good elements from the bad ones, then we should discard whole of that thing. For example, if poison is mixed in a very nutritious food, then we discard whole of the food without thinking of its nutrients.

-Since, in today’s society, most of the people have beliefs opposite to truth, if a person comes up with a right approach, he is bound to get isolated. But, because one needs help of the society in his day to day work, it becomes very difficult for a person to advocate the truths in the society. As such, till the time he accumulates the inner strength to move with the truth without caring of the indifference of the society, he can move (only physically not mentally) with the beliefs of the society. On all possible occasions, he should move in accordance with his mind releasing pressures of the society as per his capacity. He should gradually increase his capacity to go against the beliefs of the society.

-If one wants to learn a language, then he does not remember all the sentences of that language. Rather he understands the system by which sentences are formed in that language. Likewise, if one intends to realise God, he need not remember all the good acts and all the bad acts but he needs to understand the system by which an act is categorized as good or bad. Only then he can be said to be moving in the direction of realization of God. Knowledge of the system by which an act is categorized as good or bad is not acquired automatically but it has to be earned.  One, who talks of God realization and invests whole of his energy in learning the good acts and the bad acts without trying to understand the system by which an act is categorized as good or bad is not at all an intelligent person and should be treated by others accordingly.

-There is a general notion among the people that one should not criticise others rather he should spread his thoughts without criticizing others. But, at times criticism is necessary to spread one’s positive thoughts but the condition is- the criticism should be for the welfare of others. Let me explain this with the help of an example. Suppose, a child is learning the table-two multiplied by four is equal to ten. Then every one, who is a witness to such learning is duty-bound to tell the child that two multiplied by four is not equal to ten (this can be said to be criticism of child’s way) but two multiplied by four is equal to eight. The truth of the table cannot be instilled in the child without telling him that two multiplied by four is not equal to ten. If the child is not told the truth in the beginning, then he can not be saved from doing silly mistakes in the theory and practice of mathematics. As such, telling a person where he is wrong is not criticism. If, today WRONGS have spread so much in our society, then the reason is-they were not criticized in the beginning and the truth was not advocated. One who knows the truth can not in any way be lenient on any aspect of it. In the ibid example, one who knows that two multiplied by four is equal to eight can not in any circumstance agree that two multiplied by four is equal to 7.9, 8.1 etc. Spirituality is also a perfect science as is mathematics. As such, one can not be flexible regarding outcomes of spiritual laws. Such persons are called adamant by the present society.

-‘Abhiman’ is dangerous as it kills all possessions of a person. But what is the difference between ‘abhiman’ and ‘swabhiman’. While ‘abhiman’ is considered bad or unwanted, ‘swabhiman’ is considered good and essential. To talk of a thing which one actually knows or possesses is out of the feeling of ‘swabhiman’ and to talk of a thing which one does not know or possess is said to be out of the feeling of ‘abhiman’. The purpose of talking of one’s knowledge or possession is also an important factor in determining ‘abhiman’ or ‘swabhiman’. For example, acceptance by one of knowing the table of two with the purpose of helping another cannot be termed as ‘abhiman’.

-Creator is said to be great only if his creation is great. Likewise, if we want to call God great, we must feel greatness of His creation. But how can we feel greatness of His creation? Watch players of certain games like Kabaddi, Running, Football, Gymnastics etc. Let it be ‘soccer’. By watching the players playing soccer, you can feel the great co-ordination between their eyes-looking and simultaneously judging the speed of the other players and the ball coming towards them, legs-when to move fast, when to go slow, when to jump so as to be able to hit the ball with the head etc. , planning to attack the opponents and to defend etc. By feeling this amazing co-ordination and synchronization between different parts of the body we can easily say that His creation is really great. What to say of the greatness of the entity which created such a great creation.

-In short, shabd-pramaans refer to the sayings of God and that of great men, whose lives are in perfect consonance with the instructions of God delivered through Vedas. But today, our loyalty has shifted from Vedas. In the absence of regular study of Vedas, we do not have a yard-stick to measure the greatness of a person. This has resulted in our erroneous declaring certain persons to be great. As such, sayings of such persons are being treated by us wrongly as shabd-pramans. For this reason, let us first, suspend our belief over shabd-pramaans for the time being, until we understand what shabd-pramaans actually are and secondly, start using our vivek in whatever we do particularly in the name of ‘dharm’. Only after we start using our vivek in all our actions, we WILL BE ELIGIBLE to know the real shabd-pramaans and draw benefit from these.

-One should not be loyal to a person or a body of persons rather he should be loyal to the principles only, even if, sticking to the principles brings harm to a person or body of persons. Now the question arises as to what sort of principles one should be loyal to? One need to be loyal to the principles, accepted by his self as true.

-There are three aspects of life. These are:

  • Physical aspect
  • Social aspect
  • Spiritual aspect

Today, most of our efforts surround our ‘Social’ aspect of life. Second priority is given by the people to ‘Physical’ aspect of life. Last priority is given by the people to ‘Spiritual’ aspect of life. Efforts towards grooming ‘Spiritual’ aspect of life are almost negligible. Now, what is the reason that ‘Physical aspect’ & ‘Social aspect’ lag behind ‘Spiritual aspect’ of life in importance, when most of efforts, today, are devoted by people to ‘Physical aspect’ & ‘Social aspect’. To clarify about ‘importance quotient’ of these three aspects of life, let us go through an example-There are two entities-one is body and the other is soul and there is no confusion as to which of these is more important. Although soul is said to be more important than the body but in common parlance soul without body is meaningless. It can not be said that body is not important but out of the two, soul is more important. Similarly, ‘Physical aspect’ & ‘Social aspect’ of life are important but ‘Spiritual’ aspect of life is of utmost importance. How? Take another example- a train with a speed of even 1000 kms per hour is of no use if it has no destination. ‘Spiritual aspect’ provides destination to the train of life.

-There is a wrong notion that devotees of God remain miserable. If a devotee feels miserable, he would quit ‘Bhakti’ of God. It is not mandatory for any one to do ‘Bhakti’ of God. Actually, the persons, who start feeling ‘aanand' (bliss) in ‘bhakti’ of God considers all worldly things and pleasures obtained from worldly things lower from ‘Bhakti’ of God and for maintaining the enjoyment of bliss of God, such persons leave all worldly things. Worldly people call it miserableness of devotees of God. Bhakt (devoter) knows that whatever worldly pleasures he does not have or whatever worldly objects he has left are hollow and true pleasure has come from bhakti of God. It is immaterial for him whether the world calls him happy or miserable.

-There is a belief amongst certain people that ‘Work is worship’ and the persons doing their duties rightfully need not do bhakti of God. Actually, without realizing Him we cannot do our worldly duties to the best. As such, only when direction of our ‘MAN’ is towards God, we can perform our worldly acts to our best. To earn the right to do bhakti of God, we must perform our worldly duties to the best of our abilities. While performing worldly acts, we commit a lot of wrongs, knowledge of which is had by only those, whose ‘MAN’ is directed towards God and with the passage of time, an ishwar-bhakt earns the ability to do his worldly duties to the best.

-No parent takes tests of his child to know whether he loves him or not. As such, it is wrong to say that God testifies His bhakts (devoters). While doing bhakti of God, a sadhak earns so much potential that inspite of odds, he does not waver from doing acts for the welfare of others & society. Bhakt calls such acts as his duty while worldly people call it testification by God.

-To help a known or unknown person in difficulty is Atithi-Seva but to constantly remain busy in fulfilling absurd requirements of visitors to your home is nothing more than wastage of your time & energy. Considering Atithi-Seva to be a good act, many persons make unknown persons stay with them and many a times such people steal many house-hold goods. As such, one should refine his notion about Atithi-Seva and remain vigilant enough in dealing with unknown persons in the present scenario.

-Suicide is not a solution to the problems. The fruits earned by a soul because of its previous actions has to be borne by the soul-if not in the current birth, then in the future birth(s). One, who commits suicide because of problems of loans takes his next birth as a servant and has to face the same pain. One, who commits suicide to save himself from bodily pain, gets a deformed or deceased body in his next birth. To commit suicide is one of the biggest sins and one should never think of that. Like police punishes a prisoner after catching him, who runs away from the prison. In the same manner God punishes the soul, which leaves the body on its own.

-There is a belief in the society that one should hate the sin and not the sinner. The real meaning of this belief is that the sinner has a potential to change himself. If we start hating the sinner, then the sinner loses his chance to use his potential. Such sort of notion rests at a very high altitude. To reach at that stage, one has to hate both-the sinner and the sin in the beginning. Accordingly, in the beginning one should avoid both the sinner and the sin. In practical situations, a criminal can escape but a person who gives shelter to the criminal is cought by the police.

-On Arjun’s plea that in war, many men of army of kaurav will die, lord Krishan said that to kill the wrong-doer in the battle field is ‘dharm’ and to save such people is a great sin because wrong-doer’s courage increases on not getting penalised and then he starts committing greater sins.

-Some people believe that one, who practices non-violence, is also treated by the world accordingly. This is totally a wrong notion. Carnivorous animals have nothing to do with the thoughts of non-violence of a person. Many Yogis were eaten by animals. Propounder of grammer of Sanskrit language, Maharishi Panini was eaten by a lion, while he was in ‘Tapasaya’. Maharishi Jaimini was killed by an elephant. Maharishi Pingal was eaten by a crocodile. As such, Yogis should be beware of bad men and animals.

- It is believed that without ‘shradha’ one cannot realise God. Only, on developing ‘shradha’ towards a particular work, one feels ‘aanand’ in performing that work / activity. ‘Shradha’ is not in conflict with logic. Actually, the belief developed over a thing after it passes the test of logic is called ‘shradha’. Without using one’s vivek to have faith over a thing told by any scripture or teacher is not ‘shradha’ but blind-faith. Common belief-“As we feel the trueness of our path, similarly, the others too have the same sort of feeling towards their paths. Everyone is free to choose his path. As such, it is not appropriate to hurt others’s ‘shradha’”. But, if a person is having a belief over untruthfulness because of ignorance, then to make him understand the truth is not inappropriate.  If the path of a person is untrue, then even if he follows that path for lakhs of years with whole hearted devotion or ‘shradha’, he cannot find the truth or realise God.

-If we get chance to help someone, then we must feel ourselves lucky & honoured. After helping someone, to expect honour from the society or expect that the other person should remain indebted to us is nothing else than selfishness.

-Every individual acts for the purpose of getting happiness or peace. Spiritual people try to get happiness or peace by doing great deeds and bhakti of God whereas bad men try to get happiness or peace by doing wrong deeds like killing, stealing, befooling, doing injustice etc. In the long run, it is not possible to get happiness or peace by doing sinful deeds. However, in the short run, it is possible to get happiness through getting attention or praise of the people etc. by doing wrong deeds.

-For obtaining happiness or peace, one is required to control one’s desires. People, who earn money by honest means & fulfill their desires accordingly and do not wish to fulfill their desires beyond their means, lead a happy life.

-Looking at today’s eating habits and other scenarios, it is very difficult to apply continence (brahamcharya) in one’s life. Lust for opposite sex is a dangerous enemy. One cannot know, when & in what circumstances it may attack and destroy its prey. As such, a sadhak should get married.

-This world is very strange. Here, it is not necessary that the one, whom we think everything and in whose favour we are ready to surrender every possession of ours, keeps similar thoughts about us. Whom, we think our friends, can harm us and ones, whom we consider our enemies, may be our well-wishers. Then, whom we should consider our well-wisher in all times and in all places? Such a thing cannot be any worldly object or worldly being. Only God is our true well-wisher of all times and places.

-A story-Once there were three men doing the activity of breaking stones. On being asked by a saint, one person said, “My fate is very bad. My act of breaking stones is guided by my bad fate.” The second person said, “I am not able to get any other work and am earning my livelihood by this activity of breaking stones.” The third person said, “I am earning my livelihood through exertion. Whole day I work and in the night, I go to my bed without any tension. This way, life is passing well with aanand.” Although, all the three men were doing the same work. The first person is considering it as a necessary evil. The second person is doing it for having no other option and third person is doing this activity considering it as his duty. If there is possibility of getting a better work than the present one, then there is no harm in trying to get that but when we are bound to do an activity, then intelligence lies in doing it with pleasure.

-Sins committed even in ignorance become the reason of our bondage in the cycle of birth & death. In an accidental death of a person, the concerned person is charged with an offence of non-intentional murder and is punished accordingly. Sins whether committed intentionally or unintentionally are the reason of our bondage. Logically, a person, who earns the right to freedom from this bondage, should not have any sin. But it is not possible not to have sins as all the acts necessary for maintenance of our body imbedded with commitance of sins.  A person, who gets freedom from this bondage, actually suspends obtaining the fruit of his sins for a very very long period.

-God gives the fruits of our good deeds and wrong deeds separately. Example-a person saves a child from drowning and gets a reward for his courageous action. If he kills a child after lapse of a time, then he will be punished for this act. In the court, he can not give a plea that his act of killing a child may be adjusted against his earlier act of saving another child and he may not be penalised for this act.

-Every relation of this world is based on debts-some are paying (giving back) debts and some are taking back their owings. Some believe that if anything is given with love without demand, then there is no harm in taking that thing. Such people receive gifts from others on the occassions of birthdays, marriages, other festive occassions etc. without any hitch. The fact is-a thing received on or without demand, with force or through befooling the giver is a debt and it has to be repaid by the receiver without doubt. If the giver gives a thing to another without his demand or on demand etc. and does not desire the return of that thing, then his act of giving does not cause any bondage to him but the receiver has to repay it.

-Every reason because of which injustice is done to others is not ever-lasting. Possession of money, knowledge, beauty, power, designation, reputation etc. becomes the cause of one’s superiority complex. And a person having superiority complex dishonours the other persons having opposite conditions. What to talk of ordinary people, some saints & learned fellows even suffer from the disease of superiority complex. Such people waste their lives. Many people, who suffer from this disease, get misery in this life itself and the remaining sufferers get misery in their future lives. God is justice-doer. Everyone receives the fruits of his actions justly. One, who believes this system of God, is able not to commit any sin.

-Today, there is a belief in the society that God gives the fruits of actions of souls justly even if with delay. The fact is-God gives the fruits of actions of souls justly and without delay but the period as to when the fruit of an action will develop can be known by God only. Actions differ with regard to the period when their fruits get developed. Some actions produce their fruits within a day, some in a month, some in a year, some after a life and so on. It is just like the action of our drinking water quenches our thirst immediately, some ordinary diseases may go within 2-3 days, other diseases may take months or years together to go and the like. Some actions which generally produce fruits after years may have been performed with such an intensity that they produce fruits early. As such, it is not possible for a human being to estimate about the period as to when an action will bear its fruit.

-Without obtaining sufficient power or right, one should not try to eradicate any ill from the society. Without sufficient power or right, one should not clash with the bad elements of the society and put his valuable life in danger. But if after obtaining sufficient power or right, one remains silent or does not try to eradicate the ills of the society, he commits a sin and increases his distance from God. Suffeciency of power will be judged by one’s intellect.

-A man, who has a healthy body is good, a man who has a healthy body  & healthy mind is better and a man who has obtained the true path of realisation of soul & God besides having healthy body and healthy mind is the best.

-Soul cannot do anything without a body. As such, people, who ignore their bodies, cannot obtain bodily and spiritual pleasure. Therefore, the first and the foremost preference should be given to the well-being of the body. Well-being of the body is required only & only for attaining the purpose of soul. As such, well-being of the body should not be cared at the cost of purpose of soul i.e. if while performing any act towards attaining the purpose of soul, our body gets endangered, we should give preference to the successful completion of that act over health of our body.

-Thoughts are the basis of our actions or behavior. One type of thoughts bring smile on our face and the other type of thoughts bring pain, fear etc. Persons, who keep only good thoughts in their minds, cannot do any bad act. Whenever, we face a bad thought, ‘Man’ should be engrossed in a counter thought. Since speed of ‘Man’ is very fast and it has the capacity to go through all the aspects of a good thought in a fraction of a second and dwell back on the bad thought, good thought put before it should be such which cannot be pierced by ‘Man’. Such counter good thought is that of God. God being endless, ‘Man’ after trying hard to reach its end surrenders and rests. As such, whenever, we face a bad thought, we should make it a habit to start reciting (alongwith thinking of the meaning) ‘aum’ / gayatri mantra etc. Also, at such instances, concentration of our thought process on ‘breathing’ or bringing deepness and uniformity in our breaths is extremely helpful. Doing a bad act and then repenting (doing prayashchit) is meaningless. It is just like knowingly making ourselves dirty and then trying to wash the dirt. Instead, we should prepare our ‘Man’ in such a way that it cannot do any bad act. ‘Man’ needs constant watch throughout our life.

-Power, which enables a body to act, is called ‘aatma’ (soul). Body left by aatma is nothing more than a dust particle. A dead body does not experience any pain or pleasure, whether it is made to sit on a thorne or cut into pieces. Every aatma receives a body in accordance with its acts (some aatmas receives healthy bodies, others receive diseased or deformed bodies). This proves that aatma existed before the body came into being.

-It will be highly unjustifiable if without any reason, some aatmas (souls) enjoy pleasure and other aatmas suffer pain. But God is considered to be just. As such, we arrive at the conclusion that aatmas receive healthy bodies, diseased or deformed bodies in accordence with the acts done by them in their previous life/lives. It is also observed that some aatmas enjoy pleasureful life while doing all bad deeds.It will be very unjustified if an aatma goes without receiving the fruits of his bad deeds. This again makes us believe that to receive the fruits of his deeds, aatma has to assume a body in accordance with the laws of God. All this proves that birth & death is a continuous and endless process.

-Some people say that like a seed of mango produces mangoes and a seed of wheat produces wheat only, similarly a man gets his next birth as a man; a donkey gets his next birth as a donkey etc. This unjust system is not at all possible on following logical grounds:

How is it possible in God’s just system that-

  1. An aatma (soul) receives potentiality to kill a goat in every birth and another aatma in every birth receives the body of goat?
  2. An aatma by taking birth every time in an upper class continues to dishonour lower classes and another aatma always takes birth in lower class to be dishonoured?
  3. An aatma every time takes birth as a master to do injustice to his servant and another aatma always receives birth as a servant?

As per God’s system, one, who gives pain to another, will definitely receive pain sooner or later. God does not let the others know the sins committed by a person in his earlier lives. Had God made a system whereby a person could know the sins committed by him and other persons in earlier lives, then no one could show kindness to anyone or feel the gratitude of anyone.

- Since infinite time, aatma (soul) is in the cycle of birth and death. It continues to take birth in diffrent countries, different species, different sects, as a man, as a woman, as a rich, as a pauper, as beautiful, as ugly, as healthy, as diseased etc. If all the people of the world know this system of God, then there will be no wars between countries, sects etc. Rishis of olden period because of having this knowledge believed whole universe as one family.

-Principles of all sects are not same. Some principles of a sect are entirely opposite to that of others. Teachers of all sects try to prove truthfulness of their principles. In such conditions, one, who wants to know the truth, gets puzzled. Such a person, who wants to know the truth, should depend on his vivek. Only through use of determining power of vivek, one can differtiate between the truthful principles and untruthful principles. The only method to enhance one’s vivek is swadhaya, which means reading Vedas or the books which are perfectly in accordance with Vedas.

-Surrender to God does not mean non-use of vivek. Surrender to God refers to feeling the presence of God everywhere and doing each & everything amidst such feeling. Sleeping of a person keeping the doors of his house open cannot be said to be because of his surrender to God. When we surrender our budhi (intellect), knowledge, money and physical & menal power to God, then God does not take all these things from us. All these things remain with us only but we develop a feeling of a trustee, while using these things. We use all these things not for the welfare of a particular man but for the welfare of mankind as per His directions given in the Vedas.