Saint Ved Vyas relating the Bhagwatam to Shukdeo (3100 B.C.)

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(19) The universal Divine religion of Bharatvarsh.

      Bhartiya scriptures like the Upnishads, the Gita and the Bhagwatam are produced by God Himself. They contain all the philosophies that are related to the God realization of a soul. Explaining in great detail they tell that the dimension of God is beyond the abode of Brahma and the celestial gods and goddesses. The creation theory of the entire universe with minute subtle stepwise details, the unimaginable limit of the Divine Bliss and the happiness that a soul receives after God realization, and the form of the supreme personality of God which is omnipresent, is all detailed in our scriptures.

His kindness and friendliness is so great that He loves all the souls and He atones the sins of even the greatest sinners when they humbly remember Him, that’s why He is called ‘deen bandhu.’ His Divine beauty defies the accumulated beauty of trillions of Cupids (Kamdeos) and His love fills the heart, mind and soul of a devotee with such an experience of His loving closeness that exceeds all of the imaginations of an emotional mind. He is only one but He has many forms. You can worship any one of His forms. He has His five Divine abodes (Vaikunth of Vishnu, Shiv and Durga, Saket of Ram, and Dwarika, Golok and Vrindaban of Krishn) which are eternally omnipresent. The omnipresence of His personal form and abode is a Divine miracle, beyond the limits of the ‘time’ and ‘space’ of the mayic world. So it could be experienced after God realization, and it could be believed accordingly during the devotional period. His names and forms are eternally the same for the souls of the whole world and for the entire universe. Bhartiya scriptures are the origin of all of the true and Divine religions of the world. You can choose His name and form and start your devotion to your true Divine beloved God. There is also an impersonal aspect of God which is formless, but its practice is extremely difficult and it requires total renunciation, so it is not advised for common people, and moreover its final achievement is not very exciting as compared to the Blissfulness of a personal form of God. In this way our scriptures reveal the total philosophy of God and God realization for the entire world.

The significance of 'fact' and 'faith'.

Fact and Faith. Most of the people believe that if they are sincere in their deeds and are faithfully following a path, it may lead them to God, but it is not true. Faith has its own quality and fact has its own status. You cannot change ferrum into gold by faithfully worshipping it. One thing you must know is that the depth of your faith opens up a channel to receive the innate quality of that religion or person you are following or worshipping. If it is a worldly religion where worship to god/God is meant for only worldly benefits, you receive only materiality through it because your faithfulness has opened up a link between your subtle mind and the underlying material qualities of the minds of the promoters of that religion. So, slowly and continuously your subconscious mind is being fed with such mayic qualities but your conscious mind, in the ardor of your faithfulness, fails to comprehend it, until it is too late. For similar reasons if a person faithfully follows a religious teacher or a narrator of the stories of Ram and Krishn etc., his mind will absorb the mental qualities of the teacher or the narrator, whatever it may be, hypocritical, malicious, evil, worldly, sensuous, pious, Divine or devotional; because the speech contains the inner personality of the speaker. So, give it a thought, and follow the true path of Divine worship.

What are the intuitions?

Some people, out of ignorance, call their intuitions as a suggestion of God. But you should know that intuitions are also of three kinds, tamas, rajas and sattvic which are related to the three kinds of people, evil, normal and pious. They are only the vivid reflections of your own subconscious mind which are induced by the conditioned reflexes of your own past lives’ actions called the sanskars. That’s how sometimes a person feels that his intuitions have guided him, but, in fact, they are just the stronger subconscious thoughts that emerge into your conscious mind.



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