An Eternal Relationship with God
Human being is a unique creation of the God. Getting human body is a privileged natural phenomenon. You must be thankful to the God for having given you this human body. Prior to being born in this body, you have traveled almost 8.4 million bodies of different species. And you have also borne troubles and miseries of different bodies including that of animal kingdom and plant kingdom. Your body might have been killed, slaughtered and subjected to various pains during your previous births. Now this human body is given to you for almost one hundred years. Only a few live above this mark. But ‘your’ life is infinite as you have been traveling in different bodies for infinite period of time.
You must always keep in your mind that you are not this body; rather this body belongs to you. And it has been given to you for a short period. If you compare your existence with life span of this human body, you are here in this body for a fraction of time. Your body is a vehicle for you to travel in this world. This time you are given a human body to travel to this world.
If you are not a body then a question comes in mind, who are you?
You are not this body, you are consciousness:
We are here to seek an answer to this eternal question and know who are you? Man has been trying to find answer to this question for ages. Various theories have been proposed and almost every religion and culture has given a thought to this question. And a genuine explanation confirms that you are pure consciousness. Because of this consciousness, your body is alive, functioning and discharging its duties. Without consciousness, human body is said to be dead. And this consciousness is an integral part of super consciousness. Origin of this consciousness is considered from super consciousness that is God.
Now the second question comes in mind, then who is God? And the answer comes that God is not a person. He has no shape, color, size or form. He is a something like energy. You cannot see energy but feel its presence. Same is the case with God; you cannot see Him but can feel His presence.
Your body is given specific number of breaths:
Every form of life is given certain period to stay in this world. It varies for every species. As a human you are also given certain period of time to stay in this body. That period is in form of certain stock of breaths to survive as a body. Out of your total stock some part is already consumed. But you do not know that how much balance stock is available with you? This fact has been kept secret by the super consciousness or the nature and has not been revealed to you. With every breath this human body is driven closure to death. It is not known to you when would this life end? It may be several years from now or it can be few moments. You do not know!
Purpose of your body is to help you attaining salvation:
You should always keep in mind this human body is given to you for a specific purpose of your life. It is said; on fulfillment of the purpose you will be free from the cycle of life and death and will attain salvation. And to help attaining salvation, God has given intellect to human being that separates him from rest of the creations of God. You are considered superior to members of plant and animal kingdom. But most of the people on this earth are not utilizing their intellect for the same. There is lot of ignorance on this important aspect of human life. This intellect is an important tool to help you attaining self realization.
Difference between animals and human:
Animals have four basic instincts, i.e. eating food, sleeping, fear from death and giving birth to off springs. Most of the people on this earth are also plagued by these four instincts. They are behaving no different from that of animals. Rather there are some people worst than animals. E.g. animals do not harm you unless they feel that you are harming them or snatching their food or children. While human being can harm you for none of your fault. They can even kill you for their selfish gains.
All creations of God have similar consciousness in them be it a human, an animal or a plant. As long as there is life, there is consciousness in them. Every creation belongs to God’s family. Therefore we all are members of God’s family. In that sense we all are members of same family and are brothers and sisters.
Have you ever seen anyone harming his family members? Neither animals nor humans harm their family members. Even most dreaded, violent and criminal minded people will never harm their family members. Then why are you involved in harming members of your family for your selfish gains? Possibly it is due to your ignorance? You are never taught what is right and what is wrong.
Do not harm members of God’s family:
It is your prime responsibility not to harm anyone in this world, either with your thoughts, words and actions. This entire world is family of God. In case you are troubling any member of His family, will He be happy with you and your activities? No, He will not be happy. Rather He shall be annoyed with you. Hence to keep God happy and content, you must not harm anyone nor kill His creations. Do not even trouble anyone for your selfish gains.
Your relationship with God:
As a consciousness, you are neither born nor will die. Birth and death are related to your body and so are hunger and thirst. Your happiness and sorrow are related to your mind. You are above these feelings of birth and death, hunger and thirst and also happiness and sorrow, because you are neither a body nor a mind. You are pure consciousness, which has come to this earth with your body. This consciousness is also known as soul. And you, the soul is an onlooker and observer of various activities of your body and also of all those activities of this world. But out of your ignorance, you, the soul, have considered you as your body. As a result you are involved in all those worldly activities as a body. And you have forgotten this fact that you, the consciousness, are a part of super consciousness. And therefore you are an integral part of God. In other words, we can say God is within you and you are within God and therefore you and the God are one.
Where will you find God?
Now it is proved that you and the God are one and then to find God, where will you go? He is a part of you and is with you every moment of your life. Then why do you search Him allover the world? You are going to different religious places, pilgrimages and several other places to find God. But He is very much with you all the time. Do not waste your money and energy in finding him outside you. In Vedas it is clearly mentioned, Aham Brahmasmi, it means I am God. It also says, Tatvamasi i.e. you are He, the God.
God is one and is present all the time and everywhere in this universe. He is omnipresent and omnipotent. He is the supreme power and knows everything. He cannot be seen but can be felt. You can see Him in you and feel His presence in you and in other creatures of this world.
See God and His divinity in others. Help them to the best of your abilities, if they need help. You can help them financially, physically and mentally. Do not harm them or ill treat them. By serving others, you are serving God.
Make efforts to attain self realization:
You must realize that God has sent you on this earth for a specific purpose. You must find what that purpose is and why you have acquired this body? In case you are going back to your heavenly abode from this body without discharging your duty, you may have to come back again. As your body is dying every moment, it is therefore important to fulfill your objective without further delay. Do not waste your precious time. Make full use of it for self realization and helping other creations of God.
If you look at the activities of people of this world, you will find that people at large are so involved in worldly affairs and want to earn huge amount of money and are sacrificing their health and peace of mind. Tomorrow, they will be spending all that hard earned money to regain their lost health and peace, but they are not able to get original and natural health. They are totally dependent on hospitals, doctors, body scans, medicines and surgeries. Earning sufficient amount of money for livelihood is good and is essentially required. But it shouldn’t be at the cost of anyone’s loss or by troubling others. Everyone must practice honesty in earning money. And share part of their money to help those they are underprivileged and are in need of the same.
Do not grab others share:
But for most of the people, their lifestyle and mindset is such and their hunger to grab everything on this earth is so big as if they are never going to die and they will take all that stuff with them after their demise. But when death comes to them and immediately after death they are given time to give a thought and review all activities of their life time. And a video of all their actions is played before them. Here they give a thought to all those activities of their life and are made to realize that they never really lived their life properly. But it is too late to realize now. They have lost a golden opportunity to get liberation because their body is no more alive.
It is time to verify your activities and find if you also belong to same category of people? If it is yes, in that case you will have to wait for your next human birth for attaining salvation. But you do not know when your next human incarnation is? May be now or may be after next 8.4 million births? Who knows? And in your next human birth, what is guarantee that you will not repeat all those silly and insignificant mistakes of current birth? And there is a possibility that you will be trapped in this race forever, like you are already moving from time immemorial.
Then what is the solution to live happily? And how can you get liberation from the cycle of life and death? It is now or never.
How to get liberation from cycle of birth and death:
One of the easiest methods for getting liberation from cycle of life and death is to overcome feeling of animosity with others. Before going to bed, every night forgive everyone from the core of your heart who has animosity and ill feelings against you. And seek forgiveness for all your sins and mistakes from everyone.
Now pray Almighty God by accepting your mistakes and saying, “I have never done a noble task in my life. Please give me at least one more day to live in this body so that I can perform a noble task and help creations of this world. And in case you cannot give me another day to survive, then please accept my regards and last salute of this life.” And while repeating this prayer go to deep sleep.
See what happens next morning. In case you are dead, God will grant you salvation because you have forgiven everyone and also sought forgiveness for all your sins. And if you are alive, you can understand that God has accepted your request and has given you more time to repent and help his creations and do some noble task. Immediately after getting up thank to God for giving you an opportunity to serve His creation. For the whole day there must be a feeling of helping others in your mind as it is depicted in following mantra.
Sarvey bhavantu sukhinah, Sarvey santu niramayah;
Sarvey bhadrani pashyantu, Ma kishchit dukha bhag bhavet.
It says, “May all be happy, May all be free from disease.
May all realize what is good, May none be subject to misery.”
You must also remember the promise you made to God. Spare time for fulfillment of the same. There are several ways to help mankind, animal kingdom and plant kingdom. You can choose the way you like and suits you the most.
Repeat the same ritual subsequent nights. In case, you have not been able to fulfill your promise and couldn’t do anything for the welfare of creations of God, ask for forgiveness to God and promise to fulfill your promise next day. And during the day do not harm anyone with your thoughts, words and actions. This is your prayer to God and sure way to get salvation. You do not need to practice any other rituals and exercises for the same.
Quotes for Thoughts
“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” ~ Mother Teresa
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” ~ St. Augustine
“God: The most popular scapegoat for our sins.” ~ Mark Twain
“I cannot imagine how the clockwork of the universe can exist without a clockmaker.” ~ Voltaire
“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.” ~ Eleanor Powell
“If God had wanted to be a big secret, He would not have created babbling brooks and whispering pines.” ~ Robert Brault
“Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” ~ Diana Robinson
“God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
“God is not the name of God, but an opinion about Him.” ~ Pope Xystus I, The Ring.
“What do you think of God,” the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, “He’s not a think, He’s a feel.” ~ Paul Frost
“People see God every day, they just don’t recognize Him.” ~ Pearl Bailey
I am hopeful, everyone one of us, will practice for the welfare of all that creation of God and get salvation.
God bless you all.
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