I have seen many questions being asked in Quora about the knowledge in Rigveda. After collecting all the relevant information, I summarized it into a few points for easy understanding.

"Rigveda (ऋग्वेद Ṛgveda) refers to a Samhita (collection of hymns) consisting of 1,028 hymns and 10,600 verses, and is one of the four canonical holy texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas (वेद Ved)."

"Rigveda is considered as one of the oldest sacred texts of humanity."

When we talk about Indian scriptures, we talk about Vedas. The Vedas are a collection of ancient Sanskrit texts and scriptures and the oldest scripture of the world. They were written by ancient sages in the Indo-Aryan language. Written in verse, the Vedas are organized into Mantras, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads. The four Vedas are: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and Atharvaveda.


Rigveda is the oldest scripture of the world, containing over 10,000 stanzas. Although Rigveda is one of the oldest scripture, there are only limited number of people who understand it properly. We all want to know about our past, but hardly any text or book exist which encompasses so many facts of Rigveda. We present to you the Rigveda by spiritual dhyana which provides you with an easy summary of Rigveda. The video presents interesting details that are interesting and informative. This service helps you to learn about Rigveda in an interesting way. This will stand as a portal to connect you with the original content of Rigveda.

Rigveda is one of the oldest scriptures containing several mythological stories. The original script of Rigveda is called Gatha and contains couplets or couplets. Later, these couplets were combined into several mythological stories by its followers.

You will be surprised to know that Rigveda is not entirely based on stories. It contains scientific facts related to astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics etc.

Here are some facts related to science found in Rigveda:

  • It is said that everything in this universe has 7 layers. There are 7 layers in the earth, water, air, fire, sky and even ether (space) also has seven layers.
  • The universe has 360 different types of herbs.
  • Religious books like Vedas are full of scientific facts which nobody would have known at that time. The book says that Lord Shri Krishna created this universe by dancing on the sky to make music. This shows the depth of Vedas.

Essence and main theme

Rigveda is the earliest and the most revered spiritual book of Hindus. It describes in detail the philosophy and knowledge about the universe, human mind and body and also gives details about the subtle and gross bodies of man, and their functions and relations. It teaches us how to correctly use them and absorb the divine energy through meditation, yagna, mantra etc.

It is purely knowledge based and is written in beautiful poetry. It is considered as one of the oldest spiritual texts in the world.

Its language is Sanskrit, which was also used by many ancient civilizations such as Greece, Egypt and Germany.

In Rigveda, the knowledge of the Vedas was summarized from time to time.

In the 9 th Mandala of Rigveda, there is a samhita known as Purusha Sukta which summarizes the knowledge in the 8 mandalas of Rigveda.

The main points are :

  1. First came Satya or Brahman (God)
  2. Then came the 'maya' (unreal universe)
  3. Then came prana (life)
  4. Then came mind, manas (soul) and senses (Indriyas or controls of senses).

The universe is made of five elements : Earth, water, fire, air and ether/space (akash)

Some other Hindu philosophies like Vaishnavism consider that before created universe, there was an eternal bindu called Hiranyagarbha.

And it is this eternal bindu which became all the universe through Cosmic vibration of sound 'OM'.

Rigveda is oldest of all Vedas. It is compilation of 1028 hymns, divided into 10 Mandalas (Books). It was revealed to Sage Srigupta , who was chosen by God himself to be its first narrator or Adi Granth.

The Vedas are the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, but many readers find them difficult to understand. There is no English translation of the Rigveda (3,000 hymns) which is used by Hindus, Jains and some Buddhists for religious purposes; it is only available in Sanskrit.


As I was searching for the conclusion of the Rigveda as it is called "Atharvangirasa" or "the Knowledge in Atharvaveda" and let me tell you, it's not easy to summarize and extract the basic knowledge from a holy scripture like this, mainly because this knowledge was supposed to be passed on and explained by a Guru (teacher) and only after the student had been able to absorb all of this knowledge, he was permitted to go further.

In my search for concluding knowledge from Rigveda I found some interesting information that I am going to share with you. In my opinion it forms a kind of a bible parallel for this age, where we have so many people going around worshiping others and being confused about what is going on

For me, this gave me a lot of clarity

We have come to the end of our summary of Rigveda. Let us take a brief review of what we have covered in the previous pages.

The Rig Veda is a collection of hymns that pour into a vessel that is known as the "vessel of immortality". The Rigveda, however, is more than just a vessel, it is a continuation of the ancient tradition known as Vedas.

Every day we wake up and get dressed, comb our hair and walk out the door. In all of this get up, we have forgotten one thing, something that was once a part of us, but has been forgotten over time. That thing was the presence of the Divine in every being and in every thing that we encountered. Essentially, it was a time when all beings were conscious of God within themselves and their surroundings. It was a time when all beings had direct experience with God or Brahman (the impersonal absolute).

The conclusions of the knowledge in Rigveda:

  • There is one creator and not many.
  • There is one material and not many.
  • Time and space and all existence and elements are born from this creator by his own will and power.
  • All this creation has both form and matter, but the form is hidden within the matter.
  • There is no cell except the physical cell or the physical body (this does not mean that there is no non physical entity such as mental, vital, psychic, consciousness).
  • The creator of all is the creator of everything, but he is also different from everything, he is everything and he is not everything.
  • The creator has a spiritual body and a spiritual mind, a spiritual will and a spiritual intellect. This means that he can feel, know, think and plan in a manner that we cannot feel, know think or plan with our physical body mind will or intellect.

           "विनाशकुण्ठ साधत् प्रभु, ग्रहणात् पार्जनी वा"

Devotion can destroy great sins, even if committed in the past!!

One of the most important questions that most of the people who consider themselves as spiritual seekers ask are that how to get rid of sins and how to attain Moksha. There is no doubt that we all want to attain Moksha and we want to free ourselves from the cycle of birth and death.

In this world, we all have some sins which we have committed intentionally or unintentionally. We commit sins in our day-to-day activities, we commit sins in our thought process, and we commit sins and do not even know it. We feel guilty for our past mistakes and we feel helpless and hopeless wishing there was a way out. We pray for forgiveness for our sins and we promise ourselves that we will never commit them again. However, when we go on with life and forget about the past, we unknowingly commit these sins again and again.

There is something in us which doesn’t like to admit that we are wrong. We keep making the same mistakes again and again. We keep falling, falling, and falling. And stop ourselves at the edge of the abyss, just before we fall into what seems like a permanent downfall. It’s a survival instinct, not just physical but emotional as well. This is why we avoid accepting our mistakes, this is why we hide our sins, this is why we want to change ourselves for the better but never want to look into that mirror of mistakes which stare back at us with mockery.

Jagat Guru Swami Sivananda once said that all spiritual activities are not to get rid of your sins but to get rid of your ego. A person who wants to be free from his sinful activities must first of all surrender to God. He must abandon the feeling of doership in everything that he does. Then only he will be able to get rid of all his past sinful activities accumulated in this life or in the previous lives.

Sins has power to erase your all past good deeds

Have you ever thought how sin works to erase away your good deeds like pen, pencil, blender, calculator etc? Yes, sins has power to erase your all past good deeds form the books of your good deeds. If a man is a sinner and he dies in this state of sinfulness, his soul goes straight to hell where it will remain for eternity. Hell is a place of eternal punishment of sin.

If you do not remember then you should know that you will easily get into sins. Sins has power to erase your all past good deeds.

Sins has power to erase your all past good deeds; take away chance to go heaven; destroy your life; burn your soul; kill your happiness; spoil your respect; take away lifetime opportunity; cause curses & suffering; end life forever; end this world, end next world, end all worlds, end eternity.

Bad habits like drinking, gambling, drugs, smoking; evil acts like killing; jealousy; anger; lust; hate; stealing; cheating; lying; pornography; adultery; backbiting, etc... make sins.

Killing any living being like insects, animals, trees... etc... is evil act and makes sins.

Bhagwat Geeta- Ways to get rid of Past Sins

As per Bhagwat Geeta Krishna explains the ways to get rid of past sins. In my previous post, I have explained about The importance of self-inquiry/Aatma Vichara in Bhagwad Geeta. In this post, I want to discuss the ways to get rid of past sins as per Bhagwat Geeta.

Sri Krishna said: If you are sinful, how can you be saved?

Even if you are considered to be the most sinful of all sinners,

when you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge

you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries. (Bg.8.)

The devotee of Lord Krishna, Tulsidas Ji has said that even a drop of devotion can wash off all sins.

"विनाशकुण्ठ साधत् प्रभु, ग्रहणात् पार्जनी वा"

(Devotion can destroy great sins, even if committed in the past )

Previously there was a time the word "sin" was used to mean any failure to live up to religious or moral law. This concept evolved through the centuries. Earlier, sin was believed to be the result of supernatural causes. However, later on, beliefs changed and it came to be regarded as an act of omission or commission or something done which would make men or Gods angry.

अपि चेदसि पापेभ्य: सर्वेभ्य: पापकृत्तम: |

सर्वं ज्ञानप्लवेनैव वृजिनं सन्तरिष्यसि || 36||

"Sri Krishna said: Even if you are the most immoral of all sinners, you will be able to cross the ocean of misery if you are seated in the boat of transcendental knowledge."

अपि चेत्सुदुराचारो भजते मामनन्यभाक् |

साधुरेव स मन्तव्य: सम्यग्व्यवसितो हि स: || 30||

''Even the most heinous sinner who worships Me with complete devotion should be regarded as a great soul or saint because he has taken the proper step by worshipping Me.''

क्षिप्रं भवति धर्मात्मा शश्वच्छान्तिं निगच्छति |

कौन्तेय प्रतिजानीहि न मे भक्त: प्रणश्यति || 31||

''He quickly becomes virtuous and establishes long-term peace.' Know for the certain, O son of Kunti, that My devotee never falls.''

Unforgivable sins 

As per Bhagwat Gita, there are many sins that can not be forgiven, one who kills his parents, one who kills great saints like vashishta, one who breaks his vows like brahmachari...etc... all these kinds of sins can never be forgiven. But there are some sins which can be forgiven, like an accident or unintentional murder or wrong means if used to right ends. All sins can be forgiven if atleast you sincerely repent for those sins and do pooja or some penance for those sins from previous births. Whenever we suffer from bad times, there must have been some bad karma from past births, so whenever you suffer from a bad time, do penance for those past sins as well as current ones.

Also as per Bhagwat Gita, if a person does a sinful action unknowingly and he has a pure heart then God will not punish him for that sin.

The first step is to understand that Sins have to be forgiven, not at the time of death, but in the present life if one wants to be free. The basic tenet of Bhagwat Geeta is DO NOT DO SINS. If you sin, ask for forgiveness from God. SO, FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY IN THIS CASE.

Here are the steps as per Bhagwat Geeta for Forgiveness of sins :

1. Understand your past sins and ask yourself forgiveness from God.

2. Fully accept the greatness of Lord Rama, his divine qualities, and his ability to forgive and forget. Believe in Ram.

3. Do not make excuses for your sins; accept them wholeheartedly and repent sincerely (Amen Ram).

4. Repent for your sins with a promise to never repeat such sins (Amen Ram).

Self-inquiry is not a new word for you. But, do you know what it means? I'll be very straight with you. Most of us are aware of the importance of self-inquiry but, but are unable to practice it. We've read that 'God' is the only truth. That He/She is present in all beings. That our true nature is of pure consciousness. And that's it's possible to experience oneself as the ever-free 'I'.

Self-inquiry is a method for practicing Jnana Yoga that was made popular by Ramana Maharshi and Nisargadatta Maharaj. Although you can read hundreds of articles about their teachings and insights about the process, it is very difficult to learn about it from books or articles on the internet. You have to be with a mentor to learn about Self-inquiry. Here are some pointers on how to do self-inquiry, based on my own experience, knowledge of other teachers, and what I have learned about it over the years.

Self-inquiry teaches us to turn inward and observe our own minds. It focuses on systematic self-examination, a process of reflection and contemplation, an attitude of care, and alertness.

Self-inquiry involves one’s own reasoning ability. It can be used to arrive at greater self-awareness, to analyze one's own thought processes, or to examine one's motives for taking certain actions, as well as to study the nature of the mind. It is more commonly referred to as Atma-vichara, meaning introspection or examination of the Self, or Atma-nivedana, meaning self-revealing or self-disclosure.

Atma-vichara is one of the most important disciplines in Jnana Yoga, but it is by no means esoteric or difficult to understand. The beginner can start with simple questions that are more relevant to day-to-day life. For example, he can ask himself what his motives are for being unfriendly towards someone who has been rude to him.

Process of Self-inquiry/Atma Vichara

The process is simple. The first step is to still the mind. You can do this by repeating a mantra or by some other means. The second step is to look within. To do this, you ask yourself a question. This phrase, ‘look within’, is often misunderstood. It does not mean look inside your body or mind, but rather ‘look into your consciousness’.

The result of this practice is unbelievable. Mind reaches to its source without any meditation.

The Importance of Self-Inquiry/Atma Vichara in Bhagwad Geeta

Our scriptures have always given importance to the art of self-inquiry. This art not only gives us a proper judgment of ourselves but also helps in removing our ignorance in the quest for knowledge. It is in this quest that Lord Krishna in the Bhagwat Geeta always keeps advising Arjun to enquire about the inner self.

The Gita [Srimad Bhagwad Gita] has been called [by Maharshi Vyasa] the Anubhavamrita [drink for the thirsty]. The word anubhavamrita means that which relieves or removes (mrita) all sorrows and afflictions, and which is itself a source of great joy and happiness. The Gita has been given the title Anubhavamrita because it gives a direct experience of truth and removes all doubts and confusion born out of ignorance and false knowledge.

The Gita is a masterpiece. It gives an insight into Krishna's own Yoga, His own spiritual practice. Krishna says, "But this Yoga has been taught by Me to My dear Arjuna, for your benefit.
The importance of self-inquiry or aatma vichaar in Bhagwat Geeta. It is absolutely essential to practice jnana vichara during bhakti [devotion]. [This is because] when we want to know our true nature [swaroop], we will naturally and spontaneously engage in jnana vichara (the knowledge and inquiry of the true nature of the self).

The importance of "Aatma vichaar" in the Bhagwat Geeta was given by Guru Ji in Bhagwat Geeta, and actually, guru Ji actually told us the importance of doing aatma vichaar to self and enlightened us all about the importance and what is aatma vichaar in the Bhagwat Geeta.
Right now we see so many people suffering from depression and anxiety due to so many issues they are suffering from.
And the actual reason behind the suffering of these people is they don't even know how to find out what is bothering them by finding out their problems by finding out what is their actual worries about life. And suffering occurs when people suffering from suffering don't even know what is suffering all about.
Also, suffering occurs because people suffering from suffering do not have the right guidance about suffering, they don't have the right guidance about suffering due to suffering is caused by ignorance.

How many of us who know the great epic Mahabharata, know that one of the most important chapters of it is named as Aatma Vidya Parva?
Now Bheeshma Parva talks about the actual practical approach to spirituality in detail in this chapter. Most people think that spirituality means meditation, renunciation, leaving family, ahimsa, etc.
But, if we talk about what is a practical approach in Bhagwat Geeta, Lord Krishna explains to us how to be practical in spirituality by telling Arjun the three basic principles of Raj Yoga. These are Yama, Niyama, and Aatma Vidya Parva. He takes Arjun deep into exploring his own Self.

In this verse from the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna offers a direct challenge to Arjuna, who was troubled by the prospect of killing his relatives in battle. He responded with a flood of questions that shows us how overwhelmed he was by fear and self-doubt.
In his first question, Arjuna questions God's power or authority to create and destroy beings, although he does not use the word, god or gods. He uses the Sanskrit term Brahman instead. Brahman, which can be translated as supreme spirit, godhead, divine monads, or universal soul, is the creative energy of existence itself. We can think of Brahman as the Source or Power behind the Source of all existence.

"Not any of religion teaches you to take revenge with anyone"

"When someone does something wrong to you, you should not take revenge to them because everyone gets the fruit of karma, And you think you take revenge and nothing gonna happened to you no you are wrong you have to face the law of Karma."

According to Shastra Purana:

When a wrong is done to us by others we should not kill them or harm them physically. We should keep quiet and just keep saying that we do not accept the wrong. Others may try to harm us further. We should reply by saying, "I do not need anything from you, leave me alone." Guru Granth Sahib Ji further says:
When you are insulted or abused, you become angry; you feel you should punish those who abuse you, but those who harbor such feelings will never attain tranquility.
"When someone does harm, and you want to harm in return, the highest dharma is not to take revenge on that person. The highest dharma is to forgive." This is an interesting statement. So let’s take the example of someone who has done wrong to you. Such a person would have come into your life for a reason. You may have learned something good from him. He may have done something which you did not know was bad. Or maybe chances are that he did not know that he was doing something bad now.
Still, what should be your approach? How should you behave? It depends on your own level of understanding of dharma.
The definition of "Dharam" according to the SGGS Ji is "voluntary restraint from crookedness".
When someone does something wrong to us, by our Shastra it is not recommended to take any action against them physically.
It is said that even if someone kills us, instead of taking revenge by killing him/herself, we must forgive them.
Guru Sahib says in the SGGS Ji "जो जोत पाईया चलन कूरह पाराधार", This means that he will take actions out of fear of being punished by Waheguru Ji. This fear of being punished by Waheguru Ji is called Dharam.
Nevertheless, Guru Granth Sahib Ji gives us an answer on how we should deal with such abuse from anyone. Guru Granth Sahib Ji further says:
When you are insulted or abused, you become angry; you feel you should punish those who abuse you, but those who harbor such feelings will never attain tranquility. If you insult or abuse a person in return, the insult returns to you. If you keep quiet, God knows what is in your mind, and He will reward you for your restraint. Have patience and endure insult; remember that Time heals all wounds.
When a person does wrong to us, we should not kill him. We should not harm him physically. Nor should we insult or abuse him. It is neither wise nor prudent to do so because such vengeance will not bring us any spiritual satisfaction. On the contrary, it will only multiply our mental anguish.
Guru Granth Sahib Ji further says, anger and rage are like poison; they destroy the honor of mankind; they subdue intelligence; they darken one’s wisdom; they burn up all discrimination. Through anger, one loses his self-control. He can no longer discriminate between right and wrong.
We are not supposed to harm any living being, not bully anyone, not exploit any people, in short, we are not supposed to harm anyone at all. But what should we do when someone hurts us?
When it comes to Shastra Puran (scriptures) in Hinduism, there is no command like hurting or killing anyone. Not even in the case of Dharma (laws of human ethics) war. Well, not in any religion at all.
As this world is full of ignorance, people are following the wrong ways to solve their problems. Many of them are doing wrong to others in the name of revenge, hatred, violence, and many more. Every religion has taught us that one should remain calm when he/she is in problems, but due to lack of knowledge, people are damaging themselves physically or mentally.
What should we do to a person when he does wrong to us, according to our Shastra Purana - Not even any religion allowed us to harm anyone, in order to get revenge or in order to teach him a lesson. 

As per Rigveda

Our first scripture named Rig Veda described "A person who commits wrong or violence on anyone, does not get any reward by his own deeds."
This has been the basic principle of any religion, including Hinduism.
The word used in this scripture is "Kshanti" - The word "Kshanti" means "tolerance". So, if we are tolerant of anyone who does wrong to us, this is the best solution. The negative impact of harming a person does not stop here, but it converts us to be the same as the person whom we want to punish. That's why it becomes very difficult for us to punish a person who has committed a crime or an offense or killing or harm to anybody. So, Karma is the best punishment for anybody. Our religions support us in doing Karma Yoga. It means accepting all events in our life as they are happening according to Karmas, without creating any resistance against them.

Aim of every Religion

One of the main aims of all religions is to make people happy and keep them far away from any kind of negativity and violence.
One of the main aims of our Purana Shastra is to make people happy. We are told that everything in this world is for our happiness, so why should we wish bad luck to anyone. If someone does any wrong to us, according to our Shastra Purana, we should not take revenge on them by doing any wrong to them. If someone does any wrong to us, then the only thing that we should think our minds is that all these are being done by destiny, Gurudev has given us the present life just for improving our fate, so if someone gives us any distress, then Gurudev has chosen them to give us any distress. Therefore, when someone does any wrong to us, we should take it as a blessing in disguise because Gurudev wants to make us strong.
Revenge is not right, Karma will take care of it. No religion told us to do that.
Should we beat the thief, should we behead the killer who has killed innocent people?
Should we be so strict with someone who did wrong to us? Should we beat him till he can't move his bones?
That is called murder, no religion tells us to take revenge.
We can try to forgive him. We should guide him back. We should go behind him and tell him not to do that again. We should drop all our ego and be humble. And then talk to that person. Our love will give him a lesson.
We can't see one side of the coin, if you are happy with the end result why are you worried about what others are doing? Why are you worried about what others are doing? What is wrong in taking good out of bad?
Jesus told us - Do unto others what you want them to do unto you.
As we know from the Shastra Purana, a scripture of Hinduism, that a person who does wrong to you you do the same wrong to the person back. Sages have written a lot of things on this subject in Purana. In Gita, Lord Krishna tries to explain to us that revenge or hurt someone when they hurt you is not the solution to your problem.
In Dhyana spirituality, we try to explain every type of person from the point of view of Shastra Purana, Vedas, and Bhagwat Geeta in order to make a proper human being in this world.
Indians have a lot of knowledge in spirituality they can help all people around in a proper way.

I always felt that there is a solution coming from a person who does wrong to us which is not a solution of your problem, i.e., revenge or hurt him when he hurt you. Reading Bhagwat Geeta of lord Krishna, Where he explained to us the solution of every problem which we faced in our daily life or once in a life.

Lord Krishna in Gita

Human life in the Kali Yuga is full of unprincipled, immoral, and anti-scientific behavior. Virtue and righteousness are rare. People are egotistic, materialistic, and self-centered.

It is a disturbing time when people are not interested in thinking over their decisions and actions; the lack of peace and order on this earth is apparent.

If we carefully observe life around us, it is easy to see how its negative effects are living in so many people. Our world and the news on it are full of conflicts between people and countries. Hatred, greed, jealousy, and other bad emotions seem to be gaining ground. The levels of violence and crime are rising. Swindling, frauds and dishonest business dealings are a common sight in every part of the globe. The impression of having a protector or honest support disappears soon from the mind when it comes to business. The tendency to do something illegal is easily accepted among many people as a normal act. Even the world of sports, where once there was so much positive energy and enthusiasm, has become so entangled with every possible disadvantage that it is just impossible to feel the slightest respect or any confidence in this field.

Lord Krishna says in the Gita:

निर्गुण अश्वत्थाय चाप्यहं योगी पाण्डव:

"One who is unattached to worldly possessions and who does not wish to be considered great, who is free from a false ego, and who is sincere in his service to Me, is a yogi in the true sense of the word, O Arjuna." (Bhagavad-Gita 4).

Lord Krishna said in the Gita, “Material happiness is not lasting but that which comes through devotion to Me is steadfast.

The mischievous demon Kali puts great pressure on the human body, mind, and intelligence in Kaliyuga. As a result, the human being has to undergo very difficult situations. The human life becomes so jeopardized that the child, who was once protected by his mother and father, has now to protect himself for his survival. By this time, all the good and pious sons of the previous Yugas have already left their mortal bodies. Thus, the new generation of Kaliyuga starts with a completely different kind of mentality and behavior from those who were there in previous Yugas.

The people of Kaliyuga are dazzled by materialistic pleasure and they are constantly eager to get more and more of it. Therefore, they have little time to understand the sufferings of others, or to feel sympathy for them.

Wealth is not a hindrance

According to the Supreme Lord, Arjuna, We have decorated the whole world with Maya and transitory pleasures, only a few prudent people transcend it.

Many people have accumulated a lot of wealth but they are very unhappy and their lives are unfulfilled. Why is this so? It is because they did not accumulate the wealth that is going to stand them in good stead in the long run. If you have money but no spiritual wealth, your life will not be enriched - it will be impoverished. This is the reason why Lord Krishna says, "You may be the richest man in the world, but if you have no spiritual wealth your life will be empty and unfulfilled."

Lord Krishna says that the purpose of man's birth is to acquire spiritual wealth. If you miss this opportunity, what was the point of your birth? You will have only wasted time and energy. You must find out what God wants you to do, what path He wants you to follow, and then tread that path sincerely by doing your Karmas (duties) dedicated to Him.

Their wealth is all spiritual, and they don’t squander it. Even while producing wealth, a wise man knows the spiritual truth: All wealth ultimately comes from God.

In Kaliyuga, people are fond of worldly pleasures and wealth, as they are the only source to fulfill their craving. The more one has, the more he wants. It is considered as mundane bliss since you can’t keep it with you after death. So the best way to use our life is to follow the instructions of Lord Krishna, and by doing so we can achieve eternal bliss. To take shelter in a dhyana— a spiritual master— is the best method to reach out to God.

God knows the fate of man and so, he always plans to save him from the mess created by his past Karma.

The power of devotion is so immense that a person who is full of devotion has no fear of anything, not even Kali Yuga; the longest and darkest time in history, where many people undergo immense suffering.

There will be darkness everywhere and the animal kingdom will vanish from this earth.

There will be so much bloodshed that people will be frightened.

Maya the secretary of God

The word, Maya, is derived from two words ‘mai’ and ‘ya’. ‘Mai’ means illusion and ‘ya’ means mother. Maya is the illusion that appears as a mother to us. It is like a mother who is supposed to look after her kids but, in reality, she harms them.

Maya is spread all over the world. In our present-day world, the hard-earned money of a man who is engrossed in a career, or an official who is seeking an elevation in his status, or a youngster who is seeking success and acceptance, has to be spent on the luxurious lifestyle. Even if someone wants to get rid of the illusionary pleasures, life forces everyone to remain where he is.

Kaliyuga is the age where people forget God and start worshipping materialistic things. This is the reason for them to forget about their originality and divine nature. Maya, who is the secretary of God, makes everyone attached to materialistic pleasures.

If one does not surrender to the will of God completely, he has to be bound by Maya (illusionary world) even after that. If one does not take refuge in God, he has to be trapped in Maya. Nothing is independent of the illusory energy of God and everything depends upon it.

It is the era of Kaliyuga which is divided into four parts: Satya, Treta, Dvapar, and Kali. In Satya Yuga, there was no corruption of any kind and people were virtuous. The Satyuga is also known as Krita Yuga. In the next Treta Yuga, the Lord had to incarnate Himself as Rama to eradicate Ravana’s arrogance. Dvapar Yuga was ruled by Lord Krishna and in Kaliyuga also, we have the blessings of Lord Krishna in the form of Diani Vishnu. So, in this age, God has manifested Himself in a different form to give salvation to His faithful devotees by testing them. It is called ‘Vaishnava Avataara’.

It is the Kaliyug and the whole world is running after illusions. All are getting drowned in the waves of Maya, except a few who have surrendered themselves to God and are chanting His name.

So many saints, sages, prophets, and the like tried to save humanity by taking them towards God but in the end, they went on to achieve only two things; one is to get God named into their heart, and second, to be remembered in the history as an exceptional personality.

The world is a place where you can find anything that you desire. The mightiest of the mighty and the poorest of the poor stay together in this world, it is a place where there exists both hell and heaven.

One might go to golden houses after doing little works while the other, who has spent all his life doing selfless deeds, go to hell. This happens because God gives different ‘favors’ on the basis of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ karma.

This is an illusion, a play, it is Maya. It is not eternal but it is beautiful in its own way. It is like a lovely toy that God throws towards humans to entertain them, just like a parent gives toys to their children to play with and enjoy.

True devotees make use of this opportunity itself to seek God’s company wholeheartedly. They chant God’s name and devote their lives to His devotion.

Nothing is eternal in this world except the soul. Lord Krishna says in Bhagavadgita that the pleasure and pain we experience in this world are only illusionary effects of Maya. The wise can see through the illusion and can find the right path to God. But people give more importance to the illusion and believe it’s real. They do not feel any pain when they cause distress to others. Rather they feel pleasure and pride. They forget that they are passing through a short period of birth, life, and death. They forget that they need to return to God. They think only about their family, wealth, fame, lust, anger. They break relationships with others for more wealth, for more ownership, for more power over others, for more control over others.

We all know that we have come from God and have to return to Him. But we have forgotten our originality as everyone is busy with materialistic pleasures. Maya (illusion) has made everyone forget the right path in life.

Receiving lord Krishna blessings

In Kaliyuga, the world moves around materialistic pleasures, which ultimately result in suffering. Krishna reminds us that ignorance is our greatest enemy and the source of all materialistic excitements. Therefore, the wise man should always focus on attaining true knowledge, which is to know and realize Lord Krishna.

Taking our cue from this spiritual teaching of Lord Krishna, we introduce you to a path to achieve ultimate happiness in Kaliyuga through this book. All the religious scriptures of Vedic literature lay stress on this path to make your life comfortable and successful.

In this Kaliyuga, the Lord is present in His four-armed form, the most beloved of all forms to children and the elderly. With these four arms, He holds a disc (chakra), conch shell (shankha), a lotus flower (Padma), and a mace (Gada). He wears a crown, is decked with ornaments, and has a blue complexion. He’s fair in color, decorated with a necklace of Tulasi beads, and He’s sitting on His famous blue peacock throne. Therefore, devote yourself to making your and your loved one’s life comfortable, but do not forget God’s glories. Chant His holy name and serve humanity by performing austerities for the sake of others, making their lives comfortable. Also, practice true renunciation in Kaliyuga through devotion to Lord Krishna while transcending the toys created by Him.

As stated earlier in this article, chanting is the easiest, most effective, and quickest way to attain pure devotion. It should be done with utmost care and attention, without distractions. It should be constantly performed in solitude and with great love and compassion for all living entities, especially Lord Krishna.

Krishna's Consciousness

The present age is called Kali-yuga, or the age of quarrel. For a person who has developed a little awareness of Krishna consciousness, this age is especially important because it is an opportunity to advance in Krishna consciousness and thus return home, back to Godhead.

An example that illustrates this fact is the story of Ajamila. Ajamila was a big businessman who had many followers and assistants working for him. He was having sex with his wife day and night, very regularly, but he had no interest in spiritual topics or God-consciousness.

Nevertheless, Ajamila was the best of devotees, and Krishna was always with him. Lord Krishna is the spiritual master of all living entities; therefore Ajamila could not be separated from Him. Lord Krishna is full and we are part—so part and parcel of Lord Krishna have no business to live away from Him.

A Person of tolerance, contentment, self-control, and who is fully engaged in the service of God with full enthusiasm is very dear to the Lord.

The above statement has been taken from the Bhagavad Gita, the Holy Scripture of Hindus.

Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead: the spiritual master of all living beings that reside within this universe.

Krishna is the supreme master of all living beings who descend to this material world from time to time as His incarnations and enjoy the fruits of their past karma. But Krishna’s descent to the material world is not like that of an ordinary tourist; rather it is for the welfare of all living beings. It is not possible for us to know exactly when Krishna descends in His next incarnation as a human being, therefore in order to be always prepared for such an event, a Hindu keeps himself always engaged in Krishna by serving his spiritual master and Krishna.

In Kaliyuga, the noblest and rarest devotee of Lord Krishna is a self-controlled person, who has a strong interest in devotion, and whose mind is constantly engaged in the loving service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is tolerant of all living entities, and he is always cheerful. The devotee is free from anxieties or fears because he knows for sure that there is no cause for lamentation. The devotee has great determination and is very gentle and forbearing. He has control over his mind, emotions, and senses. The devotee does not lose patience or composure when troubled by various obstacles; rather, he earnestly worships the lotus feet of the Personality of Godhead. The devotee is completely free from envy and jealousy; therefore he is able to see everything favorably and with good understanding. He is always optimistic about pleasing the Lord and gradually advancing in Krishna's consciousness.

How does a person easily get a place in Radhakrishna's charan

During the Kali-yuga, a person can be protected from all kinds of danger and live a fully prosperous life when he/she is blessed by Lord Krishna.

If a person has any of the following problems then he is advised to chant Lord Krishna's name and read Sri Hari Kathamrita daily for getting his blessings.

Chanting Lord Krishna's name is one of the easiest ways to be blessed by him in kali yuga. Chant "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare

Hare Rama, Hare Rama Rama Rama, Hare Hare" with clear pronunciation.

Let me explain to you, that whatever sufferings you are experiencing in your life right now, it is because of some bad deeds, which you had done in a past life or previous births. If you want to see a change in your life, then first you have to change yourself from the inside, which means you have to serve the poor and suffer people in your society. If you want to achieve any goal in this world, then you have to pray to Lord Krishna first. There are lots of people in this world who don't believe in Lord Krishna, as they think that he does not exist or there is no proof about him. But, I would like to tell them that Lord Krishna is real and we can get his grace by doing few simple steps.

With the change in kaliyuga, the world has become a place where those who worship Lord Krishna are at a great loss, and those who don't worship Lord Krishna are at a big profit.

The evils of Kaliyuga are prevalent all over the world. People are increasingly getting ignorant about the eternal and ultimate goal of life: attainment of self-realization or God-realization.

The word Upanishad is applied to those texts of the Vedas which form the basis of the various schools of philosophy. The original word is Upa-ni-shad: upa means near, nishta steadfastness, shad attainment. The Upanishads represent the culmination of the Vedas. They are thus called the “end” (anta) or final goal (antya), which leads to the Highest Truth.
The Upanishads enunciate, in set terms, the highest metaphysical truth that human understanding can grasp and at the same time indicate practically, utilizing their oft-repeated injunctions that man has to rise above all distinctions and limitations in order to reach that transcendent Reality which alone is worthy of supreme pursuit by man.
The Upanishads are ancient wisdom texts that were transmitted orally for centuries before being written down around the 5th century B.C. . They are part of a body of scriptures known as the Vedas, which were passed on from generation to generation in India for over three thousand years. "Upa" means "near" or "close by," and "ni" means "to lead." Hence Upanishads are considered to be a companion to the Vedas. The Upanishads are also called the Vedanta, which means "the conclusion of (the) Veda.
“Philosophy of Upanishads”; The concept of “sat” or “is-ness”, which is an equivalent word for “truth”.
Upanishads are ancient texts that form part of the Hindu scriptures. Like the Sanskrit Vedas, Upanishads are considered to be Sruti or “heard” texts.
When people hear a particular sentence or a verse, they consider it as authoritative and treat it as scripture.
The Upanishads were passed on from teacher to student orally for many centuries before they were written down. This is why the texts are considered to be literally Sruti or a divine message that is heard from God by highly developed souls.
Understanding the philosophy of Upanishads can help us greatly in reaching peace and happiness in our lives.
The word Philosophy is derived from the Greek terms "Philo" and "Sophia", meaning "love" and "wisdom" respectively. But both terms, as used in this expression, are significant in themselves. They are significant because they are used to embody two ideas which stand at the two extremes of human consciousness.
The Upanishads are part of the ancient Indian scriptures known as the Vedas. The essential message of the Upanishads is captured in four bhasya (commentaries)- the Bhasya of Badarayana, the Bhasya of Sankaracharya, the Bhasya of Madhavananda, and the Bhasya of Swami Dayananda Saraswati. Together these four commentaries on the Vedas and Vedic texts are known as "Prasthantrayi" and are considered authoritative in matters of spiritual philosophy.
To understand the message of the Upanishads, one must identify oneself with them. Then one sees that they are not the products of human intelligence. They cannot be mastered in a trice. Their message is summed up in the Upanishad; hence, they are revered as authoritative. They are not the products of human intelligence; they are the whisperings of God to man.

Sanathana Dharma is based on the philosophy of the Upanishads.
The Upanishads form the basis of Sanathana Dharma (Hinduism). They are called the Sruthi or Sruti or Vedas. They are not to be considered as mere philosophy for scholastic exercise but are meant to be practiced by one and all for cleansing the heart and soul and getting salvation. The Upanishads have come out from the realization of God in the heart of sages who have taken pains in practicing the discipline of Yoga and meditation on Brahman or God.
This religion has no one Founder as the others have.
The Sanathana Dharma or eternal religion is based on the Vedas and the Upanishads. This religion has no one Founder as the others have. That invisible unknown founder is God, the source of all wisdom. He is the Prophet of this Sanathana Dharma.
“Those who have not heard the shruti, they say; `The Upanishads give a description of Brahman and then proclaim the identity of the Self with Brahman and that is all. But those who have heard the shruti say: `The shruti says that one should perform an action for purification and by action knowledge of Brahman is attained. The union of the individual soul with Brahman is the identity of the real and the unreal. This identity is not superficial, it is true oneness. When a person says that he has realized Brahman, his realization cannot be false. The shastra declares only that identity that is attained after purification through action as taught in the ‘concluding portion’ of each Upanishad.
There are about 200 Upanishads included in the Muktika canon of Hindu philosophy. These are recognized as the main Upanishads by the Hindus. They are referred to as the Vedanta, the end of the culmination of the Vedas.
Most of these 200 Upanishads are attached to various Vedas, except ten which are independent works, and three which are connected with the main works - the Aitareya, Chandogya, and Kausilya. The ten independent Upanishads are Kena, Katha, Isha, Taittiriya, Aitareya, Prasna, Mundaka, Mandukya, Svetasvatara, and Maitri. The three attached Upanishads are Kaushitaki, Brihadaranyaka, and Sankhyayana.
“Let us see now how the Jiva, the embodied, emerges from and re-merges into the Brahman, the imperceptible and inscrutable. The causality of the emergence or manifestation of Brahman is called ‘Maya’ (magic).
The philosophy of Upanishads is known as Advaita-Vedanta. It is not only the Vedanta but its every aspect, like: its shastras (scriptures), its Vidyas (sciences), its arts, and so on. The purpose of the Vedanta is to make man realize his Oneness with the Supreme Soul.
This is why the Gita, unlike the Upanishads, is meant for all and sundry. The Upanishads are meant only for a class of men who are not satisfied with the gross objects of the senses. The Gita is for all and sundry. The Upanishads are not meant for a common man. They may be studied and understood by a man of profound intellect and high aspirations when he has given up all worldly considerations. But the Gita is an easy book for everybody to understand, guide, direct, and discipline.
One of the most striking features of the Upanishads is that they contain no definitions or explanations. They do not even profess to be the words of the sage or the disciple. They are a divinely effulgent light. They touch the heart by their beauty and glory. They remove doubts and objections. They address the intellect, resolve contradictions, and bring about harmony among apparently conflicting statements. The Upanishads do not deal with any specific form of practice. How can there be any particular sect? For all sects are contained in them. The Upanishads are the essence and marrow of all knowledge.

In the same way, the sage Vyasa classified the Upanishads and allotted them among the four Vedas, as mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatham. There are 21 branches in Rigveda, and each branch has one Upanishad allotted to it. In Yajurveda, there are 109 branches and 109 Upanishads were its share, while there are 50 branches in Atharvaveda and 50 Upanishads were allotted to it. So, the total number of Upanishads came to be 1180.
The Upanishads is the name given to a collection of philosophical texts which form the concluding portions of the Vedas and are therefore called Vedanta – the end of the Veda. The word Vedana means knowledge: Vedanta is knowledge about Reality, which is spoken about in the Upanishads.
Intending to give an outline of the main principles taught by all Upanishads, there is a famous Upanishad (Mundaka) which says: ‘That is whole and this is whole’. The universe is made up of Five Elements, namely Ether or Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. All this universe is made of these five elements and these five elements are in turn made of three Gunas – Sattva, Rajas, Tamas.
The Upanishads, the source of all scriptures, are the essence of the Vedas. Vedas do not mean religious or sacred scriptures. They mean Knowledge. The word Veda means knowledge. Four parts of the Vedas viz Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda, and Atharvaveda have been respectively assigned to each of the four traditional Indian castes viz Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vysya, and Shudra.
Thus, in India's ancient (Vedic) society, the Brahmin was considered as a repository of all knowledge because he was well-versed in all Vedas. Amongst the four Vedas, the Atharvaveda was regarded as an auxiliary Veda comprising spells and incantations meant for purposes other than ritualistic worship (e.g., for causing harm to enemies, etc.).
Other writings on geography, astronomy, astrology, economics, and political theory, as well as the 18 Puranas comprising Skanda, Siva, Garuda, and others, have been inspired by the Upanishads. Sanathana Dharma is built on the foundation of the Vedas and Upanishads.
The philosophy of Upanishads is that man has to realize his true Self i.e. Atma to become Ekatma i.e. realize God, even when he is alive in this mortal body. It is a spiritual philosophy. Unlike the mythologies of other religions, this religion has no one Founder as the others have. That invisible unknown founder is God, the source of all wisdom. He is the Prophet of this Sanathana Dharma. On the contrary to the prevalent faiths are based on fallacies and obscurantism.

Sanathana Dharma is based on seven fundamental truths:

  • There is only One God who is the source of all creation.
  • All living beings are eternal and pervaded by the same divine force.
  • Human life has a beginning and will have an end.
  • Good actions will produce good results, bad actions will produce bad results whether in this life or in the life hereafter
  • There is no point in performing any action that will not bear fruit in any of the three states - past, present, or future
  • The world is created out of karma (good and bad actions)
  • Human life can be complete only when one realizes the divine presence within.

People are jealous of other people due to the fear that the other person may have something that they have been deprived of, or maybe, they don’t even know what it is that they need.

With your friend and the person, you are jealous of neither has anything to do with you. So it's time you let go of such a feeling. If you are feeling jealous of the richness of your friend, think about how rich your inner world is. Your soul is worth so much that if you do not have the power to get wealth on materialistic terms then no one can make you feel inferior.

Jealousy is one of the most common human emotions. All of us, at some point in our lives, have felt unhappy or frustrated because we are jealous of someone else and jealous of what the other has achieved.

Jealousy is the feeling that causes you to feel bad about yourself and your position in life when you see someone else experiencing success or something good.

You may be jealous of someone because he has done something better than you. You may also have a negative attitude to some people because they are doing better than you. This is not good for you, since jealousy is a poisonous fruit that can get into your heart and mind, and also affect the way you relate to others.

Jealousy is an emotion that makes you feel bad about yourself when you see others who have more than you, or who are able to do something better than you. It comes from the Latin word “invaders” which means ‘to look in a bad way’. Jealousy, like other emotions, can be both positive and negative: it can motivate you to achieve more and be successful in life, but it can also poison all relationships with other people if it is too strong.

Jealousy is a very powerful human emotion that drives us to have resentment towards others. Jealousy is an emotion that we all have felt at some time in our lives since it's a very natural human feeling.

Jealousy can be triggered by a variety of things, from the amount of attention that a loved one gives to someone else to material things like possession and money. However, it is the feeling of being threatened by someone else’s success that creates the most harm and pain in our lives.

Today in this article I will tell you how to deal with your jealousy feeling due to someone else’s good luck or the success of someone else. Many people experience jealousy feelings when they see a colleague, friend, or neighbor enjoying success. They envy them and feel bad about themselves because they think they have done more than those who succeed but to no avail. To tell you the truth, jealousy is a bad attitude that has the ability to harm both the person who feels jealous and also the person who triggers this jealousy in others.

One must understand that life gives us opportunities to succeed and there are many reasons why others succeed but it does not mean that we are less than them. Everyone has their own ways of doing things and some people have different strategies for success so there is no one right way. Besides, what matters, in the end, is getting what you want out of life, and how you do it is not important.

Jealousy is like a heartbreak of a broken relationship. Everyone gets jealous from time to time but when you experience it too often, it becomes a problem because it may affect your productivity and in the end your career. You feel jealous about a colleague who got a promotion that you thought you deserved and wanted. But that isn’t the real reason why you are sad and blue. Believe it or not, jealousy is a normal emotion but how you deal with it may not be. If you find yourself getting jealous very often, suffer from jealousy. If you want to deal with jealousy, there is an easy way out.

Jealousy is one of the negative emotions that haunt people. People get jealous because they feel like they are lacking something and others have what they lack. But jealousy is a disease caused by an unnecessary mindset. This article will guide you to deal with your jealousy in the best possible way.

The first step in dealing with jealousy is to accept the fact that everyone is different. Do not compare yourself to others. Sometimes, people who appear to have everything that you want may not actually be enjoying their life. Their lives may seem perfect but they might actually be plagued by problems and suffering deep inside. On the other hand, you might look plain and feel like you are lacking many things but there could be more to your life than you can imagine

Another way to deal with jealousy is to learn more about it. Understand what it really is and how you can recognize it within yourself. Jealousy can appear in many forms and not all of them are bad or harmful.

However, this emotional state of being unhealthy and unproductive caught up one day.

Jealousy is a human emotion that serves to protect us when we feel like our well-being is in danger or when we feel like we are losing opportunities. However, we must be careful about what negative thoughts we allow to come into our minds because they can become jealous thoughts.

The feeling of jealousy is very normal. It's not harmful in itself. Many people have it. Some people are just afraid to admit that they have it or feel ashamed because they feel jealous.

Jealousy is when one feels inadequate or inferior to others, but more specifically with a feeling of resentment towards such persons. Jealousy often manifests itself in a person showing behavior such as stubbornness, hyper-vigilance, and low self-esteem. Jealous people tend to compare themselves to others too much.

The problem starts when the feeling is so overwhelming that it starts affecting your well-being, your relationships, and your life in general. It can lead to obsession and irrational behavior, as well as an unhealthy relationship with the person you're jealous of.

In order to deal with jealousy properly, first of all, you need to know that jealousy is a negative emotion and feeling.

Jealousy is a very strong feeling which can come from many emotions such as insecurity, fear, anger, and even happiness. Jealousy is a normal human emotion. It’s a tool employed by our ego to ensure we are still relevant in our life. Sometimes we might not realize that we are jealous, it becomes so common. At the end of the day, it’s all based on how you perceive things.

When You Are Jealous

  • Stop comparing yourself to others. Be aware of the emotions that may be lurking underneath your feelings of jealousy.
  • If you are feeling jealous, see if you can spot where your self-esteem needs a boost.
  • Acknowledge how you are feeling and find out what triggered it.
  • Listen song and Bhakti song's 
  • Be open about your feelings, talk to people.

Spirituality is the practice of aligning your actions with your heart, your mind, and the Divine. It’s about moving towards your highest self, rather than being pulled down by the material world of ego.

In our world today, we are constantly bombarded with images of glamour, fame, and riches through TV shows, reality shows, advertisements, magazine covers, and social media posts. The constant stream of ‘attainable lifestyle’ images and stories is meant to make you feel like everyone else but you. Material possessions are meant to make you happy, cars car make you drive faster and stylish clothes are meant to make you attractive, just like in those advertisements. And there is nothing wrong with material possessions as long as they don’t become your only reason for living. The shift or imbalance happens when we lust for material possessions; when we become obsessed with becoming someone or something else other than who is in this moment.

As humans, we will experience jealousy at some point in our lives. When it happens we can either be consumed by it, keep it inside us or we can learn from it.

Because you are reading this article you are probably more of a non-jealous type of person, but let’s face it, almost everyone experiences jealousy sooner or later in their lives. Moreover, sometimes jealousy is justified for instance when there is blatant infidelity or betrayal involved. In other cases, it may be about perceived injustice, or about how others treat you. Jealousy may also point to deeper insecurity that may be due to many different reasons.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not saying that jealousy is a good or a desirable emotion.

The law of Karma applies to all living beings as it does to humans, but animals are not able to create new karma in this lifetime, because they only pay off their debts from past karma.

At the time of death, all our sufferings terminate. We start living a full life with full happiness, as there is no more karma to pay for. So we should not think of an Animal’s death. It might be the end of his sufferings, and he is going to live a life of happiness as per his karmas.

Karm Yoni means the animals and the humans who are performing karma are in the karm yoni. They are reaping the reactions of karma performed in their past human lives but they are not creating any new karma.

Also, Animals don’t have intellect, so they can’t perform Dharma, Adharma, Karma, or Bhog as humans do. When they perform Karmas, they were born as humans (they were once human and have forgotten it because of ignorance).

A view widely prevalent is that the soul of an animal may transmigrate into a human body after its death. However, even if this does happen, if the animal, during its lifetime, indulged in eating flesh and blood of other animals and was cruel to them, it would be difficult for the soul to transmigrate into a human body. Therefore, you should not accuse all animals of being bad just because a few of them are bad. You should cultivate a love for all animals. You should not indulge in violence against them; rather, they should be protected and helped to lead their natural lives.

The souls of all the insects (be it bees or ants), which do not possess intelligence and free will, transmigrate and evolve similarly to the souls of animals. It is difficult to ascertain whether the souls of lower species can also transmigrate into an enlightened human body.

The law of karma or sanchita karma applies only to the beings endowed with intelligence. Karma is of two kinds – sanchita and prarabdha. Prarabdha karma is latent karma that manifests itself at the appropriate time and place as per the design of the law of karma. It is inflexible and difficult to overcome. The karma that manifests in this very life is called prarabdha karma. The karma that will manifest in future lives is called sanchita karma.

The law of karma is a rigid law that never wavers or fails in its course of action. It cannot be circumvented or interfered with nor can it be invalidated by any agency or being except God. It is a natural law that serves as an instrument for justice and righteousness. It dispenses both punishments and rewards and ensures that good is rewarded and evil punished in the long run. It is based on righteousness and punishes even a slight deviation from rectitude.

However, as said earlier, it is not the body but the soul that makes one an individual. The difference between a human body and that of an animal is quite obvious, but there is much similarity in their respective souls. In fact, every living being has a soul. The souls of animals and those of human beings are not different from each other in any way.

When you pray for others, you may hear the words of selfless love: "I will do for others what I would like them to do for me". This is an act of compassion and kindness that blesses not only the one being prayed for but you who prays, too. Animals are helpless when they are in trouble. They have no way to find a way out by themselves. In this sense, the karma of animals is even more serious than ours. We can at least help them by praying for them. There was a story in China about a Buddhist monk who saved a mouse from being killed by a cat. The mouse repaid the monk by gnawing through ropes that bound the monk's hands and feet when he was imprisoned for speaking out against an evil government official. The mouse's reward was being fed by the monk here and there whenever the monk was on a begging tour.

One animal suffering you can save, ten of your family members; one hundred people will be saved. One thousand people will be saved by saving one country. One million people will be saved by saving the whole world.

In Buddhism, there is the word "Karma", which means "action" or "intention" and refers to the moral effect of our actions and intentions. Karma is neither positive nor negative in itself; it is simply the fruit of a seed that was sown sometime in the past.

Feeling sorry for a defenseless animal, we can make an effort to rescue it from its suffering. This feeling of sympathy and kindness form roots of kindness and understanding in our minds, which will bring us happiness in the future. On the other hand, killing helpless animals keep digging our negative karma hole deeper and deeper.

Karma is a Sanskrit word that translates as action or deed. In Hinduism and Buddhism, karma refers to the aspect of an action that has a moral dimension. The phrase "karma goes around comes around" reflects the law of karma. It means that what we do in this life will affect what happens to us in the next. If our intentions and actions are good, karma will not punish us when we die. If our intentions and actions are bad, karma will not reward us when we die. Buddhism teaches that the cause of suffering is desire. If we overcome desire, we can liberate ourselves from suffering.

For this reason, animals have karma that is one of rebirth, where they can come back into it as humans, lamas, or protectors. This provides them with the opportunity for further development and spiritual progress that they would not have otherwise had.

This might sound like an oversimplification, but it becomes clearer in certain circumstances. They can become enlightened at a higher level by taking vows as humans in these roles. But as the same, they could also take vows as humans and not become enlightened. Hence the difference is made by the karma of their previous life.

For example, a lion will hunt and kill a deer because it is hungry. In this situation, the lion has no choice in the matter, it simply acts as an instinct or nerve reaction. In this process, it will also be destroyed as well. The deer loses its life and the lion also dies of hunger.

However, humans possess intelligence and free will and they can plan ahead of time and think about the consequences of their actions. This means that they can plan to kill an animal and eat it. However, they can also choose to let that animal go. If they choose the latter option, the deer will live and the lion will survive as well.

Animals cannot progress on the spiritual path on their own and will need the help of a compassionate human being.

The human being can in turn evolve on his or her own spiritual path by helping the animals. The master key is compassion.

Compassion is the supreme means of love and the highest virtue because it not only benefits those with whom we relate directly but also affects all other beings indirectly.

Thus loving and helping other beings, we are in reality loving and helping ourselves because we are all interconnected and interdependent.

If we love and help enough other beings, our spiritual evolution will become inevitable. In fact, our entire world community would benefit as a result.

The rise of social media has made it possible for anyone to post or comment about anything that comes to mind. And because of this, much of what we read about is negative and oftentimes offensive. Although this is all fine, some go the extra mile and even take pride in being offensive. They will attack people they consider losers or just someone they don’t like.

The animal kingdom is very interesting to humans. We enjoy watching the Discovery Channel, seeing photos on Pinterest and elsewhere on the Internet. The animals give us a sense of joy when we see them. We love their cute looks, adorable behavior, and the way they connect with us in our minds.

Many animal lovers enjoy owning pets or spending time with them at a zoo or wildlife sanctuary. This is because we have a kinship with them and recognize that we share some of their needs and wants.

However, the animals provide humans with an opportunity to practice compassion and nonviolence and earn good merit. This in turn helps them to cleanse their own karma.

Those who understand the suffering of living beings and take upon the suffering of others upon themselves contribute greatly to the spiritual evolution of life upon earth.

When you practice compassion, friendliness, and nonviolence towards others, you not only earn good karma but also help others to awaken to their true nature.

A kind word or action will help a child to blossom and will help him or her grow up healthy, strong, and compassionate.

A friendly smile can soften the hearts of others and bring joy to those who see it, even if they are strangers. It is said that all great spiritual teachers have practiced these methods to achieve enlightenment.

It is a common belief that we have been incarnated on earth by divine power to do karma. If you do not believe in the existence of God it may be hard to understand how our past actions can cause present circumstances. Nevertheless, karma exists. We are all living proof of it.

When we were born, our karma was the reason for our existence. Our karma is what makes us who we are: our likes or dislikes, our talents and abilities, and our present circumstances. The circumstances we are currently living in will also affect how future circumstances play out. If you find yourself in an undesirable situation, question yourself: Is this my karma?

If you have a problem, the problem’s cause will eventually be traced back to actions you have taken in your previous life or your current lifetime. Therefore, you must understand your karma and work to improve it.

Karma for Animals

What about Karma? I feel that animals are not here just to be harmed but to learn from us. I do not condone the suffering of any animal, but also ask my readers to understand that there is a reason for their existence.

If you are out in nature, you can be attacked by animals. In the wild, every living being has a right to defend itself. For example, when a bear enters your camp and threatens you and those who seek your protection, it is perfectly normal and morally obligatory to use all means of defense – except weapons that are designed to cause unnecessary suffering – to protect yourself and others. It’s also acceptable to eliminate the threat of dangerous pests and animals that threaten your environment.

The same thing applies to human beings. When they threaten you with bodily harm or want to take away your freedom, it’s perfectly normal and morally obligatory to defend yourself. That includes using vaccines and killing dangerous pests and animals that threaten your environment. It should be clear that this doesn’t mean that we can take the law into our own hands. Only competent authorities are permitted to use force against criminals.

The law of karma applies only to human beings.

This is logical: the evolution of the ape is not so far from that of humans, and man has a similar intellect. That is why people can understand each other and appreciate the same things.

The law of karma does not apply to animals, which are much less evolved than humans. For them, people are a foreign species, and they are not supposed to understand the moral values ​​and traditions of people. As a result, they can be killed even if they have no negative intentions towards you.

Therefore, when you are attacked by an animal, you must be prepared to defend yourself and your loved ones, using any available means. So it is morally permissible and even obligatory to kill an animal that threatens you. If this does not help, you can try to make it neutral to you: for example, utilizing an antidote or vaccines, or by other means of protection.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be successful in a highly competitive, materialistic, and socially competitive world?

Do you want to be rich one day? Will that make you happy and content with yourself?

How about having spiritual and materialistic success at the same time?

There are many ways to define success. It is however an important aspect of life that defines our character, and perhaps what we all aim for. What makes accomplishments in life satisfying are the thoughts behind them.

If you are not sure which path to take to achieve materialistic success, spiritual success, or both, then let’s make it easier on you!

The choice is entirely dependent on what you want from life and yourself. You must select what is important to you and then take the road that will lead you there.

Which one do you choose? It’s a simple but yet profound question. Your answer could determine what kind of life you build for yourself.

The decision is not something that is to be taken lightly. After all, it’s a choice that can impact your happiness and success, as well as the happiness and success of the people around you.

Spirituality goes beyond materialistic success. It is not about how much money you have in your pocket, or the car you're driving. It is about the real happiness that comes from understanding the world and being content with what you have.

By allowing yourself to be driven by your emotions, you are allowing your mind to rule over you. You must realize that emotions are essential and are a form of communication. Allowing your mind to rule over you can lead to negative emotions; this is why people get jealous, suspect others, and have difficulty dealing with relationships. You must realize that emotional intelligence is more important than book smarts. Certain things can be taught in school, but certain things must be learned through experience. These lessons cannot always be taught in school, like how to work with others or overcoming jealousy.

For most of us, life aims to gain material pleasures and worldly luxuries. We run behind money, status power, and security; but as soon as we get what we want, it’s never enough. We are always running after more and more. In the material world, one is never enough; there is always something more to be acquired.

Spirituality teaches us that we need to develop the right understanding about our human nature; that no one can bring us lasting happiness because no one can give us what we lack within ourselves: inner peace.

Spirituality teaches us to develop the right understanding about our human nature; that no one can bring us lasting happiness because no one can give what we lack within ourselves: inner peace. We all have emotions or feelings; anger, jealousy, suspicion: these feelings make up our personality and character. When we understand how to deal with these emotions, we learn how to become happier with ourselves and with others around us.

There is immense debate today on the topics of spirituality and materialism.

Spirituality is the independent nature of the human soul and it is completely invincible. It doesn't need any support or power from the outside.

Materialism is a disposition to material wealth and it needs external assistance.

Spiritual success unites us with the entire world, whereas material success creates a divide.

Spirituality liberates us from emotions of anger, pride, greed, deceit, attachment, and abhorrence which have been the main source of conflicts, while materialism inculcates damaging habits that of comparison, jealousy, dishonesty, lying, cheating, or hurting people, which are some of the fundamental reasons for unhappiness.

Why is it that the materialistic success of some people comes at a price of solitude, while the pursuit of spiritual success gives rise to friendship, love, and happiness?

Is spiritual success the same as materialistic success?

I have come across this thought that spiritual success is not the same as materialistic success. And I tend to agree.

A successful person lives life with a purpose, not a person who spends a lifetime working just for money and materialistic possessions. I know, I am digressing a bit here. But in my opinion, life is about pursuing happiness and joy, not just accumulating wealth.

Spiritual success unites us with the entire world, whereas material success creates a divide. Those who are materially successful are compared to those who are less successful in the same field. Just go through the Forbes list of billionaires.

Spiritual success and materialistic success are mutually exclusive. You can have one or the other, but you cannot have both. The reason is simple. The two paradigms are based upon mutually exclusive concepts. Spiritual success is attained when one has realized the present moment as the only reality and rejected the illusory concept of past and future. Materialistic success means running behind future desires and thinking about past pains. Where there is competition and comparison, know that one is not pursuing spiritual success.

The Benefits Of A Spiritual Lifestyle

A spiritual lifestyle has other benefits too. It can help you alleviate stress and promote physical, mental, and psychological wellness. A spiritual lifestyle means living in a way that promotes your personal growth while serving others. For example, by developing compassion and empathy for others, and by helping those who are less fortunate than yourself. This is a much more effective way to achieve success in life than simply chasing after more money and more stuff.

Seeking spiritual achievement entails discovering your own self, The spiritual path is for individuals who want to know "who am I?"

In spiritual science, we are told that our real source of joy is the Soul, which is pure consciousness. This eternal soul is the source of happiness; it is the subtlest form of all that exists and has infinite potential. Once in this infinite state, one can be free from all material worries and sufferings; free from all physical desires and cravings, and also free from charging new karmas i.e. merit and demerit.

Living in the material world, we often forget to take out time for introspection and tend to get lost in the daily worries of life. We sometimes think a high financial position and high materialistic success is the answer to our worries. But going more deeply into this question, it remains a paradox to many that spiritual progress and materialistic success go hand in hand! Spirituality directly affects one’s material life and being spiritually successful is not necessarily making a lot of money. If you are born a rich person, it is natural that you will enjoy the riches in life; and if you are born poor you will have to struggle for your survival in this world.

We are all subject to certain circumstances and our duty is to tackle them wisely instead of complaining about them. Being surrounded by unnecessary worries helps no one. Hence, we will find more spiritual successes, if we are financially poor but able to live happily even though we do not have the luxuries of life.

Spirituality is a very subjective term. Some people think that it is just a matter of how one thinks, feels, and behaves. And they believe that one can earn his living in any way and in any profession. They feel that money is not Anti-Spiritual or Godless.

The other group of people considers spirituality to be the essential core of one’s being; and they are of the view that for spirituality or God-realisation, one has to give up all worldly possessions or material gains, or both.

They believe that money is an impediment in the realization of Self, and hence, it has to be given up.

They feel that materialistic gains are temporary and illusory whereas spiritual success is ultimate and everlasting.

True Spirituality or God-realisation is a state where you identify your real Self (your Soul) with the Universal Soul (God), i.e., where you realize your oneness with God.

I have the same question as you do and I also try to find an answer for this question and here I present you the reason from the holy bible. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." Psalm 51:17 We know that we are sinners and it is only possible for us to be forgiven if we seek forgiveness. But seeking forgiveness is not enough, we should do that which is pleasing to God. How can we please him? By sacrificing our self for doing good to others will also do good to ourselves.
" In my own experience, I can tell you that by helping others, you are also helping yourself in so many ways. If you sacrifice yourself for doing good to others will also do good to yourself. Helping others when they are in miserable condition brings the people into light when they are in dark. By helping people when they are miserable makes them love and feel that someone is here for them and it gives them hope that somebody is concerned about their happiness. This way people will have faith in you and it makes them trust people easily. When your concern is not for yourself but for others, God will always be with you because he is kind and loving, and he will make you understand his love for you.
We are all human beings living together in this world, and it is our duty to help each other in every way we can. We love others as we love ourselves. To help those in need and do good to others, not only makes us feel great but also blesses us with god for whom we are working hard.
I would like to tell you a small story of a kid who loved helping old people cross the street. Every time he saw an old person trying to cross the street, he would rush across the street, pull the old man or woman’s hand, and stop the traffic. Once an old lady was trying to cross the street, but she didn’t see the car coming in her direction as her eyes were weak. Just then, a small boy ran towards her and helped her cross the road safely. When the boy was coming back from helping the old lady.

You have many worries and many burdens. When you go to bed at night, don’t you tell yourself, “I’m too worried to sleep,” or, “I have too many problems to sleep now?” Then you toss and turn and lie awake for hours. You get up in the morning without being refreshed. You feel frustrated and unhappy…
When you are deep in thought and fretting about your problems, God knows every single care you have and He has all the time for you as if no one else exists. He is absorbed in you right now. His focus is completely on you.
Have you ever wondered if God is with you? If He really knows you? Or if He cares about your struggles?
What if I told you that God knows every single care you have because He has all the time for you as if no one else exists.
When you are happy and have no problems you do not want to reach out to God as you feel that he is not there. You feel that there is nothing that is not going right with your life. However, when you are at that time of need, you start remembering God. In fact, this is the time when you realize that you need the existence of God.
When we call upon him, he comes closer to us. On the contrary, when we go away from him and start to seek elsewhere then we actually move far away from him and hence we react that God is not near us. In truth, the most important thing is to have a conversation with God and that too regularly. Spend time with him and get to know God better. And whenever you feel that God is not there with you, then just try calling upon him- call upon him in a very loud voice- and I guarantee that he will be there.

How do you know that God is always with you? It is because God does not believe in religion. God doesn't believe in religion, not even in prayer. If God believed in any of this then he would have to go after the people who do not believe in prayer and people who deny these things.
It is just easy to say that we can always rely on God. It is more of an effort to know that God will always do what is best for us. It would be another thing to know that God can give us the confidence and support we need in any situation. If you have all these in your life, then take it as a blessing from your God.
As I look back on my life’s journey, I have no regrets about my past. Every moment of my life is a beautiful time where I learned very profound lessons. The human mind works so beautifully that even the most unpleasant moments in my life helped me gain insight into the life and also about myself. The Universal Force has always been there to guide me whenever I struggled in my personal and professional life and has helped me make decisions to live a fulfilling life devoid of stress and anxiety.
EXPERIENCE: I was born into a very spiritual environment. My father was one person who never followed any particular religion and was a follower of all religions and followed all their beliefs and rituals. In fact, he used to believe that, if he goes to any temple or mosque, he would get the same amount of peace as similar peace he can get going to any other place.
We are used to receiving blessings on different occasions. When we get what we prayed for, we stop thanking and supplicating for anything. But the reality is, we should thank God all the time as he is our constant companion always ready to help us in any difficulties.

We live in a fast lane ever-changing world, where new trends, products, services, and a lot of other things fly through our life. We are surrounded by all kinds of information and due to that, it is difficult to keep up with the pace of our days. God is always present but he only knows when we will start to notice his presence around us.

Spiritual Dhyana is a website dedicated to spirituality, yoga, and meditation.

Guru is the term used for a spiritual Master who teaches and guides a disciple. To explain the importance of the Guru in our life through this web page, we have tried to incorporate some extracts from the Holy Gita in it.

The purpose of Guru is to remove ignorance and to give knowledge (Gyan) about God. The word Guru has also been derived from the word 'Gu', which means darkness and 'Ru' means to remove. Thus, a Guru removes the darkness of our ignorance about God and thus makes us enlightened.

Because of one's own good luck or actions in their previous birth(s), when one attains a human birth, it is every human must attain the highest state of "Moksh" or liberation by obtaining true knowledge (Gyan) from a spiritual Guru; because only with true knowledge (Gyan) one can attain the highest state of liberation.

Guru is a highly revered entity in Hinduism and dispels the darkness of ignorance and through his compassionate nature, guides the individual on the path of enlightenment. The disciple will show unconditional love and will surrender to him wholeheartedly. This article attempts to precisely elucidate the importance of the Guru through various aspects.

The Guru is considered the embodiment of God and his main role is to imbibe in the individual, a sense of devotion and unconditional love for God. He also appears to continue the line of transmission of divine knowledge from one generation to another. The guru represents the Divine Light manifested in a physical form with a specific purpose. His form exhibits paternal love for the devotee, His compassionate nature, various mediums of bestowing grace on the disciple, etc. 

This Holy text is like a tree bearing fruits full of nectar granting liberation to those who wish to attain it.

Guru is the one who leads you from the forest of ignorance to the destination of light. He is the invaluable treasure, which is attainable only through a fortunate birth. He is the one who instills the true knowledge of Brahman and takes you to the realm of happiness (Ānand) and bliss after you have experienced the darkness of ignorance. The word Guru means Govinda or one who holds the wheel of life in his hands. Guru Sadguru has been defined as that Lord, which holds sway over our mind and body. The Guru is beyond senses, he is above any description. He appears in front of us only when we receive his grace through our unrelenting efforts.

He should always be worshipped by applying our willpower, by following his commands, by keeping our mind on Him with respect and reverence, by performing Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. We should aspire to attain the lotus feet of Guru.

A guru is a very important person in the life of a devotee, because without the Guru, how can the disciple realize God? The best guru is one who teaches you the methods of realizing God. The guru imparts divine knowledge to the disciple and by this, we realize ourselves as the infinite Supreme Soul. Thus, the Guru is our Father, Mother, Teacher, and very close Friend. The guru guides us in spiritual matters and keeps us on the right path. Without the Guru, we cannot attain self-realization and cannot find peace of mind.

"God is infinite and unfathomable, but his holy name is very sweet and charming. The Guru makes the holy name of God resound in the heart of his sishya. The Guru reveals God to his disciple. Without the Guru, the mantra remains mere words on paper. They lose their power and life. So it is said that one who wants to taste the sweetness of sugar should put it in the mouth and suck it. So it is said that one must implore a superior human being to show him, God. The Guru has created this world, but he has not assumed a human form to live among men as their equal. The true Guru creates an exalted soul, a divine being, to whom he reveals himself" (Guru Gobind Singh in Dasam Granth page 598).

During the simplest of explanations of the word Guru, it is usually said that a Guru is a living Master who can help us in our spiritual evolution. That is true.

However, let us be clear. A Guru is not just a monk, a sadhu, or a swami in saffron robes, with long, twisted matted hair and a divine smile on his face.

The Guru is not just someone standing on the elevated dais of a temple. Nor the one who has been anointed as a Guru by his or her Guru. The Guru is not even the one who is holding some sort of an important position in religious rituals and leading them in the name of God. Such Gurus do exist but they are few to dispel our doubts about Gurus being those who represent certain religions.

A Guru can be anyone – your mother, your father, your best friend, your spouse, or your worst enemy.

Satguru means a true Guru. Sat means truth and Guru means one who dispels darkness. Truth is light and light is eternal. So, Satguru is he who dispels the eternal darkness of ignorance from the mind and takes us towards the light of knowledge.

The Guru is the doorway to liberation. He is the divine energy that helps us to cross the ocean of life, the relative world which is full of sufferings, and reach the shore of blissful thoughtlessness, i.e. liberation. To reach liberation, one has to control one’s senses and study the scriptures honestly. One has to first renounce sense-objects through self-discipline and then use one’s intellect in understanding the scriptures, for guidance in life.

It is very important to have regular spiritual practices to get initiated into the path of spirituality. In fact, from the very beginning, as soon as we accept the existence of a Supreme Being, we should try to unite with Him. He can be our Guru whether we feel Him as existing within us or outside us. Lord Krishna said in Bhagavad-gita :

The thirst for liberation has led to the creation of different sects of Yoga, such as Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga. Lord Krishna also says in Bhagavad-gita:

One can choose a Guru from among any of the following: Parama Guru, Ishwar, Sadguru, Pitamaha (the grandfather), Acharya (teacher), Acharya-Dev (teacher’s teacher), and Dayalu (loving friend). In every case, one must treat his Guru as a representative of God.

It is said that we should be respectful towards the Guru whom we have chosen to worship. If we respect and serve our physical Guru, then it is sure that our inner Guru will also bless us. For instance, if a child has a good tutor, then this teaches him good qualities and helps him to become a good citizen. So, too, if a person has a good Guru, he can live in peace and experience God in his daily life.

The Guru is the medium through which grace is bestowed on the seeker. To realize the purport of the Guru mantra, it is essential to understand the meaning of a Guru. Here we have a list of essential points that will help you realize what a Guru is:

• Satguru realizes God and can therefore show others the way to realize God.

• Satguru realizes God directly without any intermediary.

• Satguru is one who has realized God and has been vouchsafed divine knowledge (Jnana) about Reality.

• Satguru is one who has realized God and has been vouchsafed divine bliss (Ananda).

• Satguru is one who has realized God and has been vouchsafed divine power to bestow upon others the realization of God.

The Guru is not merely a human being but a divine one. He is the embodiment of grace, mercy, compassion, and love. As such a Guru’s blessings or grace is of paramount importance in our life.

A Guru’s grace is indispensable for a disciple to be enlightened and this is because:

  • A Guru is an expert in his field and has knowledge which he can pass along to his disciples. It is true that knowledge per se cannot enlighten one, however, a Guru who is endowed with divine knowledge and also with the ability to transfer it to his disciples can open the flood-gates of wisdom for his disciple. Knowledge is the key ingredient of enlightenment and hence a Guru who transfers this essential ingredient to his disciple facilitates the latter’s spiritual growth.
  • A Guru has experienced various levels of enlightenment and has spiritual powers or siddhis as a result of this attainment.