Saturday, January 8, 2011

2. Concept of GOD

There is nothing to be achieved or attained in God consciousness. It is not something outside; it is all here within us. If we think we should go towards God who is somewhere away from us then that idea has no meaning. Again if we say “within us “somewhere at the back of the mind we sound “not outside”. Neither up nor down, inside nor outside, here nor there none of these notions apply to the Omnipresent God. 

It is impossible for a human mind to remain a human mind and at the same time understand God. Only God’s mind can understand God. Only when the human mind is so relieved of its Ego then it becomes God’s mind and that mind is capable of understanding God. With such a mind it is possible to live blissfully in this beautiful world.

We read in Srimad Bhagavatam 10 Cantos that in Krita Yuga during Narasimha Avatar young Prahlada tells his father Hiranya Kashyapa that Sriman Narayana is every where in every thing. And Hiranya Kashyapa hit the pillar with his mace and out emerges Narasimha. 

In Treta Yug at the time of Sri Rama Coronation, Sita devi gives Hanuman the pearl necklace, Hanuman starts searching for Sri Rama in it and say he cannot find Rama in it. When people around asks him if Sri Rama is inside him, Hanuman tears of his chest to show Sri Rama in it.

In both the incidences which are described in Sriman Bhagavatam there is a huge contradiction. While one of the devotee of Sari Hari perceive him everywhere there is another who believes Sri Hari is in him and nowhere else. Such is the concept of God, God is just the state of MIND.  And we need to have His grace for Him to be in our Mind always and this is all the prayer is all about. Now as it is important for us to think of Him always it is also important for us request Him to have us in His Cosmic Mind also.

Kulashekara Alwar one of the adherent devotee of Sri Hari says in Mukundamala thus:

maj-janmanah phalam idam madhu-kaitabhare                   mat prarthaniya mad anugraha esa eva                     tvad bhrtya-bhrtya-paricharaka-bhrtya-bhrtya bhrtyasya bhrtyam iti mam smara lokanatha    

Meaning"O Supreme Lord of all, slayer of the demons Madhu and Kaitabha! Please be merciful to me and grant my prayer that You may remember me as a servant of Your servant's servant, a servant of such a servant of Your servant's servant, a servant of a servant of Your servant's servant, and a servant of Your servant's servant servant." 

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