4 TYPES OF DEVOTEES (BHAKTAS) – AS DEFINED BY BHAGVAD GITA

The one which is all pervading, eternal and infinite is termed as Brahman also known as GOD. We human beings always look towards Him in our difficult times, thanks Him in happy moments and realize ultimately that we may discriminate our behavior with different people in our vicinity depending on  their position, power and utility but GOD never does such discrimination. He is like a river which gives nourishment to every thing it passes though. It also gives water to every body that approaches it. But you know what even if a river do not differentiate while giving water- the seeker may get different quantity depending on the shape of his vessel.

Similar to this fact GOD also although do not make any differentiation, but different devotees come with different vessels of purpose and hence they get the same from Him accordingly. Therefore Bhagvad Gita has defined four different types of Bhaktas depending on their motives to approach GOD. They are as follows:-

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What is this Cosmos Made of And its 5 Elements of Nature

Dynamic Nature of Cosmos:-

 

Today in our hectic lifestyle when one had to be continuously in action to cope up with the competition and ever changing external scenarios. Where the world around us is dynamic and changing each moment to give us surprises at every point, we wonder if there is any thing left certain except uncertainty. Since the Cosmos is dynamic in nature and hence challenging, Hindu scriptures also call it ‘JAGAT’ where GAT indicates the ever changing -‘sadaiv gachati’ (ever changing) nature of Cosmos. We as ‘JEEVA’ also the experiencer of the cosmos often feels insecure with this uncertainty and always search for something which is certain and changeless, we unknowingly want an anchor in our lives which is reliable and can help us in coping up with the dynamic nature of Cosmos. Our Hindu scriptures say it can be only ‘ISWAR’ (GOD) which is eternal, changeless and hence can help us as an anchor to the world. “JAGAT’ as a field of experience, ‘JEEVA’ as experiencer and ‘ISHWAR’ as an anchor in totality is known as ‘TRIPUTI’.

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ACHIEVING LONG TERM GOALS – PURUSHARTHA (THE VALID GOALS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE)

It is unfortunate that today in our fast paced life; various means to survive in the competition are confused as Goals of life. Whether it is our work place or home, we are so engaged in our predictive rituals of daily routine, in achieving our short term goals that we hardly have any time to stop and introspect about our real goals of life, and things like material achievements at work place have become   our goals. We forget that these are actually means but not goals, means to survive, sustain and achieve our real goals. [Read more…]

Why Everything in Cosmos Should be Governed by DHARMA

 

Why everything in Cosmos should be governed by Dharma- To understand this we must be able to first of all understand the definition of Dharma. Vedic culture looks at it in a very broad perspective and do not limit its meaning to the domain of a specific religion.

Principal power of coherence which enables the proper functioning of any system is called Dharma. We all are part of one or the other system governed by some intelligent laws. Whether it is the rotation of planet in our solar system or process of metabolism done by the microscopic cells in our bodies, all are following a system operated by some set of laws. These laws are governing the entire cosmos and are uniformly applicable on every system- like Digestive System, Ecological System, and Solar System…. [Read more…]

VALID MEANS OF KNOWLEDGE

From the very beginning of the cosmos man is trying to find out the answers of various complex and eternal questions about its creation and about its creator both. Scientists are claiming with the help of new and advanced technology they shall be able to recreate the Big bang like situation in their labs which will give us the answers of most of those questions. They shall study the laboratory observation and on the basis of analogy will try to make out what would have happened at the time actual Big Bang or at the start of the creation. But this whole observation will be based on the fact or assumption that the cosmos actually starts with a Big Bang. In our Sanatan Dharma shastras we call such means of acquiring knowledge as Anumana(Inference) and Upama (Comparison).

Even if we are able to make out the facts about the cause of start of the universe, mysteries about its creator will remain unresolved. The ultimate Cause of this cause, the Supreme Brahman- GOD will remain undiscovered. Shastras scriptures advise four valid means of knowledge (Pramanas) to know more about Supreme Brahman [Read more…]