Understanding…(Mis)understanding?

Life sometimes throws in such challenges when you least expect. When I met my dear friend years ago, there was so much of love, affection, trust, care, concern for each other. But, Poof!! everything just vanished, some owing to others poisoning the thoughts and some by wrongly understanding situations.

Misunderstandings can mar any relationship easily. To bring back the earlier charm, and life into the same, can really take a very long time, depending on the inclination of both the people involved. But why do we give our understanding a mis—why don’t we understand that the person who was so closest to the heart could not have meant or thought bad for us.

manyase yadi tac chakyam
maya drastum iti prabho
yogesvara tato me tvam
darsayatmanam avyayam

If You think that I am able to behold Your cosmic form, O my Lord, O master of all mystic power, then kindly show me that universal self.

The Lord cannot be understood or perceived by our mere senses. Arjuna could understand that for an ordinary person understanding the Supreme is next to impossible. One can understand the Lord only if and when He reveals himself to us.

I hope and pray to Lord sincerely that the truth be revealed soon and my dearest friend comes out of the (mis)understanding and our lovely friendship, a cherishable relationship is always strong in the bond of Krsna consciousness. Only miracles by the Lord can make this happen. Counting on miracles..

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Tranquility

The very word brings in calmness.. Something which all of us crave for and me so in particular. The mind being the monkey that it is, never stays calm for me. The root cause for this I identified for myself is my attachment– yes attachment in an email means so much, but attachment is life to people or things means so differently! Attachment causes pain as it is directly related to expectation. Our expectation of people owing to our attachment is the root cause for all disturbance. When expectations fail, is when the attachment hurts and pains.

My attachment to my dearest friend has also made me feel the same, go through pain and loose all my mental calmness. No, not blaming.. just feeling bad that similar attachment is missed at the other end.

Buddha gave up all attachment and attained tranquility, but all cannot do similarly. We cannot give up and search for tranquility. But can experience the same by treading on the spiritual path and experience tranquil showers. More simply put, just chant

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”.

So, simple chant and be happy, merry and take in the tranquility. Miracles do happen…. waiting for some. Today is Buddha Poornima… chant and experience the calmness.

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Clearing Obstacles

Today is Narasimha Chaturdashi. Lord Narasimhadev is the remover of all obstacles. I sincerely bow down and pray to you O’Lord, the slayer of Demon HiranyaKashipu and protector of Child Prahlad, to clear all my obstacles and be firm and strong in my path.

Many a time we know not what we have lost until we loose it. I too have learnt my deepest lesson in the same way. This is making me humble, but the fact that a deep, true loving friendship, a very sweet and cherished relationship has gone sour has pained me a lot and brought lot of sadness in me. It is very difficult to fathom this idea and thought. I know not how the friendship can be revived to its original form, that is a miracle which you alone can perform O’Lord.

svasty astu vishvasya khalah prasidatam
dhyayantu bhutani shivam mitho dhiya
namash cha bhadram bhajatad adhokshaje
aveshyatam no matir apy ahaituki

“May there be good fortune throughout the universe, and may all envious persons be pacified. May all living entities become calm by practicing bhakti-yoga, for by accepting devotional service they will think of each other’s welfare. Therefore, let us all engage in the service of the supreme transcendence, Lord Sri Krishna, and always remain absorbed in thought of Him.” (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 5.18.9)

May this day bring joy to all and all obstacles be removed from the path to achieve success, and may that success lead us all strongly in the spiritual path. I can only offer my small prayers to this magnificient form of the Lord.

namas te narasimhaya
prahladahlada-dayine
hiranyakashipor vakshaha
shila-tanka-nakhalaye

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, Lord Nrisimhadeva. You are the giver of pleasure to Prahlada Maharaja, and your nails cut the chest of Hiranyakashipu like a chisel cutting stone.”

Hoping that you will set right all that has gone wrong since last few years. Only you the performer of miracles can do this.

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