Message for the Day…. ” Pray to God with unconditional surrender. When all that you possess — your body, mind and intellect are His gifts, where is the need for you to lay conditions? Surrender completely, God will grant you the bliss you deserve!”

Your body is mortal, but life principle (Atma) is imperishable. To attain immortality, have unconditional love for God. Imagine you going to a goldsmith and asking him to make a jewelry of your choice. Your job is only to entrust gold with him with the condition that the weight and design should be to your specification. You must not interfere in how he converts your gold into the jewellery you want. If you stipulate conditions that he should not burn it in fire, or beat it with a hammer, how can you get the ornament that you ordered? Similarly, if you surrender your heart to God with conditions and reservations, how can you attain bliss? What He does with you is His business. Pray to God with unconditional surrender. When all that you possess — your body, mind and intellect are His gifts, where is the need for you to lay conditions? Surrender completely, God will grant you the bliss you deserve!

Source….. http://media.radiosai.org/

 

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Message for the Day…. ” The mother is God, verily. It is, therefore, not proper to hurt the feelings of a mother who is the embodiment of love. It is only when we develop love towards our mother that our life will become happy and prosperous.”

The culture of Bharat has laid great stress on the teaching, Matrudevo bhava (revere the mother as God) and Pitrudevo bhava (revere the father as God). Aren’t there many great people in the state of West Bengal? Aren’t there many who are rich and educated? But they could not succeed in life due to lack of faith in God. It was only Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who could lead an ideal life by loving his mother and obeying her commands, due to his implicit faith and devotion to his mother. He taught people that there is nothing greater and nobler in this world than mother’s love. You take the history of any great person in this world; they owe their greatness to their mother. The mother is God, verily. It is, therefore, not proper to hurt the feelings of a mother who is the embodiment of love. It is only when we develop love towards our mother that our life will become happy and prosperous.

Source… http://media.radiosai.org/

 

Message for the Day…. ” Don’t go anywhere in search of God. Turn your vision inward. You can see God instantly. Have full faith that God is residing in your heart and experience Him within you.”

Once Vivekananda asked Ramakrishna Paramahamsa whether he had seen God. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa emphatically replied, “Yes, I have seen God. I have seen Him just as I am seeing you.” “Then why I don’t see Him?” asked Vivekananda. Ramakrishna replied, “You weep for your family, you suffer for your business and wealth, but do you ever weep or yearn for a vision of God? Do that and you will certainly see God! All the time I am pining only for the vision of God. Therefore, God is visible to me at all times in every human being.” In this world, there is nothing easier than attaining God. You face hardships and feel dejected because you do not understand this truth. Instead of shedding tears for mundane things, why don’t you pine for the vision of God? Don’t go anywhere in search of God. Turn your vision inward. You can see God instantly. Have full faith that God is residing in your heart and experience Him within you.

Source…..http://media.radiosai.org/

Message for the Day….” Man always craves for bliss. The first requisite for achieving Supreme Bliss is a pure heart. One’s heart, which should be white and pure like milk, is today filled with bad thoughts and feelings.”

Man always craves for bliss. The first requisite for achieving Supreme Bliss is a pure heart. One’s heart, which should be white and pure like milk, is today filled with bad thoughts and feelings. Spiritual exercises begin with the purification of the heart and then transforming it into an ocean of milk. When the heart is filled with satwic (pure) qualities, it becomes like a milky ocean. Only then does it become a worthy dwelling for the Lord (Vishnu) whose abode is described as Ksheera Sagara (the Ocean of Milk). But by yielding to tamasic and rajasic(dull and aggressive) impulses, people today have turned their heart into ksharasagaram, a salty ocean. In the salty ocean, we have sharks and whales. Likewise, in the heart of the evil-minded, bad qualities like lust, anger, greed and envy flourish. It is a folly to give room to such evil forces. They must be removed totally so that the Lord may find His rightful place in a heart that is pure and holy.

Source ……http://media.radiosai.org/

Message for the Day…. ” Some people when faced with difficulties think that God is punishing them. It is a mistake to think so. God never punishes anybody.”

Some people when faced with difficulties think that God is punishing them. It is a mistake to think so. God never punishes anybody. It is only the king who gives punishment, not God. God is love; He always gives only love. The punishment you suffer is the result of your own actions. God neither punishes you nor protects you. You are punished by your own sins and protected by your own good deeds. You may utilise light for writing inappropriate accounts or for reading the holy Ramayana. But light is not affected by what you do. Similarly God is the eternal witness. He is like the light, unaffected by your actions, good or bad. Be it pleasant or unpleasant, you have to face the consequences of your actions. So, do not indulge in bad actions. Always do good, be good, and see good. This is the way to God. Do not say, “I will try”; you must do it.

Source…..http://media.radiosai.org/

Natarajan

Small Hands….Big Hearts….Kerala kids break their piggybank for Flood Relief….

Kochi siblings Haroon and Diya donated all the money in their baby bank down to the last penny to kids in relief camps who lost books and bags in the Kerala floods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, Kochi kids Haroon and Diya broke their piggy bank and donated all their money to the Chief Minister’s flood relief fund in Kerala. The brother-sister duo had been carefully collecting and depositing into their piggy bank every single penny they have been receiving since 2016.

“They were in the habit of keeping safe each and every coin and note including the money they received from adults for Vishu and Eid for the past two years,” DC quoted their mother Fathimma, a Kalloor resident, who shared this incident in a Facebook post.

Speaking to TNM, Fathimma said that Haroon, a UKG student, and Diya who is in 4th standard, had been noticing all the buzz in the house for the past two days to help flood relief victims. All of this got them wondering how they too could chip in.

“We were collecting clothes, buying rice and other stuff and putting them in small packets to be sent to the camps. They were noticing this and then they came up to me and asked me how they could help,” said Fathimma

Their gesture delighted their mother who said that she was surprised as she knew how fiercely protective her children were of their piggy bank and its cash contents.

“The piggy itself was handmade by Haroon during one of his summer camps. I once went to take some change from their bank as I did not have the exact amount to buy something and I nearly ran for my life when they found out,” Fathimma wrote in her Facebook post.

Haroon’s and Diya’s contribution to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund is 2210 rupees. They told their mother that this amount was to help kids who lost their books and bags in the floods.

Fathimma also stated in her post that her family wished to contribute to the CM’s relief fund and challenge the alleged hate campaign that discouraged Keralites from contributing to the CM Flood Relief Fund.

Kerala witnessed unprecedented rainfall over the past few weeks resulting in flooding in 10 out of 14 districts in the state. As many as 37 people passed away due to rain related calamities and over 1 lakh people have been left homeless due to the floods caused by the opening of dams in different districts and landslides in Idukki and Wayanad.

An immediate relief fund of Rs 100 crore has been granted to Kerala by the Centre. The State had however asked for Rs 1220 crore as immediate relief as it has suffered material losses to the tune of Rs 8000 crore in the floods.

Keralites are now coming together to help those who have lost their homes and have been put up in relief camps in different schools across the state.

Source…..Sreedevi Jayarajan in www .the newsminute.com

Natarajan