Dhanteras also known as the festival of...
There is an abstract feeling that resides in each one of us. This feeling is Love which is eternal in itself. Everyone is in need of Love in some or the other way but have we ever pondered as to what is the actual meaning of Love? Why do we need it or why do we like it? Where has this feeling originated from?
Our Mentor tells that in the beginning there was nothing except the Supreme Power, whom we call as GOD. With just HIS single thought, the whole universe came into being. As evident, there was no material to be manifested into the physical world so GOD Himself came in the form of different physical observable entities and hence we all are children of GOD. This deep connection with GOD defines true Love.
There are certain ways to increase Love which are as follows –
1. Relationship with GOD : It is very important to have a relation with GOD whether a mother-child relation, a father-child relation or a relation of friendship or any sort of relation that binds us with HIM. With the relationship, comes a feeling of Love and a feeling of intimacy that gives a constant remembrance.
2. Chanting GOD’s name : We all very closely relate ourselves with our names and we feel overwhelmed when we are called by our names. Same is with GOD who feels pleasured when someone calls HIS name and so HE responds.
Also, it is said that GOD has put all HIS strength and power in His Divine name, chanting which we get immense power to rise above the miseries of the human body. We are trapped in the vicious circle of life and death and we find no means to get rid of the never-ending circle, our Mentor tells that GOD’s name has the power to break that chain of life and death and among the four Yugas, i.e Satyug, Dwaparyug, Tretayug and Kalyug, the most prominent yuga in terms of evils is Kalyug but there is a great positivity connected with Kalyug that the way out to the hard traps of this yuga is just chanting of GOD’s name –
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA, KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAM HARE RAM, RAM RAM HARE HARE
3. Doing every work for GOD : Doing everything for GOD gives a constant remembrance of GOD. This has been well explained as ‘Karmyog’ in the holy book “Shrimad Bhagwad Gita”. Yog means connection and thus, Karmyog means connection through actions. Redirecting every action to GOD and having a feeling that it is all GOD’s strength through which every action is being done. It has a dual effect. Firstly, it vanishes one’s false ego and secondly, it gives constant remembrance of GOD throughout the action being performed.
Conclusion- in a nutshell, we can say that what is needed is a loving heart and that love if directed towards GOD is the highest and the supreme. Include GOD in every act, remembers HIM always, thank HIM and thus love HIM in any way and every way.
Hare Krishna !!