Friday, February 20, 2009

Your Body Is Not Your Body Love it

" Your body is not your body" - Sri Amma Bhagavan
"Your body is not yours and do not abuse it" - Sri Bhagavan
Your body is just a temporary gift given to you by god.It comes from the nature and goes back to the nature.As long as it carries you, you can say that it is yours.Your body is like a vehicle which carries you.Do not abuse your body.Similarly do not abuse others' body.

The moment your soul gets separated from the body, it is no longer yours as it goes back to the nature.The same truth applies to others also.Therefore show respect to your body as well as other person's body.

Acharya Sri Samadarshiniji said that those who dislike their body will be showing tendency to attract negative things in life like failures, choosing wrong life partners etc.The same thing is applicable when we dislike other person's body.
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Only accepting is the available option because " Acceptance is the bedrock for all spiritual growth" and the moment you start accepting, you attract happiness and joy more and more into your life and hence "Happiness is the index of growth" .

For example, if you dislike your tummy, then just touch it and say "How are you".

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Contemplative Questions

Here is a set of questions that would provoke you and put you through some soul searching. They are not about religion nor about ethics. They are merely about you.

They are not meant to serve as solutions nor are they meant to lead you anywhere. These questions are meant to serve as tools to discovering yourself.

1) Do you perceive the Presence of a benevolent force guiding, protecting and shaping your life? What name do you give that Presence? When did you best feel this Presence?

2) What is your opinion of God? Is your opinion drawn from religion, books, parents and or your personal experience of life?

3) Do you pray? Do they get answered? How often?

4) Do you think it is possible to relate to the Divine? What relationship would you opt?

5) Here is a story for you - Two fierce enemies once did a penance to placate god and receive boons vying with each other. God appeared to the first man and asked what he wanted. He said "give me twice of whatever you give my enemy". Then God appeared to the second one. Even before God could say anything he asked, "God, would you please tell me what my enemy asked for? On knowing his prayer request, he said, "then God, blind me in one eye."
Now what would you wish for yourself, your best friend and your worst enemy if God gave you a chance?

6) Have you ever experienced a coincidence or chance that seems to have involved so many people and factors that you can't stop wondering if a mastermind was behind this operation? If yes, do you savour the experience often and have you shared it with someone close to you?