Let us THINK : By Dr.King (Author of books on Yoga,Spirituality,Gardening...)
Summary: This is a regular weekly podcast on topics relating to Yoga, Meditation,Spirituality and many stimulating thoughts.
Pause In today’s book talk I am going to discuss about my book “Ancient wisdom modern viewpoints”.
Pause In the previous post, we talked about what is meant by the ultimate realization which is worth attaining. But the million dollar question is “can anyone ever attain it?”
Pause You probably have noticed a baby monkey clinging on to its mother while the mother jumps from tree to tree. The mother is not at all concerned with the infant. It is the responsibility of the infant to take care of itself. Compare this to what a kitten does. It just cries aloud for its mother and the mother comes running to protect it from any danger. The kitten does nothing to protect itself other than calling its mother.
Pause In the previous discussion, I said that devotion or Bhakti can be a good alternative to a person – a person who cannot follow intellectual pursuit, a person who cannot do selfless service, a person who cannot meditate – an optiion to make spiritual progress. Devotion to some God is definitely a faith based concept. These days we come across many self claimed intellectuals who frown upon religious beliefs and faiths. They say that faith is the bane of all our present day ills. If that is the case, should we not discourage devotion that is faith based ?
Pause For a Christian, God means Jesus Christ. A devout Muslim swears that there is no God other than Allah. A Hindu is more flexible – he has a wide choice of Gods ;-)
Pause In today’s book talk I am going to discuss about my book “A Mantra to enhance your mental capabilities”.
Pause In the previous post we saw how all forms of God are expressions of the same single God. Naturally, one may ask – in that case, can I worship any form of God and attain the same results?
Pause Most of us are emotionally oriented. Emotions come naturally to us. The path of devotion is a natural option for emotional people who can’t follow other paths such as path of inquiry (Jnyaana Maarg), or path of selfless action (Karma Maarg), or path of Yoga or Meditation. How does one go about on this path of devotion?
Pause The obvious outcome of selfless devotion to God is getting closer to God. Getting closer to God is fine. But is that all?
Pause For many of us devotion means erecting some grand place of worship, wearing some religious attire, and making all pomp and show. Are these really needed?
Pause In the past several weeks, I discussed mainly about the four paths talked about by Bhagavadgeetha – namely, the path of inquiry (Jnyaana Maarg), the path meditation (Yoga Maarg), the path of selfless service (Karma Maarg) and the path of devotion (Bhakti Maarg). A casual reader of Bhagavadgeetha often gets confused. Each path seems to contradict the other. And some people have even criticized Bhagavadgeetha for this reason. But actually, there is no contradiction. The paths are different. But they lead to the same destination namely, the ultimate realization. How is that?
Pause I am happy to announce the release of my 18th book “Was Jesus really in India? : Deeper look into the mystery”.
Mute/Play In today’s book talk I am going to discuss about my book “Psychology behind Yoga”.
Mute/Play In the previous post, we saw how one can attain the ultimate goal of Yoga which is par excellence. But is it easy to attain that state?
Mute/Play From today, I am going to start a new series of posts, once in two weeks. It is about some interesting bits connected with my books.