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SADHANA PATH - IV

From: Shree (shree_at_usa.net)
Date: Fri Sep 26 1997 - 07:45:39 PDT

Divine Law ( MANGAL MAY VIDHAN ) 

Divine Law (MANGALA MAY VIDHAN) has two limbs - Supreme Justice and
ultimate grace of the Lord.  

Contentment (SANTOSH) for the PAST

Whatever has happened, it has happened by command and grace of the Lord.
Whatever we have received by His grace is enough and more than what we
deserve; and much more than many others have (contentment) (SANTOSH) No
disappointment (NiRAshA).

No Worries (NISHCHINTATAA) for the FUTURE

Whatever will happen, will happen by the command and grace of the Lord. No
fear of; no anxiety for; no expectation from any person.

Trust & Faith (VISHVAAS) for the PRESENT

The Lord is our strength, support and stay.  
We hold the Lord to be supreme.

OUR ACTIONS

BODY
Our body is the temple of the Lord.  We must maintain It pure and in good
health.

DUTY
Whatever duties we have to perform in the present have been assigned to us
by the Lord.  We must perform them conscientiously and to the best of our
ability, remaining non-attached, and bearing no ill-will to anyone.

MODERATION
There must be moderation in all our actions and balance in our outlook.

OUR THOUGHTS

PURITY OF HEART
Our heart is the abode of our beloved Lord.  We must keep it pure and not
allow entrance into our heart to impurities (lust, greed, anger, ill-will,
hatred and jealousy).

GOODWILL FOR OTHERS
Our beloved Lord is seated in all fellow-beings.  We must be generous and
large-hearted, tolerant, forgiving and devoted to service.

Humility, politeness and cheerfulness are manifestations of a pure and
devoted heart

SEVA (service) is the highest manifestation of KRIYA SHAKTI; 
TYAGA (sacrifice) is the highest manifestation of VIVEK SHAKTI; and 
PREM (love) is the highest manifestation of BHAV SHAKTI.

LEAD A DIVINE LIFE!!

This manual contains a selection of 70 out of the total 700 verses from the
Gita, rearranged to form a weekly course of 10 verses (20 lines) per day
and contains 140 fines from Maanas to form a second weekly course of 20
lines per day.

May, by regular recitation and contemplation of the SUTRAS (formulae)
contained in this manual, the Science and Technology of Divine Life become
a part of our grain ! 

May we all become SADHAK and travel steadfast on the path of SADHANA
throughout our life.

(Service to humanity, self realisation and love of the Lord are the secrets
of Divine life.  Learn and Live.)

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These 4 postings have covered the Introduction to the Book. I will post the
section on Shlokas from BhagvadGita next.

shree
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