Query 1: I do not have a "person" guru so I have been previously searching for answers in Bhagavad Gita and for the last 15 months or so in your Articles. I
will appreciate your advice on the following:-
You have advised in your Articles to be totally honest, even not to steal
time from your employer. I am not busy and am writing these in my office hours. I read your Articles when I
am not busy and in my lunch time and I use the internet in the office which my employer does not mind but my
work does not get behind for this reason. Is it alright to continue in office hours when I am not busy or
should I restrict obtaining this knowledge to lunch time
Query 2: If I only do my karam, perform
my duties without expecting rewards, and eat parsad, aren't these things binding as it says in Gita actions are
always rewarded even by another life? How do I know I am completely/burning out my karma? Or doing pious deeds (sat
karam) (not owing to or being owed by anyone) in mind completes the karam of the current life?
Query 3: You say eternal messages are flowing and trying to contact Atman soul and that Atman soul
is actually talking to God all the time. The inner voice we hear... It is better to raise contact with enlightened
soul through mind". I have been reading on "Meditation". After offering obeisance to deities (flowers, arthi) I sit
down and concentrate on Radha/Krishna's photo and think of Their past times, watching my breath. How do I look
"inside" and communicate with liberated soul - You?
Query 4: I follow your advice to absorb thoughts from "Mind Plus". I concentrate my thoughts on
Krishna when walking, sitting, travelling, cooking etc but how can I concentrate in office when I am
working/typing/calculating etc? I sometimes find I am so absorbed in work that I haven't thought of Radha Krishna
for two hours or so.
I hope I am on the right path of realising ... this soul is on the way to
complete cosmic journey.
You must always act as your conscience prompts with you to do all the
time. The small inner voice always tries to guide us on our Cosmic journey. As long as you feel you are
justified in your actions never fear anything. God is always there with you. If you cross your Laxman Rekha
you shall come to know of it as it shall reflect in your duties towards your employer.
Karma not karam? Performing your Karma as did King Janaka or JRD Tata, a Karma Yogi par
excellence. Nothing is owned by you ... all belongs to the Creator himself. We are all but a trustee. Even
your blood relations are not your own ... they were bonded to you for this and only this life. The bonding
results owing to the balance Karma ... of earlier lives. It is not that easy to burn out the Karma ... to
become a living Buddha or Mahavira in one's lifetime. Yet, we must perform actions in a manner that the purity by
our Atman within gains day by day. When this happens our Atman within progresses on its journey at a faster
pace and in return the body which has been taken by Atman experiences Heavenly Bliss. We unknowingly feel
Eating prasad does no good. It is when we care for all as our own that we
receive the grace of God. The definition of Karma is explained in the Glossary on my homepage. Burning out of
Karma is like peeling an onion ... the moment the last layer is removed ... one realizes God ... all is over
with him ... no further life after death one can but attain Moksha.
God does not interfere with the system created by him ... he is only an onlooker ... a Dhrista! Your feelings all
belong to this perishable World. It has no value in the World of Atmans. God does not decide anything ... we reap
the fruits of our Karma. As we sow ... so shall we reap. You must never remain ignorant on this important aspect of
life. One cannot do away with performing Karma ... come whatever may. Buddha touched the feet of his wife and child
and went into the jungles with the hope of of attaining Brahma Jnana... his biggest
mistake of life. He had to ultimately burn out his Karma before he could attain Moksha.
The process you are following is one of Bhakti ... it has got nothing to
do with Meditation. Who are you? Merely a body for your Atman within. What you need to do is think who needs
air too breath ... the body does not need it ... is it not Atman within which needs oxygen to survive. Lie
down in Shavasana pose and simply concentrate on the breathing process ... the coming in and coming out of
the air which is being breathed in. Slowly you shall gain control of the show ... and ultimately realize that
you are but a Cosmic source of energy encased in a body ... the sole aim all the time being becoming free
from the cycle of manifestations at the earliest.
You don't need to establish contact with me ... I am everywhere ... I have purified myself ... if need be I shall
establish a contact. Vice versa, only Vivekananda was searching for
Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Ramakrishna Paramhansa knew that one of the likes of Vivekananda would
shortly contact him. Such is the power of Atman which makes one come in contact with another. All the time simply
concentrate elevating yourself to higher Spiritual levels.
Wonderful! Very rarely are people able to concentrate in a manner you are
able to do so. What normally happens is that people with the Spiritual bent of mind all the time forget to
concentrate on their job landing them in trouble. Performing your Karma is your first duty. Only in your
spare time must you concentrate on the ultimate Creator ... the essence of which is also in you in form of an
May God bless you proceed on the noble path chosen by you.
Always there to clarify your queries (send your query),
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani" ... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
A to Z of Searching for Answers in Bhagavad Gita explained in words one can easily understand and fathom.
For more on burning out my karma visit : http://www.vijaykumar.com/Bhagavad-Gita/
... Vijay Kumar - 5th June 2010.
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