This is a continuation of the post, “Ego is not tiny”: http://wp.me/p3dhkD-2k
How one can be without an ego? Unless you shed your identity, you cannot shed your ego. There is only one person who was without an ego. He was Lord Krishna.
He accepted to be the driver of the chariot (in the battle field of Kurukshetra war). We don’t know the difficulties of a driver of a chariot.
In the midst of the war, while fight is going on, you cannot give instructions to the driver, ‘Hey turn left here’ and so on. In the war, Arjuna was sitting above him. How Arjuna did convey the messages to Krishna?
He will place his leg on the left shoulder of Krishna, if the chariot has to be turned left and on the right shoulder, if the chariot has to be turned right.
If you become a chariot driver, will you accept it? However, Krishna accepted it. That is the nature of Divine beings. He did his work as a charioteer with full devotion.
Running the chariot is Karma Yoga for him. Running it with devotion is Bhakti yoga for him. Because he rode it with so much of dedication, he attained the supreme knowledge (Gnana) in driving the chariot.
That’s why His Gita is Bhagavad Gita.
When the war was over how did Arjuna behave?
That’s the difference between the lord and human beings.
After the war, he told Krishna, ‘I am the warrior. Will you please get down first?”
That’s the protocol in the war. Krishna replied to him, “War is over. You get down first”.
Arjuna got down first and then Krishna did. The moment Krishna got down from the chariot, it burst into flames. Had Krishna followed the protocol, what would have happened? Arjuna would have been killed in the flames.
TINY is the switch word which fully describes Krishna.
Switch Word from Lord Krishna: http://wp.me/ptUKY-3J
Meditation on Lord Krishna’s relationship with Khusela: http://wp.me/p12byb-4N
Harmony is wanted: http://wp.me/p3FS2t-3V
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Understand the messages with the help of Bach Flower Remedies
Take Bach Flower Remedies VERVAIN and HEATHER to understand those messages.
Put the pills of Vervain and Heather in a bottle of water. Take it with you.
Visit your neighboring park and with a research attitude note down all the words that you hear.
Sip the water now and then.
All words that you have captured, will give you a beautiful meaning to your life.
Alternatively, go to a temple and listen to the conversations that are going around.
Do this exercise, once in two months.
There are always three view points to an event
An event can be in the form of an incident or a conversation that we overhear or behavior of a person that we are attracted to and notice.
For an event, there can be three different viewpoints about it.
One is ours. When we analyze from our viewpoint, then it will be termed as a judgment about the event.
When we analyze from other man’s point of view, then it will be termed as an understanding of the event.
Finally, the third perspective would be the viewpoint of the divinity that’s expressed through the event.
The last viewpoint is the subject of our discussion.
Why we need to know divine messages behind an event?
There will be a lesson waiting for us, on how we should think and act, so that our journey moves towards divinity. To do that, we have to observe our life as a third person.
These divine messages also can come from children or sometimes even at the sight of a bird or an animal.
Do a bit of an analysis
If we listen dispassionately to a conversation that falls into our ears, there will be a divine message waiting for us.
Though, we have to do a bit of analysis and dig that message out.
Do that by asking the question – what is the divine message waiting for me here to be unraveled?
Analyzing like this is nothing but a form of meditation.
This helps us to go deeper within one self, making the mind travel within.
In general, the mind has the tendency to go out. But this exercise helps us to take it the reverse direction.
Therefore, a dispassionate observation is a must for us to follow.
Let you be guided by divine messages every day in every way
Divine message guides us in every way.
Daily seeking the message of God and keeping a Spiritual Journal is necessary.
This will help us to understand the messages delivered by god and direct us in various ways during the course of our lives.
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A great man of prayer was once surrounded by floods.
On the previous day, god appeared in his dream and said “When the floods arrive, I will come and save you.”
Now his house was about to be submerged in the water.
Soon after a boat man appeared and offered his services. Though, the great man refused the offer, expecting god to come and save him.
The floods were rising further and except for him all his neighbors were saved.
After some time, another boatman came and offered his services.
Once again the great man refused it. He did the same for the third boatman too.
Eventually, he was drowned.
He met the God after his death and asked him why he was not saved from the floods, as he was promised in the dream.
God replied “I sent the boats thrice, but on all the three occasions you refused.”
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