"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light"
(The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 11, Verses 28-30, Bible)
There is a question that strikes everyone’s mind at least once in a lifetime, i.e. “What is the truth of life?”
We seem to know instinctively that ultimate truth is related to the existence of God. In fact, it is interesting that those who deny the existence of God are the same ones who say there is no absolute truth and that everything is relative. But something deep within us says that it is not so - something tells us that God exists and that He holds the key to truth. However, that raises another question. If there is a God, a creator, as evidenced by creation, how do we know who He is? How do we know what He's like? Has He revealed Himself and His truth to the humankind? The answer is yes! He has revealed Himself to the entire humankind and He has authenticated His communication to us in such a way that it is clear that it is His word and no one else's.
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS), a socio-spiritual-cultural, not-for profit organisation, established and run under the mentorship of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Head & Founder, DJJS) is making people aware about the truth of life through the eternal science of self-realization, 'Brahm Gyan', uprooting in its wake all social evils and threat.
DJJS recently organized 7 days Shrimad Bhagwat Katha in Parali Vaijnath, Distt Beed, Maharashtra from 20th to 26th March, 2017. Hundreds of people attended the marvelous event. The program received energetic gratitude from the guests and visitors. The divinity of the Katha kept the audience captive, and the transcendental bhajans filled the atmosphere with mystical emotions. Bhajans are a way to invoke emotions, and amplify and infuse purity in the hearts of devotees. It often brings an ecstasy of serene silence.
The Katha orator Sadhvi Kalindi Bharti Ji, disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, flawlessly narrated Katha with innumerable shlokas. The orator explained that “Sometimes God appears in this world just to reveal to the people His original, eternal form. Lord Krishna is the all-knowing and all-merciful being. He is the Supreme Person who is all-powerful and unlimited. He possesses all opulent qualities in infinite degree. Being God, Lord Krishna could have accomplished everything himself singlehandedly and taken all the credit. But probably that’s what leadership is all about not to hog the limelight oneself but to make everything a participatory task. A leader is not the one who walks, but the one who leads walking ahead of others. The divine messenger Lord Krishna stressed on the importance of Dharma (Righteousness) and good Karma (Deeds) as a way to attain Moksha (salvation). According to Him joy, sorrow, grief, happiness are all maya (illusion); and only the love between God and the devotee is real."
The Katha orator further explained the role and importance of God in life through an instance of Mahabharata. She stated that “before the commencement of the great war between Pandvas and Kauravas, both Duryodhana and Arjuna reached Dwarka to seek Krishna’s help. Lord Krishna kept a proposal in front of them to choose between his Narayani sena and him. Since, Duryodhana reached Dwaraka before Arjuna, he got chance to make the choice first. Wicked Duryodhana chose the Narayani sena and Arjuna was happy to choose Lord Krishna. We all know the story after that. Arjuna won and Dhuryodhana lost the battle. This proves that we can win all the battles of our life only if we have God on our side. Presence of God and his support in life keeps us on right track thereby helping us to fulfill both our worldly and spiritual goals.
The Katha orator summed up by saying that Jesus said to all who are searching God, "Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you." God has made it possible for us to know Him and experience an amazing change in our own life. One can realize God only through the Perfect Spiritual Mentor who bestows upon us the Divine Knowledge thereby connecting one with the Supreme Power. Through bhakti, the body becomes a temple and the heart a priest.