GEETA ASHRAM MALAYSIA Founder President:
H.H. Swami Hari Har Ji Maharaj
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2020-2022
Dr Sarinder Kumari
Kishan Kumar Agarwal
Honorary General Secretary:
Honorary Assistant Secretary:
Dr Diljeet Kumar Bhanot
Honorary Assistant Treasurer:
Satish Kumar Bhardwaj
Puran Chand Rekhraj
Datuk Fateh Chand
Hetish Chander Sharma
Rajinder Raj Devraj Sud
Dr Rumesh Kumar
Narendra D. Joshi
Pandit Amarnath Upadhyaya
Dr Diljeet Kumar Bhanot (Editor)
Dr Rumesh Kumar
The Covid-19 Pandemic
All 18 Chapters of the Bhagavad Geeta
Swami Hari Harji Maharaj
|MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT|
JAI SHREE KRISHNA JAI GURU DEV
|The Battlefield of Life|
by Dr Diljeet Kumar Bhanot
The Bhagavad Geeta is a book of Wisdom and Knowledge. The Bhagavad Geeta is a book of eternal and universal Truths.
The Bhagavad Geeta provides a holistic view of life and the world, reveals the nature of the Supreme Reality (God) and
gives us an understanding of our true identity.
God said: Alright son, Time to go. No packing needed. I have your suitcase.
The man was stunned: Now? So soon? But I've so many loose ends to tie up.
God: I'm sorry but its time to go.
Man: What's do you have in that suitcase?
God: Everything of yours. All your belongings.
Man: My belongings? You mean all my things - my clothes, my money?
God: No son, those things were never yours - they belonged to the earth.
Man: My memories?
God: Those never belonged to you - they belonged to Time.
Man: My talents?
God: Those were never yours - they belonged to the circumstances.
Man: My friends? My family?
God: I'm sorry son, they were never yours - they belonged to the path.
Man: My wife and son?
God: They were never really yours - they belonged to your heart.
Man: Then it must be my body.
God: Even that was never yours - it belonged to the dust.
Man: Is it my soul?
God: No, that is mine.
Full of fear, the man hesitantly took the suitcase from God and opened it to find it completely empty.
With a tear rolling down his cheek, the man said: I never had anything???
God: That's correct - only each moment you lived was yours. Life is just full of moments ... moments that belong to you. So live your life fully while you have these moments. Don't let anything stop you from living your life with joy. Try to be happy - don't get so attached to your material possessions ... don't be so full of selfish expectations in all your actions. Material possessions and everything else that you accumulate during those moments called life will remain here. YOU CAN'T TAKE THEM ALONG. Your suitcase appears empty, but if you look carefully in the side-pockets you'll find your KARMAs accumulated by your actions during your lifetime - you came with a baggage of karmas, and you leave with a baggage of karmas, nothing else ...
Adventures of Little Krishna
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
|THE BEAUTY IN DUTY|
Dr Rumesh Kumar Sharma
Duties come with a purpose. At work, duties are prescribed for workers to be productive. One's work tends to improve when performing prescribed duties.
At the material plane, duties are prescribed to sustain and enhance one's material existence. However, these man-made prescribed duties do nothing for spiritual upliftment to escape from the shackles of material nature.
|HOLI CELEBRATIONS : GEETA ASHRAM MALAYSIA|
Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the Festival of Colours.The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil as it celebrates the victory of Lord Vishnu as Narasimha Narayana over King Hiranyakashipu.
|TWO ASPECTS OF LIFE: AN OBJECTIVE VIEWPOINT|
- Big SELF that is unchanging that we read and hear about.
Now, there is also an impersonal aspect relating to the world outside that has two aspects:
Relative: Always changing. It is an expression of the Absolute.
Absolute: Non-changing. At the end of each chapter of Bhagavad Gita, we find this word in the synopsis, "science of the Absolute". Hence, good to know what the word Absolute means.
Attributes / Qualities: Please see above diagram which summarises the main qualities. It may be noted that the qualities of the Relative are almost the opposite of the Absolute. However, in truth they are one, just like two sides of one coin. They can be integrated, known and benefitted from through the process of yoga/ meditation.
Let’s begin from the inside, number 1 quality. The Relative is the manifest, material, outer aspect of life while the absolute is unmanifest, inner, spiritual life. Bhagavad Gita, chap 10 details the whole range of manifestations.
In the Relative, we find duality (e.g., male/ female, plus/ minus, hot/ cold, etc), diversity and multiplicity (e.g., smallest to the largest, etc). Everything has a finite boundary (country, individual, plant, etc.). By contrast, Absolute is only One, unity, unbounded, everywhere and infinite. Interestingly, the Absolute is in everything but not limited or bound by it. Funnily, at the level of the Relative we have relatives but at the Absolute level we are all one.
In the Relative, there are a limited range of possibilities. When faced with a problem, we look for solutions. Sometimes, we wish for the impossible miracle. If we are open to the Absolute, then, more possibilities including creative solutions and the impossible miracles can happen. Life need not be a struggle or a pain. It can be a joy.
In the Relative there is activity, do-ing actions and facing reactions. In the Absolute, it is silence and just Be-ing, no activity. Those who meditate will be familiar with the experience of “just-be” and the peace and ananda (bliss) that comes with it - a lively silence, not dead or inert. Not an absence of noise.
Having known the many qualities of the Absolute (SELF), we are naturally interested in knowing how to connect with it and getting the practical benefits for our daily life. Through the process of meditation / yoga, we can connect / dive into the Absolute (SELF) and draw out these qualities. It is, as if, we switch on the light to “light up our life” or we open the tap for the water of the inner reservoir of creative intelligence to flow and enrich all aspects of daily outer material and inner spiritual life.
I am inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Know more and enjoy this video clip at https://youtu.be/R0fxQct0vTg . Also, the story of Ramanujam, the great Indian Mathematician and “The Man Who Knew Infinity“ is revealing: https://youtu.be/8WwLPep9xNg .
GEETA ASHRAM MALAYSIA
Daily and Weekly Activities
Daily Pooja: Short pooja by Pandit Amarnathji at sunrise and sunset.
Purnima: is celebrated on Full Moon day with recitation of all 18 chapters of the Geeta.