Each person you meet is Jesus in disguise. – Mother Teresa
Peace, happiness, love- this is what I seek and I have found that I am happiest when I am closer to God. The days when I was doing sandhyavandanam were so blissful. Every day when I go to ISKCON temple, I am filled with so much peace. I just want to keep sitting there and keep looking at the deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhav. At that moment, I feel that this is where I need to be- close to God, close to fellow human beings, with feelings of love for all and without any bitterness or hatred towards anyone. But this is not as easy as it seems. Being a human being, we are prone to all the vices. We get angry, we hate, we become jealous, we become restless and that’s why we need to come back to the source again and again.
Praying, meditating, chanting, going to the religious places- these are all different ways to connect to the God. Regular spiritual practices keep us on the path and do not let us go astray. When we feel lost and all alone, God is the only one who will still be there for us. For years, I had been away from God. I had been angry and in my anger, I turned my back towards God. But God was kind enough to never abandon me. He was kind enough to send my spiritual master in my life. I am thankful to my spiritual master H.H. Sri Sri Ravishankar ji who guided me and brought me back to where I belonged- Back to God.
The people who are close to God see his divinity in each and everyone. They are kind and compassionate & are ready to help everyone. No religion in this world preaches hatred. Every religion teaches us to love others as we are all children of the same God. Still people fail to understand the real teachings of the religion and keep fighting in the name of religion. Only if we realize that the real worship of God is the love of mankind and service to the fellow beings then this world will be such a better place to live in. Kindness and compassion are the best tools to worship God. Keep praying, keep doing service and keep loving. Chant the Holy Names of the Lord and be happy.
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