#Krishna #karma #kaliyuga #sharnagati
The temple of Sri Krishna at Guruvayoor is situated about 25 km. to the north-west of the railway town of Trichur in Kerala State. It is perhaps the most noted temple in that part of India, and is today attracting very large numbers of pilgrims. Recent visit by our Prime minister to this temple highlights the importance and significance of this lesser known temple.
The image of the temple is said to be not of earthly origin. It is often called bhuloka vaikunta which translate into “Holi Abode of lord Vishnu on Earth”
The above is a link to the book written by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathri (1560-1666AD). NARAYANIYUM is a medieval Sanskrit text comprising a summary study in poetic form of the Bhagavata Purana. It is must read book for all Krishna lovers. Tears flow out of love for God while reading this book, exceptional work from great saint Bhattathri.
The pond near the temple is said to cure once past sins and any physical ailment.
Secret of kaliyuga
Many believe kaliyuga is the worst time to live in this planet. But there are many learned ones, who know this is the best time to live and strive to achieve your ultimate goal.
Goals for material/financial achievement is not at all a goal in spiritual world. Material achievement are by product of living a life. Everyone knows nothing will be carried forward after death. But the naked fact is that everyone survives after death also. Sad part is that the spirit will realise his/her mistake of not having spiritual goal in the given opportunity to utilize during the life given.
The spirit will carry a bag, containing Karma as his saving. Both good as well bad. This bag of karma was always there even when one was alive also. But we were using as an ATM to live a good life , and we were also suffering to reduce our bad karma.
Being a Hindu, we know that after death one has to travel through a ocean. But everyone will not and cannot cross the ocean to liberty. For travelling across the ocean one must have a guiding tool, which works in that sphere of environment. At this point of time only your devotion towards Supreme Lord Shri Krishna come as a handy guiding tool, and your guru comes to rescue.
Only person who do not have baggage of karma is entitled to avail the facility of devotion and assistance of Guru. This is near impossible. Everyone carries a baggage of good karma and bad karma. And karma works on universal principal, Good or Bad you will have to redeem it. The fact is that it gets accumulated birth after birth. Karma is never zero for anyone. Then how can anyone board the ship of spirituality to cross the mystic oceàn. That is a secret and will be answered here but it won’t be registered in your mind. Because of the effect of kaliyuga!
Everyone has his or her financial goals. That is a must and still many people ignore that, keeping his or her official financial goals in mind. Little learned one have their own financial goals for material achievement. Intellectual one have Spiritual goal in their mind. They check the status where they have reached how much still have to be achieved. How much debt of bad karma is offloaded. They device a tracker with bakti.
The good part in kaliyuga is that if you think good you get the credit of doing good. And if you think bad it is not credited to your account, unless you do that. This is a discount God has given, to save humanity.
During this difficult time of kaliyuga if one takes name of Supreme Lord Narayana, Krishna, Rama , etc there is no other better saving than this in your Karma bag. Which is not counted as baggage as well.
Secret to overcome the effect of kaliyuga is Sharnagati.
What is Sharnagati
Sharnagati is a very simple word, but very complex word in terms of spirituality.
I want to relate this simple word with other simple word, which is simple to hear and know but still that is highly complex. That is ‘theory of origin’. This is very simple to know but highly complex to understand in true terms.
Here I want to simplify the word Sharnagati.
Suppose you went to Dubai and you are new to that region. Imagine there are numerous criminals and local police force wanting to catch you and harm you. When they came close to you, you show them a card having stamp of Royal King. Card stating that you are under supervision of Direct King. None will dare to do harm or even abuse you.
LIKE WISE ONE SHOULD SEEK SHELTER TO SUPREME BODY BASED ON HIS FAITH, THE SUPREME PERSON CAN BE KRISHNA, Shree Narayana, Shiva OR MAA BHAGWATI. What ever name you have taken and you are serious and devotional to that name and surrender your all action to that one lord, and that state of mind is called sharnagati.
In simple term sharnagati means you tell God you are mine and i am yours. when you only tell you are mine, there is a possibility of ego and when you also tell i am yours that possibility of error is vanished.
First step towards achieving sharnagati is bringing humanity in our self.
Second step is taking name of lord, listening his stories and acts, listening to satsang (spiritual words from Guru/ learned saints), being in company of saints and visiting spiritual places (to calibrate one energy frequencies in mondern term- the world is a manifestation of energy). If possible fasting on Ekadashi will greatly help. Hear the story of Ekadashi Fast and avoid rice in that day at least.
Third step is devoting oneself in service to God or karma. Dedicate every work to Him.
the temple of Guruvayoor and the deity of krishna there has a significant history of examples where god came live to his devotees, thus this temple is very dear to me. it is said and experienced that just when you come out of temple after seeing the deity you will have a inclination to see him once again, that goes on an on… no wonder devotees stand in line starting 2 am to see His first glance.
(The deity is said from dwapar yuga and the deity is holding a Lotus flower which is for the reminding of the story of Elephant and crocodile fight which took place for thousands of years)
Below is a link for a book on Guruvayoor Temple