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CHARITY

Charity means voluntarily helping those in need as a humanitarian act by giving money, goods  etc., to the poor and needy either directly or by means of a Trust or Organization. Most forms of charity are concerned with providing basic necessities such as food, water, clothing, health care, shelter, education etc., Charity  further means sharing  what we have earned honestly and ethically with others. It is praised as a greatest virtue in Hindu Dharma. Real happiness results from giving and not from receiving.  It is our Dharma to give charity and serve the poor and needy in any way possible. 
In Bhagavath Githa Lord Krishna, in Chapter 17 versus  20, 21 and 22 taught us about what Charity means: 20:-     datayam iti yad danam diyate  nupakarine             deshe kale cha patre cha tad danam  satvikam   smritam. Charity given to a worthy person simply because it is right to give without expecting in return, at the proper time and place it is stated to be satvic in  nature.
21:-    yat tu pr…

MASCHARYA(JEALOUSY)

Mascharya is a feeling of jealousy when someone else gets ahead of us. It is a state of intolerance born by seeing good qualities in others. It is a strong emotion that can break any strong relationship. A feeling of unhappiness and anger because some one has something which you cannot possess or someone that you want. It is all about not accepting good qualities in others and is  one of the six bad vices.  Mascharya(jealousy ) is a form of hatred built upon insecurity and is classified as a mental disease. 
God does not like people having jealousy in their minds.  Arjuna became dearer to Lord Srikrishna, as the former is devoid of Mascharya(jealousy). In Bhagavat Gjitha  Chapter 9 Verse 1, Lord Srikrishna says to Arjuna as follows: idam tu te guhyatamam pravakshyamy                    anasuyave        Jnanam vijana sahitam  yat   jnatva                         mokshyase shubhat
Because you are not jealous I shall now explain to you the greatest of all secrets.        I shall explain this …

MADHA ( PRIDE)

MADHA(PRIDE/EGO) is the root of all evil and  one of the six bad vices viz., Kama(Desire), Krodha( Anger), Lobha(Greed), Moha(Attachment), Madha(Pride) and Mascharya( Jealous).  It is a  conceited attitude or way of behaving.  Due to the predominance of the three gunas i.e., Satvic, Rajasic and Thamasic,  its nature varies from person to person.  In Pride,  Rajas Guna predominates and true spiritual progress cannot be achieved.
pride person has an excessive self-image, feels  himself different from others,  too interested in  appearance and  proud of his abilities. He feels too confident and does not show enough respect for other people. A feeling that he is better or more important than others,  acts like a hurdle when one tries to have  a positive relationship with him. When viewed as a virtue,  it is known as virtuous pride about the greatness of  his soul or generosity, but when viewed as a vice it is often known to be self praising about one's own achievements, feeling of…

Who is Sadguru?

Generally everyone knows about teacher/Lecturer, who educates  the pupils. He teaches the knowledge of the subjects like English, Science, Social, Maths, etc., but it is far away from the knowledge of God. He teaches about the activities in this realistic world, viz., the style of living and how to behave in the society. He teaches us how to make our self a perfect human being to live in the society. 
Whereas Guru gives us Gyan (knowledge) about God, and about spirituality. He teaches us the process to attain God or Almighty by his devine speech or advices. Guru teaches us not only how to live the life in this world but also the life after death. A person who has healthy body, wealth, fame, good family and abundant knowledge of Scripters, epics, vedas and Upanishads and he himself a great writer of scripters but he has not surrendered himself at the feet of a Guru, then he has achieved nothing. 
Sri Ramchandra Maharaj, founder of Sahaj Marg, who himself is a Sadguru …

MOHA(DELUSION)

Moha(Delusion) is a  state of mind which does not permit scope for discrimination. It is ignorant of the true facts and is the origin of egoism. It is one of the six bad vices and prevents one from knowing the truth and makes one to addict to the gratification of sensual pleasures and make us to run after the material enjoyment. This  can cause any misery in one's life and  binds the soul to the process of birth and death.  The main obstacle for one's spiritual heritage causing him to loose knowledge of his true being is Moha(Delusion). This internal enemy drags  the human from all the sides away from the soul and makes the life miserable.
Lord Srikrishna, in Bhagavath Githa in Chapter.16 verse 16,  cautious us about the effect of Moha ( Delusion).
                                   "Aneka - chitta - vibhrantah  moha-jala                                     samavritah prasanth kama - bhogeshu                                     patani matale shuchau".
Possessed and le…

LOBHA(GREED)

LOBHA(Greed) is one of  the six bad vices viz., Kama( desire/passion), Krodha(anger), Lobha (greed), Moha(bondage), Mada( ego), and Mascharya( jealous).  It literally means greed.  It is the excessive desire, especially the desire to appropriate to oneself what belongs to others that too against the principles of Dharma. It is an endless sickness.  It is the condition of the mind in which one is not satisfied even after possessing what one wants. 
Some times it  tempts people to do unethical, illegal and immoral things in the pursuit of  earning more money.  Absence of contentment even after having acquired the object of desire means the individual is greedy.
Here is a story, how a greedy person without contentment in life transformed into a great Donar and Devotee by the grace of God.
Purandara Dasa was born in a Madhwa Brahmin Community in a village near Kshemapura,  near Thirthahalli in Karnataka State.  His parents named him Srinivasa Nayaka. As he born in a  wealthy family doing b…

KRODHA(ANGER)

Krodha(Anger) means a  strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure or hostility.   Fear and sadness are primary emotions before one gets Anger. It is a  strong emotion we experience when we think someone has done wrong. Anger(Krodh) is an excessive mental turmoil on account of the obstacles in the gratification of some desire.   It is an unpleasant emotion that does more harm to the giver than to the receiver. It is one of the  six bad  vices viz., Kama(desire/passion), Krodha(Anger), Lobha(greed), Moha(bondage), Mada(ego) and Mastsarya(jealousy).  Man acquires  Kama and Krodha by birth. These are inborn qualities and  cannot be wiped off completely because they are necessary for every human being to eke out his livelihood,  but can be controlled to a  possible extent,  while leading a pious life.
In Bhagavath  Githa Lord Sri Krishna described about  Anger in Chap. 2 verse 63:-                    Krodhad bhavati sammohah - sammohat smrti  vibhramaha                                       …

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