The world as a whole has forgotten the real meaning of the word love. Love has been so abused and crucified by man that very few people know what true love is. Just as oil is present in every part of the olive, so love permeates every part of creation. But to define love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love.“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions,”.“Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.But today Youth is keen on following the western custom like ‘Valentine’s Day’ forgetting great Bharatiya culture. Such celebrations do not exhibit true love and gratitude but is an excuse for enjoyment and is just a formality without any meaning.Valentine’s Day which has no spiritual orientation, only ruins the morality,makes the teenagers to indulge more in immoral activities,a huge loss of semen; loss of semen leads to loss of immunity and depletion of the vital energy. They become weak and live in a pitiable condition. Their lives are completely ruined, while they are also deprived of proper physical and mental growth. Such young people are plagued by anemia, forgetfulness and general weakness and many other sexual diseases. They are becoming more weak and lustful, thereby suffering a gradual degeneration. Youth drastically drag in to the destructive well full of lust and desires; imitation of western culture by adolescents totally diverted them from their original path,which ultimately leads to major development crisis of bharat desh. Lustful heart is named as love but in reality it is discredit to love. There is a lot difference between love and lust; lust drags in to bottom and it produces loss of semen, anxiety and excitement but love is at top, divine and creates a continual innovative ideas ,no loss of stored semen and shows the affinity in every one. As per the Innocenti Report card no.3, at least 1.25 million teenagers become pregnant each year in the 28 OECD nations. Of those, approximately half a million seek abortion and approximately three quarters of a million become spinster mothers. 4,94,000 teen births are accounted for by the United States. Every year some 3 million American teenagers contract a sexually transmitted infection (about 1 in every 4 sexually experienced teenagers). Overall, roughly one-quarters of the nation’s sexually active teens have been infected by a sexually transmitted disease (STD). In one act of unprotected sex with an infected partner, a teenage woman has a 1 in 100 chance of contracting HIV, a 1 in 3 chance of contracting genital herpes and 1 in 2 chance of correcting gonorrhea. Approximately a quarter of all new cases of HIV/AIDS are diagnosed in young people under the age of 22. More than US $ 400 million from federal and state funds has been spent on ‘abstinence only’ campaigns in American schools. Today, one in three US high schools has an abstinence only policy on sex education.Hence valentine’s day proved to be cruse on humanity which not only destroys the teenagers but also ruins the morality of teenagers.It works pandemically.
Lord Krishna said,”Whenever dharma declines and the purpose of life is forgotten, I manifest myself on earth. I am born in every age to protect the good, to destroy evil, and to reestablish dharma.”
Similarly when the whole universe is diverted from their original path,their childrens are forgetting moral values then only pujya sant shri Asharamji bapuji has shown them direction.Only By the divine inspiration of pujyabapuji “parents worship day ” replaces valentine day.According to Shiv Bhakti Puran,”One who circumambalate 7 times around ones parents” woluld get the benefit of all the pilgrimages.Glory Of parents worship day is also sung in our Hindu holy scriptures,”Matru devo bhava”,”Pitru Deva bhava,”Saarv teerth mai mata”,”Saarv dev mai pita”.
Parents are the angels who give everything and demand nothing in return;Our parents are Embodiment Of Love! Nurturing Process Starts from Mother’s Womb till life ends.No love is greater than maa’s love; no care is greater than pita’s care. A father Hold his baby’s finger to make him a civilized man, parents shape our future by teaching us how to set our goals and achieve dreams successfully. They are willing to sacrifice anything for us and don’t even think a single second before making priceless efforts for us. Parents goodness is higher than the mountain and deeper than the sea.The love of parents, the love of the Spirit, is an all-consuming love. Once you have experienced it, it shall lead you on and on in the eternal realms. That love will never be taken away from your heart. It shall burn there, and in its fire you shall find the great magnetism of Spirit that draws others unto you, and attracts whatsoever you truly need or desire.Love never asks; it always gives.love questions not and love knows no fear.Our parents never asks for anything from us,never question and always stand by us.Donot feel shy to show gratitude towards your parents on 14thfebruary.Let’s explore the divinity on “Matar-Pitru” Poojan Diwas.Parents love is itself eternal,endless sacrifice made by them for their children and in return demands for nothing is true love!
Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaya
We know how Lord Krishna, though He was fully conscious of His Supreme Divinity, served His Guru and studied under him. What He said was what He did; and what He did was only a commentary on what He said. Let us, therefore, turn to the Bhagavad Gita, the Immortal Words of Sri Krishna, to see what He says about one’s attitude to the spiritual preceptor.
“Na hi jnaanena sadrisham pavitramiha vidyate,” said Lord Krishna; there is nothing here so grand, ennobling and purifying as Knowledge. How can we attain that Knowledge?
There are two statements that answer this great question. “Shraddhaavaan labhate jnaanam”—” a person who has Shraddha attains Jnana”. This word Shraddha is indeed very difficult to define; it is a perfect blending of love, faith, devotion, total egolessness and absolute surrender. The other statement is “Tadviddhi pranipaatena pari-prasnena sevayaa; Upadekshyanti te jnaanam jnaaninah tattvadarsinah”; “Know that by prostrating yourself to, by questioning and by serving those Great Ones who have had a direct perception of the Self; they will impart that Knowledge to you.” This Knowledge is impossible for one to acquire by one’s own unaided self-effort.
This truth is clearly brought out in the Visvarupa-Darshana Yoga. After revealing Himself to Arjuna and after once again assuming the lovely human form of Krishna, the Lord declares: “The Wondrous Form that you beheld just now, even the gods are ever desirous of witnessing.” The Lord had already said: “The Devas and the Maharshis know Me not; for I am their very Source.” “But, by Ananya-Bhakti I am capable of being known,” says the Lord. When a person has Ananya Bhakti the Lord reveals Himself to the devotee, even as He revealed Himself to Arjuna. This is a point worth remembering; even then it is He who reveals Himself. It is only after the Lord gave Arjuna the Divya-Chakshu or the Divine Eye was Arjuna able to behold Him. Similarly, “Dadaami buddhi-yogam tam yena maamupayaantite”, when the aspirant is ripe for Wisdom, “I give the Buddhi-Yoga to him and he attains Me.” Even in the crowning declaration of the Gita: “Sarvadharmaan parityajya maamekam sharanam vraja”, the Lord has made it abundantly clear “Aham tvaa sarva paapebhyo mokshayishyaami maa shuchah.” “Surrender yourself wholeheartedly, unreservedly and totally to Me; that is all that you can do; I will free you from sins. You cannot do this yourself. But I will do it, fear not.”
“You can only develop Shraddha; I will give you Jnana. You can only surrender yourself; I will give you Liberation.” That is the final declaration of the Lord.
A beautiful truth emerges from these passages in the Gita. At one place the Lord says: “I give the aspirant Buddhi-Yoga and he reaches Me.” At another place he says: “Go to the Great Ones; (they are your spiritual preceptors); prostrate to them; serve them; and ask of them; they will impart the Knowledge to you.” Reading the two together we get a glimpse of the grand truth that Guru is God-incarnate upon earth. You can get at the Truth, you can attain Self-realisation either by cultivating Ananya-Bhakti to the Lord in His Transcendental Formless aspect or in His Immanent aspect as your own Guru with a Name you can repeat, a Form on which you can meditate, a distinct personality which you can see, touch and hear, and which can guide you, inspire you, and lead you to the realisation of your Immortal Self.
Thus has the Lord established His complete identification with the Spiritual Preceptor, the Guru. And the aspirant can direct his Shraddha and Bhakti either to Him in His Formless aspect or to His Immanent Form upon earth, the Guru, and the latter is certainly more practicable for the vast majority of the aspirants.
Guru-Bhakti and Guru-Seva terminate (if it can at all be called a termination) in Self-realisation. You will have to go on serving the Guru. The Guru will reveal the Truth to you when your self-surrender is complete, when the time is ripe. But that is not your concern. Even as Arjuna prayed for the Visvarupa-Darshana and waited for the Lord to bestow the Divya-Chakshu on him, you will have to serve, serve, and serve, and the Guru will bestow the Knowledge on you when you are ripe for It. Some deluded aspirants serve their Guru for some years and then give it up foolishly imagining that they have attained Chitta-Shuddhi. They do not gain the Supreme Knowledge; they do not reach their Goal. They, no doubt, gain some merit (Punya), but Self-realisation is not attained: this is indeed a great loss, a great blunder.
Guru-Bhakti and Guru-Seva are like the two oars to the boat of Sadhana that takes you across the torrential stream of Samsara. You cannot do without them until you reach the other shore, until you attain Immortality and Eternal Bliss, until you become a Jivanmukta. Then Guru-Bhakti itself manifests in you as Self-realisation; and Guru-Seva becomes Lokasangraha in which you automatically engage yourself.
One who has such a Guru-Bhakti, one who has totally surrendered himself to the Guru, one who serves the Guru wholeheartedly, knows no grief, no sorrow, no fear, no pain, no misery, no ignorance and he instantly attains Godrealisation: for, Guru and God are one. He attains instantaneous Knowledge and Self-Illumination. Therefore have the Upanishads also declared: “Yasya deve para bhaktiryathaa deve tathaa gurau; Tasyaite kathitaahyarthaah prakaashante mahaatmanah.” “One who has Supreme Devotion to God and equal devotion to his Guru, to such a great Mahatma will the truths of the Upanishads be clear as crystal.”
May you all shine as the embodiments of Guru-Bhakti! May you all roam about freely as Jivanmuktas in this very birth! May God bless you all with health, long life, peace prosperity and Kaivalya Moksha!