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Interesting Spiritual Questions and Authentic Answers – Volume 1

Respected Devotees, please accept my humble obeisances, I am overwhelmed & thankful to all of you for the Warm Response that you all have shown towards my last article on Putrada Ekadashi. Thank You everyone from the core of my heart, I really mean it. 🙂 Before the next Ekadashi arrives, let me start a new trend of answering to Interesting Spiritual Questions in a very brief manner.

Purpose behind starting this new trend: I am sharing a true incident, few months back I went to buy Cow milk from a nearby Goshala, there I found a man who also came to buy milk with his little daughter, when the kid asked her father why he is buying the cow milk instead of buying packaged milk that are easily available in market, her father replied to her as– “after we take birth birth in this world, cow milk is the milk that is offered first to us….”. I felt very bad thinking the poor fate of that little soul who was being misguided by her father, I won’t expect any such daughter or father in future with such misleading information, so this new Question-Answer format is a small initiative from my part to clear the basic spiritual confusions. Let’s start it–

Set of 5 Spiritual Questions

Q 1: If God is so nice then why this World is so bad which is his own creation? Here we suffer from Pain, Death, we cry- what’s the significance of all these?

Ans: This world is like a Jail or Prison. This is called “Dukhalayam”, means place of Sufferings. According to Vedic scriptures, we have been sent to this prison as we turned our face from God & shown our interest in Earthly or Material enjoyment. Prisoners are sent to prison. The prison is meant for Punishment. So, if a prisoner considers the Govt as bad for creating Prison for him, then he is nothing but a fool. The creation of Prison will never be counted as offense for any king. However, once the punishment period is over, then there is opportunity to become free. After becoming free until and unless a person commits any offense, he will never be sent back to the prison. Wise men will never like to suffer repeatedly the pain of this material world, so they will choose the path of Devotion and serve Lord Krishna in order to return to his actual abode which is the Lotus feet of Shri Krishna.

spiritual questions & authentic answers

Spiritual Questions & Authentic Answers

Q 2: From Vedic scriptures we get to know that the “Good” & “Bad” both have been created by Krishna, then why he created the Bad or Evil part in this world?

Ans: Without the existence of 2 different natures Diversity can not be realized. Similarly, one can feel the quality of goodness in life only when he has experienced something bitter in past. No one would have given value to Light without the presence of Darkness. Since some of us are having the evil tendency in our heart, that’s the reason a separate arrangement has been made to live in the dark world. As few citizens commit crimes, so prison has been created by Government to keep them separate from the civilized society, but it does not mean that everyone is being asked to live in prison or being advised to do the bad things. Krishna has blessed us with “Intelligence” through which we can judge the difference between good & bad, so even after that if we are doing something bad, then it’s our mistake, Krishna is no way liable for this.

Q 3: The summary of Bhagwad Gita is– “Whatever happened, happened for the good; whatever is happening, is happening for the good; whatever will happen, will also happen for the good only. You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not to worry for the future. The present is happening…”. So, everything that we are doing, according to Bhagwad Gita those are good things only, isn’t it right?

Ans: One who has done Punya/auspicious work in past is enjoying the heavenly pleasure now, so this is good. One, who committed Sin in past, is now experiencing the pain like hell, this suffering is actually destroying the effect of his bad karma & post suffering he will get a fresh chance to rectify himself, so considering his Future this is obviously Good. One, who is continuously engaged in sinful activity, will definitely go to the Naraka or hell and will be punished. Ethically this is also good. It is written in Scriptures that one who is behaving like a beast even after getting the human body, in next life he will be getting the body of an animal. But if someone is engaged in Harinam Sankirtan, then after death he shall return to his original abode which is Vaikuntha dham. So, according to our Karma either we will be rewarded or be punished. And this overall system is really very Good.

Q 4: Why God has created this World?

Ans: Since we are the parts & parcels of Super Soul, so we have freedom in limited version.
Jivas can wish to engage themselves in sense gratification & enjoy this material world. In order to fulfil such wishes of Jivas this material world has been created by God. But the scope of engagement in Satsang or Sadhusang is also available here, because at the end when Jivas will realize that the true happiness is not available in this material world, then they can engage themselves in Satsang & return to the Spiritual world of Krishna. This is the reason God has created this world.

vaikuntha loka

Vaikuntha Loka

Q 5: Who has the majority in this Universe, Devotees or Non-Devotees?

Ans: The Whole Universe consists of Spiritual & Material worlds– the Material world is just 1/3rd of the Whole Universe & the rest 3/4th are the Vainkuntha loka which is known as Chid Jagat or Spiritual World. In Vaikuntha all are devotees. And, within the material world The upper planetary systems are meant for devotees only, though they are not the ones who are selfless devotees. On our Earth most of us are ruled by the effect of Kaliyuga. So, the number of devotees are greater in the Universe. 🙂

If you all are having any confusion with the terms of Universe, World, Upper Planetary systems then let me explain it in a very simple manner–
Upon creating this Universe, Lord Krishna filled half of the Universe with Water, he created his residence in that & manifested the 14 worlds in the other half. According to Srimad Bhagvatam: “The upper planetary systems are (1) Bhu, (2) Bhuvar, (3) Svar, (4) Mahar, (5) Janas, (6) Tapas and (7) Satya. The seven lower planetary systems are (1) Tala, (2) Atala, (3) Vitala, (4) Nitala, (5) Talatala, (6) Mahatala and (7) Sutala. The lower planets as a whole are called Patala. Among the upper planetary systems, Bhu, Bhuvar and Svar constitute Swargaloka, and the rest are called Martya(The Earth or Prithvi Loka). The entire universe is thus known as Triloka.”.

Hope, this article has given you many unknown answers of Your Spiritual Questions, I am limiting this Volume 1 with above 5 Questions only so that you all can concentrate well & in next volume I will be back with 5 more interesting Spiritual Questions along with answers of those. Please share this article more & more among your friends & relatives so that they can also clear their confusions and move towards the Spiritual World with the clear concept in mind.

What is Satsang & Why we need it in Life?

What is Satsang or Satsangam?

The satsang is nothing but the company of a Sadguru or a spiritual master. When we take birth on this earth then our mother becomes the first Guru in our lives, later when we take the deeksha from any Sadguru then he becomes our spiritual master who guides us and helps us in devotional path to meet the Krishna. So when you meet your Guru or assemble in a spiritual event where many other devotees have arrived then it’s a satsang, in those types of spiritual events devotees listen to the kathas like Bhagwat katha, Ramayan katha, Shiv Katha and many other, they discuss several devotional matters, resolve their devotional queries, sing Bhajans and the entire process helps to sprout the seed of Bhakti(devotion) in you. 🙂

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Why we need to engage ourselves in Satsang?

Once there was a newly married couple, one day the wife told her husband to take her to the Radha Madhav’s temple in Vrindaban, to hear that the husband took her to the Banke Bihari’s temple, if any of you ever been to the Radha Damodar mandir in Vrindaban, then you must have noticed that in regular short intervals the priests cover the face of Banke Bihari. When the couple reached the temple for darshan(sight) then it was covered, so they both were waiting for the curtain to be raised, once priests raised the curtain then everyone including the husband too were seeing the the bigraha(idol) of Radha Madhav, but as the face of his wife was covered with headscarf(Ghunghat), so she was not being able to see anything, even both of her hands were decorated with Mehendi, so she was completely helpless and requested her husband for help, when her husband removed the ghunghat then finally she was able to see the Radha Damodar.

Like that wife, we all are having 2 lair of obstacles in our lives too that restrict us from walking along the spiritual path and meet Krishna, one lair is the lair of our strong attachment or addiction towards material objects (property, car, bank balance, jewellery and all types of luxurious goods) which has covered our eyes and the other one is the lair of Prabhu’s Kripa (Maya or Illusion). The moment we think of meeting Krishna then instantly he removes the lair of his Kripa, but in order to remove the lair of our eyes, Satsang and Sadgurus only play the role of that husband and help us to meet Krishna.🙂 So always love and respect Sant Mahtmaas. God says that he is omnipresent in this world, he is present in every atom of this universe, but Sant Mahatmas and Sadgurus are rare and can be achieved in life only through blessings. So always posses the seva vab(willingness to serve) in heart and offer your seva selflessly to your parents, idol of Krishna/Shiva at home, do the Gau seva, refrain from consuming meat, intoxication, illicit sex and keep on serving every living being in sansar, in this way one day you will meet the SadGuru who will help to turn the sapling of Bhakti into a Large Tree within your heart. And when you will start following the Bhaktimarg (path of devotion) then your heart will be filled with divine happiness, remember one thing, pleasure and happiness both are fully different, pleasure is related with 14 senses (5 Karmendriya, 5 Gyanendriya and rest 4 are Mann, Budhdhi, Chitta & Ahankar) and the same can be got through material elements, but it can give you momentary happiness only. But once you will become the devotee and start serving Lord Krishna then you will experience the transcendental happiness within your soul itself. Never think that YOU as a mere body which you have got, since your birth you have left many bodies and now you do not look the same that you been 5 years back, even 10 years down the line also you will leave many bodies, but the soul within you, never gets changed, the journey of your soul will be eternal, it will continue even after the death of your body. Finally when you will go back to the lotus feet of Krishna then at the entrance you will see your Sadguru is there who will walk the final steps and take you to the Lotus feet of Radha Madhav. So engage yourself in Satsang as much as possible.

I am having a very close friend of mine in office, when I had no idea about devotion and all then during my tough moments he used come to my cabin and teach me regarding Satsang, today when I have started walking along the right path then I do see him far away trapped in the sea of sufferings, but I always pray for him so that Radha Madhav brings his child back in track, and if he comes back and become devotee again then it’s my promise that one day we will make a joint post for all of you here and you people will see both of our snaps here together. 🙂

If you have liked the post then please don’t forget to share it among your friends circle and families. And if there will be any Satsang at your place within Kolkata then you can consider inviting me to participate. I will cover the entire event and help it to go live on web through this site and my official page, i.e; https://www.facebook.com/RajeshHaldarofficial

Hare Krishna! 🙂