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Visualizing God's Kindness वर्तमान समय में प्रभु कृपा के दर्शन कराते, असल जीवन के प्रसंग
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Written with divine inspiration by ChandraShekhar Karwa

SYNOPSIS: The kindness of GOD has such competence that it gives comfort even in unfavorable times. Therefore there is no greater misfortune than not earning the kindness of GOD in one’s life. READ THE FULL ARTICLE BELOW -

If we earn the kindness of GOD and sleep on thorns, it will not hurt. If our destiny or luck makes us sleep on thorns, the thorn would not hurt. On the other hand, if we are not able to earn the kindness of GOD in our life or have lacked our efforts in earning the same, then even if we sleep on flowers they will hurt.

A fitting example is that of Bhagwati Meerabai. Filled with devotion and showered with the kindness of GOD, Bhagwati Meerabai was tortured by Rana who even made many attempts to kill her but was not able to even disturb her peace. Rana did send poison and Bhagwati Meerabai took the name of GOD and drank it and it became nectar. It was the effect of this nectar that she became immortal and GOD took her body along with her soul to His dwelling. A poisonous snake was sent to Bhagwati Meerabai which took the shape of a Deity (Shree Saligramji). Bhagwati Meerabai was made to sleep on a bed fitted with poisonous spines but they turned into flowers. Rana got exhausted by torturing her and surrendered. Rana lost his honor but Bhagwati Meerabai miraculously escaped unhurt from all the tortures.

The effect of the kindness of GOD is clearly found in this hymn "Janakinath sahay kare jab, kaun bigar kare nar tero". (When GOD stands with you, who can harm you.) When GOD showers His kindness, who on earth has the power to harm us. All the planets, constellations and even the unfavorable ones become favorable and bless us with bliss. If all on earth becomes our enemy and they become so numerous that they are uncountable like the stars, then too even combinedly they cannot harm us. The kindness of GOD has such power.

The kindness of GOD can be experienced in another example of Shri Prahladji. Shri Prahladji was born in a demon family but was a great devotee of GOD and has earned the kindness of GOD in his early life. So many efforts made by his father to harm him and to even kill him went in vain. He was left among snakes and efforts were made to kill him through an elephant, but all went in vain. He was thrown from the mountain but GOD was waiting down with His arms open and caught hold of the falling Shri Prahladji. The biggest example was that of Holika who wanted to burn him with fire and Shri Prahladji escaped unhurt due to which the festival of Holi is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. The saints have explained this episode in great words that when Holika, who had a boon not to be burnt by fire if she wore a divine wrapper, wore the wrapper and sat on fire holding Shri Prahladji tightly in her lap, the wind blew from all directions. Despite holding tightly, the wind blew away the divine wrapper and she was burnt to death instantly. Shri Prahladji escaped unhurt from fire and when his friends asked him about the heat of the fire, then he told them that the fire gave him cool comfort. The effect of the kindness of GOD is clearly evident here that the things which are deemed to hurt us give us comfort. The fire does not burn, the thorns do not hurt, the snake does not emit poison, only the kindness of GOD makes nature reverse its behavior.

After two mythological examples, let us see what happens if we do not earn the kindness of GOD and instead earn wealth, money and property. Let us see a modern example of an affluent Industrialist who has four sons. The Industrialist has earned lots of money and property in his whole life. In doing so he did all the wrong things. Due to his bad habits, he had fallen ill and in his last years, he is bedridden where he sees that the medicines do not work and they react on his body. His sons await his death so that they can distribute his wealth among them. The in-fighting for wealth and estrangement has already begun among his sons. Seeing all this, lying on a velvet bed, in a splendorous home, despite the best of the medicines, he experiences disturbances, bodily discomfort and mental turbulence and is not able to sleep at night. This is the example that if we have not earned the kindness of GOD and have instead earned wealth and property, then even if we sleep on a flower-like velvet bed they will hurt and give us discomfort and will not allow us to sleep in peace.

The extract is that only due to the kindness of GOD the thorns do not hurt. The extract is that only due to the absence of earning the kindness of GOD, the flowers hurt. In both examples, it is the effect of the kindness of GOD which we can clearly see. The thorns did not hurt Bhagwati Meerabai and Bhaktraj Shri Prahladji only and only due to their earning of the kindness of GOD and the industrialist was hurt by flower-like velvet only because he was not able to generate the kindness of GOD because he was only busy earning wealth and property and had failed to earn the kindness of GOD.

Therefore we should always make an effort to earn the kindness of GOD because the absence of kindness of GOD in our life is our biggest misfortune and being able to earn the kindness of GOD is the biggest fortune of life. Therefore our effort should be to become fortunate for which earning the kindness of GOD is compulsory.

English Translation vetted by Sheelnidhi Gupta