Let us contemplate that in addition to all possible man made efforts, why the entire globe is not having the collective sincere prayer to God on top priority to get rid of this tragic hit of COVID-19 creating such a huge loss to entire humanity?
I have a permanent impression in my mind that Bhagavad Gita is seed scripture since beginning with solid reasoning. Bhagavad Gita is that touch stone that vindicates the substance of truth in other scriptures and also resolves disputes arising from their sometimes incompatible or even contradictory assertions. Its universality makes the Gita unique among the eminent sacred works of the entire world. Hence I wish to quote some core references from the eternal teachings of this scripture.
Lord Krishna teaches his loving disciple Arjun:
“Four kinds of devotees, O the best of Bharat, worship me: the ones who desire material rewards, the distressed, men of knowledge and those who aspire to know me.”
The four kinds cover all worshippers in entire globe. There are first those who do the appointed task because doing it will bring good fortune, they are the doers of selfish action. There are, then, men who devote themselves to God because they wish to be liberated from grief. Yet other devotees long to have a direct perception of God. And, lastly, there are the wise men, the realized sages, who attained to the stage of reaching the supreme goal.
Material wealth is the means that sustains the body as well as all its relations. So riches and satisfaction of desires are first provided by God. Lord Krishn says that he is the provider of means, but his words suggest more than this. The really lasting wealth is made up of spiritual acquisition. This is the real treasure.
While a worshipper is busy toiling for material gains, God prompts him on towards spiritual achievements, because he knows that spiritual merits are man’s real wealth and that his worshipper will not always be contented with material acquisitions alone. So he also begins to bestow spiritual riches on him. Granting profit in the mortal world and support in the next world are both God’s burden. Under no circumstance does he leave the worshipper unrecompensed.
There are, then, worshippers with grief-laden hearts. There are also among worshippers of God men who wish to know him fully. Men who have attained knowledge of God by perception also worship him. Thus, according to Lord Krishn, four kinds of men are his devoted adorers. But of all of them the worshipper with the wisdom that comes from perception is the most superior.The significant point is, however,that this sagacious man is a devotee,too.
God rewards his worshippers according to the nature of their devotion; he assists them in the same degree. It is the worshipper’s dedication that is returned to him as grace. Knowing this secret, the righteous conduct themselves with single-mindedness according to the way laid down by him.
Then why the entire mankind is still keeping away from collective sincere prayer with complete devotion,dedication, and total surrender to God till date? It is a burning question in my mind, which has inspired me to share this message from Bhagavad Gita to entire globe.
Bow down in lotus feet of revered Gurudev for such intuition to my inner realm.