The great teachings of the Upanishads, Bramhasutra and other Vedantic texts are presented in stories and Parables in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
Bhagavatam leads in the story telling tradition of ancient India. The great truths of Indian Philosophy are taught through Fascinating stories of the exploits of Hari, Divinity in human form. Sri M relates these stories and explains them in a simple, Delightful way.
In the 12th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita Krishna describes a "Bhakta" as the one whose mind is constantly in search of the Truth, who is in steadfast love and faith, whose attention is one-pointed, and who is compassionate to all living beings. If these characteristics are present in a yogi or bhakta, according to Krishna, no matter which path one takes, one reaches the highest goal of human existence.
Many of the principal Upanishads convey the idea that our finite and conditioned minds cannot touch that which is infinite - the supreme being.
The Kena Upanishad, begins with the question - Who is it that originates thought when we say that the mind thinks? who is it that sees when we say the eye sees?
Is reaching our spiritual goal a matter of time, effort or grace?
Sri M: I am convinced that it is all three that matter. Without grace there will be no effort. Once grace is received and effort begins, it then depends on who makes the effort and with what background it is made. Depending on that, the time required is decided. The more the effort is applied, the more grace is attracted; they are all interdependent.
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