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?
This is the definitive screen biography comprising the life, experiences and teachings of Sri M—the spiritual guide, social reformer and educationist. Born into a Muslim family in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, his transformational journey, from a young boy to a living yogi, is a fascinating story symbolized by single-minded discipline and dedication.
Kathopanishad comes as part of the Yajurveda. It is the story of Nachiketas, son of Vajashravas asking some important questions about existence. This ancient story, which has been mentioned in various other scriptures, is discussed in the Kathopanishad in detail so that it helps one understand the deeper aspects of being. Kathopanishad is one of the ten principal Upanishads.
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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