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dattaswami
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6/26/2012 6:41:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Sacrifice is the only path to get the grace of the Lord. But, what sacrifice gets the grace of Lord? Sacrifice of everything is stated in the Gita (Sarvakarma phalatyagam…). Everything means anything that is required to the context and this does not mean blind sacrifice of everything. Planning decides the requirement. Sacrifice of that particular required item to the context of implementation of planning is true sacrifice.

If you just keep the Lord as your son, you will understand everything, because the love on the child is strongest among all the worldly bonds. For the sake of your child, you will sacrifice anything, without aspiring any fruit in return. God created this bond in this world to preach you practically regarding the bond you should have with the Lord. It is a simile created by God for preaching you practically. There are some devotees in Christianity and Hinduism, who sacrificed their sons for the sake of Lord, when tested. This means that the bond with the Lord should be greater than the bond with your child. Atleast, give equal importance, if not more.

God can excuse all the sins without Jesus. What is the use of that cruel crucification? It shows the sacrifice of Jesus for God, which will be an example for other devotees in the spiritual path. You should not expect any help from God even in the last moment. Jesus sacrificed everything irrespective of any help from God even in the last moment of crucification.

Jesus died in the propagation of right knowledge of God and it appears that He was not supported by God even in the last moment of crucification. In one way, the work failed at that moment and it was the victory for the priests. Therefore, the work is not important for God, because, it got completed later on. The concentration of God was on the sacrifice of Jesus for the sake of God and not on the success of work at that moment. The faith of Jesus did not shake even in the last moment of crucification and He was working for the divine mission irrespective of its momentary success.

The war of Kurukshetra was the work of Lord, which was to destroy the evil forces. But, still the Lord says that Arjuna should fight and try to do the divine work irrespective of the success and defeat. He shows both possibilities at the end of the war (Hato vaa….the Gita). For the Lord, the completion of work is not at all important. Work is only the plain answer sheet supplied to examine the answer you write on the paper. The work of the Lord is only a basis to test your sacrifice. Success or failure of the divine work is not at all important for God. If you conclude everything with crucification only, it is a tragedy showing the failure of divine work at that moment. Atleast for the eyes of living Jesus, the divine mission failed, as mocked by the soldiers there. But in course of time, the divine mission was finished with tremendous success.

The same category of priests of church, who are appreciating the knowledge of Jesus today, insulted and killed the same Jesus some time ago. What is the reason? The only reason is that at that time Jesus was alive before their eyes in the same human form as they were present. Today Jesus does not appear alive, who is reduced to a statue on cross or to a photo. When a co-human being does some great work, jealousy and egoism affect the hearts immediately, even though people appreciate the great person externally. Those priests who killed Jesus were appreciating the Old Testament of old prophets, because those prophets were not alive at that time. If the Prophet is dead, the appreciation of His knowledge bursts out.

Today, thousands of temples of Sai Baba appear. But when Sai Baba was alive, not a single temple was built for Him. The present temple where He was cremated was built for Lord Krishna only when He was alive. Infact, Sai Baba commented to the builder of the temple by asking ‘Am I not your Lord Krishna at present?' Still the bulb did not glow in the mind of the devotees. Therefore the greatness of even any human being cannot be tolerated. Can people tolerate a human being to be called greatest, meaning God?

If one says, ‘He is as great as yourself' nobody tolerates. Can he tolerate the statement ‘He is greater than you'? Then, it is impossible to tolerate the statement ‘Here is a human being who is greatest, the God in human form'. The jealousy will exceed even its climax and people will just laugh at the statement. The appreciation exists even now in the hearts, but it will come out only when the human form disappears from the eyesight.
drafterman
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6/26/2012 7:31:23 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Cool story, bro.

Did you hear the one about about how Loki was tied up by his own entrails in some underground cavern while a snake drips venom on his face?

Read that in a comic, but it sounds like it could have come from some actual Norse myth. The author was Neil Gaiman and he's known for seemlessly integrating actual myths and mythological characters into a story.