It is very usual that we come across people who chide in god. They are not happy about what they have been given. I would ask, do we really want all those that we ask god? I am not sure. If I say I would ask god for anything, I am lying. But last night when I heard my brother saying that he saw god, I realised that god is everywhere and god reflects in the genrosity of many.

I realized that god, being omnipresent ensures that godliness prevails in this world through the generosity of us fellow human beings. He was driving back home late in the night. December nights in Hyderabad are generally very cold and this time the cold is worse. He saw a person stopping and looking for beggars and destitute who take the roads and pavements for their homes and started wrapping each of them with a thick blanket. He was first confused. Then when he understood the noble intentions of the person, he went to congratulate. To his surprise he found two very old women accompanied by a young kid in a battered car distributing blankets. He diligently thanked them and came home with a feeling of satisfaction of seeing god. I AGREE!!!

How many of us would agree that he saw god in their generosity. Can there be a better example of godliness prevailing in this world. I felt happy that such small deeds gives a confidence that inspite of all the shortfalls and deficiencies we as a species have, we can still make this world a very better place to live. For us. For our children, their children and their children to go on….

From Mundaka Upanishad, Mandukya Upanishad and Prashna Upanishad:

Om Bhadram Karnebhih Shrunuyaama Devaah
Bhadram Pashyemaakshabhiryajatraah
Sthirairangaistushtuvaamsastanoobhih
Vyashema Devahitam Yadaayuh
Swasti Na Indro Vridhashravaah
Swasti Nah Pooshaa Vishwavedaah
Swasti Nastaarkshyo Arishtanemih
Swasti No Brihaspatir Dadhaatu
Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih

Meaning: The literal meaning of this mantra is: “OM. O Gods! Let us hear promising things from our ears. O respectful Gods! Let us  see propitious things from our eyes, let our organs and body be stable, healthy and strong. Let us do what is pleasing to gods in the life span allotted to us. May Indra, inscribed in the scriptures do well to us, May Pushan who is knower of world do good to us and May Trakshya who devastates enemies do good to us! May Brihaspati do well to us! OM Peace, Peace, Peace”.

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