the meaning of this sanskrit phrase is :
For the men of great character, the whole world is their family!
उदार हृदय वाले लोगों का तो पृथ्वी ही परिवार है।
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three interesting questions
i had three very interesting questions , through my guru jee , in new york .
that interesting question with my inability to reply, i am sharing with you .
the question :
I have three questions for you.
First, i would like to know when & who started Sati Pratha?
In Mahabharat ( 5000 years ago), Pandu's wife Madri commited it.
Second, When & who started Raksha Bandhan?
Last, Why Devi is more popular and have more devotees in West Bengal?
swami jee's instructions to me : -
as swamijee is very busy, he wanted me to give a reply, (partly to know, what their pupils think about ). so he wrote to me .
Prabhu ji Ashish!
I need the answer of the following for a devotee in Long Island.
Please shed some light of your knowledge or from some one knowledgeable you know.
Your help will be appreciated.
my reply to this query :
most respected swamijee,
this devotee is asking very intelligent questions, which only a person, who has gone throughly through all or most of the scripture can answer.
there is no end for these intelligent questions, for which i am just the incapable.
i have my own questions, which i will request you to take help from a lot of devotees, including this devotee from long island. i.e.
how and why, the sorrow comes , when the god is mercifull.
in other words:
why lord gives lot of pain out of `His Mercy
the time is very small, and we are in big trouble.
like i was just seeing a feature in discovery, where a airplane landed in the sea near manhattan, and that was drowning too fast.
i consider myself , as a passanger caught in that situation, and the biggest question , for me is how to save myself from sinking in the sea,
when i am saved, then i will enquire, how and why this plane came into such situation, who was responsible, and what is the history of such incidents.
there comes two volumes of a book named" क्यों " which has such thousand questions and answers, and there are hundreds of similar books.
i raised this question, in one of my blog , for which the link is as under :