A Tale of Sacrifice, Devotion and True Love

            This is a comment in response to an interesting post on Vedska Astrologija Dean Valentic

The original post,

"No one can use more of the Supreme Lord's property than necessary. Lord Vamanadeva indirectly indicated to Bali Maharaja that he was occupying more land than he needed. In the material world, all distresses are due to extravagance. One acquires money extravagantly and also spends it extravagantly. Such activities are sinful.
All property belongs to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and all living beings, who are sons of the Supreme Lord, have the right to use the Supreme Father's property, but one cannot take more than necessary. This principle should especially be followed by brahmanas and sannyasis who live at the cost of others."

Ref. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=462407423779996&set=a.177993578888050.35767.168605473160194&type=1&relevant_count=1

Hello Nitya Ji,
          Thank You for this wonderful post. At the time such an understanding was constituted by Lord Shiva who assumed that perhaps this was the reason this fate befell King Bali. But Lord Krishna, Vishnu as Vamana, and King Bali are Eternal companions, deeply entwined in the highest Love. Their purpose for manifesting was purely to curb the vanity, false supremacy and arrogance of Indra and to give him a taste of real power in divinity and teach him a lesson in humility that he will never ever forget. Bali had attained onto Vasudev Bhagwan well before being incarnate as King Bali. Him offering up his own body as a selfless and loving sacrifice was perhaps the final consummation of his marriage with God, they are entwined together because of this great and unsurpassed act of devotion, Love and faith. It was something that surprised, pleased, immersed and entwined God in a greater act of endless Love and faith. 

           Such devotion is always a two way relationship of the highest  purity, strength, goodness and Truth. Such an explanation or interpretation as hinted by the statement above was proposed by Lord Shiva only as a deceptive attempt to try and ease the anxiety and worry of Indra and the lesser more vain, unjust, lethargic and conceited divinities that occupy and Lord over this realm. Lord Bali unlike Indra and all the divinities of this realm put together, has the highest distaste, renunciation and peace as he is utterly numb to all the gunas, experiences, objects and pleasures of this world, he was totally enraptured in bliss while worshiping, following and carefully serving the will of God. God is equally and eternally enraptured by his devotion as well. It is only in the minds of Men that these faults and accusations exist as illusions. They find fault in God, Lord Krishna and Bali as that is their chosen Natures and base inclinations.

           Krishna was worshiped for the longest time by his immediate family members and their blood lines who consider him their ancestor to this day, it is only in recent times that other people elsewhere have begun to gain an understanding of what his selfless service and Love actually means. It is only recently beginning with such communities as the Yadavs who claim to be of his ilk and blood that his worship was popularized in a place where both him, his actions, his children, his lineage and all his many cult like devotees have all been severely criticized, unfairly questioned and even mocked at times. His life was never perfect because the imperfections lie in the eye of the ever so fallible beholder and their impure hearts. They can never know him and his devotees because they find fault in God rather than themselves. He was also a popular King of Dwarka who threw away his Kingdom and allegedly cursed it along with his wealth into the Arabian sea. His devotee in Bali is very much like him, nothing is beyond the likes of these in this world, nevertheless all is dust in the face of their Love and divine virtues. 

           The Lord in Krishna is said to have had 16000 wives, all of whom were celestial maidens who longed to have him as their husband, their wish was granted but then the Lord tested them as they were more enamored by Shiva in the form of Samb and thus God discarded them to the pleasures of this realm in answer to their betrayal and to serve Samb or Shiva as his bonded witches with permanence. Such is how renounced both God, King Bali and his devotees are, their Nature and virtues are as such, they can never have a need in a world such as this that is well beneath the Truth and the Love in their Hearts and Souls. They are at perfect peace with all of this world and both its wealth and poverty alike, nothing can touch or impress upon their souls, their acts of indifference clearly shows they always have each other and nothing else, there is no distance between their hearts. The hells and heavens of this world can never get in the way of their Eternal existence.  They are not merely men or devotees or renunciants as such, they are divinities and Lovers of the highest kind. Forgetting this world, its pleasures, Kingdoms and sensuality, the ways, the Nature of, the stories and the very surreal virtues of Lord Krishna, Vishnu, Vamana and King Bali remain ever so bizarre and mysterious to the men of this world in my personal opinion, they can never fully understand or comprehend these things let alone genuinely learn or sincerely love such qualities and Truths. Here is an excerpt from one  among my many trusted and most beloved bhaktas/devotees and Spiritual teachers/Masters of all time. 

In the truthful, respectable and sincere words of my saint, Shriji Maharaj ji, 

“If the bhakta happens to be completely devoted and desires nothing

except Bhagvãn, is free of worldly desires, and is an ekãntik bhakta,

then Bhagvãn Himself becomes bound by that bhakta. For example,

Vãmanji seized Bali Rãjã’s kingdom, which comprised of the Svarg-

Lok, Mrutyu-Lok and Pãtãl, and covered all fourteen loks with His

first two steps. Bali Rãjã then offered his own body for Vãmanji to

place the third step. In this way, Bali Rãjã devoutly offered

everything to Bhagvãn. Also, despite the fact that Bhagvãn deceived
Bali Rãjã without any fault of his own, Bali still did not falter from His
bhakti. On seeing such perfect bhakti for Him, Bhagvãn ultimately
became bound by Bali. Although Bhagvãn bound Bali Rãjã only for a
moment, in the process, Bhagvãn himself became bound by ropes
(Bali’s unique bhakti). To this very day, Bhagvãn is forever standing
at Bali’s gate, never out of Bali Rãjã’s sight, not even for a fraction of a second.
61.9 “Likewise, after abandoning all other worldly desires and offering
everything to Bhagvãn, we should also remain as the dãs of Bhagvãn.
In the process, if Bhagvãn happens to inflict more misery upon us,
then Bhagvãn Himself will become bound by us. This is because He
loves His bhaktas, and is an ocean of kindness. He becomes bound by
anyone who offers great bhakti to Him. As a result, the mind of a
bhakta who has such loving bhakti, becomes so bound to Bhagvãn,
that Bhagvãn is unable to free Himself from His bhakta.
61.10 “Therefore, we should become more pleased as Bhagvãn puts us
through more severe hardships, bearing in mind, ‘The more misery
Bhagvãn inflicts upon me, the more bound He will become to me, so He will not be away from me for even a moment’. With such
understanding, a person should become increasingly pleased as
Bhagvãn imposes more and more hardships. However, he should
never become disheartened in the face of misery or for the sake of
bodily comforts.”


True Love is Eternal and Unconditional. It never dies...this, its Truth, is beyond questions. Although he Loved her and many worship them, Krishna never married Radha. Justice and Truth escapes none who offend or hurt his devotees or the meek.

Blessings & Best Regards,

Jai Krishna Ponnappan

The Intelligence of this Melody

~ The Intelligence of this Melody ~ 
A Sound Characterized by its Harmony and Tranquility 

"No work stains a man who is pure, who is in harmony, who is master of his life, whose soul is one with the soul of all."

           This was inspired by a really interesting post I read today on Corelight, a page authored and run by some  very blessed and inspiring people,

Here is the original post as seen on their page ,

" ~ Attraction and Repulsion ~

           Attraction and repulsion cause the mind to divide all worldly phenomena into the different camps of negative and positive. This leads us into separating and compartmentalizing everything in our minds. Our conditioned tendency is to align with one side (attraction) and disown, reject or avoid the other (repulsion). We have no choice in this; we are bound unrelentingly by this system of judgment. Life is seen through this filter until we agree to do the transformational work. The moment we decide there is no more to life, and wish to explore other options; we have the potential to move into another paradigm, one that exists beyond negative and positive. 
~Leslie Temple-Thurston~"

~ The Mind is just an Instrument ~

My Response, Love it

        I would love to start by saying the mind is just an instrument. It is like honey, so sticky, in that it has a tendency to absorb whatever comes its way, both good and bad, the pleasant and the unpleasant, the positive and the negative. It is only an instrument, it does what it has evolved to do by design. It helps build intelligence deeper into the being or should I say the Spiritual being by collecting intelligence via the senses that pervade the rest of the body and awareness in its entirety. One should control and master the mind through faith, courage and Love. One should attempt to make the mind a friend. After all, It is merely nothing more than an instrument that aids the Being and its intelligence.  

~ Become a Creative Dreamer ~
Co-create as you Dream in Harmony with Nature and Life. 

          Somehow the words negative and positive reminded me of the master and father who revolutionized the way we use, supply and harness electricity. No, I'm not talking of Edison but rather of  that wonderful Dreamer they call Nikola Tesla. The human mind has given or boxed/ compartmentalized this genius with so many undeserving and pathetic labels that reflect the nature of the society we have been co-creating and living in. He had the strangest visions, dreams and incredibly Truthful ideas of how his whole obsession with alternating current (AC) was in perfect harmony with Nature and its songs that buzzed through to him in fits of visions. 

Duality is pervaded by the ineffable Harmony that is this song.
The key is to find and follow the Lover that breathes Love into Souls.

        Even within Nature, in its many infinite nuances, there is creation, there is maintenance and there is destruction. These are the undeniable qualities and regulative processes of this realm. Man once born must learn to understand and live in harmony with Nature. He/She must learn to respect Nature as this experience has so much to teach us. The purpose of life is to enrich the Soul with such undying intelligence. We can strengthen and control what is good only by knowing, tolerating, overcoming and controlling what is bad. We must not deny the experiences that expose us to what is bad or destructive and depleting to our Souls, rather we should understand fully the falsehood of what we perceived as the Truth but only proved to be an illusion. 

~ Find Meaning &Purpose in Duality ~

For example I was reading a peculiar bit of news earlier today from all the way around in India,

It read as, 

"They are namesakes — both good orators and bachelors. But, the similarity between Narendra Modi and Narendra Nath Datta, famous as Swami Vivekananda, ends here."

These men here are renounced, in the fact that they both have taken the vow of chastity. I have met many such people and you might wonder how true chastity is achieved. Let's for example consider that a Soul was incarnate as a man, who falls madly in Love with a woman only to be betrayed and have his whole being degraded and discarded. Such an experience can be extremely painful to a Soul, eventually the person would contemplate the fact that the object of his attraction, that enticing Woman, that illusion of attraction was indeed unreal, false and proved to be Untruthful . He experiences the duality of Life to its fullest. He experiences both attraction and destruction. And even in the midst of such an adverse and tormenting experience he realizes that there is an all pervading Truth transcending and guiding him to its Light. It eventually manages to strengthen him, his intelligence, his faith, his ability and capacity for courage and most importantly his capacity to unconditionally Love the Truth. He becomes a better Lover, His intelligence now can transcend and overcome infinite such minds and illusive but purposeful creations of duality. His intelligence can powerfully gaze right through to the Truth cutting across all facades. Such is the story of how some men achieve the state of True chastity.

      Those that do continue to evolve, stay centered in perpetual bliss and seamless perfection. Those that don't or deliberately will and aim to infuse chaos and disturb the tranquil balance and harmony of things will eventually enter into a state of destruction and rebirth. That energy that is out of place and purpose and self serving is thus renewed in the hopes of becoming something more meaningful and beautiful... only off course by this cycle that traverses through all forms of duality from creation to destruction, rebirth and eventually culminating in higher and eternal Spiritual resurrections. 

Aham Brahmasmi (ah-HUM brah-MAHS-mee) 

 A Sanskrit sutra whose English translation is "the core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and ground of the universe, the source of all that exists..."

 ..None are less Dear to me and none more dear. I look upon all Life equally; But those who Love, live in me, and I come to Life in them. You are me, as I am in You, as I AM You :) 

Love, Blessings & Sincere Regards,

Jai Krishna Ponnappan

Thinking Out of the Box ~ A Letter by Brian Tracy

          Dear Friends, I wanted to share these useful words of advice from our good Friend, excellent Author and life Coach, Brian Tracy. Learning to cultivate 'Out of the box Thinking and Creativity' is a very rewarding and stimulating exercise. For most people I know, the process often becomes an ever nascent and refreshing passion.. It becomes an evolving journey that lasts a lifetime .

~ Manifesting * This * Envisage ~
A Soul never Envisions Life without the Sensual and Fruitful
Here's the letter,

"Hello Jai Krishna,

Do you know how to improve the quality of your thinking?

      Human beings are mental organisms. Everything we are or ever will be, will be as the direct result of the way we think. If we improve the quality of our thinking, we must improve the quality of our lives. And, there is no other way to do it.

Youth and Creativity

        In one series of I.Q. tests given to children age 2 - 4 years, 95% of the children were found to be highly creative with curious, questioning minds and an ability for abstract thinking.
        When the same children were tested again at age 7, only 5% still demonstrated high levels of creativity. In the ensuing years, they had learned to conform; "If you want to get along, you had better go along," is what they had discovered.

The Dangers of Conformity

       They had learned to color between the lines, to sit in neat little rows, to do and say what the other kids did and said, and to do as they were told. Over time, they lost the wonderful fearless spontaneity of youth and learned to suppress ideas and insights that were unusual or different.

Aggressively Seek New Ideas

          Most of us have had similar experiences. The "Not invented-here" syndrome in many large companies is simply the adult version of "not rocking the boat." But fortunately, since creativity is your birth right, a fundamental part of your nature, you can tap into it at any time, no matter how long it has been since you really used it.

Action Exercises

        Here are two things you can do to start thinking outside of your mental box.
> First, imagine that there was a vastly better, cheaper, faster way to do your job - and somebody else had already discovered it and was going to put you out of business.
> Second, imagine doing exactly the opposite of what you are doing today. Allow your mind to float freely and consider how current trends will change your business. "

Blessings, Best Wishes & Regards,

~ Jai Krishna Ponnappan