Normally the word 'selfish' is condemned in the world. If someone is told he is selfish, he feels hurt. But here a saint says that the one who is selfish is blessed! He is praiseworthy and extremely fortunate. Therefore, this word 'selfish' needs to be reflected upon ...
Is there anyone who appreciates being called selfish, or enjoys being told that all they care about is their own self-interest? During an eight-day lecture series in 1992, Jagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj explained that this is not only correct, but completely natural. He was elaborating on the meaning of one of his bhakti songs from Prem Ras Madira, dhanya soi joi svarth pachichan, "Only he is truly blessed in this world who realises where his self-interest lies."
Kripalu Ji Maharaj begins by explaining the meaning of sva and arth, 'self' and 'interest', before proceeding with a detailed explanation of the pursuit of happiness and who the true relative of the individual soul is. Kripaluji reveals the means to attain God that leads to an explanation of what devotion means and how the practice of bhakti yoga should be done. The supremacy of bhakti over other paths is proven and shown to be the only one open to everyone. Divya Swarth comprises the transcripts of all eight discourses, packed with practical advice to apply in daily life.
True wisdom and discrimination lies in the fulfilment of our self-interest. When every individual cares about their own wellbeing it amounts to everyone's wellbeing ...
|Theme||Short & Quick Reads, Philosophy / Tattvagyan|
|Author||Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
|Publisher||Radha Govind Samiti|
|Number of pages||193|
|Dimension||14cm X 22cm X 1.5cm|