Answers and beyond… – August 08

Spiritual questions answered by Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji

Q: A person is very honest, sincere and does his duties perfectly. He helps the needy and never lies, cheats or aspires for others’ money. Will he attain God only if he goes to temples and chants the Name of God?

A: In Srimad Bhagavatam, it has been said that one may practice any path in spirituality or perform any amount of dharma. It does not matter. What really matters is whether he remembers Lord Narayana at the time of his last breath. That is when he gets God’s blessings. Hence that should be the goal of any Dharma that one practices. ‘Janma labhah parah pumsaam anthe narayana smrithi’.
We would remember something at the crucial time of death only if we practice remembering it all our life. That is why the easy dharma of ‘Nama Sankirtan’ is being advocated.

Q: I am a misguided man. I don’t want to lose faith in God, but I am afraid I am slowly losing it. I don’t know what to do.

A: Don’t lose faith in God for the sake of a wrong person or a silly reason. Faith is very important. Whatever happens, it happens only for your good. It is happening according to the will and wish of God, only for your good. We don’t know what is good today and what is good tomorrow. But God knows that and foreseeing that, He does good for you.
Accept your life and all its incidents as a gift of God. Accommodate and adjust your life based on that. Then your living will not only be easy; your life will also be a wonderful one.

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