In whatever route you approach God, He will approach you in
  • sridatta1 May 2008
    In whatever route you approach God, He will approach you in the same route

    Today, there is no Indian who sacrifices his work or fruit of work to the Lord without aspiring for anything in return. If he gives ten rupees he expects ten thousand rupees in return. An even worse fellow gives ten rupees to the Lord only after first getting ten thousand rupees from the Lord. The worst fellow wants to get ten thousand rupees from the Lord and does not give even one rupee to the Lord. He wants to get the money by sacrificing his words and mind through chanting hymns, devotion etc. Money is a form of work. When you sacrifice work, then alone will the Lord give you work (money, riches) in return. If you give Him words, He will give you very good language skills. If you give Him love through feelings and words, the Lord also gives the same thing in return [you will be greatly loved and praised]. If you discuss about the Lord through your intelligence, He will bless you with good knowledge. When you sacrifice work, He will also work for you. When you sacrifice the fruit of your work (money) He will also give money to you. In whatever route you approach Him, He will approach you in the same route. You are coming to God to spend your leisure time for your entertainment, which costs nothing to you. Moreover other costly entertainment is avoided and your money can be saved. Added to this benefit, by spending this leisure time for God you may get some extra money also from God by His grace. Thus the Indian intellectuals are thinking about God as a multi-benefit saving scheme, like the present financial schemes. But the Lord is very very intelligent. He gives the money as desired by the people in return for such worship through words and mind. But that money gained along with the money already he has earned is lost by way of thieves, diseases etc. Only when you completely sacrifice to the Lord, will a graceful look of the Lord fall on you. One can keep the money that is necessary but the extra money should be returned back to the Lord. Ravana had his own wife called Mandodari. She represents the necessary wealth. But Sita was the extra money stolen [Ravana had kidnapped Rama’s wife, Sita]. Therefore Sita has to be returned to Rama. Ravana did not do so and was destroyed. Ishavasya Upanishat says in the very first hymn that one should return back the extra money to the Lord stolen by him.¬¬¬