Yamevaisha Vrunute Tenalabhyaha 2013 (11)

Yamevaisha Vrunute Tenalabhyaha

God's will and His grace is incomprehensible and not a predictable thing. Deities and mortals strive with utmost of their efforts, mundane and extra mundane, to realize the ultimate and to establish communion with Him. But the will of God to adore the efforts of the Sadhakas with success remains a mystery. The Upanishadic saying declares the same in the following words,
"Na Yamatma Bala Hinena Labhyaha,
Na Yamatma Pravachanena Labhyaha,
Na Yamatma Medhaya Labhyaha,
Na Yamatma Bahu shrutena Labhyaha".
( God is not attained by the weak, by the discourses, by intelligence or by vast reading.)
Thus attaining God is not a certainty by any means. Another Upanishadic saying tells us that the God will reveal himself to one who is destined to see God. There is no predictable and sure means by which you can attain God.

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Author : Udupi Ramanatha Acharya


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From the publisher Author : PV Acharya

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