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Does God exist and is He good?

Does God exist and is He good?
Life's important Questions - 1

Subject: Conversation about the existence of God

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.
He asks one of his new students to stand and.....

Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)

Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From...God...

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)

Prof: …

God is in the Gap Between Breaths

God is in the Gap Between Breaths
By Swami Chaitanya Keerti
God is in the breath inside the breath, said Kabir. He showed that anyone can become illumined from within. Osho once explained a sutra from Kabir’s song: “Student, tell me what is God?” he asks. He provides the answer. “He is the breath inside the breath.”

God is your subjectivity; He is your innerness. Buddha made it a great technique for meditation, watching the breath, because through watching if you will come to know the breath inside the breath. ‘Breath’ means life. In Sanskrit it is pran or In Hebrew, the word for breath means spirit. In all languages, breath is synonymous with life, spirit or soul. But breath is not the soul.

Try this experiment: sitting silently, just watch your breath from the entrance of the nose. When the breath comes in, feel the touch of the breath at the entrance of the nose – watch it there. The touch will be easier to watch, breath will be too subtle. The breath goes in, and you feel it going in:…

Words Of Bhagwan Sri Ramakrishna

>He is born in vain who, having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realize God in this very life.
>One cannot have the vision of God as long as one has these three – shame, hatred, and fear.

>Do not let worldly thoughts and anxieties disturb your mind. Do everything that is necessary in the proper time, and let your mind be always fixed on God.

>You should remember that the heart of the devotee is the abode of God. He dwells, no doubt, in all beings, but He especially manifests Himself in the heart of the devotee. The heart of the devotee is the drawing room of God.

>Live in the world like a waterfowl. The water clings to the bird, but the bird shakes it off. Live in the world like a mudfish. The fish lives in the mud, but its skin is always bright and shiny.

>One should constantly repeat the name of God. The name of God is highly effective in the Kaliyuga. The practice of yoga is not possible in this age, for the life of a man depends on f…

July 26th The Kargil Day

The nation will on Monday remember its soldiers who were killed in the summer of 1999 while protecting the Kargil heights in Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistani raiders and camouflaged regular troops in an audacious invasion attempt that was met with heroic deeds and a decisive military victory.
Officers and soldiers as well as families of many of those killed will place wreaths at the war memorial in the capital. More than 500 Indian soldiers were killed in the Kargil war that lasted two long months.

In the past 11 years, the day has been marked by emotive gathering as parents and siblings of soldiers assemble at various places for functions to pay homage to their loved ones who perished while fighting Pakistani raiders in the high altitude and inhospitable battleground.

The war took place on the peaks of Kargil near the Line of Control - the de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Like in the better known Tiger Hill and Tololing, heavy fighting took place in 1999 …

Spiritual thoughts published by Dinamalar


July 20, 1920- Remembring Sarada Devi

Her Life:

Sarada Devi, (1853—1920), born Saradamani Mukhopadhyaya, was the wife and spiritual counterpart of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a nineteenth century mystic of Bengal. Sarada Devi is also reverentially addressed as the Holy Mother. Sarada Devi played an important role in the growth of the Ramakrishna Movement.

Sarada Devi was born in Jayrambati. At the age of five she was bethrothed to Ramakrishna, whom she joined at Dakshineswar when she was in her late teens. According to her biographers, both lived lives of unbroken continence, showing the the ideals of the householder and of the monastic ways of life. After Ramakrishna's passing away, Sarada Devi stayed most of the time either at Jayrambati or at the Udbodhan office, Calcutta. Her whole life is regarded as one of service, self-sacrifice—to her husband, to her brothers and their faimiles, and to her spiritual children. The disciples of Ramakrishna regarded her as their own mother, and after their guru's passing looked to…

Swami Vivekananda's Words.

►If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. Therefore, it is better to have an ideal.

►Life is ever expanding, contraction is death. The self-seeking man who is looking after his personal comforts and lending a lazy life , there is no room for him even in hell.

►You must remember that humanity travels not from error to truth, but from truth to truth; it may be, if you like it better, from lower truth to higher truth, but never from error to truth.

►This I have seen in life , he who is overcautious about himself falls into dangers at every step; he who is afraid of losing honour and respect, gets only disgrace; he who is always afraid of loss always loses.

►This world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

►Take up one idea. Make that one idea our life , think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every ot…

PURI YATRA - JULY 13, 2010

PURI YATRA - JULY 13, 2010
Taking out the Lord in chariot, singing his divine name, is an effective form of sadhana and worship bringing in harmony and fraternity in society. Pulling the chariots around the temple garbha mandira though found in many of the temples, taking out side the temple for a distance of 4 is unique in Puri JagannathYatra. It is said seeing the Lord seated in chariot makes one free from entangling again in the cycle of birth and death.

Millions of people throng to this small coastal town to touch the 50 metre long rope and to have the glimpse of the Lord seated in the Rath.

The 13.5 m height chariot of Lord Jagannath with 16 wheels comes lost.

The 13.2 m height chariot of Lord Balabhadra with 14 wheels comes in the middle.

The 12.9 m height chariot of Mother Subhadra with 12 wheels comes in front or sometimes in between the chariots of her two brothers.

Every year these three wooden chariots are made out of sal wood and at the end of Rath Yatra these chariots are…

July 4th

We came to this earth with cries, but while leaving we have to smile and express joy in our face.

“During our life time, if we are blessed to smile, that it self is a great achievement and how can we guarantee our smiling while we leave this earth, the time which is not under our control?” – That’s a genuine question.

We have the life of Swami Vivekananda that gives us the necessary guidance to prepare for ourselves for the joyful journey. All through his life, Swamiji tuned every event as preparation for his ultimate journey.

In the year 1898, Swami Vivekananda during his pilgrimage to Amarnath, had received a boon from Lord Shiva not to die until he himself should choose to do so.

Sri Ramakrishna had said about Narendranath that ‘when he realizes who and what he is, he will no longer remain in the body’.

Hence, as a village boy, who had never seen an aero plane on the earth and who had been told that he would be taken in an air travel next week, would eagerly await for the golden day of…



It was on this day 612 years ago that Sant Kabir was born in India in 1398 AD. He lived for 120 years during which our India saw the beginning of Bhakti Movement.

Kabir was one of India’s leading spiritual saints who lived in the northern part of India in the holy city of Benares. He is widely renowned for his couplets and songs that connect life and spirituality in a simple yet powerful way. Kabir’s genius has been in that he has inspired the scholars/poets like Rabindranath Tagore and the common masses. His words were in a universal language that, literally and figuratively, broke down barriers to experiencing the divine.

He was born to a Hindu woman, even though he was raised by a Muslim family and he was a disciple of a Hindu Guru, Ramananda. The child was found in one of the ghats of Ganga in Kasi. A Musim couple – Neeru and Neema – happened to find the child and thus became his foster parents. Muslims tend to emphasize his Musl…