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Does Religion Really Hinders Advancement?

Advancement in whatever we do can be categorized into so many ways.

But it can definitely be categorized into either material advancement or spiritual advancement.

These two (2) are the main components of  our identity while we are pursuing our aspirations in life in pursuit of our real happiness in the realm of our human consciousness.

It is with these two that we are moving from place to another place looking for things that we think can give us what we are always be aiming and therefore searching and hankering for happiness.

Why do we want to be happy?

Why do we want to be aiming for success?

Where in the world can we find happiness?

Why are we not satisfied with our advancement despite all of these so-called advancement in life?

There are so many “whys”.

So many questions.

So many inconveniences.

So many misfits.

Oh my…

But then, let me tell you that we cannot find really the real happiness in this world because we are situated in a place which is not suited for our real identity and constitutional position.

If we took a fish into the land, for example, it will not live longer.

It will live for about five (5) to ten (10) minutes and eventually it will die.

It will not live longer for about how many minutes more even if we will give so many amenities or to make it comfortable in order to live in land to support it, it will not be possible.

Because the body constitution of the fish is not conducive to the land.

Its real place in order to live is in the water or ocean.

In the same manner as we spirit souls are taken into this material world which, in our constitutional position is not suited as our real place, then we will not live longer eternally because this world is not our real place.

It is only temporary.

It is not permanent.

Our real place is in the spiritual world where God or Krishna resides. That is our real home.

Not in this world.

If we will be taken again in that spiritual world where we originally or eternally resides, then we will be happy forever eternally with God, Krishna.

It is logical, is it not?

Even how many advancements do we have, we will not be able to find that real happiness that which we are always longing for.

Because it is only material.

And the results will also be material.

It will not last long.

It is impossible because our bodies are not best suited for this material world.

Then, what will we do in order to gain that eternal life which is best suited for us?

It is through the revival of our real function.

And what is our real function?

It is through our eternal service unto Krishna or God.

That eternal service to God or Krishna is the continuous chanting of His Holy Names of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

If we will always be doing that and practice it everyday without fail, then it is guaranteed to give us what we are truly wishing for.

I am not discouraging you from your pursuits whatever they are, but if the same pursuits will be used in the service of Krishna or God, in Krishna consciousness or God consciousness, then we will become successful in life, both in this material world, as well as in the life ahead of us, which is spiritual.

That is called spiritual life.

That is our perfection.

That is what we are really wishing for – our eternal quest for happiness.

In other words, that is our real happiness.

Who does not want happiness?

Is there anyone who does not want happiness?

I hope no one.

Even the animals wants to have happiness.

Look at the dogs, for example, they are looking for happiness by searching for their mates.

After they have their mates, then they are satisfied.

I am not saying that we are categorized as animals but what I am saying is that we are higher in knowledge than the animals.

Because we know what is right and what is wrong.

While the animals cannot.

We can distinguished between good or bad.

But their happiness is different from ours because they are in the lower mode of life, while we are in a superior stage than they are.

But nevertheless, the same, we are always searching for happiness and they are also searching for happiness.

We cannot afford not to.

Until next post.

Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and always chant these Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will become sublime”.

If you have any question or comment about this post, please do comment below this post and I will appreciate and answer it to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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Wealthy Affiliate Review – My Unique Opinion

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Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com
Price: $0 Starter Membership (get free account)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Overall Rank: 98 out of 100
Who it’s for: Newbie – Expert

INTRODUCTION TO WEALTHY AFFILIATE


I have a unique personal opinion on Wealthy Affiliate, the main reason being I am one of the enumerable members.  Before you will call “bias” on me, let me explain why my review of Wealthy Affiliate will serve to be of utmost benefit to you.

ONE, I have insight like nobody else into what Wealthy Affiliate is, where it came from and why they have been able to create the longest standing. And most importantly, what I like to think – “the most innovative Internet Business community online”.

TWO, I am most probably the biggest critic of Wealthy Affiliate and I continue to be on that point up to this day.  I know Wealthy Affiliate is not perfect because nothing is perfect.  I am not perfect, either. When you know that you are never going to be perfect, it gives you something to work towards it, right?   I honestly know where I lack, where the Wealthy Affiliate lack, where its members are great at, and what we do well. And

LASTLY, I care what you think and I do care about helping other people like you.

Because of these, I want you to offer your comments below this review, if you have anything to say about Wealthy Affiliate, both good and bad.  The truth of the matter is that, I want to prove before you the truthfulness and realness of this review by putting them out here.

You will make your comment and I will respond.

Before I will get into the “what”, I want to outline the pros and cons of Wealthy Affiliate.

WHY BEING A WEALTHY AFFILIATE TRULY MAKES SENSE?


If you are on this review, the chances are you are interested in few things.   Learning how to create a successful business online, and then being able to actually do it.  The platform at Wealthy Affiliate is going to allow you to do this, regardless of what your background is, your technical knowledge, or your experiences are.  If you can make butter toast in bread, then you can build a business within Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂

Here are some of the most common “positives” or advantages why people love about Wealthy Affiliate.

  • Getting Started Training (the process is completely SIMPLIFIED!)
  • Video training, Tutorial training, Classroom training and Courses
  • 100,000’s of HELPFUL community members
  • 13+ Full, Interactive Classrooms
  • Live & Interactive Help (even at 2:00 o’clock in the morning!, 24/7/365 non-stop)
  • 2 Free, Beautifully Designed Websites
  • State of the Art Secure and Fast Hosting
  • Access to Industry Experts & Millionaires
  • A strict spam free environment
  • Completely FREE to Get Started! (with no catches)

The last one is most probably a big one for most.  Not only do you get access to all of these but you will get to do so, for no cost.    This is the only program in the industry that does this and there is a good reason for it. YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR EXPERIENCE AT WEALTHY AFFILIATE.  If you don’t, you can always come back here and leave me a big shout, or any kind of nasty comment. 🙂

MOST DEFINITELY, WHAT EXACTLY IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE?


The Wealthy Affiliate is more of a service and community, and it is far less of a product.  The community at Wealthy Affiliate is second to none in the online world, and something that we pride ourselves in.  If you are a jerk or your only purpose in joining is you like to spam, then you are definitely not going to be welcomed within the community.   If you are looking to earn money online, network with fellow entrepreneurs, get help from them and help others also, and learn a ton from the 1,000’s of experts at Wealthy Affiliate, and thus, it will be your new home.

One thing that you will find unique about Wealthy Affiliate is that Carson and Kyle, the co-founders and owners, are very active within the community on a daily basis.  You will even find them, including me of course, in there (sometimes into the early morning) helping folks get their campaigns running, website operating, or getting their businesses rolling in the right direction.

FOR WHOM IS WEALTHY AFFILIATE?


The Wealthy Affiliate program will caters to all levels of marketers and entrepreneurs, from a brand newbie to someone that is already running a successful business and wants to scale it to a whole new level.  When you get access to the members area, you are lead quickly and would walk you through, and will definitely lead and going to be immersed in the community and the kind of activities within the community.

So in a word and to sum it up, it is for EVERYONE.  All levels of expertise, any age, and any country in the whole online world, it works.  It also works like a charm on Tablets, iPads (I frequently use Wealthy Affiliate from my Tablet)…and other advance gadgets, like mobile devices.    Anywhere, or in any place, if you have a connection to the Internet, you can be building your business, getting training, or getting help within Wealthy Affiliate.

THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE TRAINING & TOOLS


The Whole Training is comprehensively organized, up-to-date, always reviewed, and we make it sure that these phases are current within Wealthy Affiliate.  There is training for all levels of expertise, including training for even the most advanced marketer.   The training is being offered in different formats:

Wealthy Affiliate Classrooms!

Wealthy Affiliate Classrooms!

  • Live Weekly Training Classes
  • Question and Answer Periods
  • Organized Classrooms (on specific topics)
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Video Training, Tutorial Training
  • Task Based Courses

It seems like there are a lot, right? Well, because it is.  There are over ONE THOUSAND (1,000) powerful training modules that you can find within Wealthy Affiliate, essentially each Classroom reveals an entire different online business model that could be used to generate a full time income online.

And that is just some of the major highlights to being a member of Wealthy Affiliate.  You will also get FULL access to ALL of the tools you need to run a successful business online…

The Tools & Services within Wealthy Affiliate offers you potentially robust “tool belt” to fully accomplish all of your research, in your writing, and in creating your website

Easy to Build Websites!

Easy to Build Websites!

building/hosting applications for your business.   Included in the members area are:

  • Keyword & Competition Research Tool
  • WordPress Express (3 click website builder)
  • Low Competition, Cherry Picked Keyword Lists
  • State of the Art, Unlimited Cloud Hosting (for Premium Members)
  • Access to over 2,400 website templates/themes
  • Ability to add over 30,000 different “features” to your website
  • Rapid Writer, your content “friend”

Once you are inside the Wealthy Affiliate, you will not have to worry about tools and services needed to run your business, because EVERYTHING is included already. It is truly the only “all inclusive” online business platform out there.

REALLY, IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO CREATE A SUCCESS STORY (LITERALLY)


Have you ever needed help with something and ended up going to Google and searching up for help?   I know how do you feel.  And when it comes to making money online and you are trying to create a successful business, it is very nice to know that you can get help when you need it, right at that very moment and get it in a timely fashion.

These are what you will get at Wealthy Affiliate with the live, 24/7 community and support system.  There are many different types of support offered at Wealthy Affiliate, they are:

Personal support from Kyle

Support from me. 🙂

  • Live, 24/7/365 Chat
  • Interactive Discussions
  • Live Question & Answer periods
  • Private 1-on-1 support with KYLE & CARSON
  • Private access to community experts

You will never be alone and you will never feel like you are in the “dark”, like you feel with almost every other services out there.

Some people up to this day will find it hard to believe that KYLE & CARSON takes the time to help people out.  It is a reality within Wealthy Affiliate though, they are there to help folks.  And with my experience, I have a lot of things to share and a lot of insights that will help speed up your path to success.

WHAT KIND OR SORT OF WORK WILL YOU BE DOING AT WEALTHY AFFILIATE?


I get so many questions like about “what will I be doing to make money at Wealthy Affiliate?”.   There are many things that you can do to earn revenue online. In fact, there are 100’s of different ways that are taught within Wealthy Affiliate.   However, I want to simplify things first for you. So in a nutshell, this is how it works:

When you join Wealthy Affiliate, you are given two options.  You can either follow your passion; maybe you like coaching basketball, volleyball, football, gardening or whatever you like, you can choose that as your path of direction.  This is going to be your starting point and the initial training course is going to show you how you can take your passion and turn it into a full time business within the online world.  Cool stuff, right?

If you do not have a passion or a niche, or you want us to choose one for you, then that is OKAY, too.  Wealthy Affiliate has an affiliate bootcamp with a “predefined” topic that you will be building a business from.  This training is a complete walk through, starting at the frame of bare bones and there is no experience necessary.

So basically, you are going to learn to take your passion and will create a business online.  It will start with a niche website, and it is going to end up with you earning in a whole variety of ways from that website.  This can be through the promotion of different affiliate programs, ads, or otherwise that you like.  If you want a more in-depth explanation, go to my “how making money online works” post.

THE PRICE?


The Wealthy Affiliate has two membership price options and you can chose which one best fits for you. They are:

Starter Membership, $0 (Join Here)
Premium Membership, $47 per month / $359 per year (Join Here)

The $0 seems too good to be true, but that statement would be completely wrong. And I will explain to you why.   When you will join Starter, you are going to be granted instant access to the Wealthy Affiliate community.  This includes access to the live chat, over 500 training modules, 3 classrooms, networking, commenting, 2 free websites, access to the keyword tool.  Going on and on, and on…

To be honest with you, there is no other paid product in the industry that can compete with Wealthy Affiliate’s FREE Starter membership. Why? Because there is …

Wealthy Affiliate Premium.  This is the “be all, end all” package if you are even remotely interested in an online business.  The Wealthy Affiliate was created to remove all of the other “stuffs”, and you don’t need to worry about going to another paid coaching program outside Wealthy Affiliate during your day to day activities.  The pesky hosting fees, the pesky keyword tool fees, website builder fees, paying for hired help, searching the net tirelessly for answers to your questions, and getting access to the RIGHT training…all those things have vanished within Wealthy Affiliate Premium into a single low price.

I will always say that once you have joined Wealthy Affiliate Premium, you will never buy another guru book, internet scam, or expensive online success course again.  I mean it!  Absolutely, EVERYTHING you need is already available at Wealthy Affiliate, including the 1-on-1 expert help from real living with flesh and bones, breathing and proven online experts.

You will never get scammed again online, if you are a Premium member at Wealthy Affiliate, I can really assure you of that.

MY FINAL OPINION + SPECIAL BONUS!


Join the starter, it’s $0.  You can always come back here to my site and yell at me if you don’t like it (seriously).  And did I mention it was free?   Upon joining, I will make sure to get in touch with you within the first hour.  I want you to make me one promise however if you do join…that you will set-up your account.  It is simple and you will be walked through it upon joining WA.

Join Wealthy Affiliate, it’s $0 (Free)!

How to Claim Your Bonus…

When you join your FREE Starter Account, Kyle and Carson, the founders and owners, are going to offer you a bonus if you will decide to become a PREMIUM member within the first 7 days (including a 59% discount).  When you create your account at Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson will be personally contacting you on your profile with their “hello” and some more information about WA, how to get help from them, and how to claim your bonus.  Trust me, this is going to be some AWESOME and AMAZING stuff.

You will never know what you have been missing all of these years of your online journey until you step foot inside of Wealthy Affiliate.

MY SUMMARIZED OVERVIEW


Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Sales Page URL: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Owners: Kyle & Carson
My Overall Ranking of WA:  98 out of 100 points
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MY VERDICT: WEALTHY AFFILIATE IS TOTALLY LEGIT

Wealthy Affiliate is Totally Legit!

If you would like to leave your personal review or experience of Wealthy Affiliate or you have any questions, please do leave them below. I would love to hear your feedback!

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How Effective Is Chanting The Holy Names?

If you will notice from my previous posts up to the present, you will read and find at the bottom of each posts the phrase: Please be vegetarian and chant these Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime“.

These sixteen words which consists of Hare, Krishna, and Rama are the seeds of the mantra found in the revealed scriptures of ancient India’s vedic literatures, the Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam and other supplemental literatures related to the Vedas.

Man – means mind and tra – means freeing.

So in other words, the word mantra means to free the mind away from the anxieties of the material world.

It is also sometimes called the Hare Krishna Mahamantra.

Maha – means great.

So Hare Krishna Mahamantra means the great chant of deliverance for the spirit soul from the material world.

When chanted out clearly on a beads by anyone in a state of mind in devotion before the picture of Lord Krishna, it will cleanse all the sins and activities performed in previous lives, little by little in the heart of the chanter.

And gradually awakening the soul’s original transcendental position in a state of awakening love of God, called prema or pure love of Godhead.

It is also sometimes called Krishna prema.

Since the names of Krishna is non-different from Him, and since God-Krishna is all powerful, His names are also non-different from Him and they are all powerful.

Powerful enough than any kind of weapon in this material world from upper down to the lower part of material creation.

It can destroy the sinful activities of the chanter or devotee and in due course, the true identity of the Lord will be revealed in his heart.

Anyone who chants the Hare Krishna Mahamantra is freed from fear and he will become pure in heart and in his action, knowing that his activities are mould enough to be in the loving service of the Lord, He is eligible to be transferred from this material world to the spiritual word where Lord Krishna resides.

From there, he will enjoy the personal association of the Lord face to face.

He can play with Him, eat with Him, associate with Him, and he will never come back again to this miserable material world where birth, death, old age, and disease are to be felt.

Any one who is practicing Krishna consciousness and reading the vedic literatures every day are called devotees of Lord Krishna.

Devotees of Lord Krishna are always advised to chant these Holy Names every day on a beads consisting of one hundred and eight (108) beads for sixteen (16) rounds every day, and is available in all Hare Krishna centers around the world.

Below is the picture of the chanting beads I am referring to:

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Picture courtesy of KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

If you want to get a full details on how to chant the Hare Krishna Mahamantra, please get in touch with their website: www.srikrishna.mandir.org or go get in touch with the email address at sri.krishna.mandir@gmail.com for full details and you can also get full information related to the Hare Krishna community worldwide.

You can also get the support and other reading materials related to the Krishna consciousness movement and all informations in every aspect of life.

It is my pleasure to introduce to you this community of devotees in the whole world.

They are always very accommodating and if you need a helping hand, they are always there to lead you.

If you have any question/s, please feel free to ask and they (and me also) will be happy to help and answer all of your questions to the best of our knowledge.

We are more than happy to introduce to you the transcendental knowledge derived from the right authoritative sources beginning from Lord Krishna Himself up to the present link with His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder/Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).

He is a pure devotee of Krishna as he is the spiritual preceptor/teacher of the stupendous and cosmogonal Krishna consciousness movement.

Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and always chant these Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will become sublime”.

If you have any question or comment about this post, please do comment below this post and I will appreciate and answer it to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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What Is Karma And How Does It Work?

Does every one of us have karma?

Or only living entities with bad fate are subjected to karma, or shall we say “karmic reactions” because they were suffering from some sort of discomfort or happiness?

According to the vedic texts of ancient India, “karma” or any activity that we are doing is subject to karmic reactions, whether good or bad.

Let’s say for example, if I throw a ball to the ground, the ball will automatically bounce back to me who throws it.

Another one is, if I did something good to another person, something good will also be given to me by that person or, even if that person will not be the one who will give it back to me.

It may be someone, it may be another one, or it may be some sort of incidence that will be good in nature that will happen to me.

That is how I describe it here.

Now, if something bad had been done to another person or living entity, that bad thing that has been done to that person or living entity will also be done to the wrongdoer.

That is the law of nature – that is the law of karma.

We cannot escape it.

The law of karma that has been proven by our material scientists, states: For every action, there is always an opposite reaction.

That is the law of nature.

No one can escape even if you are rich or poor, President of a certain country, politician, boy or girl, and even if you are a King or Queen, no one is exempted.

Even if you are an American, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or of any race.

Even if you are Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Mohammedans, or any kind of religious denominations you belong to, karma is operating.

Even if you are a resident of another planet or any place in this material world, you cannot escape or be free from karma, whether good or bad, we are subject to the stringent laws of material nature.

That is the nature of living in this material world.

From the very beginning of our life up to the end, we are subjected to karmic reactions, whether good or bad.

So is the saying goes: “I have that some thing is happening to me”.

Undoubtedly, it is.

So the happening to us at the present moment is exactly the same what we have done in the past.

Feeling and willing propels us to the activity of our mind that we cannot escape even for a moment.

Since life is a continuous process since the very beginning of our life up to the present, we have accumulated insurmountable karma that is propelling us to exist because life in itself is a continuity to do what pleases us, so whether good or bad, we do not know the intricacies because we are bound by this subtle law which exist in nature under the direct supervision of the Supreme.

So to be safe from a most grievous instances of bad reactions, we should do what is the most desirable things that we know will happen to us in return.

I know at the present, people tend not to accept the unfortunate and undesirable things that is happening to them, so it takes time for them to understand this subtle situation.

With this in mind, we must commit ourselves to doing things which will not destroy us or to destroy mother nature and we must strive to do the necessary things needed to sustain anyone for the good of all.

This is only material thinking and I am not yet inclined to discuss spiritual subject with regards to this, as this subject matter is very difficult for an ordinary human being just like me to understand subtle subject matter.

What I have said here is my only understanding and based on my experience, so please bear with me.

I am not a good writer, preacher, or anyone else with superior intelligence and intellectual ability, but a lowly civil servant worker engaged in giving service to the people.

If I have any misunderstanding, misrepresentation, or any lack on my part, it is because I am only endowed with limited intelligence as a human being.

Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and chant the Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”.

If you have any comment or suggestion, please do comment below this post and I appreciate very much and I will try my best to answer it to the best of my knowledge.

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How Can We Achieve Peace – A Proposal?

Today and in the future years to come, someone or almost everyone endowed with reasoning power ability is contemplating if can we have complete peace in the whole world.

Look at the world trends now in terms of local, international, and global news which can be seen in Televisions, internet, and other forms are filled with violence that is happening worldwide and is caught the attention of all kinds of citizens in every nooks and corners in all parts of the world.

Is this the kind of trends now that we used to dream of for ourselves and our loved ones?

Are we safe now a days?

Drug related violence are happening nearly in all walks of life locally and internationally.

Have we noticed that?

Among the youths, these dilemma are the causes of dis-unification among themselves and among the people, society, nations, organizations, and many other sorts of denominations.

It is also the subject matter in our daily encounters with other people.

Our inter-personal relationships with others is being affected and compromised and almost all of us are not anymore in accord with religious thoughts because we might think that what they were saying or preaching are not sincerely felt and taught.

In other words, not all are sincere.

Aren’t they?

Are we?

Sometimes it is felt and sometimes it is passed on without sense.

In other words, we are afraid that our minds will be polluted with hidden agendas and interests that will somehow or other affect us.

Ideologies and interests are somewhat put before their aims in giving their own personal opinions and/or interpretations to gain the majority of the people, in order to serve their motives.

It is somewhat subtly interweaves in their ideologies in order to deceive the masses of people.

Forgive me if someone or others among you was affected with what I have said.

So let us be aware and beware always so that we will not be deceived.

Sometimes, because we have no one to turn to during our trials in life, we are permitting this idea to ease the pain that we are experiencing but in the end will destroy the very essence of good ideologies that we had learned and nurtured, most specially so that we were already gripping towards their prey.

If somehow or other, we come to know that all things in this world are made by someone and that we should abide by His orders, then, perhaps, we will not be put into so much difficulty because His will is His will and that we are only abiding in his order to cooperate with Him.

We should cooperate with Him and put our trust in everything with Him so that things will go on smoothly.

Another one is that we are quarreling over the properties of God that was entrusted to us, that’s why we are bickering with one another not knowing that everything belongs to Him.

We are like His children quarreling with one another over His properties and if that is the trend, then surely He will get angry at us because we do not want to hear from Him.

That should not be, we should acknowledged everything that everything belongs to Him even our own lives.

We should be responsible with all our actions because it will cause reactions, because “in every actions there is always and opposite reactions”.

That is the law of karma.

That will be my next post.

Happy reading!

Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of         Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and always chant the Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”.

If you have questions or comments, please do comments below this post and I will appreciate very much and will answer it to the best of my knowledge. 

 

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The New Year’s Resolution – 2016

The year 2015 had just passed and 2016 had just entered in our current calculation, as we now know everyone of us may have or, will have to make his or her own new year’s resolutions to better their, I think, financial or social positions in all walks of life.

Whatever it may be, it is for you and for your loved ones’ benefit and for sure, if ever time permits, will be for the good of everyone.

It is in this year where we are going to face new challenges and yet to come unexpected opportunities.

And for sure, we are aiming for a better choices if we have learned from our mistakes in the past.

Mistakes that can correct us, if we will truly accept and have that feeling of corrections that we want it to be.

But have we asked ourselves what are those resolutions that we want to make it better to attain an optimized better “you” in the pursuit of a “new you”?

Uncertain about it?

Maybe, for simplicity’s sake, it is more on about our attitudes that may have been distracting us from attaining what we want to be.

Generally speaking, we want to take the initiative as early as possible so that we will be certain that we can do or fix the negative attitudes that we had and change it with the best.

There were also instances in last year’ s happenings that had high impact on our lives that we do not want to happen again.

Whatever it is, it is you and Almighty knows what it’s all about.

It is for this reason that we want to make the most out of it now to get better because we have learned from our mistakes that had been committed in the past.

But the question is: Have we learned from those mistakes?

It is still uncertain for sure because we were not able to take the best course of action or actions in order to make the best decisions needed to fix and place ourselves in good high morale standard needed and acceptable in our society where we were placed in this world.

In today’s ever changing world, sometimes it is difficult to make resolutions or a partially made resolutions because it is difficult to promise that it will be made to be broke in the future, so it is better that we should keep it in the middle of every thing.

We should not forget that the future is still unknown and we have the opportunity to change what we want to change for the new challenging opportunities that awaits us and every one.

I am sure we do not want to be logged behind waiting for nothing but we do want to do things that will truly satisfy us and everyone.

It is for this simple reason that we should devote our precious time aiming to be better persons in this year and in the future years to come.

Happy reading!

Lord Krishna, the supreme Personality of G0o
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

Please chant these Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”.

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The Importance Of Service In All Society

Service, as we know is the essence of all existence of life.

For without service, all known societies cannot or will not exist.

Now, as we are existing, we are living in the name of service.

There are different kinds of services.

One service is the service for ourselves.  That is the number one service that is known to man.

Number two kind of service is the service to our creator for without service to Him, we will not exist. Our life will be useless.

The number three service is the service to our family, friends, or society.

There are different kinds of services.

Service cannot be separated from us as we go along the way for service is our constant companions always.

Just imagine if for any reason there is no service rendered, what will happen to us?

Is it not?

It is for this reason that we should exert our effort to render service to our fellow men, whether rich or poor, and not only for men, other lower forms of life also should be included in our service.

But did you know that the most very important service that anyone can render is the service to our creator?

Yes, that is the most if we want to have a very effective way of service.

Here is the proof to prove that indeed that is the very important kind of service that can be rendered.

Since the very beginning of creation, as we can read from the revealed scriptures, everything animate or inanimate came from Him. Nothing can exist in this world without Him. He is the cause of all causes of everything that be. That is the plain fact.

The very essence of life and all its component to support it came from Him.

In fact, we cannot create anything from our modern laboratories.

All those things that our scientists are using came from nature.

And they did not create nature.

Who created nature?

It must have been created by someone else.

We may not know who that someone is, but we are certain that nature has been created by someone aside from us.

In fact, we cannot create anything without the help from anyone.

All these things are all plain facts.

Now, we will begin from this plain fact – service to our creator.

It is just like this, take for example the trees.

We know that trees will not grow without the necessary needs needed to grow, like water, sunshine, vitamins and minerals, insecticide, and others. When all of these things are properly executed or poured to their roots, then plants will yield abundant fruits and other products necessary for our daily sustenance. Otherwise, it will be the opposite, it will not yield the necessary fruit and by-products we are expecting.

But if we will use this premise in regards to rendering service to our creator, if He is well pleased as the fountainhead of all energies or origin of everything, then the necessary sustenance that we need shall be given automatically by Him. That is a fact.

If we will pour water to the root of the tree, the tree will grow and eventually will yield fruits needed for our nourishment. Similarly, if we will render devotional service unto God, all our daily needs will be taken cared of by Him. And all things will be carried on smoothly and automatically.

But if we will refuse to render service to Him, then many undesirable things shall happen and we will know afterwards that we have forgotten Him.

The same also with the plant. If we will not pour water to the root of the tree, it will die. The same also with rendering devotional service to God. If we will not pour or give devotional loving service unto Him, then, we will also die slowly materially or spiritually because we are neglecting our duty by rendering devotional loving service unto Him. But if we will do our duty by properly doing our responsibility unto Him, then, everything will be provided automatically by Him and He will direct mother material nature to produce all things needed by us. And no one is excluded from Him because every living beings came from Him. Every need of all living entities will be provided AUTOMATICALLY by Him.

Lord Krishna, the supreme Personality of G0o
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and chant these Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”.

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My Apology

Today, while I am contemplating to prepare and go for work as I am a mere ordinary government employee, my focus was  on how to regularly post to my blog.

I was so worried because I was overwhelmed and burdened with so many office works (paper works and the like) that is required of me everyday, as this is the source of my bread and butter.

In addition to it is the updating of record files since the very beginning of business of the office I am presently working with.

We are required to update and shorten the burden of court record cases.

Not to mention family responsibilities, as I am a family man and I have to attend to my family needs as well as support in their educational fees.

For a week of two to three, I have also been into these money making opportunities in the internet searching here and there, but sad to say, I have not seen what I am searching.

I am looking for ways on how to make additional ways on how to make a living by using the internet, that is the reason why I was not able to post on a regular basis for you, my dear readers.

Since the very beginning of this site some time in May of this year up to this time of November, that is around six (6) months already, and along with it is the fact that since I am not sure whether my blog will reach the audience I was expecting, and that I was not able to get Google Adsense for its monetization some time in September and October in order that I will also earn even a little dime, I am thinking to stop this blog and surrender for good because it is not getting enough traffic.

That is their reason.

That is in the past months some time in September and October, I am applying for an adsense account but they did not approve it because my site, according to them, is not getting enough traffic in order that it can be monetized.

I am afraid that for the third time I will apply, I will be banned and disqualified from their site.

Maybe, I was not yet approved because my site is still new and that it needs to be optimized in order that it can get enough traffic.

That is my predicament as of this moment.

I have been into this state of mind for several days for quitting but …

As I was considering the many pros and cons of having a site like this, I remember the mission of my beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) – to preach the teachings of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in all nooks and corners of the whole world”.

Although I did not met him personally, I know deep down in my heart that he is talking to me to carry out even a little portion of his divine mission, that is always clinging in my mind.

He was introduced to me by my god brothers through his many books – vedic books – as he is a pure devotee of Krishna or God.

He was His representative through the chain of unbroken disciplic succession beginning with God Himself.

To flood the entire world with God consciousness or Krishna Consciousness was his life and soul to fulfill the desire of his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktissidhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaja Prabhupada, to preach Krishna consciousness or God consciousness into the English speaking countries and for the whole world in general.

As this is my vow to follow also in the footstep of His Divine Grace, I am regaining my composure to take the stand to post in any way I could in order to pursue this vow – to preach love of Krishna or God.

Even a very small fraction only in carrying his divine mission in the propagation of love of God.

In my mind, whether I will earn or not, it doesn’t matter just so long as I can serve his lotus feet through this blog in fulfilling his desire.

I will take this as a challenge in order to make him happy – that is a part of my life.

To make my share also in performing his divine mission to the whole world.

If by performing this task, I will not be able to perform perfectly as I am unqualified to preach, it is only that I was not qualified to do what he pleases.

My deepest apology my dear readers.

And why I am doing this?

It is because “I love you” as spirit souls, being parts and parcels of Krishna or God.

I felt I am indebted to you, as well as unto his lotus feet, because what he has shared to me will also be shared to you for free.

It is for this reason that I want to share with you what I am feeling now and what I had felt during this past days or weeks of contemplation.

Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and always chant the Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”.

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The Proper Way Of Disposing Dead Bodies Of Humans

Last November 1st was inaugurated as All Souls Day or All Saints Day.

Numerous people from all walks of life have participated from this celebration all over the world.

Remembering our loved ones who have gone already is not bad because they were part of our life when they were still living with us.

We have exchanged good moments and have cherished and shared memories up to this moment of our life that it is impossible for us to forget them.

Good and bad memories alike were shared with them and they, too, shared with us.

And now that they were gone, their memories cannot be forgotten as long as we will live on continuously.

But the question is: what is the proper way of disposing human dead bodies?

I am not against any kind of religious practices and I respect all of your spiritual views and needs wherever you belong to, just as long as it is about God consciousness.

I am always on with that.

But did you ever noticed that cemeteries wherever it was placed is widening and widening and taking most portions of land.

The space in which it was placed is being destroyed and not to mention the facilities and maintenance was also being increasing.

It is taking the place of space in which, if used in proper way, we can engage in agriculture and other plant based products that can sustain us.

Can we not think of another way of disposing dead bodies so that we will not be in short of land space that we can plant on?

I propose that instead of burying dead bodies on the ground, we have to cremate so that it will not take too much space which is most likely to be allotted in planting.

By cremating, dead bodies will be disposed of properly, and in a clean manner.

It will not harm the environment because it was burned and besides dead bodies will be turned into ashes, which is another term for soil.

It goes out to say, “Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return”.

In doing this, we can help mother nature to cope with environmental problems and will help us as well.

Because by burying dead bodies, mother nature is being destroyed and the water which is being used in drinking and household needs will be tainted with bacteria, which will result to so many kind of diseases.

That is the reason why we are already running out with pure and safe water to drink.

Have we not realized that we are already depending on mineral water because of this practices and other man-made facilities like factories engaged in canning sardines, slaughterhouses-killing innocent animals alike, to name a few.

Have we not realized that we are already depending on mineralized refilling water for safe drinking?

Look at the commercial establishments.

Nearly, every corner in our place are water stations and not only that, also NAWASA (called in the Philippines) water stations where water is treated with chlorine in order to kill bacteria in water and will become safe for drinking purposes.

There were so many business establishments who were engaged in this kind of business-selling mineral water placed in plastic bottles.

And the results will be our garbage will be full of plastic bottles and other plastic wastes.

And when plastic materials and other wastes are burned, excessive heat will be infused in the atmosphere, thus, creating excessive heat and in return, these heat will then affect us.

In the past, people used to drink water in water pumping station without getting any diseases than at the present moment.

Because of animals waste of blood needs plenty of water in order to clean meat products, these wastes is being poured down in rivers or water facilities and when these wastes will decay or decompose, it will create undesirable effects (called toxins) on nature and nature in turn will also affect us in the form of diseases.

Come to think of it.

Can we not realized these adverse effects?

But if we will be engaged in fruits and vegetables to sustain us, can you not imagine the cleanliness and healthiness that it can bring for us.

It is better to educate the masses of people to please consider this concern for the betterment of all people in the world.

Come to think about it.

This will benefit anyone and everyone.

Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and always chant the Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”. 

If you have any comment or suggestion, please do comment below this post and I will appreciate and answer it to the best of my knowledge. 

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Why There Are Many Calamities Nowadays?

Calamities may come because it is under the laws of nature, which in turn the laws of nature was under the control of God.

There is nothing in nature that will not come into existence without the knowledge of someone who has full and absolute control of everything.

But sad to say that we do not know why these calamities are coming without even knowing when it comes.

We are not prepared when it comes because we are enamored with so material things.

In other words, we are wholly and fully engrossed with material knowledge and material things, that we do not know  we are already forgetting that someone who has full control of everything.

Because of that, we are already on the brink of drowning into material existence that we do not know we are under the control of material nature.

A few weeks ago in the Philippines, we experienced the whopping wind of typhoon “Lando” that raged the entire country most specially in Luzon which was heavily whipped by that typhoon.

Also in Visayas and Mindanao were not also spared from its rage.

Countless families in these areas were homeless and some income generating infrastructures and agricultures were destroyed due to heavy rains and strong raging winds.

Not to mention the previous typhoon “Yolanda”, which happened last November 8, 2013 and also destroyed homes and other building infrastructures.

Also the tidal wave which happened a few years ago in Japan, which raged thousands of buildings, houses, and many businesses alike, and thousands of lives were lost.

And now after two to three weeks, the “El Nino” phenomenon, also known as excessive heat, that no rain will not fall is again beginning to take its course, leaving countless agricultural fields shall and will become dry due to excessive heat.

Thus, farmers and others engaged in this field of endeavor will not be able to plant rice and other vegetable plants and other fruit-bearing trees will not be able to be grown to produce sustainable products to humans’ and animals’ needs alike.

Sometimes, we are wondering why these calamities are coming.

Why?

What have we done that mother nature are inflicting these calamities?

So many questions are asked.

What have we done in nature that nature is keeping us on its grip hurling us in agony without any sympathy and without any reason.

Why, He does not love us anymore?

Are we not asking these questions?

Perhaps, you too, are asking these questions.

In your country, are you not experiencing these?

Wherever your place is, we are not spared from these calamities, isn’t it?

Perhaps, its about time to search out the answers to these happenings because it concerned anyone and everyone, no one is exempted.

All I can say is that, we should engage in loving service to the Lord of everything – GOD.

We should cultivate loving relationship with God Almighty so that all these calamities will be minimized.

He is giving us all of these undesirable things because we are forgetting HIM so that we could remember HIM.

There is no reason why HE is inflicting us these natural calamities because we are forgetting HIM.

That’s the reason that I know.

More post on the next.

Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead

“Please be vegetarian and always chant these Holy Names of God: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare / Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare and your life will be sublime”.

If you have any comment or suggestion, please do comment below this post and I will appreciate and answer it to the best of my knowledge.