All bookish words... This is what happened when people read too much religious/spiritual books .. they become Philosophers !
Here is a book recommendation for you ..the book, "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robert Sharma" :) :)
Here is the book summary, if you don't have time to read!
Do you consider yourself a complete creation or partial creation ?
Don't know..Will tell you know when I find it.. All I believe is that my true nature is divine.
1. So lets suppose that you reach to God then what next ? I am taking about normal people like you and me. You mention so many methods, I really wanna see that what's the objective in reaching to God.
The "what next" question is coming from the mind...The mind wants to think that the world cannot function without it !! There is nothing like "reaching God" !! God cannot be reached nor understood (by mind).. The awakened life is a new birth, pretty much.... where day to day actions are guided from intuition rather than mental calculations and plans. The new life is the beginning of another great journey into the Infinite, wherever it takes..
2. Regd... money part (living in bay area ): So God is biased. He can make someone rich or poor based on what efforts a person is putting. E.g. Shreem mantra...
Yes, that is true. As human beings, we have the ability to make choices.. You make the right choices and reap the benefits. It is not about God, it is about your choices.
"As you sow, so shall you reap ...Bible
3. So there are religious places i.e. there are places where God resides ? or some impression of him ?
God is everywhere and within us as well. Depending on what you want, you may visit those temples and get benefited to solve certain issues in life..
Check this out, how certain people have used it. The Indian temple Steve Jobs advised Mark Zuckerberg to visit
I think people don't know difference b/w religion and spirituality.
After reading your email, i am still not clear what are people trying to achieve.. GOD ? if yes then for what purpose you need GOD ? And for heaven sake don't go in past and mention names like Krishna etc. Krishna was many things so lets not bring people like him.
You are judging others again! It is not about others, it is about you.. God is the ultimate solution to satisfy the deep craving in human minds manifesting as desires.
People go to God for all sorts of things...
Aartho jijnasur artharthi, jnani ca bharatarsabha ( Gita)
Four types of people seek Me – the distressed, the seekers of Knowledge, the wealth-seekers and the men of wisdom.
Why are you so upset with Krishna? What is wrong in learning from the past? Krishna is the best party-god I can think of, best suitable for bay area life :) He lived a life of extreme opulence and ultimate spirituality...Is that not what we want in our own lves? To me, there is no one else who lived a life like that.. We do not want impractical ethics... or would you suggest (like Buddha) to get Nirvana but go beg when you are hungry? ( Please don't get me wrong, I have deep respect for compassionate Buddha,..just quoted him this way here to prove my point)..
You see current society and show me that people have achieved GOD and what they have achieved out of it.
There are a number of living self-realized masters... Just you need to do the homework of searching and finding..
What have they achieved ? Nothing.. Reminds me this quote from Ramesh Balsekhar. (between $1million and enlightenment, choose $million) :) : )
"Some seek a million dollars, and some seek salvation. So if you had the choice (which you don't), I would suggest that you seek a million dollars because if you get a million dollars, there will be someone to enjoy those million dollars. But when enlightenment happens, there will be no " one " to enjoy anything."
Or how about asking previous generation that did they ever find GOD ? Or they lived whole life in fear and insecurity or race to money or doing best efforts on how to get fit n the society.
You are looking at the dark side and drawing hideous conclusions..The observer is the problem here...It is something like going to San Francisco and concluding that the whole city is full of homeless people..and failing to notice the sky scrapers!
All these methods have been used by previous generations too. So how about asking them first that if they ever find GOD ? it's good to know if these old methods works or not.
Asking whom? the previous generations? The test of pudding is in eating..You have to try out the methods and find out for yourself... It may nor may not work for you..You have to find your own path..
"Be a lamp unto yourself" --Buddha
I would be very happy to talk to the person who said that he reached to God if you've any person in previous generation or in your known world here who claims that he reached.
I would encourage you to go and talk to them. I had the good fortune to talk to a few of them, spend some time with them, when I was much younger. They will blow your mind for sure! (not according to your terms, though)
Can some one ask Dr. Pillai that how come people in China and Russia are so Rich ? No God works there. And how come so many countries are so poor. My be Dr. Pillai should leave India and start visiting the poor people or poor countries. I can help him in reaching out to right people. Unfortunately all these super masters reach to US, which is already rich. They don't start with the right place. Very strange.
You are just shooting from the hip, without looking at available facts., with no knowledge about Pillai center and their activities..They have their own charitable activities in India.. Your comments are just unkind and not based on facts. It is just verbal diarrhea, at best!
I am not sure why you are equating God with Wealth (or poverty). You worship a rich God, you become rich...that is my point. If that is what you want..For many people, money doesn't make any sense. Let them do something else. They don't need to worship a rich god.
Inspite of it, I don't see China and Russia among AAA rated countries :) Hong Kong may be!
And to my Bay area fellow - you are already blessed over too much if you are living here. So don't ask for more because it might be coming from poor people bucket.. Great God is so rich that he can make someone poor and someone rich. Amazing... i am truly impressed with God. He can make rich people more richer and poor people more poor. Awesome God !
Ha ha ..Hope you will think differently in your wiser moments !!