Q: is in Black
A: is in Red
My JS to all mahatmas and Aptaputras…..
I had a question that I wished to ask regarding marriage. When considerating a spouse, my understanding is that one should consider someone that will complement and support you in your hightest goal of mosksa-this being a principal consideration. How then should one differentiate whether an attraction one feels towards someone is PRIMARILY FOUNDED on a physical attraction (vishaya) versus a “recognition” of a spirtual counterpart for the relative self? -i.e. desire correct bhuddhi in deliberating process. Have tried to refer to Harmony in Marriage title but still had this question. Appreciate your guidance, clarifications, and comments! Apologies for length of question! My JS!
A: It is not only attraction but it is like something that tinkles inside and that shows your deep Karmic connection with that individual. However, this is the secondary criteria [because you meet individuals with Karmic connections only]. First, that individual should be is selected from your own caste preferably, family checked, and endorsed by your parents. And as much you deviate from this criterion you are getting into unforeseen trouble now in the present life and then in the future lives too, the intensity of which depends on the level of your deviation.
Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
I have some questions concerning the statements made above.
If it is true that Mahatma’s are only born to other mahatma’s…
then how does this knowledge expand and grow to other people?
Through the fragrance of your own when other people come into your interaction it happens naturally. PEOPLE LEARN AS THEY SEE. So, one should never become a bad example for others and that is how you can help others by setting up your own LIVE example.
Shouldn’t everyone have this knowledge in order to attain moksh?
Yes. Such a Knowledge of Self is Mandatory for one’s Moksh.
there are so many cases where people drink alcohol and don’t become alcoholic. Drinking alcohol doesn’t seem to mean one is an alcoholic. Just like taking medicine doesn’t make one become addicted to medicine. Moderation would seem to be the key. Additionally, you kill thousands of lives everyday. Every step you take, you have killed thousands of organisms. Does this mean we should not walk? Drinking alcohol may kill organisms but so does everything else.
When you consume alcohol you are taking the stuff within you [your body] and that is why wise should always use discrimination power to live with complete insight. As many no of lives we consume so is the effect on our spiritual alertness. If one really wants to understand and assimilate the subtle science of spirituality, one should definitely refrain from all such food stuffs that being the path of total non-violence and Absolute perfectness. Imagine, just one spoonful of alcohol has soooo… many lives. Recollect the method of fermentation used to make alcohol. The purpose of drinking boiled water is also the same. When you boil water, you are killing the life part and when such water is consumed [just the body of water] you lose some part [spiritually] for killing but you gain much more through spiritual endeavors when you have avoided many lives to enter your body. I hope you understand. Therefore, all spiritually alert people would normally MINIMISE or AVOID all food stuffs with many lives such as tomatoes, egg plant, everything that grows under the ground, untreated yoghurt, regular water etc. This is necessary for one who wants to grow spiritually fast. However, insistence of this leading to trifles should always be avoided because there is a bigger loss in that.
1. doesn’t love mean understanding and working out your differences?
This is correct in the grosser and very extrovert world today.
2. Also concerning caste, it seems to me not to be an issue to American Indian kids, so why does it matter if they marry different types of indians?
Dadaji has permitted lately that at least an Indian is acceptable that too preferably north Indian with a north Indian and so on…
Are we as indians still trying to divide our culture into castes that have simply brought social problems?
This is the problem of today. Previously with the caste system, which was just a wise social arrangement based on one’s physical nature, mental and spiritual development [prakruti] yet there were not any differences as you see today!
It seems contrary to seeing the pure soul in everyone.
That doesn’t mean marry a horse [a pure soul] with a donkey [another pure soul]!!! The reason is marriage takes place between prakruti and not between souls as lovers believe. When the prakrutis are poles apart in basic belief those marriages would fail with high probability. It is an arrangement by our wise great grandfathers for successful marriage and happy social living. In fact, everything finally ends to a Gyani [Enlightened soul] or an absolute Gyani [Tirthankara].