Whosoever remembers God, ultimately becomes one with God
March 31, 1988
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur
At the present time, in all religions, a particular class has declared itself to be the proprietor of religion. In all religions, such an arrangement has been made by them that without their permission, it is impossible to meet God whereas all the scriptures openly oppose this arrangement.
api chet su-durāchāro bhajate mām ananya-bhāk
sādhur eva sa mantavyaḥ samyag vyavasito hi saḥ (9:30)
Even if the vilest sinners worship Me with exclusive devotion, they are to be considered righteous because they have made the proper resolve.
kṣhipraṁ bhavati dharmātmā śhaśhvach-chhāntiṁ nigachchhati
kaunteya pratijānīhi na me bhaktaḥ praṇaśhyati (9:31)
Quickly they become virtuous and attain lasting peace. O son of Kunti, declare it boldly that no devotee of Mine is ever lost.
māṁ hi pārtha vyapāśhritya ye ’pi syuḥ pāpa-yonayaḥ
striyo vaiśhyās tathā śhūdrās te ’pi yānti parāṁ gatim (9:32)
All those who take refuge in Me, whatever their birth, race, gender, or caste, even those whom society scorns, will attain the supreme destination.
kiṁ punar brāhmaṇāḥ puṇyā bhaktā rājarṣhayas tathā
anityam asukhaṁ lokam imaṁ prāpya bhajasva mām (9:33)
What then to speak about kings and sages with meritorious deeds? Therefore, having come to this transient and joyless world, engage in devotion unto Me.
The above verses in the Bhagavad Geeta clearly confirm that no one is the proprietor of God. The door of God is open to all, but due to qualities of the present age, so much darkness has spread in the world that no one can see the right path. In this age, people get easily attracted to hypocrites who mislead them by false pretenses.
Despite this, the religious teachers of the present age out of selfishness give the explanation of this holy scripture in a distorted manner that people get confused. They explain the concept of sin, virtue, sacrifice, austerity, charity, hell, and heaven in such a way that people even lose their normal wisdom out of fear. In this way, the business of looting the people in the name of religion is running everywhere.
“You have no religious sentiments. Kitchen alone is your God and utensils are your religious scriptures.”
Swami Ji has rightly depicted the picture of the religious preachers of the world. Today, all the religious preachers of all religions of the world have made it a means of earning their livelihood and they are ready to go to any extent for this.
They have created organizations to protect themselves from any revolt against them. Nowadays, religion is taught on the basis of fear, greed, enticement, etc. We cannot find emotions like love, compassion, faith, trust, etc. in it. This situation has reached its peak now. The people of the world are no longer ready to accept this. Change is the rule of nature. No one can evade it. Hence, this religious arrangement is about to end very soon.
In the Bhagavad Geeta, Bhagwan Shri Krishna in the ninth chapter says-
samo ’haṁ sarva-bhūteṣhu na me dveṣhyo ’sti na priyaḥ
ye bhajanti tu māṁ bhaktyā mayi te teṣhu chāpyaham (9:29)
- Bhagwan Shri Krishna
I am equally disposed to all living beings; I am neither inimical nor partial to anyone. But the devotees who worship Me with love reside in Me and I reside in them.