My experience with God’s promise fulfillment “I carry what they lack and preserve what they have”

अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जना: पर्युपासते |
तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम् || 22||

“One who always think of Me and engage in devotion to Me and whose minds are always absorbed in Me, I provide what they lack and preserve what they already possess.”
Early this week, I and my wife was traveling from Delhi to Mumbai by Rajdhani Express. I slept keeping my mobile and wallet in my trouser’s pocket.

Around 3:30 am when I woke up, I couldn’t find my wallet and mobile in my pocket. I immediately searched for it. The wallet was on the seat but the mobile wasn’t there. I searched everywhere but couldn’t find it.

After a while, I woke up my wife and informed her that my mobile is missing from my pocket. She got worried. She too started searching for it but we couldn’t find it. We dialed the number and it was ringing. However, no one was picking up the phone. My wife was extremely worried as it had important numbers, banking app, etc.

I asked her to go and sleep. I was pretty sure that it has been picked up by someone and there is no chance to get it back. I too went to sleep.
We woke up at around 6:30 am. We again dialled the number but no one was picking up the phone.

My wife advised me to ask the staffs of the train compartment. I called them and asked if they have seen my phone. They said no.

While we were talking about it with fellow passengers, another passenger approached us from the nearby seat. He said, “A Sardar Ji sitting closer to the door found a phone in the night. He asked me to direct the phone owner to him if anyone asks for it.

I immediately rushed to him. He immediately handed over the phone to him. He said, “I was keeping the phone on my seat itself so that if someone calls, I can hand it over to the owner.
Because the phone was in silent mode, he couldn’t hear or see our constant calling.

We thanked him, the God and everyone else who’ve put their efforts in helping me locate the phone.

While getting down from the train, I remembered God’s promise, “Drop everything and surrender unto me. I will take care of what you lack and preserve what you have.”

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This alone shall solve all your problems

A hungry, tired, and empty-handed disciple turns to a monk for help.
After carefully listening to the pain of his disciple, the monk hands him over a shining object.
“This alone shall solve all of your problems provided you reach out to the right person.” says the monk.
The disciple leaves the place in amusement. After a while, he meets a farmer and shows him the precious stone.
He says “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. It would be kind if you can buy this shining object from me.”
The farmer looks at the shining object and says, “It is none of my use but since you need to feed yourself, I can give you the grains equal to the weight of this object.”
The disciple remembers the words of the monk and leaves the place without making the deal.
After some travel, he meets a grocery merchant. He approaches him, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me necessary things.”
The merchant looks at the shining object and thinks it can help him measure the goods faster. “I can give you sugar equivalent to the weight of the shining object.”
The disciple reminds himself about the statement of the monk and moves ahead.
He travels further to reach out to a small town. He sees a jewelry shopkeeper who’ve in display many similar shining objects. He goes near the shopkeeper, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me some cash.”
The shopkeeper looks at it. He thinks that he can use it to make more pieces of jewelry and earn more money. says, “I will give you Rs. 10,000/- in exchange for the precious stone.”
The disciple continues his search for the right buyer. After a while, he finds a large diamond shop. He approaches the shop owner, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me necessary things.”
The diamond merchant evaluates the shining object. He gets surprised knowing that it is a precious Kohinoor stone for which he doesn’t have the capacity to buy.
He offers a solution, “Gentleman, you are so lucky to own this precious Kohinoor stone. I don’t think I have the money to buy it. However, I can offer you a partnership. We can make high-quality diamond pieces of jewelry from it and sell to people. From our earning, we can expand our business further to become rich and famous.”
The disciple agreed to firm up the partnership and over the period became rich and famous.
Whether you are in the job or business, you need to connect and network with the right kind of people who discovers your true value. Then only you can leverage your real potential and achieve your goals.

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Don’t die mad, sad, stressed, confused

During our conversation yesterday, she was sounding tired, hassled and exhausted. I quipped, “Why do you sound like you are excessively tired?”
“Yes, I am. Off late it seems I am surrounded with so many things. My sleep time has reduced to a few hours. I feel like I am working in my sleep too.” Replied she.
Me: “Think that you die in a moment from now. Your dead body is lying on the floor and your soul is looking at your body from up above. What would it say?”
After a momentary pause, I continued “Would it feel proud the way you are treating it inside your body?”
She said, “It is a quite new way to think and take stock of life.”
The question that you should ask: When your efforts are not directed at a cause or a purpose, how do you decide what to do day in and day out?
How do you know what to say no to and what to say yes to?
How do you know when you’ve had enough?
Why you’ve gotten on or off the track which keeps you tired, awake, hassled and hungry?

The answer you should find out is that find your meaning, direct your efforts to it, keep that meaning in view. It’s not the activity that
disturbs you, but false conceptions of things that drive you mad. Don’t die mad, sad, stressed, confused.

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The matter about things that don’t matter to you

How much of your time do you waste every day in useless activities, time waster activities, WhatsApp university, and social media distractions? How about you remain standstill contemplating about excitements, anger, ego, greed, lust, pretention, etc.?
When two days in your life is fixed why are you carrying these burdens which keep you overwhelmed and consume your life?
Why don’t you reclaim the remaining time of your life back? Why don’t you learn to say more “No” — as in “No, thank you,” and “No, I’m not going to get caught up in that,” and “No, I just can’t right now.” when you are faced with things that don’t matter to you?
The easy way out to stop wasting yourself and start spending time on the things that really matter to you begins with the realisation.

  • Write down how do you spend your time every day.
  • Strike down the things that you won’t have done.
  • Now, find out the things that you’d have spent more time and got a better result than you’d have.
  • Start planning your day in advance. Every morning spend 15-30 minutes planning your day for the things that matter to you.
  • Write the journal every day highlighting the things that you did to make yourself better, faster or time waster.
  • This will let you live your life for the things that matter most to you and enjoy your life—the life that you want.

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God is the ultimate recipient of all the services done to every living being

You face for types of living being:

Happy being who do good, live well and win hearts.

Sad people who are always regretful for their past, unsatisfied for their present and fearful about their future.

Virtuous people are always satisfied with their present and always prepared for opportunities.

Sinful beings who are surrounded with lust, gluttony, greed, laziness, wrath, envy and false pride.

In Chapter 12 verse 13-14, God Krishna explains Arjuna about how to deal with these peoples in life.

अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च ।
अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च ।
निर्ममो निरहङ्कारः समदुःखसुखः क्षमी ॥ १२-१३॥
सन्तुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढनिश्चयः ।
मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः ॥ १२-१४॥

He, who has no ill-will for any being, who is friendly and compassionate to all, who is free from the sense of egoism, and is even-minded in pleasure and pain, forgiving, ever content, self-controlled, unshakable in determination, with mind and intellect dedicated to Me-a Yogi, My devotee, is dear to Me.

Here God Krishna has combined the happy and virtuous into one category and asked his true devotee to conduct them as their friend and treat the sinful and sad people compassionately.

Therefore the Lord declares that the devotee, who has dedicated his mind and intellect to him, is loving to him. No one else at all can be loving to God besides such a devotee.

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How do you remind yourself of your duties

You love to keep setting the goals, targets, agendas, and duties, yet caught up in the day to day urgency, you keep forgetting it. Have you ever asked yourself about why it happens?

Arjuna decides to fight the war. He invites Lord Krishna to become his mentor and charioteer. When he approaches the Warfield, seeing his relatives, friends, and acquaintances gathered there to kill each other, he gets infected by the delusion. He tells Krishna “It would, indeed, be better for me, if the sons of Dhrtarastra
armed with weapons, killed me in battle, with me, while I will be
unarmed and unresisting.” BG.1.46

Many people support the arguments presented by Arjuna citing the reason that we live dutybound in this world to safeguard the well-being of our families and relatives. You may not agree with the point of view of Lord Krishna reminding and convincing Arjuna of his duties.

While your mind is mostly occupied to fulfill the needs and wants of yourself and your loved ones, but the love of God is always directed towards the welfare and benediction of all beings. The fact is, that Lord Krsna did not make Arjuna wage war. He reminded him of his duty only. It was Arjuna, who had invited Lord Krsna, to the war front. But seeing his kinsmen on the hostile side, he was turning away from his duty.
Remind yourself of an incident when you planned to go to some place, but by mistake, you are going in the opposite direction. You then happen to meet a person whom you request to guide you with the direction. The latter,
tells you that you have taken the wrong direction, so you should turn back. Here, the person shows you the right direction.

If you are failing constantly in achieving your set goals, targets, plans or objectives; find a mentor like Lord Krishna who can keep reminding you of your direction whenever you have forgotten or lost your path.

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