Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-6. Part -9.

Chapter-6. Lord Sri Krishna – The Purna-Avataram


Thus to worship God is to worship the whole world and to serve God is to serve humanity, and vice versa.

That is why we are sometimes told, "Janata janardanah; manava seva madhava seva," etc.

These sayings have a great significance and a meaning behind them.

Janata and Janardana, Manava and Madhava cannot be identical except in terms of the perfection or Purnata of God.

Thus our communion with God is simultaneously a communion with everything in the world.

Thus, this is an occasion for us to strengthen ourselves spiritually.

Spiritual strength, of course, is the real strength and real power that we are seeking.

And in this particularly specialised form of worship and communion with the ideal of Bhagavan Sri Krishna on this holy day, we have, no doubt, made a very vast and comprehensive achievement which will ensure prosperity in every walk of life.

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ....

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