Jai Sia Ram,
My fellow Hindus. I am privileged to be a Vaishnav Hindu, and have had a busy life with all the responsibilities that each of us has in life. We have had our share of life’s trials and tribulations, and through each of these, we have our better halves and families, and more importantly our spiritual faith, to keep us centered and oriented in the right direction if we are fortunate.
My parents and indeed their parents even were of very modest and humble means. My background is also modest, and I have been able to draw great strength on my family’s faith and belief, especially my mother’s when young. In fact, my faith is really the only thing that gave me the strength to continue on when I have needed it the most, and for this, I am eternally grateful to Almighty. I am reminded of the little tale or poem that you are all familiar with - “Footprints in the Sand” - because that is what I truly believe in my heart of hearts. The Almighty certainly never gives us more than we can shoulder, and even then, He mercifully carries us through most of it. The only problem is that, at times, we fail to see His mercy in our life.
The major issue is that we take Hinduism and everything it stands for, for granted, and this is our failing and will most certainly be our undoing if we continue to slumber! It is high time we AWAKE to this fact, and genuinely learn our magnificent culture, religion and faith immediately! Yes we are Hindus, but that by itself is not enough. Yes, even if we are fortunate to be born as Hindus, we have to know our true identity. What is special is if we are able to appreciate the profound depth and significance of it and implement its teachings into every action every day. Then, and only then, should we each consider ourselves a true Hindu.
The book series hindusAwake encourages us passionately on coming face to face with the true and ultimate reality of life - that of an eternity in a circle, or that of an eternity with the ultimate truth - the lotus feet of Shri Krishna. The books are an easy read - too easy perhaps - but the message is powerful and eternal. Read for yourself and discover the true meaning and purpose of human life.
Jai Shri Krishna!
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