Black Christians : Iham & Param (This world & after death) & God

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Iham & Param (This world & after death) & God

Basic interest on God is called as Shraddha. This basic interest cannot be created by showing the benefits from God after death (Param) like protection from hell, because the problems in this world (Iham) are very much relevant and urgent. The human being tries to postpone the param to old age. But, even in the old age the Iham continues and does not give any relief to concentrate on Param.

Both Iham and Param form Pravrutti, which is nothing but selfishness only. Whether you worship God for Iham or Param, you are not having real love on God. Your love on God is only for yourself and for your family members only. Nivrutti means real love on God without any trace of selfishness. Therefore, Shankara told that your care for Iham and Param should be totally left over if you want to enter Nivrutti (Practical service of God in Human form here on this earth).
To create the basic interest, God is linked to Iham in the first step. In fact, God is the controller of this world as well as the upper worlds like hell and heaven. Therefore, Iham is naturally linked to God only. Hence, in the first step, interest on God is created by linking Iham to God. If you worship God, your problems in this world get solved. This is a practical truth. You need not confuse in this point by arguing that God will not interfere in your problems in this world, since the doctrine of deeds (karma) should not be violated. The doctrine of karma is not disturbed at all, even if God helps you and solves your burning worldly problem, because, God can postpone the punishment of your sin by adding penalty and thus pacify your grief. He can also favor you by giving some benefit by using the fruit of your past deed. All this is some re- arrangement only without disturbing the justice of karma. Such re-arrangement is done with a view to create the basic interest on God.
After some time, you become free from the burning worldly problems and now you will start worshipping God for protection in the upper worlds. In this process, you will develop lot of enthusiasm to know more and more about God. The detailed knowledge of God is known as Jnana Yoga. This knowledge increases your interest on God. When the basic interest is multiplied by several folds, it is called as devotion. As long as your aim is selfish, the devotion is impure. In this process, you will come to know about Nivrutti and you will understand the importance of Nivrutti.


Knowledge of God leads to devotion & Nivrutti

Nivrutti is essential because in Pravrutti, you have always a chance of missing God, since in the cycle of births and deaths, there is every possibility of entering the atmosphere of atheism
Nivrutti is the process of establishing eternal and single bond with God. The devotion in Nivrutti is pure because the love on God is without any selfish aim. Since you like God like your family members without any selfish aim, the bond is of pure love. There is no difference between love and devotion. Love is the interest on the souls or items in the world. Devotion is the interest on God. Devotion is love like the old wine in new bottle as said in Smruti (Yaanahpreetih….).
In Nivrutti, you have to prove that God is highest for you and that you can sacrifice anything and anybody for the pleasure of God. Therefore, the basic interest leads to knowledge of God (Shraddhavaan labhate.….Gita) and knowledge of God leads to devotion.


Salvation means cutting the bonds with everything other than God.

When the intensity of Shraddha (Basic interest on God is called as Shraddha) increases, it is called as devotion. When you enter Nivrutti (loving practical service to God in Human form), there is no risk at all, since the eternal bond with God is formed. In Nivrutti, there is no need of worship of God. Worship is ex-pression of devotion. Real love does not require any ex-pression. When the occasion comes, it gets expressed spontaneously. You are not expressing daily your love on your children.
When the proper occasion arises, it springs up without any effort. In Nivrutti the devotion is expressed in the test conducted by God on you. You say that God is testing your devotion. Your statement is correct in the language of souls. The same statement in the language of God is that God is trying to help you in proving that you have the highest bond with God only and not with anything or anybody other than God. Salvation means cutting the bonds with everything and everybody other than God. Kaivalyam means formation of the single highest bond with God. Both salvation and kaivalyam are essential.


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