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ततः परं ब्रह्मपरं बृहन्तं यथानिकायं सर्वभूतेषु गूढम्। विश्वस्य एक परिवेष्टितारमीशं तं ज्ञात्वा अमृता भवन्ति ॥ 7 ॥            You are the Supreme Brahman, infinite, yet hidden in the hearts of all creatures. You pervade everything. They, who know You, are free from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. (Svetasvatara 3 : 7)            परमात्मा सब प्रकार से सब काल में मुक्त और शुद्ध है। वह अपरिमित और अनन्त होते हुए भी सभी प्राणियों के हृदय में छिपा हुआ है। परमात्मा को जानने वाले व्यक्ति ही जन्म-मरण के चक्र से मुक्त हो जाते हैं।

ज़्येठॖ (ज्येष्ठ) ज़ूनॖ पछॖ (शुक्ल पक्ष) च़ोरम (चतुर्थी) बॊम्वार (मंगलवार),श्री सप्तर्षि सम्वत 5096, Today isJyesth Maas Shukla Paksh Chaturthiyaam Mangalvaasra sanayitaam. Kashmiri Pandit Nirvasan Samvat_31 Sapthrishi Samvat _5096
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What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God

Vijai Pant   

All of us have heard of the Epicurean philosophy, ‘Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you may die.’ But this self-serving consumerist culture often leads us nowhere. Those who follow this philosophy become just so obsessed with their pursuits of material comforts that it begins to consume them. Materialistic pursuits drive them to act selfishly. They are unable to spare any thoughts for other fellow human beings. They reach a point when they forget the higher purpose of their life.

We must always remember that we are the highest form of God’s creation. We have been bestowed with sense, reason and intellect by God. God created Man ‘on purpose’ and ‘with a purpose’. We should be driven by this thought.

So, we should ever be thankful to the Almighty for giving us this life. At the same time, we should also strive to alleviate the miseries of the less fortunate ones. We must justify God’s trust in us by ensuring that we never deviate from the moral, upright path He wants us to travel. So, we must continue to evolve, spiritually to be able to meet His expectation from us.

It is said, “What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”

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Courtesy: Hindustan Times: 8th Dec, 2018