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Universal Connection

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Universal Oneness

What is the connection?

The connection is the common tie between two or more objects or the living beings or humans. Just like the line that connects the dots. The scattered dots on the paper look so odd. But, when you draw a line according to the numbers of the dots and connect the dots a beautiful picture is born from those dots. The connected dots work wonders.

Visible Connections:

We are very much connection dependent. We always try to stay connected with our friends and relatives. For that reason, we cannot think about a day without the mobile phone connection or the internet connection. But, life is not limited to these few visible connections. It is about much more than that.

Invisible connections:

There was a time when life and relationships  were working  without the Facebook and Orkut and other social networks. Was, there is no connection between the two school days’ friends who are separated from each other long been ago? There was a connection because when they meet after a long time a river flooded with their emotions.

In fact, think about the lovers, whose relation was broken up long years ago, still feel the warmth of that relation inside their hearts. If they meet, maybe the ocean of tears flooded them. Who says they are never been connected after their separation?

So, the people who love each other are connected by their spirit. They don’t need mobiles, Emails or other social networks.

Universal connector:

So, it’s clear that a there is a connection exists behind our senses. This connection is not only limited to two or more people. This connection can exist with every living thing on this planet. The name of this connection is love. When one finds this connection within his soul, can feel the universal connection. This universal connection is love for all in the same way. That is the Oneness. One, who finds this oneness, can relate with every living organism of this world.  He feels the universal empathy or compassion for all, equally. He doesn’t need any other connection because he has found the ultimate connection. That is Oneness with the universe and the universal connector is love.

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Love the universal connector

 

Conclusion:

This universal connection begins by discovering the oneness within oneself. When one discovers the hot spring of love within oneself, he can connect with every organism with the same love and compassions. This connection is eternal.  Those, who are connected with this universal connection, can able to see the beauty of living in every single affair and enjoy every continuum of life with this connected spirit.

This post is the part of WP daily-prompt Connected

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Where money is valueless…

Where money is valueless…

It is the place which is the symbol of Universal faith.  It respects the diversity of all religions. It believes religion is not going to the Church; or putting marks on the forehead; or dressing in a peculiar fashion. Religion is the principle, which is the highest knowledge of spirit.  It cannot be acquired from book, nor can it be bought. It has to be realized. It means Realization of Self as Spirit. Yes, it is the place of the persons who realized their Self, the Monks.  The Monks are controlling the place and it is open for all. The place is Belur Math. It is situated near Kolkata in India. It is located on the banks of the serine Ganges. It was established and conceptualized by Swami Vivekananda, the renowned disciple of Sri Ramakrishna and who took the Hindu religion to the Western world.

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Photoo Courtesy: Belur Math

The temple of Belur Math is regarded as  “A symphony of Architecture”  and one of the architectural wonders of India. It is designed on the concept of Universal faith.The main temple is built in a way, that it resembles a temple,  a mosque, and a Church if it is watched from different positions.You can see here the architectural signature of  various countries and religions of the Earth.  To know more, you can read this article, Belur Math.

Whenever I visit Kolkata, I go there. The river Ganges, the serenity of the environment and the meditation room where the idol of Sri Ramakrishna is placed and everything  within the monastery make me feel  so divine that I never want to come back again. But, the duties, responsibilities call me badly to do back into the worldly activities.

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The Ganges

Taking a picture is prohibited there. Though I have managed somehow to get just about the images.  The Campus of this monastery is about  40 acres and that is very well managed and decorated with the garden of beautiful flowers. There is a bookstore of Vedanta philosophy in the front main temple. The books published by the Monks are also sold there. I bought nine books from there. The books include Upanishad (philosophy of Hinduism), a book on Christianity and a volume on Buddhism. I love to experience the precepts of all faiths.  There is also a custom of offering lunch to everyone. I also took that. The lunch was awesome though it a vegetarian dish.

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Temple from the bank of the river ganges

One thing, I noticed there, is discipline. Everywhere you go in the campus, discipline is a must. All are maintained by the Monks , who are locally called Maharaj. The rules are not breakable even with the money. You have no option to buy any of these. If you go there with a wallet full of money, you must think your money is valueless. Money is not required there except you don’t go to buy books. But, there is a center for donation. If you wish, you can donate money. There is no obligation for money. Monks are living there and performing  selfless social welfare for the state. They need more money to perform their duties. It is the Headquarter of Ramkrishna maths and Missions of India.

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photo courtesy: Maadurga wall paper

Swami Ji ( Swami Vivekananda) established this beautiful monastery  after enthralling the West with his inspirational speech on Universal Brotherhood of all religion. His followers are still maintaining his ideology and performing humanitarian and social activities throughout the world. Just want to finish this article with a quote of Swami Ji.

Everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is aroused to self conscious activity.

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