Sri Rama told Sita Devi: “See, I have built this bridge along the sea which will in future become a place of worship. Whoever comes to this pilgrimage and worships Me will have his sins reduced to ashes. Therefore, you must look at this site carefully and shower your blessings, so that devotees are receive maximum benefits from it.”
Common man when overpowered by lust, commits regressive activities while spiritual love, devotion or Bhakti endows one with progression in both spiritual and material field of life. Spiritually one is able to focus on the goal of life while materially one gains more charge of one’s own life without giving in to the flimsiness of the mind.
Marriage mantras are significant. They sanctifying thought, word, deeds and body of the couple. There are several rituals that deal at various platforms, on the gross physical body as well as on the subtle and aatmic levels.
Ramacharitmanasa elucidates the glorious pastimes of Sri Rama. Ramayana was composed by Sage Valmiki who incarnated in the form of Goswami Tulsidas to reveal the Ramacharitmanas.
Unless one understands the structure of the Vedic scriptures, one shall be very confused about the way in which Sanatana Dharma has been configured. It is important to understand the position of the original works of the Vedic scriptures, so as to appreciate the deep philosophy and mystery of the life process, which is documented in every detail within these works.
We read the Gita a million times.. We swear by the Gita and often proclaim it to be our favourite scripture. We appreciated the Lord and sympathize with Arjuna. However we ourselves, fall short in imbibing the pivotal teachings of the Gita. Central to the theme of Gita is the concept of Exclusive surrender to the Lord. If our study of the Gita has not got us to the conclusion of exclusivity in surrender, reading the Gita is a sheer waste of time.
One should understand the need for being in touch with sages and seers in the context of one’s own spiritual progress. Unless one understands one’s own character there can be no spiritual progress. In one’s normal consitutional position, Maya covers the intellect, making it difficult to perform self-analysis. Under these circumstances consulting with a sage can be of highest merit.