Monday, October 20, 2014

Q: Gurudev, Ram was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, then why was he born only with only 10 kalas when he could have been born with 16 kalas?

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Don’t worry what Ram was born with, or not born with. All these great men have said some wonderful things, and the essence of it all is, honor nature, honor yourself and honor people around you. The essence of all the teachings in the world is love. Just Love! 
Narada has said, 'Sa tva asmin parama prema rupa', unconditional love!
Sri Ram’s love for the people, for dharma; his love for his brothers, and his ability to make everyone a part of him, that is what is most inspiring.
You know what Vishnu means? That which is in every atom of creation. One who is present in every atom, in every particle of the universe. Vishnu a conch, disc, flower and a gada (golden mace), it symbolizes the four elements. The sudarsan chakra (disc) symbolizes the fire element, conch symbolizes water element, flower symbolizes the air element, and then the gada symbolizes the earth element. Vishnu is depicted in blue color, that is space element.
When you say Vishnu, it means that power that is present in all the five elements. This world is called prapancha. Prapancha means permutations and combinations of five things. What are they? Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, and everything here is an avatar, or born out of these five elements.

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