Author: Hanuman Prasad PoddarPublisher: Gita PressYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 153ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129300508
This is valuable collection of a few articles written by Nityalilalina Poojya Sri Hanumanprasadji Poddar, the founder-editor of the ‘Kalyan’. The articles first appeared in the Kalyan and they were rendered into English by a devoted associate of Sri Poddarji, the late Pt. Sri Chimmanlalji Goswami, the editor of the ‘Kalyan-Kalpataru’, and English magazine published by the Gita Press.Eternal happiness is a misnomer in worldly parlance. In fact the world itself and all that it comprises is ephemeral and transient. Rather, according to savants like the great Sankaracharya it is not transient, but non-existent; its existence in only illusory.God alone is eternal, who is described as Sachchidananda-swarupa-the embodiment of Sat (existence), Chit (Knowledge) and Ananda (Bliss). Bliss is happiness. In this wise eternal happiness is synonymous with Godhead. The attainment of eternal happiness is tantamount to God-Realization.Sri Poddarji was an achieved soul of the highest order. He attained eternal happiness and lived in i. He did not shut himself up with his enlightenment in an ivory-tower, but sought to shed the light of his attainment around him for the benefit of all.We are confident that all seekers of real happiness and travelers on the path of true spirituality would find these writings immensely helpful and valuable.
1. The summum bonum of human life2. Supreme consummation of human living3. Your supreme goal4. There exists nothing other than God5. Wisdom lies in accepting the existence of God6. Keep yourself established in the spirit7. Worship the Lord according to your own conception.8. Supremacy of God-love9. The intrinsic beauty of unalloyed love10. Realize your true self and make human life fruitful11. Ultimate object of human endeavour is only to become happy12. Pathway to eternal happiness13. Who is really beautiful and charming?14. Idea life: a fount of happiness15. You are, what you think16. True purpose of your belongings17. Dispassion leads to happiness18. Beatitude lies in self-abnegation19. Cultivate contentment: An effective source of supreme happiness20. Avert your face from luxuries to secure real happiness21. Greed of wealth: A curse to human life22. Cultivate genuine meekness: An abode of serenity23. Let your words be flowers not thorns24. To think of harming anyone is to harm ourselfves25. Convert a foe into a friend by your goodwill26. Eschew pride: Cherish humility27. Success woos him alone who depends on Divine grace28. Expectation: The cause of distress29. Glorying in your opulence before the destitute is a crime30. Craving for sense-enjoyment engenders hapless life.31. Faith and reverence make a man’s life your miseries32. Realize the indubitable fact which ends your miseries.33. Good company yields happy living34. Adhere to noble pursuits for happy life35. Gratify all and be happy.36. Make work worship37. Noble propensities entail blessed life38. Sorrow: A certitude of self-centredness39. Accept the inevitable and rid yourself of all worries.40. Realize the true nature of sensuous enjoyment41. Be a true actor42. Turn towards god to become supremely happy.43. All bestowing Lord stands by God44. Always experience the grace of God.45. Identify with the omnipresent and bring happiness to all46. Play your role to please the Lord47. You are very dear to Him indeed.48. See God’s hand in every action and be happy.49. Adversity: An indication of God’s supreme benevolence.50. Serve Him with whatever you have.51. Dedicate your all to God’s service52. Ethics of service and a true servant.53. Shun showiness and secure the pleasure of the Lord54. Be a devotee, not a slave of worldly enjoyments55. Who is a real saint?56. Why fear death?57. It is not yet too late?58. Undaunted march ahead.