Rishi Chintan (ॠषि चिंतन)
How to make God Happy
(ईश्वर को प्रसन्न रखने के उपाय)
by Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya (www.awgp.org)
If we think objectively and wisely, we all know quite well that shallow bribery and hollow praise is not the way to gain favor with those who are sufficiently intelligent. Then, it is futile to try these fake measures of appeasement on God, whose intelligence knows no limits and who is the very source of all intelligence.
The role of prayer and meditation is not to appease God, it is to solidify our own internal beliefs and habits so we can live a life that is concordant with divine ideals.
Prayer and meditation are daily rituals for self refinement and purification. God is not appeased by the mere act of these rituals.
God’s happiness lies in two things. One, that our thoughts, actions, beliefs, and our behavior be infused with ideals of purity, honesty, generosity, merit, and honor. Two, that our efforts toward the welfare of humanity be untiring and selfless.
-Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
Translated from - Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya’s work
Yug Nirmaan Yojanaa: Darshan, swaroop va kaaryakram 66:2.13