||Repentance In Spiritual Life || Repentance is the activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better. In Judaism and Christianity it is often defined as an action, turning away from self-serving activities and turning to God, to walk in his ways. In modern times, it is generally seen as involving a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live a more responsible and humane life. In other words, being sorry for one’s misdeeds. It can also involve sorrow over a specific sin or series of sins that an individual feels guilt over, or conviction that he or she has committed. The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Analogous practices have been found in other world religions as well. In religious contexts, it often involves an act of confession to God or to a spiritual elder (such as a monk or priest). This confession might include an admission of guilt, a promise or intent not to repeat the offense, an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible.

Crucified Jesus is the mark of suffering which we have to face in this materialistic world. Bhagavan Sri Krishna died on account of curse , Sri Chaitanya was tortured by the pandas ( the Brahmins of Puri Mandir) , Sri Ramachandra was exiled by Dasaratha for 14 years as His father was being promised by His step mother. Lord Buddha left His Kingship and its comforts and took renunciation having learnt that this worldly life of pleasures are of temporal. All the incarnations of God had to face so many hurdles and sufferings in order to be shown the battle in life . To overcome this battle, you have to shelter in the God and walk forward according to the direction and the way they told.

Jesus Christ

Perfection comes through suffering. Life is not bed of roses. It’s full of struggle. So, you should have a great goal. They ( Incarnations) couldn’t refuse the life. We have to forward through the journey to life and ultimately, our goal should be reached at the goal. From less human to godly soul is to be our destination.

Repentance is a mental state of a man who did wrong or spent his or her days in worldly possessions, affairs, being forgot the supreme being. Vidyapati , a Vaisnav Poet and Saint wrote in a poem : ” Aadhah Janamo ham nide gangaulu / jara sishu katodin gela / Nidhubone ramoni rasorange matalu / tohe bhajobo kon Bela.” And lastly he said: “Bhanoe Vidyapati, Shes shamono bhoi / Tua bina goti nahi aara.”

We see here the repentance of a Vaisnav Poet.

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