Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Problems are unreal

In life, something that stops or bothers you is a problem.

Everyone has similar problems like those of relationship, job/finance, health, and lastly big worries about the country.

You can solve problems by, firstly, not having the problem at all. Know that life is too short to keep solving problems one after another.

Just wake up and walk ahead, problems will get solved by themselves.

Second, know that the problem is not real.

Third, know that nature has provided you the solution even before giving you the problem. When it snows, there are no bacteria since no herbs to heal you grow in that season. In spring, the herbs come first and then the bugs. In summer, the shade comes before the sun gets strong.

So, nature takes good care of you. And solutions will come to you when you are calm and collected, you use your intelligence, are active and have strong faith in the Divine law. Willingly accept the problem and see it as a challenge because there is no problem that cannot be solved. Things like doing spiritual practices, listening to people who have more problems than you and serving them can do good to you.

Problems help us move from imperfection to perfection. A seed contains the tree but the seed has to cease to be a seed to become a tree. Neither the seed nor the sapling is perfect. It has to cease to be a sapling to become a tree.

So, in life you can either see imperfection at every step, or you can see a movement from one perfection to another.

Every problem, once solved, becomes an experience and each experience completes you. In the progression of life, you will leave behind every experience saying, “This is nothing.“ Anything that is completed loses its importance.

That is to say it leads you to void or nothing. A sign of intelligence is how soon you arrive at this understanding.

Examine everything in life and say “This is nothing“.

What remains after all that is love, and that is everything.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wish everything was labeled with an Expiration Date!!

You always wish you'd never be in the same situation again but sometimes you just land up there. The equation doesn't change just the variables do. I wrote this note more to myself about a year ago and today I feel that when you land up in the same situation your courage fails you. It definitely hurts to be hurt but there comes a moment when pain fails to hurt and it feels good.  This is what I infer from the difficulty I have when talking about the pain. My fingers start to hesitate at the keys even as I write the words here. Today when I was going through this note again it seems it failed to inspire me. It failed to work on me as it did the last time when I wrote this. I'm guessing that even notes or feelings come with an expiry date. But still I didn't feel like trashing this one as it may work for someone else !

I know baby you're scared 
but atleast you dared 
Don't worry ,if you put in at the wrong places 
trust the milleau ov face 
Not every one would disgrace 

Let me show you, it can be easy 
If you just let it be 
Nothing is promised, but I believe if 
If you give it everything, trust 

Trust and someone would really live upto it 
and you'd know whom you could rely every bit 

You know we got a lot 
Not evrybody will stab you with a knife 
I know you've seen a lot of things in your life 
It got you feeling like this can't be right 
But, this is not right 
Don't let the darkness abrogate light 

Put the trust in right places 
and you would see a sea of faces 
If you give it everything,you'd get trust
Trust every soul and not everyone would let you down.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kill the Ravan within

Today is Dussehra--the day of victory of good over evil; and it signifies the reign of the truth. On this day, let's realise that we are the captains of your ship and that we have to navigate the rough and high seas to end our journey successfully.

Charles Darwin had said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.“

Most of us have professional identities but no faith in our work. May we find courage to break tradition, and discover a new identity in which we find our uniqueness.

“God cannot help you until you, yourself, first, try your best“, says Swami Kriyananda.

Have no expectation of instant results. Do keep allowance for things to work out. Are you spiritually inclined? However, you need the component of spirituality in your life. Religion changes you for the better. Your life depends on your attitude.

Besides faith and patience, the other divine virtues worth cultivating are: that way you become a genius; to tolerate like a tree; to discriminate between good and bad, real and fake; to judge ­ wherein you do justice to self and others; to face life situations squarely with quiet efficiency; to cooperate and be capable of teamwork; to travel light; to concentrate on essentials overlooking trifles.

Negativity creates barriers and a life framed is bondage.

Never have a one-track mind, have a wide canvas to function in. Try to connect with the Supreme; He is by your side as and when needed.

“Tell the mind to let go of its sad stories, and instead focus on happiness“ (Sugandhi Iyer).

Don't ever collapse under burden, just thrive. Only those who endure and act can gain. Live to the hilt.

Keep in mind Soren Kierkegaard's view: “Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.“

Do good. Your goodness creates goodwill in people that takes you closer to your deity. And be a winner like Ram whose victory over Ravan we celebrate today.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Forgiveness God's gift

Lord Buddha had said, “there is no revenge as complete as forgiveness“. This is not just an idealistic maxim. This is the only way to retain our peace. The habit of nurturing grievances is highly injurious to one's own self. Forgiveness is a gift of God. This arises from the core of the heart. By forgiving, the poison of revenge dries up. The forgiver becomes the abode of love, happiness, humility and contentment.

The words of Jesus from Mark 11:25 strike us like a beacon of light. “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone so that God may also forgive you your trespasses.

Also, “If you can't forgive, you can't be forgiven; yet the wrong you experienced is so hurtful, there seems to be no way to let it go.“

Forgiveness has qualities not to look back at revenge.

The two can't coexist. If we sow the seeds of love, we will have a tree of love with abundance of flowers of compassion, charm and fragrance.

If out of fear and revenge, we sow thorny bushes, we should never hope to pluck bundles of grapes from there.

In the same way, we can't hope ever to create woolen or silken cloth out of rayon.

Forgive and forget is the heritage of the saints and of those who follow them remain cool. Ego is the hindrance in the way to forgive and forget. No relief is possible. The fire is there but it is dormant. It is the ego which is afire. The fire of ego burns the egoist.

The man with qualities of forgiveness never says that he is good, because those who think of themselves as good, goodness never draws near them. The man who can forget is a very strong man.

The span of human life is so short that we cannot afford to waste time and life in such trifles. Get over the bad habit. The best way to do so is to keep ourselves ever busy in any work which absorbs our interest.