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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Conclusions are wrong

When it comes to God, you have been told to believe, but nobody told you to explore divinity. Without being touched by an experience, believing something is not going to transform you.

Suppose from the day you were born, if I kept telling you my little finger is God, if I show you my little finger, divine emotions will come within you. If I teach you that my little finger is the devil, if I show you my little finger, terror will arise within you.

This is the nature of your mind.

Whatever you make out of the mind is of no true significance. As a device, yes, but in the ultimate sense it does not mean anything, because it may take one shape today and another shape tomorrow.

The mind is fluid, you can make anything out of it.

The intellect is just a survival tool, a limited aspect of your life. Survival is essential, but not fulfilling. If you want to go into the deeper dimensions of life, first you need the necessary instruments. Right now you experience life with just sense organs ­ by seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling. With these, you can't know anything beyond the physical. You can't measure the depth of the ocean with a foot scale. That is what is happening with people. They are approaching the deeper dimensions of life without the necessary instruments. So they jump to wrong conclusions.

People are eager to jump to conclusions because without a conclusion, they have no substance of their own.
What you call as `myself,' that person or that personality is just a bundle of conclusions that you have made about life.

But whatever conclusion you have made, you are bound to be wrong because life does not fit into any conclusion that you make. The moment you make a conclusion, you have stopped your growth; you have stopped and destroyed the possibilities of life.

When you dare to exist without any conclusions, willing to exist as just a small particle of this existence, then you will know the limitlessness of the existence.