Amidst the fathomless sea of suffering on earth and endless troubles and tribulations of life, there is a soundless sound coming from the innermost depth of every one’s heart that the wind of God’s grace is always blowing. What you need to do is unfurl your sails. Give up the burden of all deeds to the Lord; give up both good and bad. Have only one idea of God that He is an eternal help.
Involved headlong in worldly affairs and deeply engrossed in the meshes of endless desires, a question arises in the mind of man sooner or later, “What is Real?” Even if someone is swept away completely by his daily engagements that this question does not raise its head, then death comes to everyone – saint or sinner, rich or poor, pure or scoundrel, high or low. It spares none irrespective of caste, color or creed.
Unity in diversity is the plan of the universe. Waves are many but sea is one. Leaves are many but tree is one. Beads are strewn apart. The thread makes a beautiful necklace of these beads. Flowers are scattered and a thread makes a beautiful garland out of these flowers. That thread, that unity is love. Love unites and discard divides. It is the love for the country that martyrs sacrifice their lives.
“Life is a continuous struggle,”; “Life is misery”; “Life is not a bed of roses, Life is Dukkha” are the common comments which people doing about life. Obviously living such a life will be drudgery. Our Upnishadic Rishis have said, “Life is good, Life is a blessing. To live life is a game. Play it fully. God has given you the opportunity, play it to its full but don’t get identified with it.
In this evanescent world of dualities of pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, good and bad, sun and shade, light and darkness, day and night, life and death and so on, it is very difficult to decide what is right and what is wrong or what is good and what is bad. The same phenomenon that appears to be bad now may appear to be good tomorrow. The same thing that produces misery in one may produce happiness in another.
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” It is one of the evils of Western Civilization that it takes of intellectual education alone and takes no notice of the heart. It makes men devoid of all human values. When there is a conflict between the heart and brain, let the heart be followed because intellect has only one state, reason and within that intellect works and cannot go beyond.
Generally our life is ruled by impulse, whims, moods habits and environment. We are caught in the meshes of our flickering mind and make all sort of blunders. Then we have to reap the bitter fruits of our bad deeds. “As you sow, so shall you reap and cause must bring the same effect: good, good: bad, bad and none escape the law – but whosoever wears a form must wear the chain.” It is true but beyond both name and form is, Inner Voice which is Pure, Free and Voice of your Self.
The way to kindle up your inner lamp can be illustrated through the following graphical process-
We are so much attracted to the glamour and grandeur of material prosperity that we hardly think of Spiritual prosperity. We fret and fume to earn and accumulate as much wealth of the world as possible thinking that it is a source of pleasure and en
Inner Strength within everyone is immense and unlimited but its manifestation outside is limited. Water in the ocean is unlimited but water in the jug, jar, cup and glass is limited. Clay mouse is different in size and shape from clay elephant but once they are melted, it is all clay.