O you tractable human, O you powerful soul, this restlessness is pushing you into a hole.
We all go through this. We often find ourselves in situations where our mind is in a state of restlessness. Countless thoughts arise in our mind in an uncontrollable manner which stupefies us of its virulent consequences. We all want is peace and joy. But when restlessness arises, we forget our nature of peace. Just like when two tectonic plates collide, it results in an earthquake, similarly when two thoughts collide, it results in restlessness.
The collision between being and becoming is the cause of this earthquake, restlessness is mere an effect. We cannot change/control the effects, we can change the cause. Just like the aftermath of tsunami is devastating, so is the case for restlessness. Peace is destroyed, rise in anger and anxiety is at peaks, and patience level falls down to zero.
The problem with our generation is comparison. We compare ourselves with everyone who is succeeding at life and then regret ourselves. You are comparing the effect here, not the cause. We all have flowers of creativity within ourselves. Some are watering their tree of knowledge and some are not. Some are giving their inner light to them and some are not. When you don’t water them and give them light, the flowers won’t bloom from this trees of knowledge. There will be emotional imbalance and will give rise to disasters like anger, anxiety and restlessness. These disasters will preclude your growth process. They will relentlessly push you into a state of torpor.
Start watering your tree of knowledge. Start reading. Start shining. Start being positive. People have started watering in the past, their flowers have bloomed now and have become successful. It’s your time. Don’t force the process. It takes time for becoming what we want to become from what we are at the moment. Don’t let these both thoughts collide. Maintain a distance between these two to avoid restlessness. Keep growing and let others grow too. Have faith in the process. Have faith in your ability.
There is a judge within you, who always find defects in others.
There is a lawyer within you, who always defend mistakes of yours.
This is a very very big problem of human beings, we judge everything. We want everything to be the exact way we want them to be. If we stop judging people on the basis of color, religion, living style and profession, more than 70% of the world’s problems would get solved. Have you ever replaced yourself mentally in the place of any other human being? Once try. When you will do so, you will realize how many mistakes we make in this material body. We judge even the minute issues of others and ignore our own gigantic mistakes. This is because there is a Judge and a lawyer within us, who controls our brain, who came into us through the holes created by our own desires.
Everything in universe is made up of atoms. With time, atoms associates with each other and when times comes they dissociate. This is the eternal rule of the universe. We are the souls, which are immaterial and pure in itself, that are given a chance to see the material manifestation of universe. But when we started judging the universe and fellow beings, something called karma associated with us. To break this bond with Karma we wander from one life to another. When we judge others on the basis of different attributes, we further deepen our bond with Karma.
‘Hey, see her skin color. It’s so dark.’
‘Oye, see at his body. He is so thin.’
‘Look at that scar on the moon.’
‘They are so poor.’
‘See, he is 45 and still a worker’
‘He has no sense of humor’
‘Those people are very illeterate.’
‘He is a monk that too in 21st century’
‘He doesn’t have a home of his own.’
We all make judgements, even on unnecesary topics. May be it’s because we want entertainment. But judging others is not entertainment, its spoiling our own peace of mind. How many times we judge others on the basis of material manifestations, knowingly and unknowingly. We cannot accept the fact that someone else is living their life according to their own principles. We want things to be in control. Remember, if you ever get a thought that you want to control others, its not them, its you who is been controlled by your evil mind.
Don’t we all make mistakes? We all do. But instead of accepting them, we blame it on others. We cannot let our ego down. We want a lawyer to defend our mistakes. We all justify our mistakes by making many excuses in our brain. For example, we feel angry on others and then justify it by saying that they deserve it. Anger is like setting a fire, first we burn ourselves and then others. We make many mistakes, we have to learn them and avoid doing them again. We have to accept what comes our way and act according to it, not against it.
We all play video games, don’t we? There are checkpoints in most of those games. Only if we cross them, we get to play our next chance from that point. If we don’t cross them, we have to start playing our next chance from the beginning. We have to overcome these acts of judging others’ defects and defending our own mistakes. They are the real life’s checkpoints. If we overcome them we can start living life peacefully from that point. Else we have to start again from beginning, judge -> make a mistake -> blame it on others -> suffer -> judge more, and this cycle goes on and on. To break this cycle you have to overcome the evil acts of judging others’ defects and defending our own mistakes.
Thanks for reading. Have a great week ahead. Don’t judge this post. 😀
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27
So I am occupied with the concept of our Ancient History and our origin recently. Not for the first time though, but for surely for the first time in 2016. I often time travel my thoughts back to those days when our civilization was still in its initial phase. How step by step we transformed ourselves and gained knowledge from and about our environment. But still I always doubt our origin and our purpose! Okay, let me be clear why all these things are now echoing in my brain. Actually I visited an Ancient temple with my family last week. The temple is near to Samalkot, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, South India. I was amazed by the serene beauty the temple offered, but was shocked when the Pandit of the temple told that this temple was built around 9000 years ago. I was like, come again?! It is a Vishnu temple as said by the Pandit. He gave us a pamphlet and this is how he described the temple’s history to us.
Once upon a time there was a deep forest named Keekaranyam. A child named Dhruva lived there. He was the son of the king of that place. The mother of Dhruv was Suneeta. Dhruv’s step mother was against the decision of Dhruv becoming the king. Once Suneeta called Dhruv and told “You are meant to become the King and rule the kingdom in a great manner. For that you have to pray and perform austerity to Lord Maha Vishnu and get his blessings. With his blessings you will become the king. So start praying to him.”
By listening to this, Dhruv moved to Muni Sandilya ashram. Muni knowing Dhruv’s mind, called Dhruv. Then muni told Dhruv that “My son, You start praying to the divine form of Lord Vishnu. Perform Austerity to him. He will appear and fulfill your wish.” Then Dhruv started praying to Lord Vishnu. After some period, impressed by the prayers of Dhruv, Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Dhruv. But by seeing the divine and shining light of Lord Vishnu, Dhruv being a child got frightened. Seeing this Lord Vishnu spoke, “Son, Why are you afraid? I am in you. I am the same size as yours. Don’t worry” and saying this he reduced the intensity of his light and appeared in the form same as Dhruv’s height. Then he pressed the cheeks of the child, blessed him and turned into a statue. So because of this incidence, this statue is also called Shrungara Vallabha Swamy. It is also referred by the name “Tholi Tirupati”, which literally means “First Tirupati”. It is said that it was the first ever statue form of Lord Vishnu. Even some celebrities have visited this place and this temple was of great importance. Some of them include RudramaDevi, Vikramaarkulu and Queen Victoria. And Queen Victoria said that when her husband saw the statue, it appeared as 6 feet to him as he was 6 feet. It is also often said that the statue appears same the height of the viewer. Later idols of goddess Lakshmi Devi and Bhudevi were installed near the idol of Lord Vishnu. I too observed the statue as my height. But for that we have to stand at a distance. When I saw it from the place from where it is said to be seen, it appeared as if the ground is slightly sloped or at an angle, which made our point of view coincide with the statue’s place appearing to us as the same height.
When the Pandit finished his description I was in that place but my imagination has reached the sky. I mean to the stars. When he mentioned the name Dhruv, the first thing that came in my mind was Dhruva taara story which translates as Dhruva star. The story which we learned as children and were fascinated about the story. The story goes like this, Dhruv wanted to be seen by everyone in the world, so God converted him into a star, the brightest star! And also this history mentions that Dhruv got frightened with the divine light of Lord Vishnu. Who knows this may be same Dhruv, just imagining. Who knows he may have diverted from his wish and desired to be a star. Let your thoughts wander just as mine did.
But what happened next was the real wonder. When I saw the surroundings of the temple, I was like Oh My! It was mystical. Beautiful carvings, unreadable scriptures, some amazing sculptures and what not! It seemed as if I have stepped into an another world. There were many carvings which appeared to me strange. There was a well on the left side of the backyard and it is believed that couples who don’t have children can get blessed with a child if they bath with this water. Amazing! But one scene which left me wondering was an area which resembled like a Dam. Don’t get me wrong but it is my honest opinion on this. You can see the resemblance below in the pics. It means this could be the oldest dam in the world or may be not. There are dozens of pillars with some unreadable scriptures on them. I tried to use my intelligent mind here but all attempts went futile. I just took a pic of one of them and kept it for future use. Then I saw the Dhwaja Stambam of the temple which honestly appeared strange to me. This was quite different than what I saw in other temples. This had some horizontal lines at regular intervals which looked like stages of a rocket launch. I touched many of the carvings of the temple but it felt like they were made of some different material. There were many small statues which looked strange to me. And there was also a ventilator to the left extreme left corner of the temple. And coming to the statue of Lord Vishnu aided by his two wives, was so bright and in a smiling posture. Pandit opposed me when I was about to take the photo. The shanka and Chakra were on the opposite sides when compared to the regular idols of Vishnu. For one moment I imagined shanka as the sound generator when the engine starts or blows horns and Chakra as the wheel or steering handle. That adventurous visit to the temple was amazing and mystical. Some parts of the temple were modernized though for convenience.
But when I came home I wanted to know more about this temple. We visited this temple as my father’s friend told my father about it. I searched it on internet and got little information, though I found myself landing into a new different world of a show called Ancient Aliens. First I started laughing and then slowly my laugh disappeared. My eye brows got raised. I moved near to the screen. That one dialogue was enough, “Are we the Sons of Aliens? Do Aliens landed on Earth and taught us about the science they knew about? Were they more developed than us then? Were they the one, who opened the knowledge gate for us and transformed our evolution process? Do we speak their language?” These questions from videos of Ancient Aliens made me mad. There have been wide spread belief that Gods came from heaven, from the sky! Any bells? Even in Ramayana and Mahabharata there are mentioning of wars that were fought in air. Do they knew how to fly? There are many evidences that the Gods used to travels in flying chariots and Gods had vahanas, which means vehicles. Or they had the knowledge of flying vehicles using which they fought wars. Even Sanjaya from Mahabharata used to see the war proceedings by sitting in the palace itself. They had cameras and transmitters? Devanagari is known to be language from which all languages were made. And Devanagari was the language of Gods. Again I wondered of them. I don’t know to what extent their sayings are true, but they have definitely given me something to ponder upon. I am not saying they are completely true about their words. I also believe in existence of God. There are many edges which are not clear about our ancient culture and origin of humans. We are unaware of our purpose of existence. We were imparted the knowledge of sciences by Gods. Or they were, you say. Just leaving it to your own imagination. Much of the ancient science is hidden under the land of Earth! The science treasure.
I am also a religious person. But I do not follow any one religion, even though being a Hindu. All religions are one and came from the same source. The creators of World. The God. We all are his sons and daughters. No use of fighting for religions and going oblique from their very purpose of formations. Every religion teaches Peace and love. We all are here for a short period and we have to make our life worth-living. People have found money as the base and keep running for it in the opposite direction from their true purpose of their existence. We have to step in our minds and search for our purpose and our origin. Who knows the purpose is waiting for us to be discovered.
And concluding this with one more thing I observed, recently they said that the waves radiated by the Sun make a sound which resembles like “Aum”. Aum is also the most divine sound and all the audible sounds belongs to the space between the mouth beginning from the root of the tongue to the end of the lips. So Aum is the supreme divine sound. And who are we? hUMans! I think you clearly got what I am trying to say here.
So here are some pics I have taken during that temple visit, not a photographer though. The temple which made made think about our existence once again, about humanity, truth and purpose. From yesterday evening I am completely involved in this concept and can’t stop my imagination and unable to limit it. Just hoping to land back on the land of reality from land of imagination with expressing them in words. Thanks for reading.
2016, the digits sums up to nine, Just to tell that, this time everything is gonna be fine. Stand up facing the sky with both your hands spread wide and say, this time is mine, And see all your cosmic stars fall in line.
With time, they say, some things go extinct, because they are no longer remembered or just because they can no longer survive in the world. I am not talking about dinosaurs, it’s about peace and happiness. We lost them somewhere on the track of developing ourselves, somewhere where we can never find, with our open eyes. In a world where the speed of activities are trying to sync with the rotation of earth around the sun.
It’s time to close the eyes and seek for that inner peace and happiness. Only in that darkness you can find the light, the light formed by your cosmic stars, formed by your passion. Your destiny is just a decision away.
Everything depends on a decision, as it is wonderfully said by Tony Robbins that “In the moments of decision, your destiny is shaped”.
Internet, though it made the world small by Connecting everyone beyond boundaries through it, it is still not able to make the hearts bigger by accepting the People the way they are. Not judging anyone depending upon the places and Religions is the basic requirement of that. So it’s new year, let’s make this decision, as it is the season to take decisions. Not to divide people according to their religions, because religions are just different languages to understand the one supreme power, the creator, GOD. Religions are not different worlds of God, they are just different ladders to reach the one God.
Just like a pyramid, though there are many starting points at the bottom, they all reach one point, one common point as they climb to its top. Same are all the religions. Though there are different ways to climb, the destiny of that journey is same. So what’s the use of dividing people on the basis of religions?
We all speak different languages. Still water means Water in English, Wasser means Water in German, Paani means water in Hindi. Even though we spell them and pronounce them differently, the meaning of the word doesn’t change. Such are the religions. Different languages to understand the same meaning of the one and only God.
The season of Decisions has already begun, why to sit back and follow the time. Stand up and lead the time. Yes, let us all take this Decision in Unison. To stop dividing people on the basis of religions, or by any other means. That will give us back the happiness and peace which we have lost on the track, because dividing people divides our heart which in turn divides our happiness and inner peace into small pieces which we can’t see. Once we stop dividing, we can get back our happiness and inner peace. Let’s make the world independent.
“The real independence is the freedom from dividing people on the basis of religions.”
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
Love passion and content are my three favorite words, which I consider upon which our complete life is based. How? Let’s start spreading the magic of these words. Let’s move step by step, word by word to understand the completeness of ourselves, human beings.
LOVE:Love, being a four lettered word it spreads in all the four directions with care as the epicenter. Love can take you to any height of success and even to any depth of happiness. Love is not just a feeling, it is the feel, which can be seen in our eyes, smile and thoughts. LOVE always reminds us that whenever we are feeling LO (low), there are some people with whom we can always share as we call them VE (we). Love is not just love for family, friends and soul-mate, it is love for our life. Love for this celebration of the life, love for our existence in this world. Let’s finish this word with,
FROM WOMB TO TOMB WITH LOVE.
PASSION: Nowadays it is just considered as a hobby, rather than a profession. People never read these pages of their life. They are unaware that their destinies are written in these pages of passion. So they always wander in search of destiny. If they follow their passion, they would know for what they are born! There is a purpose of our living, it is hidden in the passion. Burn your passion and set your soul on fire. Let’s finish this word with,
ONLY IF OUR PASSION TURNS INTO OUR PROFESSION, THEN AND ONLY THEN, IT WILL HELP OUR NATION.
CONTENT: The state of satisfaction is how we define content. The state of happiness where we feel everything is perfect. That’s the state of mind, where we all want to live. Satisfaction comes from doing what we love to do. It can be attained by a simple maths technique. We are well aware of the simple maths addition technique, 1 + 2 = 3. Similarly, only by 1’ing (Loving) our 2 (passion), we can be 3 (Content). And content is falling in love. Love with life. Let’s finish this word with,
IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING +VE OR BEING -VE, IT’S ALL ABOUT BEING IN loVE, Being content.
By loving our passion, we can feel content. This is the link between my three favorite words.
So this is how we feel complete by using these three words in our life. If we take these three words Love, Passion and Content into consideration, we can see that only the letter ‘O’ is common in between them, and ‘O’ represents the state of completeness. Yes, we feel complete with these three words in our life. But wait there is something missing, if we put an eye on all the vowels in these three words, we only get a,e,i and o. But the vowel ‘u’ is missing. Yes, you are missing. I am nothing without you on this journey. So let’s all move together in this journey of life.
Thanks for reading. Wishing you all a very loving, passionate and content weekend. 😉
The peace of the world is breaking into pieces and we are still counting the pieces. Let’s establish peace in minds of everyone by eradicating the division of people and things on the basis of region, religion and relation. That’s the ultimate motive of being united.
The Paris attacks, twice within 10 months, Beirut attacks, Baghdad attacks, are the live examples of how much safe this world is at the moment. The city of lights is now devoid of light. In this critical moment of world, it’s time to stop dividing people and things on the basis of region, religion and relation. It’s time to stand with each other with hand in hand and decrypt the cryptic code of our palm lines. It’s time to stand together against Terrorism. Let’s stop the division, let’s learn to multiply.
Region, Religion and Relation:
Division? Heard of it? In school during Maths period? Yes. Then there were division of numbers. Now division have found new meaning. Not meaning, in fact, meanings. Nowadays, we all are divided by religion, region, relation, race and what not. Every dividend has its own meaning of division. Why we all are fond of such type of insane Maths! You know!
REGION: I am an American, I am an Indian, I am an Russian. So you are a place or what? Why you relate yourself with a place. If you were born in another country, will you still relate yourself with the country you are living at present? No. Right? Place is just because we need some space for body, our soul doesn’t need a space. It just needs air. Places division is one of the reasons for limitation of thoughts of people. Why is this division theory well accepted by most of the people? Remove it. We all are humans.
RELIGION: This deserves a precise, specific, individual, unique post. But let’s not get deeper and drown in it. Just swim out and get away from this division theory. So I am a Christian, I am a Hindu, I am a Muslim, I am a Buddhist. So are you just a religion? Are you just a caste? Remember, no-one understands each and every language. So is the religion. No-one can talk all the religions, but the meanings of every talk is one and the same. “God is one, religions are just different languages to understand God.” So remove this division system out of your theory. What is the use of such Division theories in which quotient is war and remainder is just dead bodies. Keep that in mind. “Religions are there for keeping peace in us, and we are breaking the very rule of Religion by quarreling for it.” God made humans, humans made Religions. And religions made God to Gods.
RELATION: We are related by blood. We are related by air. But still when someone meets with an accident, we rush towards them with curiosity, and once we see the face of the victim, we turn away. When someone asks what happened? We reply ” He/she is not related to me in anyway! ” What? Come again? Yes. That’s what happens in this technically developed world. Now just internet works in our body! Blood? No-one cares about it. Even relatives don’t have time for each other. Everyone thinks that we just live online. If not, we are dead. ( I have personally tried this when I disconnected myself from all the social media networks like facebook, twitter, instagram, whatsapp for more than a month.(WordPress for 6 months). And the results were horrible and unexplainable).No one cares if you are offline! I thought a lot and finally came to know, people are related more to the phone than the people. It should end. Use the internet for a better cause. Don’t divide people unite them. Take the help of internet. So remember, everyone is related to the other in one way or other. We all came from the same place. “Mother’s womb” . We all breath the same air. We all live for one purpose, Enlightment. Our blood pigment is haemoglobin, Haemo. Humans. So love everyone. Everthing.
Don’t divide people with such theories. Don’t be pieceful by such divisions. Be peaceful without dividing. This is also the multiplication theory of happiness.Even the Blogadda came up with this amazing idea of blogging for peace and spreading the words to the world. This blog post is also a post for #bloggingforpeace activity initiated by Blogadda for gathering different views of bloggers on establishing peace and how the mindsets of people can be changed with words. Words are powerful, they just need to be read.
So I hope peace establishes in the minds of people, which will establish peace in the world. Thanks for reading. #PrayforParis #PrayforBeirut #PrayforBaghdad
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