ADDING JOYS TO OTHER LIVES.

What does it take to bring ”JOYS” in the lives of others. Nothing much! It just calls for an intent to help others and the rest follows.

When we understand the woes of others, besides the ones we unnecessarily consider to be ours.When we start understanding what goes thru in the lives of many unfortunates, the hardships they have to face and how they just manage to make their ends meet. When we genuinely feel for the sorrows others have to fight and start realizing how blessed we are, the intent to help others automatically surfaces.

Till the time we are oblivious to the happenings around us and are only concerned about just our own well-being, we will never be able to understand the troubles other face in their lives. Thus the most important trait of being an ideal human is to keep the pain of others before our owns, to understand the need of others and to make a constant effort of helping others in whatever way possible.

A famous quote from RUMI says,”When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a ‘JOY’.

How true this quote is! When we make a genuine attempt to help others in need and take a resolve to improve their lives, then we are given many chances to fulfill our thoughts and they surely bring a bounty of happiness in our own lives.

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ROOH-E-RUMI

Do not grieve for your rusty, iron heart. HE will polish it to a steel mirror. And as you are being lowered into the ground, closed away from your friends, don’t cry.

HE turns the ants and the snakes into beautiful new companions.

RUMI

EVOKING GOD

We all know that God is omnipresent; He is there in all that exists in this universe. He takes care of each one of us every moment of our life. He is there for us whenever we need Him, but does not interfere in our day-to-day affairs.

There are times when life catches us up in its web and puts us in drastic situations, from where there seems no rescue. It is in situations like these that we get carried away and the fear of the unknown forces us to wander to different avenues to get solutions to our problems. The fact, although is, that no one but God can bring an end to all our difficulties and the problems we may be facing and we should thus just strive to attain His grace to get out of such challenging moments. The only way we can do this is by `Evoking God’. When we attempt to do so, we request Him to be on our side in onerous times or for that matter in all times, so that we can face those situations with ease and are able to get through the testing times without feeling the pain it infuses.

This may sound amusing but this can surely happen. If we request God to be always by our side and to keep us in His divine shadow then He surely stands by our side and makes sure that we cross the toughest of the bridges with the ease, which is formidable to even contemplate. But if we do not feel the need of His presence then He will watch us from far, attempting to fight all the battles the life puts us into.

The biggest example of this was an incidence in Mahabharata. Yudhishthira, the most decorated king of the Pandava dynasty once asked Krishna that why were they not stopped from playing the game of dice and getting into the resultant acts that ruined their life and led to the war of Mahabharata and why did He came to Draupadi’s rescue minutes after the shameless event started happening.

Krishan said, ‘ Dear Yudhishthira, all of you five brothers were so engrossed in the game of gambling that you became unaware of its repercussions. You were so ashamed of your acts that you didn’t want me to witness it, so I stayed away and watched you go in darkness. But when Draupadi called for my name, I immediately responded and was there in seconds to protect her. So, it is only when the devotee calls for me with pure heart and devotion and invites me to be by his/her side that I respond and help them to be safe and happy, elseways I stay away and just watch everything.

Evoking God, thus, is the easiest solution to all our problems and it surely works, if attempted with a pure conscience and utmost faith, and if it happens then the need to worry just fades.

Mamta Sehgal

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YEARNING FOR AN IDEAL END..

Losing someone dear in life is tragic and it is difficult to bear such a loss; which remains etched in the memory for times to come. Every human being desires to always remain in the shadow of the dear ones and wishes that he/she never loses them, but that is not how it is meant to be. We all must understand that in the wake of our emotions we cannot become selfish; thinking of just our loss and not thinking what the other person might go thru. Ideally speaking no one should get into any kind of suffering; physical or psychological, because it is difficult to bear it. The physical suffering comes out of the bodily pains and the degeneration that occurs because of natural ageing. While the psychological pains occur because of the inability to be self-dependent.

All of us spend our entire life on our own terms, with a set pattern of living; which is full of rigidities and is strictly within our own thinking gamut, but then there might come a time in life when we may have to undergo drastic physical changes that leaves us dependent on others; bringing us to the worst stage of life. It is an agony both for the sufferer and for the ones who are fostering them. The irony is that no money or power can prevent this from happening if it is destined to happen. Money can give best treatment and care but it cannot prevent the fated. No matter who you are or how resourceful you are, everyone has to pay back for what they have done in this life or in the past.

When we are in our prime, we never realize the wrongs that we keep committing each hour. We never contemplate the repercussions of our wrong-doings in this life or in the past. But when we reach the later stages of our life and are gripped by illness, that is the time ,we are forced to think on this subject. The worst though is that most of the people don’t have such realizations even after facing immense turbulence in life.

An ideal person, who has always indulged in good karmas, has a pious thought process, has the true awareness of the realities of life and is a firm believer of God, never gets into the suffering mode and gets a peaceful end. He has to never depend on anyone and is able to take care of the self till the last day of life. And that is what an ideal death is; a person lives a fulfilling life and receives a befitting end. The complete surrender and belief in God makes sure that there is no suffering in life or even at the end and one gets a respectable death and embraces the same with utter grace.

We should eulogize such deaths and pray to God that even we receive such an end, where there is no suffering and no dependence on anybody till the last breath we breathe.

Mamta Sehgal.

LOVE

What is Love?

It is beautiful feeling which always leaves you with a smile and makes you laugh on the smallest of things.

Love takes away all your woes and brings you in a different world where nothing else matters .

Love takes away all the hatred and just knows affection.

Love brings you to a different space where you only see brightness,colors and cheerfulness.

Love has no boundaries and sees no bars.

With so many qualities love is truly an expression of God,a language of God, a music to the ears and light to the eyes.It is a divine fragrance which spreads around you and fulfills your life.

Mamta Sehgal

LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU WHEN YOU ARE BUSY MAKING OTHER PLANS!

`Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.’What a beautiful quote by John Lennon and so very true.

In life, all of us remain in a constant thinking mode, stressing our minds on thousands of subjects; most of which being irrelevant. We keep harping on so many unknown events or problems we might have to face in future. We plan years ahead and while we are busy doing all that, life is running its own picture; making us a spectator of an unforeseen storyline. It throws such challenges on us which are nowhere in our scheme of things, but that is what the real life is; unknown & unclear and the sooner we understand this fact the better it is for us.

It happens to each one of us but we still fail to reckon with this truth. Bhagavad Gita says, `not a blade of grass moves, if it is not HIS will.’ That is why stressing the mind too much on wasteful assumptions is senseless.

The other day, I watched a movie where the protagonist had a breakup and thus gets disillusioned and looses all her vigor to do anything new in life. But life had other plans for her. She was a baker and received an invitation to participate in a baking competition. At first she refused, but then on her friends insistence decided to go. Here she meets her identical twin; a princess who was due to get married to the prince of the state. The princess wanted to live a commoners’ life and requests the girl to switch her life with her for just two days, as she shared the similar looks with her. After a lot of resistance, she agrees; not imagining what was in store for her.

During the brief interaction, the prince falls in love with her and there is an exchange of real emotions between the two.

After two days though,as decided, they switched on to their real lives and are left in the dilemmas. They had no choice but to share the truth with the prince, who happily accepted the reality as he was also bitten by the charm of the girl. Hence, a girl who was utterly disenchanted in life, would have never in her dreams thought that life was planning such a wondrous turnaround for her. But that was all for real.

This is the reality of life; when we are expecting particular events or are planning for other things in life, it throws the unexpected on us (good as well as bad) and that is what the real life is; totally unimaginable. We ignore the present in wake of planning for future, sulk at things not happening our way, get stressed by so many unimportant issues but undeterred by what we do or think, life takes its own course and displays what is in store for us.Thus, without getting anxious about future, we should display forbearance and understand the phenomenon called `Life’.

Mamta Sehgal.

LIVE LIKE A CHILD

We should never let the child within us take a back seat in life, because it is only that childlike innocence which keeps us vibrant ,otherwise growing old is all about stress ,dullness and fear;fear of all that is just an illusion.

When we grow old we start taking life too seriously and forget to live,to laugh and enjoy the smallest of the things which a child does and that is how we make the precious moments of life which God has bestowed on us dull and lifeless.

We crib for senseless issues,cry for wasteful things and worry for meaningless events and in the end keep losing every single second of the valuable life.

Live like a child and you will realize that the life can be really beautiful.Try and do what you feel like doing,without worrying about its social repercussions. Eat what you want to without worrying much about putting on few pounds.Laugh at silly things if you wish to do so.Try and make an extra effort to meet your friends as they revive the hidden child in you.In short try to relax in life as the world would not stop progressing if it was not for you.

Mamta Sehgal

GOD

Problems force us to look up to GOD and depend on HIM instead of depending on our own self. There are times when we realize how powerless we are to help ourselves and it is then that we put everything into the hands of GOD and understand that HE is the only one who can save us from every crisis that comes forth us.

Mamta Sehgal

LIFE…..

 

What is life, just a bunch of lies.

Lies which are a part of our childhood and adolescence,                                                            which everyone around us gives us.                                                                                                  The world of Barbie’s, toy trains and bedtime stories; depicting a life full of roses.

The youth is another bunch of even bigger illusions.                                                                    The unreal thoughts, feelings and inconsequential concerns.

In reality, the truth is only revealed when half the life is sealed.                                              It is then when we understand the world around us; the people, the situations and the circumstances.

And they are the ones that teach us the real lessons of life and make us truly wise .

But till then, it is too late in life.

Mamta Sehgal.