BE SO EMPTY,
THAT ONLY GOD IS LEFT INSIDE YOU.-RUMI
‘ROOH-E-RUMI’-A book that empties you to be fulfilled by God.
BE SO EMPTY,
THAT ONLY GOD IS LEFT INSIDE YOU.-RUMI
‘ROOH-E-RUMI’-A book that empties you to be fulfilled by God.
`SEEKING GOD IS SEEKING LOVE’
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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.
`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’.
`Om Jai Jagdish Hare’ is a beautiful Hindu benediction which talks of the glories of God and the more I recite this prayer each day, the more I have started to understand the meaning and the power of every word that is sung in it.
For the love for God and for the benefits of all fellow readers & bloggers and in order to explain the power it holds I am making a humble attempt to describe this eternal prayer verse by verse so that it’s essence reaches to everyone.
Om Jaye Jagdish Hare, Swami Jaye Jagdish Hare॥
Bhagt Jano Ke Sankat, Das jano ke avgun ,Khshan Mein Door Kare॥
O my great God, my beloved, you vanquish the difficulties and the ills of your true devotees in fraction of a second. You are always concerned about all the beings you have brought into this world and make sure that all their problems end with a blink of an eye. My Swami ! you are merciful and are a cause of everyone’s happiness.
Jo Dhaywe Phal Pave, Dukh Vinse Man Ka॥
Sukh Sampati Ghar Aave, Kasht Mite Tan Ka॥
Whoever worships you with a pure heart and complete devotion ,you take away all their sadness, bestow their houses with abundance and positivity and put an end to all their woes.
Maat-Pita Tum Mere, Sharan Gahun Kiskee॥
Tum Bin Aur Na Duja, Aas Karun Jiskee॥
You are my mother as well as my father and are the only one for me. I have nobody else on whom I can rely .Parents are the only ones on whom the child has utmost trust and there is none as dear as them. So,for me it is just you and nobody else.
Tum Puran Parmatma, Tum Antaryami॥
Par-Brahm Parmeshwar, Tum Sabke Swami॥
You are the supreme and are omniscient.You are the most superior Godhead and the lord of all.You are omnipresent and omnipotent.
Tum Karuna Ke Saagar, Tum Palankarta॥
Main Moorakh Khal Kami, Mein Sewak Tum Swami,Kripa Karo Bharta ॥
You are a sea of mercy,are compassionate and are the nurturant ;one who is running the complete show and takes care of everyone’s well-being. I am a fool who commits thousands of mistakes each day.I am the servant and you are my lord ,always keep me under your shadow and keep me blessed.
Tum Ho Ek Agochar, Sabke Pran Pati॥
Kis Vidhi Milun Dayamay, Tumko Main Kumti॥
You are inconspicuous and you are the conscious of every being. O, merciful! Please guide as to how a wicked like me can meet you. Show me the path to enlightenment and your attainment. Guide me,so that I can come to your abode and never come back to a human life.
Deenbandhu Dukh Harta, Thakur Tum Mere, Swami Rakshak Tum Mere ॥
Apne Hath Uthaao, Apni Sharan Lagao,Dwar Para Main Tere ॥
You are the friend of ill-fated and you render them from their woes.My lord, my protector, please open your hands and embrace me ,I am fallen on your lotus feet.
Vishay Vikaar Mitaao, Paap Haro Deva॥
Shradha Bhakti Badhaao, Hirday Prem badao,Santan Ki Sewa॥
God bring me out of my material pains,take away all my sins and increase my devotion and love towards you and make me considerate and empathetic towards all.Make me compassionate like yourself so that I can feel the pain of others.
Tan man dhan sab kuch hai tera,swami sab kuch hai tera ॥
Tera tujko arpan kya lage mera॥
O lord! This body, this heart and this money, all that I possess is yours, nothing is mine, so I dedicate all to you. Almighty! May be late, but I have got this realization that the whole world is run by you and we are mere puppets in your hands and that is why I consecrate all; my life and all that I possess to you.
Om Jaye Jagdish Hare, Swami Jaye Jagdish Hare॥
Bhagt Jano Ke Sankat, Das Jano ke Avagun,Bansariwala Door Kare॥
It is the time of Navratras again, the most divine and blissful nine days where the whole atmosphere is filled with piousness and devotion. It is also the time to understand the immense power of the femineity, the power of the Maa, in her many forms.g
During Navratras, people religiously read the holy book, the Durga Stuti which in its thirteen chapters explains the advent of Maa Durga and how she kills all the asuras in order to protect the Devas. The book beautifully explains that how the extremely fearful and troubled Indra, Brahma and many more devas could not handle the atrocities put upon them by the asuras and thus had to plead for the appearance of Maa, the only one, who could destroy the extremely powerful breed of rakshasas.
When Maa comes with her various forms, she kills the dangerous asuras with utmost ease and ends their barbarity towards the devas and helps them to re-occupy their respective abodes. Reading this holy book repeatedly gives a great feeling of how a feminine power which is otherwise considered gentle and docile fights the horrifying asuras fearlessly to protect the devas.
This is about the eternal and the most powerful Divine Maa, but if we see in real life too, the so called effeminate women is the actual rescuer of the family. She with all her gentleness manages all the day to day issues of the entire family ,their emotions, their well being ,the education of her kids and all this, along with her own professional , physical & psychological issues. She is expected to be a perfect multi-tasker.
Every man, whether he is a son, a husband or a lover needs the support of a woman at different stages of his life;without which he is incomplete. Thus she has to be credited and respected for all that she does for everyone and for the society at large .But sadly ,in today’s world;considering the kind of atrocities she is facing, she is immensely ill treated.
But one should never forget that like Maa Durga, every women behind her soft appearance has the powers, which if required, can destroy anybody or anything. She can be extremely caring but if her dignity and respect is at stake then she can be awfully cruel and thus should be never be underestimated and her contributions should always be acknowledged.
Dear friends ,sharing with you some of the images of a small temple at my home. I strongly believe that we are nobody to do anything,everything belongs to HIM and we are just the via media.
Thus,this humble effort on HIS birthday is all HIS mercy and HIS presence makes it divine.
Krishna is soul, Krishna is life,
Krishna is heart, Krishna is mind,
Krishna is love, Krishna is divine,
Krishna is happiness, Krishna is a smile,
Krishna is faith, Krishna is belief,
Krishna is earth, Krishna is sky,
Krishna is Sun, Krishna is moon,
Krishna is day, Krishna is night,
Krishna is everything, Krishna is a delight.
Oh! My Krishna, what am I without you.
Just a particle of dust under your lotus feet.
Pick me up my Krishna and embrace me.
Enlighten me with your light and sparkle my conscience.
Make me your pure devotee and show me the path of life.
Thank you everything my Krishna, my gratitude for everything you have blessed me with.
Help me to lead a purposeful life and then come to your abode to never come back.
`HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA,KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE,
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA,RAMA RAMA HARE HARE!’
May God bless all!
Recently I received a message from a friend which said,` IF AN EGG IS BROKEN FROM OUTSIDE FORCE,LIFE ENDS. BUT IF IT IS BROKEN FROM AN INSIDE FORCE, LIFE BEGINS.’ How very true this message is, I thought to myself.It carries a beautiful lesson and if taken profoundly, can have a great influence on our life.
There is one general phenomena we all see in our kitchens each day;when we apply external pressure on the egg ,it breaks and the life within the egg ends.Similarly, when a human being is influenced by the outer forces like environment, society, friends and acquaintances and gets into the trap of negative thoughts of failure, jealousy, unhappiness and distress,he/she heads towards the downfall.
In reality, all these thoughts are the production of one’s own mind, which makes the individual think that his life will get affected by these external events or individuals .He lives in constant fear and feels that someone might affect him or become an obstruction in his success and happiness.But,in reality these external forces possess no power to affect anyone, rather it is our own thinking which is killing the human being that we are. We are absolutely swayed by all the ill beliefs which incur a bad influence on us.
The second part of the message says that,`If an egg is broken by the force that comes from inside, life begins.’ That means that if the growth of the egg happens in a natural manner then it leads to the birth of a new life, in the form of a chick .This phenomena clearly explains the eternal fact ,that if we listen to the Inner force – our soul, the God within , then we can prosper each day of our life. Our Inner force can keep us devoid of all the ill feelings and insecurities,gives us the right knowledge,shows the ideal path and helps us in leading a righteous life.
Thus,if we introspect, we will realize that nobody else but we ourselves are our biggest enemy. We can easily increase our happiness and success with our inner belief but instead we choose to get influenced by the outer forces ,which leads us to our downfall. It’s the way we think that makes all the difference.
Hence,if we let the outer force rule us then we are breaking ourselves and are responsible for our failures, but if we let the Inner force rule our life then we are blossoming our life with all the positivism and happiness.
We are born with some eternal good qualities and should never let the outer forces like society diminish those qualities but should instead surrender completely to the Inner force and let it drive our life. We should follow the instructions of this Inner Force and let it be our mentor in all situations so that we live a progressive, happy, and an ideal life.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR…
From past few days I have been contemplating that the journey so far has been truly reassuring.
There has been a lot of commotion and life has surely been thru a pandemonium; solitude somewhere and phases of lonesomeness, laughter on the other side and many moments of lightheartedness.
Life has shown many pictures and has given many relations, which has coached the theory of deception, have shown the art of betrayal, and brought forth many beings, who were totally make-believe.
People who were the real teachers, and dispensed many learning lessons.
But with various dubious characters, life has also acquainted with many angels; Souls, who have enlightened and shown the path of morality, and have led by example and integrity.
Souls who have taught humanity and forgiveness, and shown the power of love and caress.
And along with everything that is left behind, life has been extremely kind; it assisted in experiencing the real phenomenon, and attaining the awareness of the eternal information.
The light within revealed the knowledge of the Supreme, which is unknown to most of the beings. It instructed the real purpose of life, which is to attain the goal of reaching the infinite.
My book `THE PERENNIAL JOURNEY ‘ completes one year of its journey…