Sunday, July 4, 2010

Self -Realization is BLISS......

Well, it feels really nice to be back to this place. As always, I write something, leave, and return back after a very long span. Same happened this time too, its been really long since “When life becomes a daily fest” was posted. But as already mentioned I always find immense pleasure in returning to this desk. May be I am showered upon with some blessings and thoughts to write out my experience and feelings here. :)

I have been traversing through a very hard patch of life for the past one and half months, some of them includes, parting off from best buds, family problems, personal problems etc.

My mind was completely occupied with thoughts,( “nothing”) which would prove constructive or helpful. I struggled a lot to get out of them and finally realized many things , a part of which I would like to share here.

I realized that “THE SOURCE OF HIGHEST JOY LIES WITHIN EVERY ONE OF US”. Without realizing this, man seeks for happiness in the material world as well as on the grief of fellow beings seeking fulfillment in the sense of pleasures which give only instantaneous satisfaction. As known, the instantaneous satisfaction is a temporary set up. Many of us, on the head start, do not believe that true bliss can be discovered only in the realization of OUR OWN SELF and not in other’s feelings or worldly objects.

Just for instance, a normal man, who does not get his things done, or get his wishes fulfilled, realizes that he must to do more to reach his ultimatum or on the other hand, he decides to “RUN AWAY” from reality. (I always support and second the latter and a strict stay clear off to the former types.) The aforementioned two’s are the thoughts jostling in the minds of a normal man. At the same time, a wise person understands the futility of a life given only to the pursuit of material ends and takes steps to progress spiritually, which is what “ME, the normal person” is trying to do now(I am trying to be wiser nowadays). Those who follow the dictates of their desires without using their intellect and will for SELF-IMPROVEMENT will only get further enmeshed in bondage.

Human life is meant only to realize the highest bliss of the self, becomes clear, when the ephemeral nature of material life and unwanted thoughts gets firmly ingrained in the mind.

By performance of our actions as duty, without attachment, the mind becomes purified of baser qualities life selfishness, thus becoming fit to receive subtle spiritual knowledge. Even the worldly ends can be met only if we concentrate on what our mind says (the first thought) and act accordingly with the firmness in our moves. I feel, what is required is ONLY A DIFFERENT ORIENTATION IN LIFE, CLEARLY UNDERSTANDING OUR LONG TERM GOALS, BASICS OF ETHICS, OUR OWN ETHICS AND CORRESPONDING ACTIONS TO ACHIEVE SELF REALISATION.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

When life becomes a Daily Festival

I have been thinking about making my blog an active one since a very long time, but due to many unforeseen circumstances I haven’t been able to keep the promise I made to my selves. Tackling and overcoming all the aforementioned circumstances here I am, once again starting to pen down things, hoping that I get enough appreciation and motivation to write whatever I feel. “When life is a daily festival”, may be an inspiration I got from my selves or seeing a community of human beings making each and every day of their lives away from work or studies, a pleasant memory which they cherish all their life.

A community specially earmarks festival days when the daily routine is set aside to give way to some happenings which would surely make one extremely joyous. The case is absolutely a truth as we know, we would fine an extra happiness or an extra spark when we are not on work for a day or speaking specifically, one day of no classes in college or schools brings about immense source of joy, thus I consider it as an occurrence having extraordinary significance in our lives. More generically, we have the fests, viz eid, diwali, etc (for a say :D) which the entire human communities use for engaging themselves in activities which they love. As far as children are concerned, they always look forward to festivals and the revelries associated with them.

Labor or work has been called Adam’s curse, which was meted out to him for disobeying god (I have personally read this somewhere, so just thought to include this too:)). Man has generally seen enjoyment in his detachment from work and as far as students are concerned, their detachment from their academics or studies or schools or colleges or whatever be that for the matter of concern. Considering the hard and back breaking labor man had to perform to make both ends meet, he was or he is perhaps justified in opposing the pleasure of the work. For quite a few, the third world work involved in earning a livelihood is still exacting and tiring. But for a fairly large numbers now, work need not be drudgery. It can be a voluntary participation in socially useful and humanly satisfying work. WHY SHOULD THERE BE DRUDGERY IN TEACHING THE YOUNG ONES WHOSE WONDER AND CURIOSITY IS STIMULATING AND SATISFYING TO THE TEACHER?

Is not every dawn new, beautiful and harbinger of new hopes and aspirations??

Is not every cloud a messenger of a long awaited epistle of love??

Is not every sunshine a way out of despair??

Is not every evening a homecoming??

Like this thousands of questions can be asked. :)

I feel it is always “catch the festive time (the time referred to here as festive is just to underline the meaning that it’s the time which we find for ourselves) by the horn and squeeze the last drop of the nectar from it.”

At the spur of the moment I would like to copy and paste some lines of a poem written by the English poet, John Keats, which made me feel that it has got an advice to give to people suffering from occasional fit of melancholy:

But when the melancholy fit shall fall

Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud,

That fosters the droop- headed flowers all,

And hides the green hill in an April shroud;

Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose,

Or on the rainbow of the salt sand-wave,

Or on the wealth of globed peonies;

Or if thy mistress some rich anger shows,

Emprison her soft hand and let her rave,

And feed deep, deep upon here peerless eyes.

Nature has unlimited capacity to refill the world with potential joys and riches. We, earthlings, are as yet unaware of the enormous untapped riches of the other planets , solar systems and galaxies at the disposal of the nature. Simply, when a child takes his/her first step or utters the first word, he/she initiates a festival for the folks.