Monday, November 9, 2009
Past is gone ,
Future is yet to come...
Now is all that we have & that's why we call it Present - a gift.
The greatest generosity we can show towards the future is by giving everything to the present ; that way we can also free ourselves from the burden of the past.
Future is just a figment of our fertile imagination while past is a matter of prejudiced perspective...both are beyond rationality.
It is pretty difficult for the human brain to conceive that PRESENT is the only real thing.Our mind does not allow us to believe that life has to be & in fact can be lived as it comes..on a moment to moment basis. The acts that we then perform are not mere reactions of our pre-conceived & pre-conditioned mind but are pure responses coming from a peaceful & crystal clear mind. These responses are borne out of LOVE, COMPASSION & DEVOTION as against the reactions which have their seeds in HATE, DESIRE & EGO.
Yes, it is difficult to conceive this philosophy of life if one is a fool but what seems really impossible is to actually implement this philosophy into our day-to-day life, again, if one is not courageous enough or do not have complete faith in the said philosophy.
Remember, life is nothing but philosophy in practice.
There are two ways of living our life ;
one is to be in complete acceptance towards whatever is happening in our life & the other is to be in partial acceptance or in selective rejection towards the events of our life.
In the former way we accept joy & sorrow, health & illness, prosperity & poverty, good & bad, light & dark, flower & thorn etc. etc. with EQUANIMITY & THANKFULNESS - believing with full & complete FAITH in the time, that whatever experience one is undergoing, is for ones own betterment & actualisation.
This, in fact is believing in the NON-DUAL nature of the creation.
The other way is the way of an sceptic who wants to choose only the best for himself as if he is made of only the best things of the world & that the paradoxes of this world does not meet in him. How immature...to think that a valley is inseparable part of a peak, that a diamond is more valuable than a coal, that love & sex are two different things, when in fact they are just two or more forms of the same phenomenon. Call it God, call it Energy, call it Time, call it whatever you like but they are indeed part of one phenomenon.
The belief that I am a somebody & not a nobody is the very essence of an egoistic person. This egotist believes that s/he has the super power to unfold events of life as per his/her own desire. S/he lives in dis-belief towards the world, thinking, that this world is his/her enemy. From this false belief an inferiority complex is born. The self is in a state of an illusion & knows very well deep within that h/she is nothing when compared to others. This inferiority complex bound by the ego gets reflected as a superiority complex in the outside world & the desire to control life as per ones whims & fancies, to be successful, to be powerful, to be knowledgeable, to be famous, to be someone is born...
How foolish to think that we can control our life when, in fact, deep in our heart we are very much aware that we do not even know what is gonna happen the next moment...its like trusting so much in God or something that we are gonna live 70 years but not trusting Him for the well-being of our life even for a minute. This doesn't, even for a minute means that one has to sit idly & do nothing...that would mean surrendering ourself to the fate or destiny in a very negative way. It only means that one has to perform his choice of action as a response & not as a reaction by making full & worthy use of one's free will. It only means to remain detached with the fruits of the action. Ya..!! that is what The Geeta teaches us to act without desire..to act with a sense of detachment.
The action thus born is an act of love , compassion & devotion vis a vis the reaction which has its seat in fear, hatred, desire & ego.
If one is able to comprehend with the above philosophy whole-heartily, life becomes not only easy but a joyous journey. The pre-requisite to such life is only one & that is a strong will to live in the moment. Such a person who lives in the moment does not get overtly worried about the past or the future. He de-learns in the present moment whatever he has learnt from the past thereby keeping himself ever fresh. He knows fully well that life is not going to repeat itself by producing exactly the same challenges for him. He knows that to repeat itself is not the nature of life but CHANGE, indeed is. He knows in all his wisdom that life does not believe in repeating itself but is constantly engaged in creating master-pieces & that is how there are no exactly identical twins or faces or thumb-impressions or flowers or plants or animals or stars or earth etc etc. We are life's one such master-piece & yet we make a mockery of ourselves by either thinking that we are common or dreaming & toiling to make it big, someday...
Present is the culmination point of past & future & if we continue to either live in past or dwell in future and continue to ignore the present, how do we presume to be at peace...???
A fearless crystal clear mind does not bother about survival but is constantly engaged in creation. He is peaceful in the knowledge that survival is not about fighting but about befriending. However, if someone still insists on the importance of taking precautionary measures or that of the need of planing, there is a simple question : Agreed that you can meticulously plan for a thousand things or more..agreed that you can take precautionary measures against thousand upsets or more but how do you plan to deal with that one thousand tenth upset & so on...??? Somewhere down the line you will have to leave it to the fact that one has to deal with setbacks as & when they come...so why not do it NOW...???
Is it not more intelligent...???
Most of us have spent our lives listening to & being in control of this fearful mind of ours who is a slave in the present moment but regains its king-like control in the past & the future. What have we attained from listening to it...??? Are we truly happy...??? Are we at peace with ourselves & the world around us...???
If the answer is NO than why don't we listen to our heart for a week at-least & see for ourselves the difference that it makes to our lives...??? okay okay.. if a week is too much of a time, can you give it a try for a day.. or may be for an hour.. or a minute.. pleeeeeeeease....!!
Our heart wants us to be free from the clutches of the mind. Let's give ourself a chance to really live your life. This is the only chance we have or else yours truly will continue to chant
MAN_IS_BAD_KASE ( 108 times & more... )