What makes us happy?
Happiness is a state of mind. A person could be unhappy with all material prosperity whereas a person with less material possessions could be better on the happiness quotient. If you are not satisfied with what you have, certainly, you will aspire to get that satisfaction level propitiated through illegal means. That illegal means will bring in its wake disgrace and ultimately sorrow.
There are so many cases in point of well to do people involved in various corruption cases. They have minted crores of money through their illegal means and when told to account for their earnings by the law enforcement agencies, they were clueless and had no plausible answers. As a consequence, they are now cooling their heels in the confines of jails. The money earned has not been of help to revive their tarnished image and standings in the society.
What is the price you will have to pay, if you are caught read handed. Name once sullied can hardly regain its past glory ever afterwards. Infamy image is a curse. It is a life with everything bereft respect.
Hence it is a considered fact that those who work their way up in their sphere of activity consciously, honestly and sincerely may not get the due respect initially but after a period of time they are the likeable persons of the society and happiest ones at that.
My behaviour and its implications
Behavior has far reaching implication for me. Whenever I act in a negative manner, it will do more harm to me than to the person I intend to harm. It could provoke an internal upheaval in my innate mindset. How I acted on the spur, depends upon the situation I am placed. If I am in my elements I shall behave positively. The good tiding will prevail and there is no internal upheaval.
Behaviour is such a thing which gives you respect of otherwise. If your behavior towards others is negative, it will bring unsolicited brickbats from all quarters. You will lose your friend circle. On the other hand, positive and helpful behavior brings accolades from everywhere and creates positive atmospherics and appropriately appreciative response.
Need of the hour is to act in a manner which may spur positive response from the people for whom it is meant. Good behavior is imbibed over a period of time. It is also acquired from the people you are closer with.
CHANTING OF AUM
The consciousness, unconscious and the subconsciousness are the three states of mind. We are conscious only to a certain extent. We, in fact remain dreaming. Aum is the most powerful syllable. It epitomizes the Supreme Consciousness or the eternal universal energy flow. It can be called an energy which helped in creation of universe. that created the universe.
In AUM, ‘A’ stands for creation or the beginning, ‘U’ for preservation, and finally ‘M’ for dissolution or destruction. These are the very cycle of birth, life and death. A (aaa) stands for right portion of the brain, ‘U’ (ooo) represents the left part of the brain, and ‘M’ (mmm) signifies the emotional element of the living. ‘A’ also signifies earth, trees and other living objects. ‘U’ symbolizes formless elements such as fire, water, air, etc and ‘M’ represents neither form nor formless or shapeless. It exists as the energy convent of the universe.
Krishna in the Bhagwad Gita says, “I am object knowledge, the purifier and the syllable AU.” Aum can be recited in different planes keeping in mind gross, subtle and casual planes, which reflects waking, dreaming and deep sleep. It is the process which connects conscious with unconscious and subconscious mind. Aum is much more than mere modulation. It is the music of the soul, the definitive prayer by a created to his Creator. It surpasses all boundaries of sorrow and sensory perception. A person, if follows discipline in chanting, acquires Supreme Bliss ultimately.
Q. What decade or era do you find fascinating?
It is an undisputed fact that every decade or era has given something to humanity for its improvement. In one decade the Mother Nature may be very kind in not opening its fangs or furry and destroying its own created fabric in the form of earthquacks, floods, tsunami, blizzards, etc. On the other hand, She has also given to mankind her precious gifts from its bosom in the form of mineral products, etc, on which it can make a difference in its life and survive. In other word, every decade is particular or specific in something or the other.
Although I have been given everything by my Creator, which a person requires for a sound living and spending life peacefully, that apart, the most enduring and fascinating one was my childhood period. That was the period to remember, when I got something, even though run of the mill type, I cherished the same as if that was the ultimate one for me. I learned in those days, ABC of my life from my parents, teachers and peer groups. I waited for every seasons and festival like holi, dussehra, diwali, etc. I enjoyed every moment of my life though money or resources were very limited but whatever was available was fully made use of. I can say that was the time when I had immense satisfaction with limited resources at our disposal.
It can well be said that satiety level can not only be achieved through fulfilling all your needs and aspirations but how you are satisfied with little you are having. And also, how you remain connected with your Lord with all that you have got.