No possessions on earth and beyond
Can bestow satiety in real sense for long
This is the experience of all those
Who know this eternal truth – beyond doubt
Greed for more materials
Spurs us for more still
A rat race just endless
It may be lust for money or lust for any negative pursuits
To seek satisfaction with sense objects
We term such person a hypocrite
Such a person lives alright
But lives in vain
Inwards is steeped in pain.
A satisfied one is the one
Who is devoid of malice towards none
Envy touches him not
Hardly identifies with body he owns!
Always is compassionate towards unfortunates
And is not ego-conscious
Noble deeds done by others are his guide
Which are imbibed by him with pride
He is equi-poised both in peace or in turmoil
Dedicates his body, mind and soul to the Supreme Soul
Lives in total bliss
Enriched with self realization
That person has eternal satisfaction
For this soul, no more importance is for worldly possessions
For this soul has our Lord’s eternal connection.
SATISFACTION IN DIFFERENT FACETS OF OUR LIFE
SATISFACTION WITH THE MATERIAL POSSESSIONS
The allurement or the temptation for more and more possessions (physical goods and wealth) ensnares us in its fold. Here we are under the influence of acquiring a bit ‘more’ and this is endless chase. Overindulgence and seeking satisfaction in worldly or material possessions, by any means, is taking us away from the eternal truth. Allurement of more possessions and seeking satiety in worldly possessions are putting us deep into the quagmire of all pervading negativity through sense enticements and thus becoming the victim of bad habits. We hanker for more status and pelf giving sensory bondage more credence over the eternal joy which could be acquired by cementing our love for our Lord/Bhagwan/Allaha. The person who lives only for sense pleasures from the worldly possessions cannot have eternal happiness.
Bhaghwad Gita enunciates that the one who does not help to keep the wheel of creation in motion by doing his duty and rejoices sense pleasures, that sinful person lives in vain (3.10).
By giving more credence to sense pleasures through material possessions, we forget the very purpose of coming to this world and seek the bliss of the soul, the eternal or higher joys. Does more material possession bring more happiness in life? Honestly, we should pose this question to ourselves and seek answer. The societies which are materially affluent, basically seek happiness in material possessions through their usage. This goes on and still there is no true happiness. Physical goods are the artificial symbols of hope for joy and happiness for a short spell of time – if that be. This job just evaporates when we see somebody having better quality material possessions (in the form of house, car, even better job which could fetch more money and hence more materials ). This linking of material possessions with happiness quotient is a gross fallacy. This is merely to grease the aspired image and thus the ego but for eternal satisfaction these material possessions do not bring any positive results.
Now coming to the satisfaction without much material possessions. When we were born we did not bring anything and when we shall depart finally, we shall not take anything from here. All possessions are left here only. This was amply proved by the example of emperor Alexander – the great, the great Macedonian king who with his valour won worldly possessions from the kingdoms he conquered. While returning home, he fell ill. On his death bed, he realized his folly of amassing vast worldly possessions. He expressed his desire that his three wishes be fulfilled after his death:
Firstly, that his physicians alone must carry his coffin. – to indicate that despite availability of best medical help he could not be cured.
Secondly, the path to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones, he directed – to indicate that he was having all the worldly possessions but these were of no avail.
His third wish was that both of his bands be kept dangling out of coffin – to indicate that despite having everything he had gone barehanded.
All this goes to show that it is waste of time and energy to hanker after worldly possessions and proves the futility of our quest for the same. Contrarily, our quest should be for eternal happiness at the Lotus Feet of our Lord.
EMPLOYEES’ JOB SATISFACTION
The jobs with which we are emotionally attached give us joy and satisfaction. Having that job and performance of the same enthuse us immensely. These feelings are intense ones and more objective in nature. Positive emotions help in adjusting ourselves with other employees and environs while negative emotions tend to pull us back towards dissatisfaction. Then overall job satisfaction is due to adjustment with superiors, compatriots, juniors etc and total assimilation with the office jargons. Sometimes the employees have to exercise will power to rein in the upsurge in negative emotions, significantly helping in total job satisfaction in the long run.
It is how a supplier satisfies a customer with his goods and services. Here the quality of the product and the cost are involved. More the goods are purchased with competitive cost when the quality of goods and services remains constant or in some cases it may exceed in its superiority because of competition involved. Customers’ satisfaction has now become a key differentiation. The business entrepreneurs have to maintain quality at competitive cost and quantity supplied. As new products are entering market, customers’ expectations too are increasing. Lower the satiety level of the customers lower the sale of the product. Here the customer is the master. How much input in put when a product is produced and what labour cost and other factors of productions are involved are taken into account for a finished product?
Every parents want that their ward perform better so that he/she faces the competitive world head on. For this to happen there are certain factors which the parents have to take into account:-
1. Quality Time. For the children to imbibe virtuous life, it is important that the parents give quality time to their wards so that the children imbibe virtues and follow the correct norms of behavior which may help in their character building.
2. Quality Guidance. The expectations of the parents from their wards are exponential. Their satisfaction level increases partly due to demonstrative effect in the society and partly because of parents high expectations from the students. For this to happen, the parents should impart quality guidance to them through formal and informal institutions.
3. Formal Education. The child’s aptitude for a particular stream should never be lost sight of while giving him/her formal education. If he/she has more inclination towards humanities, the parents, on their part should never force their wards to take engineering or any other stream that a child wants.
4. Informal Education. The education which the children get from play ground, peer groups, temples/churches’mosques etc play an important role in moulding the character of a child.
From the above, it could be concluded that we can get eternal / permanent satisfaction only if our efforts are sincere / honest and we transact our action with dedication absorbing totally in the action – disregarding or caring little for results of our action with the realization that ‘good action leads to good results’. That is the eternal satisfaction