WE CAN CHANGE PROVIDED WE HAVE WILL TO CHANGE
We make ourselves slaves of our own weaknesses
Though knowing well that such weaknesses are self-destructive
To change tamoguna tendency into sattvicguna trait
Tamoguna is the quality of imbalance or inactive
The vicious circle of events goes on, one leads to another
We’re bereft of even an iota of awareness
Of ‘how much is too much’ belief
From where it is hard to come ou unsullied.
There still is way out from this utter confusion
A jam of chaos of our own creation
Created knowingly, perchance or influenced by situation
With undaunted will and firm stand
We ought to bear in mind right away
It is never too late to mend our ways
But for this to be a reality
We shall have to be adopt sincerity
Replete with goodness and purity
As our true and enduring dharma
Both in thoughts and in karma
And imprint an sattvic idea forever in our mind
It is never too late to mend
Thus rid ourselves of the weaknesses which pervades in us
And walk with head held aloft
With sufficient graces of our lord.
THE LURE OF BAD HABIT IS VERY SEVERE
We can get these bad habits with ease but once these are imbibed, it is virtually difficult to eredicate from our system. For example, if we win a in gambling, our greed for wining more such games for winning ‘some more’ if only we had exercised control in the intial stages of our bad habit, we could have not developed such a bad habit. What transpired in case of Pandavas in Mahabharta epic is a relevant lesson for us all. For winning more, the pandavas wagered their everything including the consort Dropati . Or it may be lust for sex beyond marriage which sometimes puts us in critical situation when the same is detected at the later stage. Many of the families have been broken by this bad habit. While it is easy to fall prey to these bad habits, but difficult to erase these habits. But their consequences are really tragic ultimately.
THREE TENDENCIES OF HUMANS
Humans have three qualities or traits. A tendency of having balance in which goodness, constructive holistic ideals prevail besides a person lives virtuously, is in peace with himself and others around him. This is termed as sattvic tendency. It is a positive oriented quality and a person possessing this quality is upright, righteous and adjusts in any situation he/she is placed. This also symbolizes white.
Secondly, a person who posses the quality of excessive passion, is egocentric, considers himself/herself as the centre of attraction. This person is rajasvic in nature. He considers himself as self made person and wants everybody to follow him. This symbolises red or passion.
Thirdly, a person who is who is having imbalance in life, dull and inactive, ignorant besides disorder and chaos prevail. This person is tamasic in nature. He is always negative in his/her words and deeds. This sort of a person is always negative in words and deeds. This symbolizes black.
WE CAN CHANGE IF WE HAVE THE WILL TO CHANGE
Our endeavour should be to change our habits – turn from black to white and living our life with positive orientation. This could be done through adoption of virtuous traits by shunning negative traits and replacing these with positive traits.
Whenever a sincere realization dawns on us, we mend our ways and thus make concerted but sincere efforts in order to make the journey of our life smoother without any cobwebs on our path. For real realization to come by, it is important to understand the habits and behaviour we have imbibed – both positive and negative in the light of situation we are placed. Be that as it may, we can make our life better by endeavouring to do better than before. If on the way, we get some bad habit, we ought to proacrively exert to pin point that one and attack that habit and do everything possible to rectify the same and make it positive, first by trial and error method and subsequenty it will become a positive one. For this to be reality it is a must that we erase the drab which exists there.
It is undisputable fact that we humans are the product of our own thoughts and actions. If our actions go counter to our perceived good intentions, then, sure enough, we have to change the course of action in the light of bad results of our actions.