OUR REAL ATTAINMENTS
We term our success
On being successful
In competitive examination
Got after sincere uphill-struggle
Oftentimes in most trying environs
Due to financial stringency
Or any other frustrating conditions
Under adverse circumstances
But determined perseverance
Accompanied with taking on challenges head on
This may be in academic excellence
Or accomplishment of highest order
For enhancing status, position and power
Thereby earning a place in the society
In which that person is living
Such a person leads a positive oriented way of life
Meets his demands
Alongside meeting the needs of others
According to his aptitude.
On the other hand
An individual adopts outright corrupt practices
To garner power and pelf
Utilizes acquired position
For still more worldly possessions
After making comparisons
With most influential in the social order
Earning for himself tendencies so ego-centric in nature
Thus a Ku-sanskari or negative oriented existence
Adversely affecting body and mind.
A success most potent
Is the one
Which we achieve
By rendering assistance
To meet somebody else’s needs
This achievement or success in giving
Is second to none
Since it is an acquired accomplishment
Through practice and experimentation
Which is dependent
More on selfless service
Which may not bring about worldly recognition
But only bring about
Profusion in inner satiety
And with it everything
That is needed for an individual
To fulfill the very purpose of existence.
Our attainment in our existence
Is counted to much extent
Not by sack-full of notes
Earned with illicit practices
But by enhancing awareness
For removing ignorance
That is the attainment
In true sense of terms.
OUR REAL ATTAINMENTS
We tend to attribute our success in our lives when we have sufficient worldly possessions and with it our power, position and status. Such a person showcases his money power whenever he finds it fit. This worldly may be earned by adopting illicit or illegal means even by taking excessive loans from the banks which he does not intend to pay. There are so many cases who have taken excessive loans from different Banks; even not using that loaned cash for the purpose they had taken the loan. I would not like to pin-point the names but these people are from well to do families! The ultimate result may be adverse effect physically and mentally.
In any way, I do not consider this profusion of money as a real attainment because the money loaned out is from the accumulated cash from the Bank customers, the smalltime earners? Such people should realize that this ill-gotten money takes away the inner peace and with it the respect which such people have garnered over a period of time; even the ancestral earned respect! This power and possessions is of no avail ultimately. What satisfaction this illicit earned money gives for the uncertain life in the NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC environment wherein people are dying in thousands. Just introspect, there may be people who must have amassed a lot by illegal means, they too have not taken anything along with them. Even they did not get the last rites rituals which are considered necessary! ANY USE OF MONEY ATTAINED THROUGH ILLIGITIMATE MEANS, IN SUCH A SCENARIO?
Contrarily, a person who earns his living by adopting sincere means in order to meet the needs. These needs are simple which are based on the earning of the person concerned. Such a person is satisfied with what he possesses. He does not take loan from Bank or any other sources – which he cannot repay. Such a person walks with head held high at all times since such a person, besides meeting his simple needs also meets others needs according to his capacity. He is satisfied while he is living on this earth and feels no remorse or regrets while his death Is so near. I consider this as a greatest attainment. While leaving this world, he knows that he has followed his life observing the Laws of Nature and Laws of Land along with following a positive oriented life. He lives his life based on Bhagwad Gita: He had not brought anything when he came to this world and surely will not be taking anything when he leaves this beautiful earth. Whatever he has, is attained here, and would be left here only. Such a person does not feel overly happy or overly unhappy on success or failure. JUST A BALANCED PERSONALITY IN ANY SITUATION AND CONDITION.
In the trying times of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and consequent lockdown conditions, there are some difficulties and challenges experienced by almost everybody. There are also opportunities to cement the relationship amongst people of different religions by coming to the assistance of each other when hugely required. There is a unique example of a recent case of a person (Name – Rajendra) a Hindu by religion in Rajasthan (Bajrang Nagar – Jaipur), whose Muslim neighbors willingly came forward and cremated him as per Hindu rites – as there was no male member in the family to perform cremate the dead body besides there was no Hindu neighbor in the vicinity. The other relatives residing at far flung areas could not come for cremation because of lockdown conditions. I think this like instances help consolidate relationships between different religions, castes or any other narrow considerations. This, I think, is a huge attainment and a step-forward for us all. Wish that this example multiply mutual succour multifies in future.
Our real attainment while living on this planet are:-
- Covit-19 infection has taught us some lessons such as living a disciplined life, following rules of self-isolation or in lockdown conditions, keeping distance while going outside etc. Any deviation means you are yourself inviting the dangerous infection; meaning you are susceptible to this virus. You could catch it from anybody, any source etc.
- Earn a living with sincere means, the method which we shall not regret even in NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC environment.
- Live life in such a manner as though this present is only with us to live and enjoy this present moment to the fullest. LIVE LIFE KINGSIZE – NOT LITERALLY THOUGH SINCE I DO NOT SMOKE.
- Always stay cool in any situation in which you are placed. No frills. Failure or success would be there in life, enjoy both! Seems cool but it should be since we do not know when and where the journey of ours will end, which this CORONAVIRUS has taught us.
- What a feeling one has when somebody you have helped wishes you will! This is a really attainment. Is not it?
- This uncertain times has taught me a sweet lesson, be self aware and live your own life according to your needs and aspirations and not like somebody else lifestyle.
- Never feel letdown if somebody insults you unreasonably when you are not the candidate for this insult. Learn even from this unsolicited ‘insult. This is the real attainment.