A most relevant question pops up, who is a truly spiritual person? Is he a happy person, a person with satiety or a person with compassion? I opine, a truly spiritual person is the one who performs his duties/functions (At home, at work place along with the society at large) with singleminded purpose of spreading positivity around. All this happens when we achieve inner transformation. This inner transformation or inner engineering does not come about easily since it has got wider undertones. These undertones have to be understood thoroughly and made applicable in our day to day routines.
HAPPINESS IN US MANIFESTS WHEN WE ARE HAVING SATIETY
Importantly, a truly happy person is remains satisfied with what he has or may not have. In fact we consider ourselves when we are having material possessions. But those who are possessed with the idea of worldly possessions as prerequisite of happiness are outwardly happy but may or may not be internally happy? Being happy in all situations and conditions (good or not so good state) is a true happiness. But how this comes about? This comes about when we have inner transformation. When we have attained inner contentment, then we’ve inner peace and with inner peace everything is possible. Therefore, true happiness manifests when we are conscientiously aware of our limitations and potentials; try everything to obliterate our limitations and imbibe righteousness. Righteousness in our conduct, behaviour, attitude, approach/outlook for inner illumination is the moot point which we should never forget.
OUR ASSOCIATTION WITH TRUE MASTER COUNTS A LOT
It should always be remembered that our association with a rightous person also instills in us a feeling of rare happiness and for a change we feel happy even when there is effusion of sadness in ua. In such an association, we are amidst of most appropriate and affirmative setting that we forget our own worries and try changing ourselves accordingly. Contrary is the affect when we’re in the company of a unrighteous and irreligious person since a negative oriented person who picks holes in others’ pocket creates unsuitable surrounding wheresoever he goes.
HAPPINESS SPRINGS FROM OUT INNER SELF
A true happiness comes from our inner self and does not come from outside our being. If do have everything to satisfy our needs, we may have happiness but that happiness is momentary; a shortlived happiness. It goes as it comes. There is no permanancy in its existence. Incredibly it may seem but it is an undisputed fact that true happiness spring out of our inner self and not from our outside.
AN EGOCENTRIC PERSON IS NOT A HAPPY PERSON
Recently I came across a person who called himself a knowledgeable person could not stop finding faults at the throw of a hat while showcasing his own understanding, factually bordering on egocentric tendency. Seemingly, he was not happy himself since those who insult others are not at peace with themselves. They want to twist somebody’s arm to appease their own ego. I am of the opinion that a person who does not lose any opportunity in lowering others is not happy themselves. Such persons are irrelegious and nitpicking which display their hollowness. Such people, of necessity, require overhauling and transformation in their attitude.
OUR OWN LIMITATIONS AND IMPERFECTIONS
In essence, being aware of our flaws is the first step. Then the process of refinement of our shortcomings starts. This is done partly due to our own efforts and partly with the able guidance and blessings of our Gurus or true masters, the one who has the aptitude and experience in transforming the unrefined traits into refined ones. In all this transformation, we should have enough patience as nothing happens in haste and isolation.
WE REMAIN POINTING FINGERS AT OTHERS
It is a sad commentary that we do not identify our own shortcomings but remain pointing out fingers at others. Till such time we see our inadequacies, we have no right to pinpoint others weaknesses. Therefore, transformation is the first requisite to be better human being than what we were yesterday.
SPREADING SMILES SHOULD BE OUR PURPOSE IN OUR LIVES
It should be our endeavour to spread smiles in others too. We can spread smiles only when we are happy ourselves since a sad person can only spread sadness wheresoever he goes. Therefore, our motto should be: may all be happy.While I was studing in school, I vividly remember a Morning Prayer or Mantra which is given as under:
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti ||
The meaning of the Mantra is:
May All be Happy
May All be Free from Illness
May All See what is Auspicious
May no one Suffer
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
If the above mentioned Mantra is made applicable in our lives, we can not merely transform our own self but also the people around and beyond. This prayer is more relevant now than ever since we are living in the shadow of death and destruction caused by Coronavirus pandemic which has adversely impacted our lives.
Necessity of INNER TRANSFORMATION:
- For inner transformation, inner engineering is a must. For this, we have to change our ways of thinking and acting.
- Imbibing all good ideas and thoughts of our Gurus and True Masters and make these applicable in our day to day lives.
- All of us have some imperfections and indequacieis, these should be, first of all, identified and then efforts made on war fottings to remove these through self efforts and if need be we should take the help of enlightened souls.
- We can be better person through personal experiences and also from the experiences of others around us.
- Spreading smiles and happiness should be our prime goal since those who are enlightened spread LOVE & LIGHHT ARROUND wheresoever they move.