ON HAPPINESS AND MISERY

HAPPINESS & MISRY


By transcending the three modes of material nature associated with the body, one becomes free from birth, death, old age, and misery, and attains immortality. Bhagwad Gita.

HAPPINESS AND MISERIES


WE CANNOT BLAME OTHERS FOR OUR MISERABLE STATE



We are aware that if we eat stale food, we are bound to have stomach upset. In the same way, if we continue experiencing misery and do not make sincere effort to alleviate our predicament by performing righteous Karma, then, our miseries will multiply. These miseries can make our life miserable in real sense of terms. Living in the material world/material realm and doing nothing tangible to upgrade ourselves on virtuous pedestal can bring about more miseries, diseases and hardships. We ourselves are responsible for our happiness or miserable state. No second person is responsible for it. But we offer several alibis for being in miserable state.


WE CAN TRANSFORM OUR MODES OF MATERIAL NATURE THROUGH OUR SINCERE EFFORTS FOR ETERNAL BLISS

If we want to achieve happiness, we’ve to upgrade our modes of goodness. From Tamsic to Rajsive to Sattvic – although these modes of existence are also in realm of materialism. We can still exert to supplant or transform these from material realm to detached realm, by our righteous karma and dharma. This will help us attain God’s connectivity with peace of mind in any situation and condition. By so doing, we shall be experiencing delightfulness or total bliss. This is only be attained through our free-will and single-minded determination. Nobody else can assist more than ourselves is the moot point for attaining this.

OUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR MISERABLE EXISTENCE

In essence, it is a fact that when we are living in miserable existence, we are entrenched in negative thoughts. With negative thoughts, we tend to have distrust, have the feeling to destroy or to harm others, even ruin a good relationship, rather than creating something unique. In the miserable mindset, we are at our destructive best. Contrarily, happiness is a positive trait. With happiness, we tend to create new things and are at our productive best. We are delightful with a heavenly feeling.

WHEN WE ARE MISERABLE, WE ARE MOST DESTRUCTIVE


While we are unhappy or miserable, we do not trust others. We smell rat at every step in our life. Trust deficit is at its peak. In this sort of scenario, we want to blame others for our situation rather than take steps for course correction.


SOME INSTANCES OF WHAT UNHAPPY ENVIRONS CAN CONTRIBUTE
Unhappy environment at our homes
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Unhealthy, uncongenial and unhappy environment in home create disharmony and members of the family are suspicious of each other. Peaceful living in such surcharged environment is not possible since each member of the family looks other members with suspicion.


Work ethics in the office.


• Un-cooperative environment creates conditions for the downfall of the organisation. An office wherein there is no cooperation and doors are closed at you when you want something crucial to be done. Here each employee works at cross purpose, the productivity gets suffered since when functional ethics on the basis of cooperation is not carried out. Who is responsible for such uncongenial atmosphere, the staff members or the organizational heads, the truth is not far to seek? But truly, organization as a whole in such skeptic environs gets doomed; now or after sometimes.


• Unhappy environment creates suspicion between the work-force. An organization head who isolates his staff member and keeps his staff members away from productive interaction is an enemy of such an organization. Ultimately such an organization meets its end sooner rather than later.


• For smooth functioning in the office, one of the basic requirement is integrity or reliability. Each one of the staff members have to be reliable or trustworthy for optimum productivity.


• Honesty & Sincerity. Sincerity is prerequisite trait in getting things done smoothly. Insincerity leads to bitterness and bitterness to internal bickering which impacts the outcome in the office.


• Undisciplined work-force. With negative environs in the office, there is indiscipline in the workforce. There is atmosphere of distrust, leading to productive graph going down-South. Need is to create unsuspecting environs and sow the seeds of cooperation and amity.


• Accountable environment. Environment of accountability happens when everybody contributes for the overall growth of the organization. Individual accountable for his/her assigned task cannot be overlooked but it cannot do much in isolation. One drop of rain cannot contribute anything. It will just get sucked in the sand of time after reaching its destination!


COUNTRIES WITH NEGATIVE & UNHAPPY DISPOSITION OF ITS RULERS
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With unhappy environment prevailing amongst the ruling elites or politicians (who rule a country), creates suspicion, distrust not only amongst the ruling class but also with other countries. What is happening in Ukraine and Russia is a bleak case in point. The negative environment created by distrust is disturbing and may lead to WW III. In this, peace is the casualty becoming a cause of deaths and destruction of the hapless citizens.


A HAPPY PERSON FIRST OF ALL BELONGS TO HIMSELF & THEN TO OTHERS


A person with balanced approach in approach is self-aware. He knows his potentials and weaker areas. By knowing himself ins and outs, he can adjust with the society and contribute his mite in whatever was he is capable of. In other words, before becoming a useful members, he, first of all becomes familiar with himself – knowing himself fully. Knowing others is impossible without knowing your own self.


WE SHARE WITH OTHERS WHAT WE HAVE IN ABUNDANCE


If we have self-love, we share the same with others. If we do not love our own self then what we’ve to give others? Nothing! In other words, everything starts with us and ends with us only. Our neighborhood, our community and all others put together happen because of us. If we’re not in sound health and at peace with ourselves then we can only be spectators and cannot contribute anything for anybody since you can share with others what you have! Same is true with God’s connectivity. We can connect with God only when we fulfill all the conditions; spiritual as well Karma and Dharma. It happens due to our sincere efforts. I am of the opinion no via-media can help us in achieving God’s connectivity, rather we are the effective conduit in seeking and achieving this goal.

SOME PEOPLE DO NOT CHANGE THEIR THOUGHTS ATANY STAGE OF LIFE

It is a travesty of fact that some people do not change their mindsets at any stage of life; not even at their deathbed? Though knowing fully well that they would be leaving the earth’s sojourn yet not leaving the insipient thoughts in the mindset is surprising! Worrying about the present life while leaving the mortal body is surprising to say the least? It goes to show that the miseries or unhappy disposition we have cultivate during our lifetime remains till our death if we do not do something to get rid of these here and now otherwise it would be too late. I say it would be too late since ‘nobody has ever seen tomorrow’!! We’ve to cultivate happiness as a necessary component in our existence and dump the miseries deep down the earth; the sooner it is done, better for us.  

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