SHAHEEDI DIVAS OF YOUNGER SONS OF GURUGOBIND SINGH JI


SHAHEEDI DIVAS OF YOUNGER SONS OF
GURUGOBIND SINGH JI

We commemorated the sacrifices
Of younger sons; Sahibzaadas
Of Guru Gobind Singh Ji
On 26th December 2022
The most courageous & bravest ones
Sahibzaada Zorawar Singh Ji
And Sahibzaada Fateh Singh Ji
Who were bricked alive
In the wall by the Mughals in the year 1705
Alas! At the younger age of 9 and 7 years only
Along with two elder brothers
Who were executed by the heartless tyrants
The supreme sacrifices of the Sahibzaaas
Would remain etched in the annals of history
In order to mark the resilience and bravery
Of the valiant and most courageous Sahibzaadas.

Further, we should delve on the supreme sacrifices
The younger sons of GURU GOBIND SINGH JI
Attained supreme sacrifice
On 26th December 1704
At the very tender age of seven & eight
Known as Saka Sirhind
Or Sahibza Saka
For this Shaheedi Jor Mela
Also known as Dhaheedi Jor Mel or Jor Sabha
is organized at Fatehgarh Sahib
In order to memorialize the sacrifices so supreme
At the place of their martyrdom.


Some very unfortunate events happened
The most revered mother of Mata Gujri Ji
Of Guru Gobind Singh ji
Along with the two younger sons
The most valiant ones
Sahibzaada Fateh Singh & Sahibzaada Zorawar Singh
Were evicted from Anandpur Sahib
Thence the most innocents once were arrested at Morinda
Subsequently hearing took place at Sirhind Court.

In the court hearings
Nawab Sher Muhammad Khan defended
The two Sahibzaadas
Against injustice committed
By Sooba Sirhind Nawab
Nawab Wajir Khan
The Qazis including other officials of court
Declared innocence of Sahibzadas
Diwan Sucha Nand supported prosecution
Then they were found guilty of ideological rebellions
To Mughal Empire and religion
Thence punishment was affixed an pronounced
The three were imprisoned
At an Open Tower
Named Thanda Burj
And then unfortunately
Alas! both the Sahibzadas
Were bricked alive!
Subsequently when the wall fell to the ground
Due to which both the Sahabzadas
Fell unconscious to the ground
The cruel ones slit the throat of the valiant ones
Mata Gujri Ji too mixes with the Akalpurakh
The same day
After the supreme sacrifices of Sahibzaadas

This year the supreme sacrifices
Of the most bravest and courageous ones
Which the humanity cannot forget ever
The supreme shahadats
And would remain commemorating ever till human being remain on this Mother Earth.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL: MAY THE BOUNTIFUL LORD BESTOWS THE HUMANITY PEACE AND PROSPERITY


MAY LIGHT AND LOVE PREVAIL BY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL : MAY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST’S BOUNTIFUL GRACES REMAIN ON HUMANITY FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY



First of all, my special prayers to our Lord, for keeping the humanity protected from the Coronavirus pandemic which is again raising its head again. Presently, it is China, it may spread to other countries too by the same or different fierceness. But it remains. Lord You have the power to rid the humanity off this virus as You have done before too, my solemn pray to You is to keep the humanity immune from the Covid pandemic. Not this again, Lord not this again!

Lord Jesus Christ, the most benevolent One bestow sanity to the warring countries who are fighting with each other and creating deaths and destructions. The continuing war between Russia and Ukraine is case in point. Elsewhere too, violence continues. My sincere prayers to Thee O Lord for bestowing good sense to the warring countries so that unnecessary deaths and destructions could be stopped for good. Let the Lord’s love prevail globally. Even a single life is most precious gift of our Creator, therefore, I pray that violence on each other should stop and there may be prevalence of peaceful coexistence around the world. Let there be Christ Conscious around the world, with no bloodbath and unnatural deaths. Lord’s graces can do wonder and He would spread His ENDURING LOVE with His Bountiful blessings.


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL


Lord Supreme of ours His Messengers of His Own
With excellence in Spiritual-Wisdom for success of His mission
Of spreading His pious Message to us humans
To inculcate needed transformation
And reform creations of His own
So that unlikable practices and unethical thoughts get evaporated in thin air
Thus save the society from wicked way of living
Are weeded out fast without even a trace
From our midst which is result of our own thought percepts
Being the word of our dearest One general masses adopt those principle
Ordained by our dearest Lord
With huge sprinkle of enchanting-bountiful Love.

Jesus Christ was sent to us by the Lord Supreme
For our well-being and effect change in the humans
So that the rust created
Gets erased by mystifying spray of pious ideals and ideas
Which the Super Soul doles out
For the masses at large
Some may not take these holy ideals
Thinking these to be whimsical
As many did
When Lord Jesus was with us
In flesh and blood
He had to suffer pangs
Fearless at the Cross- crucification
And finally resurrection
To make us realize
That the True Son of Lord cannot just be forgotten
By anybody – however powerful and influential
At the helm of affairs
His preaching will remain enlightening all forever
Through Christ Consciousness.
O Lord Jesus Christ
The most benevolent one
Thee who is the true savior and all Knowing Being
Thee know what is store for the creations around the world
We offer Thee our sincere prayer on this pious occasion of Christmas Day.


For the humanity which is ensnared in horror
Owing to Covid-19, a pandemic so horrific
Which is mutating its virulence
Yesterday it was Delta+ variant
Today it is Omicron
With Its pattern most unpredictable one
Putting the humankind in still more fear than days gone by
Due to this fear the humans globally
Are in constant fear of their safety.

O Lord Jesus Christ
Pray rid the humanity from this dangerous virus
Sure enough, our prayers, the sincere one
Would be heard by Thee O Lord
And deliver us all from dire condition
An enigmatic reality – so uncertain
So that the people of all ages
May enjoy the holy Christmas season
With their relatives and friends
Along with giving our heartiest thanks to Santa Claus
For giving us gifts, so priceless and attractive
And enjoying the sparkling Christmas Trees
With smiles and laughter around every nook and corner
Besides the accompanying celebrations
O Lord Jesus Christ, Thee being our Savior
Will sure come to our succor
This is our sincerest prayer to Thee our Lord.

O Lord, bestow us Thy Invaluable CHRISTMAS DAY GIFT
The precious of all Thy Gifts
That Thee could only grant
The coveted gift of peaceful coexistence
In the whole world by Thy elegance
So that this world could be a better place to live
A place where there is a prevalence of Eternal Love
Without fear of wars and viruses which remain haunting humans.

Born to the virgin Mary, the most revered one
The venerable mother of the God
Jesus of Nazareth was a religious preacher
Debated with his fellow brethren
The best approach to follow God
And establish connectivity with Him
To change and make lives sublime
With changed thoughts and actions.
He removed their pain and suffering
The reason why He is called love Messiah
The savior of the oppressed ones
The depressed due to adverse circumstances.


He had his own following
Which created jealousies
In the minds of Jewish authorities
Alas! He was arrested and then crucified
On the order of Pontius Pilate.
After his crucification
He rose from the dead – resurrected indeed
into the Heaven He ascended
Thus proved savior in real sense of term
Thence transformed the lives of common masses
Holy Messenger with his noble and eternal messages.


The loveliest son of Holiest Spirits of our Lord
At Bethlehem, the city of David
Came a savior of humankind
To spread the Message of God
Men of wisdom came from places afar
Mesmerized by this Shining Star
To witness a holiest event
Which rarely happens
Angels sang songs so melodious
Shepherds played with utmost reverence.
Old in years the two Simeon & Anna saw their ambition fructified
As they too had a glimpse of the Glorious One
Brought up in rural town of Nazareth
His adaptive father Joseph
Taught Him the art of using
Tools of a carpenter
A manual labour so arduous by any reckoning
Resulting in sweating
By the rays of sun so searing.
The revered God’s Son
Worked tirelessly in the hot Sun!
Thence as he cometh
From the waters of Jordan
A voice so stimulating,
Cometh from Heaven
‘This is my beloved Son
In whom I am very pleased’
Thereafter Jesus went to the backwoods
Surprise of surprises of all!
To allow Satan to temp Him
To break the back of Satan.
He fasted for days forty,
And vanquished the Satan
With eternal will of God in the heaven
Then brimming with the Holy Sprit
He lived with the commoners
For three long years.
John recorded Jesus as the Son of God
Who raised even the dead to live again
Made the blinds to see again
Lames to walk again
Demons not to appear again
Came to the succor of heartbroken.
During mighty storms, so severe
With a few loaves and fish
Made food sufficient for five thousands!
Believe – we have to, as it really happened!
Since He is sent by our dearest God
As a Saviour
As His Incarnate,
The All Knowing
The All Powerful Being.
Then on a Thursday Night,
He meets his followers
In the city of Jerusalem
On an occasion so solemn
He announced
It is ordained that He may die
For those He loved so dearly
And told them to remember his association with them
And also promised to come back
For their sake!
He spent time in the garden of Gethsemane
Prayed to the Divine Providence.
No case was found against Jesus
By those who tried Him for his faults so superficial
Even then he was crucified on Friday
He departed this life
For He loved us all
After when He was dead,
His power was proclaimed
By the happenings most unexplained.
On the morn of Sunday
He rose from the dead
Appeared to Mary
And apostles and a huge gathering,
He gave the message of love
Goes to prove without doubt
He remains invincible in both the states.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

In essence, God sends the pious souls to spread the Divine Message on His behalf. This is necessitated in order to refine and purify the deluded souls who do not know that our life is impermanent here on this beautiful earth. One who is born has to leave the world one day. With this realization, one can live without attachment with the material world while realizing the purpose of life. This is also to foster brotherly feeling while following a life of compassion and rendering selfless services to the humanity. Therefore, God be praised for bringing home His teachings to the humanity for application in daily lives and a life full of compassion towards others.

THE LOVE & LIGHT SPREAD BY LORD JESUS CHRIST SHOULD GUIDE US TO LEAD OUR LIFE WITH LOVE AND DEVOTION

JESUS CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED FOR OUR WELLNESS ONLY

We remember and celebrate this pious day, without forgetting that Lord Jesus Christ was crucified for us only so that God’s creations spread the message of love amongst themselves for peace and harmony while living a purposeful life.

SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS
MAY THE LOVE AND LIGHT PREVAIL FOR EVER IN US HUMANS

When we are determined to perform something for others without any selfish motive, it means we have reached to the realm of Christ Consciousness. When we perform our duties towards our family, it means we are performing our duty towards our close relatives which anyhow is our responsibility and cannot shun that in any case. But when we enhance our outreach to our neighbors and share their pains and sufferings then it means we are realizing the importance of Christ Consciousness. Subsequently, if it goes beyond neighbourhood to society and even in wider sphere then we are totally immersed in this noble cause.

Essentially, when we do think and act logically and are having the same noble idea for others then we are in that realm. This is possible if we expand our consciousness by being empathetic to all; with whom we are having relationship or do not have such relations. Both of these people should be dear to us. This expanded consciousness expands ourselves to higher horizons. Jesus Christ did not differentiate between his relatives and others. All in all He eyed everybody – differentiating nobody based on any consideration.

While we are having compassion for others, it means, we are beginning to expand our consciousness. Jesus Christ’s assertion: ‘Bless them that curse you’ stands good in this scheme of things. He even had good words for those who stood against Him. He said: Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. God forgives our faults, then, why we cannot have sympathy and cultivate helping nature for our brethren? Having done that, we can expand our consciousness to sub-consciousness and super-consciousness through our positive thoughts and actions and even manifest to Divine Consciousness. This state could be achieved by knowing the importance of Christ Consciousness.

Jesus Christ was the one who had won victory against material consciousness. He exists in the hearts and minds of His followers. He said, ‘I do nothing for myself, but as my Father hath taught me.’ Christians including numberless others who have resolute belief in His preaching shun delusions and follow His ideals. His presence is felt through his teachings. Those who have self realization or are self realization know that in every speck of cosmos Christ Consciousness exists but only those who have vision can experience this. Christ Consciousness is a part of Cosmic Consciousness and it should never be lost sight of by us humans. It is all inclusive.

JESUS CHRIST’S TEACHINGS

His teachings are universal in nature and are more relevant now than ever since our world is in dire need of harmoney and prosperity to go hand in hand. There is a definitive imprint of His teachings on the psyche of people and that is why His influence remains centuries after centuries. Those sincere devotees who have attained certain level of spirituality can see the Divine Vision after their consciousness is more awakened.

His teachings are very exhaustive, if we care to follow the ones mentioned below, we can make our life more purposeful with love suffusing for our brethren:-

(a) We should never forget that God loves us immensely and we should always love our fellow beings. What is the meaning of word God – God is love?

(b) Changing ourselves by adopting righteousness approach. Developing the traits of soul consciousness through meditation.

(c) All can learn to love God through the medium of our thoughts, deeds and other mediums.

(d) We can connect with God through the medium of love.

(e) Love is an emotion, a selfless feelings for others and totally dedicate yourself, your thoughts and actions to the object of your love.

(f) All should learn to love others and subsequently direct their love to God. To develop love is very essential for spiritual upward journey.

(g)Those who are having the love of God for all can comprehend the meaning of their lives and also the true meaning of God.
Life bereft of love all the knowledge has no meaning at all.

(h) We have to live according to His wishes through self-sacrificing, empathy and selfless attitude.

(i) Divine Fire is the creative power of God and an individual should aspire for this Divine Spark.

(j) Jesus Christ preached the importance of having compassion for our fellow beings. He taught that kindhearted feeling should always be there even for all including our enemies.

May His teachings/messages, which are eternal indeed, remain etched in our memories and guide us to lead our lives with a lot of love, empathy and selflessness.



EVOLUTION FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE MINDSET


LIFE IS ADMIX OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

EVOLVING FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE ORIENTATION



In essence, when transacting our multifarious functions, we come across people of different temperaments. There are the people who are very suave, well-behaved, balanced-demeanor, tolerant, empathetic, compassionate and all the positive traits put together. Contrarily, there are people who are possessing all the negative traits such as arrogance, ruddiness, haughtiness, fastidiousness, ill-conceived demeanor, intolerance, narrow-minded, egocentric tendencies, etc. All these are  mistaken lines of thoughts and  in sync with the phrase: barking up the wrong tree. You can neither convince them to toe your positive thoughts but also cannot convince them to desist from following false pride
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Importantly, for negative oriented thought percepts, nothing matters for them except their way of thinking and acting. False pride and exaggerated sense of importance is their forte. They may not realize initially but it is a wrong line of thought. Such people do not know that they are traversing to the five gates of hell such as anger, lust, ego, greed and jealousy. In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna instructs Arjuna: With the growth of the body, the living entity, in order to vanquish his soul, increases his false prestige and anger and thereby creates enmity towards similarly lusty people.

CAN WE AVOID ARRANGANT PERSONS ALWAYS? NO WAY, WE CANNOT.


Essentially, if you think that you can avoid such negative oriented  people as a way out, then question arises how long we can avoid these them when they are part and parcel of your lives? Such people are in your homes, organizations in which you are working, living in the same society where you always meet and interact. No way, you cannot avoid them. Then what is the option for us? Is dodging possible if such a person meets you in the corridor of common office or his seat is near yours in the office, or he is in our own home? No way, such people cannot be avoided although they annoy you enormously. The best way is to face them, listen them what they want to say. Sure enough, their conversation will not be of your liking but you cannot do anything about it. to make them understand your point of view, the situation may get worsened just proving the phrase: to add insult to the injury.


The arrogant or conceited people are ego-centric to the core. They form an opinion and stick to that opinion come what may. They are not flexible in their approach. They opine that their will should run supreme, despite of any consequences.

NEGATIVELY ORIENTED LOTS ARE INDECISIVE


It has also been observed that such people are indecisive too – saying one thing and then refusing to toe the line or lying through their teeth. If I happen to be in company of such people,. I shall pay him due respect as a colleague or a boss, perform my functions to the best of my ability with a notion that ‘this will also pass’. We should endeavor to improve ourselves to change according to the situations and conditions. Adapting to change will always enhance our awareness. With my experience in public life, I have learnt more from the people who criticize me rather than the ones who appreciated my work-ethic. Therefore, criticism should be taken with a pinch of salt and try improving ourselves. Everyday should be a learning experience for us.

ADAPTIVE TO THE CHANGE


Try to agree to disagree sometimes on the contentious points when you do not see eye to eye with a person to whom you consider him arrogant or rude. Many blushes could be saved when we try to adopt an attitude of adaptability; yes even with a brute of a person!

PAYING IN THE SAME COIN IS NOT A BETTER OPTION

Ultimately! ff still the fellow concerned is behaving woefully negative then what option you have at the time and space with you, you are free to exercise the best option open under the circumstances. But one thing should always be kept in mind that you should not go off the tangent and showcase an arrogant and rudeness to an already arrogant person – a mentally sick person. Seemingly, you should be tolerant to such a person. He has to be pitied and not paid in the same coin. Paying in the same coin may give you some satisfaction but eventually what you have gained out of ‘paying in the same coin’. Nothing at all! We must have observed the impression on the face of a person with who you are talking rude. He too would like to behave in the similar manner. Meaning what you give others, you get the same in return. No goodwill, no friendliness, no camaraderie, no amity! Therefore, silence should be our prime trait in such a situation.

TOLERANCE IS THE BEST ALTERNATIVE

Tolerance is a great virtue, it is difficult to imbibe but when it is a made a habit, it will never fail us. In Bible it has been mentioned: I will share God’s gentleness and respect, it is linked with love.

While advising Arjuna for performing his duty as a Dhanushdhari, Lord Krishan says: The significance of tolerance is akin to happiness and distress. These appear and disappear like winter and summer seasons. These arise due to our sense of perception. All of us must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed. By so doing, we can be in total peace with ourselves. This feeling could be generated while working in any situation and condition – adverse or appropriate.

HOW BEST THE ARROGANCE OR CONCEITEDNESS COULD BE CURBED

A person with arrogance and conceitedness could rid these negative orientation by following  spiritual way of living. It should be kept in mind that every individual has accumulated various reactions which are good and not so good. It goes to show that a man does not know his real nature. Surrendering completely to His will makes us possible to rid us of all the negative emotions and thus live a peaceful life thenceforth. In Bhagwad Gita it has been said: A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad reactions even in this life. Therefore strive for Yoga which is the art of all work. It can deliver us of all the bad traits. As the fire can destroy the dry grass, in the similar manner chanting the holy name of God knowingly or unknowingly burns anger, greed, lust, jealousy and ego which help us relieve us off all the material bondages. When all these bondages are remove then we live a purposeful life, free from any arrogance. Living in such ecosystem will generate goodwill and joyous feelings for us.

OUR KARMA ARE DUE TO OUR THOUGHTS


JOURNEY OF OUR KARMIC DEEDS

Initially, our journey for any action starts with thoughts, desires, wishes which manifest through our action or karma. The thoughts or aspiration which cannot be expressed or manifested into action become useless and hence are considered as dead thoughts. All the thoughts which we possess are the result of eternal energies which if not utilized sinerely will lose its sheen and ultimately either become ineffective or die ultimately.

KARMA IS THE RESULT OF OUR POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Thought energy while it is put into action or karma yields fruits ultimately. This action could be physical, mental and emotional. Our Karma is fundamentally based on our thoughts, attitude, desires, behavior, habit, circumstances etc. When all the parameters are met,, then our karma too is fructified perfectly. It should also be understood that if our thoughts, desires, etc. are negatively oriented then our Karma too would be construed as negative; which divests the individual concerned lose credit karmic points earned earlier on. In other words, positive energy generated through positive thoughts create conditions for positive outcome. Subsequently, a chain reaction starts; positive karmic deeds yields positive outcome and vice versa.

ETERNAL LIFE FORCE (SOUL) IS CARRIERS OF OUR KARMIC DEEDS

We are aware about the death of our body one day, day  and time for the same is not known to anybody. Though body dies but our soul (eternal life force) carries with it all the karmic deeds(positive or negative). It is also understood that in our life, we make use of latent  energy in our body system. While our thoughts or desperation graduate into action. After action or karma, a sort of chain reaction starts based on cause and effect. Good karma gives us good results and vice versa.

KARMA (ACTION) WITHOUT EXPECTATION OR PERFORMING KUKARMA WITH SELFISH MOTIVE

Importantly, it is experienced that Mother Nature (Prakriti) plays a predominant role in our lives by creating situations and conditions according to the needs of the living beings for their sustenance. Every move of Nature is to create appropriate circumstance so that we perform our karma according to our needs and aspirations but in sync with Natural Laws and if we go against these laws, we earn for ourselves debit Karmic points (Kukarma). Therefore, it is in our own interest or will and wish (fully intentionally) either to perform good Karma or Kukarma since whatever we do we have to be accountable for the same. No excuses in any event.

SELFLESS KARMA (NISHKAMA KARMA)

In essence, it is self-evident that we are performing our Karma all the time; even in sleep and while breathing. Those who feel empathetic towards hapless persons perform righteous Karmic deeds. It includes not merely to fulfil the needs of humans but also the animal and bird world, whenever there is a need for the same. This selfless (Nishkarma Karma) or fulfilling needs without any expection from other side is obviously falls in higher pedestal of Karmic deed. Bhagwad Gita has enunciated that we can perform or practice Nishkama Karma (Action without desire) since we remain performing our karma even when we are sleeping or breathing’. Hence, whatever we transact and do not do, we have to be very careful and remain very vigilant and do not barge into Kukarmic territory in any form; in the form of entering into wrong domain of Hell Gateways: anger, lust and greed: which Bhagwad Gita very lucidly mentioned.  

ALL THE SUFFERINGS ARE THE RESULT OF OUR OWN KARM

Fact stands out that while we intentionally create thoughts and transact action based on our own freewill. Nobody else is responsible for our Karma. With responsibility or accountability, there comes suffering the pangs of our Kukarma. Nishkarma yields us rich crop of our Karmic  deeds. We cannot stay away from the consequences. Therefore, the best course of action left for us is to suffer the pangs with complete resilience, joyfully and with calmness as a gift from the Higher Powers without demur since nothing can change the outcome or consequence of our Karma except good deeds or action (Karma) we transact for alleviating the dosha of our previous birth or the past Karmic deeds. We should, therefore,  try to live every moment as a most precious gift of God and in His presence within and outside us nothing can go wrong. Acceptance is the only option for us humans.

KARMA & CONSEQUENCE OF WARS BEING ENFORCED ON SOME COUNTRIES

We all are aware that nothing happens without preconceived thoughts or greed for expansion of territory or aggrandize or showcase their ego of the ruler etc. What is happening in war torn Russia and Ukraine and also what happened on 9th December 2022 in the LAC between Chinese and Indian forces are pointers of the same malaise. A Kukarma of huge order which the doers will not be forgiven by Nature! Also, what transpired after Coronavirus spread wherein there were deaths in almost all the countries. Those who became the conduit of spreading this pandemic is known to everybody. They are still suffering the pangs of the Kukarma. All this proves that Karma does not forgive anybody. Even the Ultimate Power, humans, rulers or the ruled cannot escape the adverse affects of their Karma.

TRUTH & FALSEHOOD


TRUTH & FALSEHOOD

TRUTH CANNOT BE DECEIVED BY FALSEHOOD – IT WILL COME OUT UNSCATHED

We may accept it or not, a fact stands out tall and no justification is required for its accuracy. No evidence is required to prove its accurateness. Truth is based on its genuineness like 24 carat of gold. Its exactness could be proven anywhere and at anytime; you agree or disagree hardly matters. Recognize it or not, it hardly matters, a truth is truth at any space and time.

Some may depreciate or denigrate, it hardly matters, truth comes out unscathed / crystal clear anywhere and everywhere. Some of us may follow it or shuns it, hardly makes any difference, it stands apart. Teach about truth makes no difference to the truth. In essence, it remains shining like the Sun in the clear sky.

Contrarily, a falsehood reiterated umpteenth times does not become truth. It remains bogus for all times. It has no legs to stand in any event. Drumming falsehood from the highest pedestal hardly makes it truthful. A baser-mettle when gold-plated from outside does not become gold. Its outer paste peters out anytime soon.

Crying wolf, when wolf is not in sight, can deceive some for sometimes but not all at all the times. Truth will dawn one day and that day would be disastrous for the person concerned.


Rallying behind a corrupt politician will influence the persons concerned also change their tags since corrupt persons will not shun their corrupt paths easily. Therefore, we should be very cautious in choosing our company.

We should never get attracted by outer glitter of anything, it could be deceptive. Also, the outer expressions of a person may be false, the taste of which you will get when you interact with such a person.


False-pride on anything or everything brings our downfall finally since it is the outcome of our ego which prevents us to accept reality or truth. Accept it or reject it, we shall have to bear the brunt of our false-pride. It is like a false-alarm well to remind us that something not honky-dory in this.

TRUTH SHINES EVEN IN DARKNESS

Follow it or not hardly matter
it shines bereft of any following.

You agree or disagree on its existence
It continues to remain as shining example.

Truth is eternal and flawless
Finding fault with it amounts to reckless thinking.

Accept it or not, no problem
It has to be accepted one day.

Suspect it on your own peril
Since it is beyond the realm of distrust.

Its genuineness cannot be disputed
it is as pure as 24 carat gold.

Appreciate truth or not hardly makes difference
Since it needs no approbation of anybody however powerful.

Truth is essence of everything around
It requires nobody’s support.

Showcase truth or not
It reveals its luster anyhow.

Accept reality or not
Makes little difference, truth has to be accepted anyhow.

Truth is the vital force as our Soul
Which binds us with our common Supreme Soul.

Births & deaths are two realities
For which there is no dispute whatsoever.

While we were born we brought nothing with us
And when we leave this earth we shall not take anything is undisputed truth.

Knowledge dispels ignorance is a truth
Some accept or dispute this makes hardly any difference.

Five elements, ego & gross senses govern our body
Is a natural truth nobody disputes.

Health is a wealth
Is proven fact, there is nothing to dispute it.

Falsehood remains falsehood
Accept it or not hardly makes any difference.


A TRANQUIL STATE OF MIND


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TRANQUIL STATE OF MIND



What an intrinsic calmness it generates!
While we utter the word tranquil
It gives us inbuilt peace
A still state of mind
A relaxing feel
A feeling of eternal silence
With restfulness abounding
Away from clamor
And a lot of confusion
Created by our wandering mind
Which dashes
From one thought to other
Without understanding
The thought in its totality
As a consequence, proving to be our enemy
Like a monkey
Which jumps from one branch
To other, helter-skelter
Creating chaotic state
A chase in futility
Bereft of any aim
Bereft of any direction
Thus robbing the tranquility of mind.

We ought to reflect and think
How important is the inner stillness/silence
In total sync
With the state of our mind
Away from bondages
Freedom from needless desires
Of physical and emotional attachments
One thing should never be ignored
Whence our needs are limited
Thence our desires for more
And still more
Just get evaporated in thin air
Tranquil state
Comes to fore in our psyche
Generating in its wake
Calm state
With nothing at stake
A detached mindset
Where rule of Providence prevails
Where the needs of our Soul are cared
With love, compassion, acceptance
With profusion of appreciation
With all the care of body, mind and soul needs
The return-gift for us is eternal satisfaction
With tranquility in abundance.


A TRANQUIL STATE OF MIND


The literal meaning of tranquility is stillness of mind, inner silence in abundance, quiet bereft of chaotic state, prevalence of inner peace consistent with our need, calmness in any situation and condition. A tranquil state of mind is acquired when we’ve total control over our mind and body. Meaning of peace (aman) is quietness, being in harmony, tranquility or without any sort of disorder. In other words, it is a state which is devoid of any disturbance. It is a sort of harmony in the personal relationship in relation to other members of the society.

EXPRESSION OF PEACE & TRANQUILITY ON THE FACES

From the expressions on the faces of the people we come across in our daily life, if we try, we can come to know about our state of mind. The adage, face is the index of mind, and we can read everything that lies inside our inner self. Anxiety, lack of confidence, and dullness are writ large on the faces. There may be a smile sometimes, here and there, but that too is momentary – apparently true happiness is lacking. We may see very few people with calmness along with brimming with self-confidence.


In Bible, it has rightly been said: a tranquil heart is life to the body, but jealousy is the rottenness to the bones. Tranquility of mind is attained when knowledge and action thereof are used to remove ignorance, for our enlightenment.

CONTROL OF MIND IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIVING A PURPOSEFUL EXISTENCE


Tranquility is also attained when we control our monkey mind which keeps on wavering from one thought to other purposelessly. we are at peace with our own self when we act on the advice of Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna who was in moral dilemma and was in utter confusion whether to fight his own in the battlefield of Kurukshetra or not. Then Lord Krishna gives his erudite advice that it was his moral duty to fight evil in the form of Prince Dhrodhana and others, being Kashtriya. He tells Arjuna: ‘Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is’. Proving that when we are in confused state of mind, we cannot act sensibly and are lead astray. In such situations, self-belief with total control of our mind comes to our succor. All the wisdom filled advice enhances his self-belief and he agreed to fight his kiths and kin in the battle field.


ENEMIES OF PEACE OF MIND

in essence, when our desires are not met from our earnest earnings, we adopt illegitimate means to satisfy our needs. The greed for more hinds us in the web of our own making like a silk-worm which makes its cocoon with its own saliva and gets sucked inside after it completes its task and loses itself. We humans too get sucked by three undesirable traits if greed for more, longing for more wealth to enhance our status in the society – I shall say to pamper our egocentric tendencies. It may be, while following illegal path to satisfy our needs/desires, we are always in constant fear of law enforcement agencies lest we are caught with our fingers/hands hand while our hand is in the till. When caught, the consequences could be disheartening. The recent example of a jailed minister in Delhi, caught following corrupt practice to satiate his desires. Those who follow this course, will earn for themselves anxiety, depression and stress in the process. Their names and fame get sullied. Apart from this, the recent example of ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine is another example. This war has brought deaths and destruction of men and materials. This war is wreaking havoc on every front. Many families have lost their love ones and many homes have been destroyed. And all this is due to insatiable desires of the ruler(s)? Proving that voracious desires could be enemy of peace and tranquility globally since this war has caused food-shortage and the mineral oil prices have shot northward.


BESIDES TAKING CARE OF OUR BODY & MIND, WE SHOULD TAKE CARE OF OUR ETERNAL SOUL


It is paramount that besides taking care of our body (by taking proper diet). so that it performs all the functions without interruption. Care should also be taken that the wayward tendencies of our mind too are brought under control. After having done so, we can concentrate on our soul by imbibing the needed traits of inculcating love & affection for others, self-love, acceptance, appreciation, compassion for others including positive attitude.


For enrichment of our soul pro-actively, we have to reflect on the thinking of communicating with others, stay positive despite hurdles, attain mental balance in all situations and conditions. creation of joyful environment for self and others including, last but most essential of all having empathy for others.


Having attained balance, we can follow a spiritually oriented existence in total connectivity with our Creator.


EVERY MOMENT SHOULD BE LIVED AND ENJOYED WHICH IS THE REAL PURPOSE OF OUR EXISTENCE


It is a fact that we all are here on this beautiful earth for a purpose. For a purposeful existence, we have to remain happy with the notion that everything happens owing to some inner mechanism based on birth, evolution and destruction. It is, therefore, paramount to live in accordance with the divine laws in tranquility.

NON-FULFILLMENT OF OUR DESIRES BRINGS ABOUT LACK OF PEACE

When our desires are not fulfilled, we are in for trouble, meaning, either we are not able to adjust with the environments in which we are living or maybe we are not able adapt to change. Either way, we are sufferers. Then we’ve an agent which affects us more than others is boredom or widespread dullness. This agent creates more negativity than any other agent of change. We must have observed what inner turmoil people experience especially in old age and in retired life when retirees have nothing concrete to do. They do not have disciplined directed life – like getting up on time, going to the office on time and become accustomed to day to day routines thereby remaining busy and escape route from monotony and boredom. I know a person, who wanted to enjoy his retired life peacefully with nothing to do but enjoy and while away his time. I tried to convince him to remain busy in some pursuit but he did not care. But within a short period of two years after his retirement he died. He died, perhaps, due to boredom.

CONTROL OF MIND AND CREATION OF PEACE

Reigning in our mind brings about peace, purity, tranquility beside the thoughts which are free from any delusions. It is bereft of any yearning for anything unreasonable. We live holistically and naturally with total detachment – good or  bad situations do not imbalance us.

INNER STRENGTH AND TOTAL PEACE

For reaching a state of permanent peace and subsequently bliss, we’ve to explore our inner self and synergize our efforts to make a huge difference and earn peace and tranquility. This will not only bring about peace and also we would be able to know the true nature of our soul. Essentially, the eternal peace or bliss is hidden deep into inner self. It is just like a wave in the sea when the wave has passed, there is the prevalence of stillness. We remain absorbed in our own state of affairs and think that only external life is the best one – enjoying the fruits of work, earning our livelihood and then make merry – but this is not an eternal peace, maybe it is buying some peace, a temporary phase.

REMOVAL OF INNER CONFLICTS BRINGS IN ITS WAKE LASTING PEACE

But this is the temporary phenomenon in the real sense of terms. Total realization of happiness comes when we delve deep into our system and do everything which may help us gain calmness and tranquility. But it is easier said than done because are inner conflicts and contradictions which have to be fought with us first. Having resolved these inner divergences, we can realize our goal of inner peace. It should be realized that temporary peace which is acquired from external sources is no peace at all.  It is impermanent one. For eternal peace, we have not to go away from ourselves. It lies within us.

Sikh thought agrees that: With pain and suffering genuine peace is not possible and that peace is not necessarily the absence of war.

PEACE BETWEEN COUNTRIES

In order to live peacefully at our home, we have to have peace in our immediate neighborhood. The same analogy could be made applicable in relation to the peaceful co-existence with our neighboring countries. Nothing should be done which may disturb the peace of others. It could be non-use of offensive language to bully others, hedge-monistic attitude besides respecting the unity and integrity of others. What is happening in our neighborhood is a pointer to all this. Twist to irony comes to fore when some countries want to lord over other countries and adopt big-brotherly attitude by intimidating other countries by raising trade barriers or dumping goods to earn foreign exchange. All these reckless tactics are enemies of peace. Although, now with the deterrence of atomic weapons looming large, yet positive peace is elusive and hard to get. Negative peace prevails on the basis of the dictum: Peace flows through the barrel of the gun.

But I subscribe to the sagacity enunciated in Holy Bible: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

PEACE IS INDIVIDUALISTIC OR SUBJECTIVE IN NATURE.

 Peace of mind is an individualist in nature. When an individual does not feel let down or feel slighted by any event which otherwise could have implications on the emotional plane but concerned person’s modesty remains in the best of elements. There are people at high places who would like to slight or slender or pull others down, irrationally, in front of others, with an aim to show off without thinking about others’ sensibilities. Bossing around to a limit is alright but when it crosses a set limit bordering on insulting others, it tapers off the peace of others.

TOTAL DETACHMENT IS THE SURE WAY OF ACHIEVING EQUANIMITY

At best, if we remain attached to the fruits of our Karma, then, sure enough, when the result is not appropriate to our likings, we may feel disappointed, leading to unreasonable and unpredictable consequences. Remaining detached results in remaining prepared for any consequences; failure or successful fructification hardly makes difference to our balance of mind, in other words, peace, tranquil, nothing disturbs our mental equilibrium. This is in line with the wisdom contained in Bhagwad Gita: Perform all thy actions with mind concentrated on the Divine, renouncing attachment and looking upon success and failure with an equal eye. Spirituality implies equanimity.

CHANGE OF ATTITUDE FROM NEGATIVE TO POSITIVE IS A SPIRIT OF VITALITY

 If we draw out and utilize our internal dynamism/mechanism or inherent potential, then, we can have self-realization or self-awareness. Having attained self -awareness, we imbibe all the positive traits by which we direct all our energies for realizing the purpose of our life. Know about our Bhagwanji by leading a righteousness life, feeling pain when somebody of our companion feels so, This realization brings us in close proximity with our Creator. Nothing makes us negative in our sojourn of life, hurdles for us are the stepping stones for ultimate success. Everything that we transact is done with the active participation of our Prabhuji. No hold barred. Peace so attained through personal experiences is a permanent one.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ENLIGHTENMENT ENHANCES PEACE

 Knowledge is conscious awareness or understanding of a subject matter that is taken in hand. Knowledge or understanding may be with regard to the information and descriptions thereof about the origin of the thing, its usefulness and subsequently connection with other objects of nature and beyond. During this information gathering, we come across so many hurdles, experience them in different space and time. After understanding the thing at hand may be theoretical and practical in nature. Complete understanding of a thing in hand gives us leeway to act accordingly. Those who are self-aware know how best to use the knowledge gained under different circumstances to reach to a conclusion for a healthy living with peaceful co-existence with the person concerned and the surrounding in which that person is living.

EGO IS THE IMPEDIMENT OF PEACE OF MIND

 When we are engulfed with ego then we may get some respite momentarily but ego is the enemy of permanent peace.

PAIN AND PLEASURE PART OF OUR LIFE

It should never be forgotten that admix of pain and pleasure are part of our life. When the permanent balance is established then we can have permanent peace.

Conclusively, it could rightly be said that willpower (nishtha) and meditation (bhakti) with focused mind help establish the abode of our Bhagwan Ji in our inner self and thereby permanent peace or tranquility.

ON POSITIVE ATTITUDE


                            

ON POSITIVE ATTITUDE

At times, we are not satisfied with the result of our action. We are dismayed that the efforts we’ve put in are not in accordance  with the result we have achieved ultimately. This may be due to the fact that our focus is more on the outcome than our efforts while putting our efforts to fructify our mission? Factually, this is contrary to what is enshrined in Bhagwad Gita; which proclaims that we have to relish the act more and ignore the outcome. Putting more reliance on ‘outcome’ is synonym with the maxim: Counting your chicken before they hatch.

WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THE WORK DONE PRESENTLY WITHOUT WASTING OUR TIME AND ENERGY THINKING MORE OF THE OUTCOME OF OUR ACTION

If we are more concerned about the future ultimate results and concentrate less on our efforts at the present moment, then at every step, we shall be feeling miserable and bereft of self-assurance – apprehensive or self-doubting at every step. Our efforts would be less rewarding, if at all we achieve something!  Perfunctory work, done in haste and without application of mind, gives out doubtful results, it is not a rocket science to understand.

TO ENJOY OUR WORK, WE’VE TO HAVE POSITIVE ATTITUDE

To truly enjoy our work, we have to out-rightly go about it with all our mental power, of course, not disregarding our sensitivities (heart). To get lost in the outcome rather than enjoying the action or karma, it is essential that have positive attitude.

 DEVELOPING RIGHT ATTEITUDE

Attitude means our approach to fructify an effort, outlook or point of view, bearing, behavior pattern or frame of mind. With positive mind, we can accomplish what we want given the appropriate opportunity and right situation. Right or positive attitude gives us confidence and will to perform optimally even in adverse situation.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE CARRIES WITH IT ALL THE FEATURES OF SUCCESS

The constituents of positive attitude are right and productive thinking and action thereof, therefore, ultimate result would be positive as positive attitude results in positive outcome. Positive attitude carries with it optimism hence there would not be any off-putting eventuality. With optimism as the hallmark, there is most favorable echo-system/stimulus of motivation and inspiration all through our journey of getting things done creatively. If such a positive atmosphere prevails there is always a wave of go-getter frame of mind with encouragement for an individual to perform at every step.    

WITH POSITIVE MINDSET, THERE IS ENTHUSIASM TO EXCEL IN CREATIVE ENVIRONS

When a job is done with a positive frame of mind then failure or success hardly matter. Failure is taken as an opportunity to excel. Failure is considered as a springboard for success, in fact a blessing in disguise for mission achievement. We are inspired to go on despite any hurdle besides no roadblocks can stop our further march. But we should recognize with open arms this opportunity (failure) as a flicker of light in the dark clouds which will bring us success in the long run.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE LEADS TO SMILES ALL THE WAY

In essence, when are in the positive and constructive frame of mind, we are enthused to take steps or even take risk to accomplish our task with smile all the way. And the task in hand is taken as a runaway victory and not a scary challenge.  It has been observed that when we take exhibit positive attitude, we are on the seventh-heaven. In such an positive environment, no task is considered impossible. Furthermore, while we are joyously performing our task, there is always a presence of Supreme Soul guiding us at every step. In such environ, self-trust/self-assurance is generated making our task easier to attain.

RIGHT ATTITUDE MEANS UNDERCURRENT OF  INSPIRATION OF NOT GIVING UP

It has been experienced that when we possesses all the traits of positive attitude then we recognize and accept our position as proceeding to achieve our targets come what may. Meaning, no hurdle is enough to put us off on anything under the sun. It is also a fact that with positive attitude, we possess positive habits, right mode of behavior, empathy, understanding,  simplicity along with huge amount of humility. With these optimism, nothing can come in our way to achieve our goal. But with all these characteristics, we should not lured into egocentric tendencies!

 POSITIVE ATTITUDE PRESUPPOSES THAT SELF IS IMPORTANT

Importantly, when we have huge amount of humility then, sure enough, we take pride in our own self – we consider ourselves important. In  other words, we consider ourselves as a unit of soul which is not apart from Super Soul. While we consider ourselves part of His Scheme of Advocacy then, we cannot think our others apart from Him.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE ALSO AN EXTENSION OF RIGHTEOUS ATTITUDE

It has been observed that with positive attitude, we can achieve much in order to accrue benefits for self and for those who are dependents on us. If we are only aspiring and working for self-goal achievement, then, we are living and working only for self appeasement. In our scheme of things, we disregard the needs of others around us. I should say, we are not living altruistically. This animal-like existence takes away or cut-short everything which we have achieved or attained living a spiritual way of living. Although we can self-pat ourselves for achievements yet such achievements will not be registered as righteous ones which may accrue us Karmic Credit Points (KCP). It should always be kept in mind that every Karmic act of ours is being observed by the Supreme Being, therefore, our reward will follow In proportion to the service (Seva) to render to the needy.

Conclusively, it can be said that those who have positive attitude may or may not have acquired worldly possessions but such individuals have treasure-trove of self-assurance, will to excel despite hurdles besides they remain connected with their roots and the Creator. Along with this, a person with positive frame of mind is sociable. Adaptive to change, self-less, compassionate, ego-less and always connected with SUPREME SOUL.

OUR LIKING & DISLIKING


OUR LIKING & DISLIKING



Our liking or disliking
Differ as men differ
An idea may be useful anathema
A thing may be useless for some
But useful for some others
Some may be lured to drugs
And become addictive
Despite knowing
That drugs are useless
For our body metabolism
The utility of thoughts
Or actions thereof
Is individualistic in nature
Some thoughts
And actions
Create toxic affects
Adversely affecting the person concerned
And their relations
As a consequence
The usefulness
Or uselessness
Too depends
On our body system
One man’s food
May turn out to be
Another man’s poison.

LIKINGS & DISLIKING OF A PERSON

Factually, our liking or disliking differ. It is individualistic in nature. The Roman Poet and Philosopher has rightly coined the expression: What is food for one man may be bitter poison to others. Liking and disliking of a person depends on the choice or preference of that person concerned. It is personal choice of a person. Or it could be said: ‘One man’s meat may be poison for others’ because of indigestive nature of meat for the person concerned.

One thing which is useful for one person may or may not be useful for other person. Also, a thing which is useless for a person may or may not be useless for others. It may be individual’s choice due to medical condition of a person or may be due to obsession for a thing. Those who are lured and then addicted to drugs despite knowing fully well that drugs are harmful for the body and mind of an individual.

The utility of a thought and action could be gauged or measured by the utility it can offer to the person(s) concerned. There are things which are useful for some but not considered of any utility for others.

While in actual life,  there are thoughts, actions or things which are considered useful in one way by some individuals but considered useless in by other individuals. Food is very useful for us all since it gives us energy to sustain our body besides it keeps us healthy for performing our various functions. But there are food items, the eating of which may result in allergic reactions, therefore, considered unsuitable for such persons.

There are thoughts, traits and habits which we may consider as useless. For example, likings or disliking of amusement, laughter, sightseeing, natural beauties, are not useful or considered useless for some in usual sense of terms. For some, these may be a medium for giving momentary pleasure for a limited period of time, but next moment, we may forget these as dreams are forgotten! To take these as of momentary value may be considered as farfetched or wastage of time and energy by some but may have aesthetic value for others.  Therefore, liking or disliking are individual in nature.

The people who do not know the meaning and the functions of Nature (PRAKARTI), cannot and do not appreciate Nature since to appreciate a thing, we have to know about its origin and its functionality in its entirety. Similar is the case with appreciation of creative power such as appreciating art and craft, painting, poetry or any other creative instinct which only a person with love for creativity can appreciate. Pursuing creative pursuit  gives the creative person intrinsic satiety which is more than monetary gains.

Similar is the case with those who do not know the value of spirituality. For them spiritual oriented life has no utility.

Then, we give too much credence to money power but money has use for only those people who can utilize the money.  With money, we can purchase comforts of life but cannot utilize these comforts to give us sound sleep due to body ailments. With money, we can purchase choicest food items but if our digestive system is not working well, then, these food items are of no use for us. In other words, the power of money could become a burden, since money has to be kept in safe keeping. No utility means an unnecessary burden.

A STATE OF BEING DIVINE


DIVINITY : A STATE OF BEING DIVINE

Divinity means goodness or Godlike. It is complete, overflowing; overawing force with has deep connection with Supreme God. It is Godly.

An aphorism: To err is human, to forgive divine which means we humans make mistakes yet it is a divine trait to forgive our mistakes. Only those persons who are have goodness in them can forgive others.

In essence, divinity refers to the trait or quality or nature with righteousness or uprightness. Virtuous one follows a righteous path, path of truth and reality. It is attainment of God Consciousness in physical manifestation. This quality is attained by following virtuous thought and virtuous action (Karma). Such a person attains knowledge and uses this knowledge thus becomes a person with sufficient wisdom to distinguish between wrong and right. Such a person transmits the right message – the message of goodness, compassion and uprightness.

A person attains the quality of goodness when he attains self-awareness or self-realization, then through self effort, he spreads the message of wellness/righteousness bereft of any ego attached. The person with virtuous mindset attains compassion, simplicity and humility as the prime qualities. He considers knowledge and action thereof as one. Knowledge without action remains paper oriented. We have the example of Demon King Ravana who had immense knowledge of Vedas but he did not use that knowledge sensibly. We know the consequence of non-use of knowledge!

Divinity is expressed in various forms and manifestations such as:

BEAUTY

A person with divine traits posses the beauty in his thoughts, grace & poise, and actions which attract other people to such a person. His poise and equanimity exudes self-assurance and simplicity.

MENTAL PLANE

On the mental plane, a person with honesty and integrity attains wisdom through experimentation of his attained knowledge. He spreads the fragrance of righteous knowledge in order to dispel ignorance and darkness. ‘The mind is restless and difficult to restrain but it is subdued by practice: Bhgwad Gita.

PHYSICAL PLANE

This plane is related to our body. We’ve to keep our body neat and clean, take balanced diet and keep it in sound health since if we are healthy we can perform all our body functions properly including use of our mental faculties productively for optimum results both for the individual concerned and others. Physical plane too refers to mother earth from where every other thing germinate for our sustenance.

TRUTH PLANE

The Truth is the basis of everything. A person with divinity traits follows truth even if he has to suffer while doing so. He also spreads the message of truth with single-mindedness of purpose. A truthful person requires no outside support. Truth spreads with ease and is understood easily. Strength of truth is all powering as Truth is Godly. Truth is eternal. Those who follow truth do not feel let down in any situation.

VITAL PLANE

It is a significant part of plane which helps in transmitting the vital energy attained through our persistence and perseverance for spreading the message of goodness and positivity.

LOVE & LIGHT PLANE

There is no path better than love to transmit or transfer our message. Love ignites unity in diversity; it is a soft-power which is attained through practice, patience, tolerance and endurance of highest order. We can win friendship with love, remove darkness through the light of love with ease.

GOOD KARMIC DEEDS PLANE

A person with righteousness as an instrument of change, knows full-well that his good deeds will come to his succor in any situation and condition.

SIGNIFICANCE OF DIVINITY

Attainment of Peace of Mind. With divinity, we get eternal peace of mind. We are balanced in all situations and conditions.

All toxicity gets removed. With spiritual mindset, all the poisonous or toxic thoughts get evaporated in thin air.

All the bad karmas get mitigated. With divine presence, all bad karmic deeds get alleviated and our karmic credit gets accentuated.

Pessimistic thoughts get dispelled. With the presence of divinity, all the pessimistic thoughts get dissolved and eliminated and dawn of goodness prevails.


OUR HURTS ARE DUE TO OUR EGO


OUR EGO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR HURTS



The nourishment of egocentric tendencies
Are due to our miseries
Or on occasions we’re encircled in sadness
Or engulfed in worries
In such a state of mindset in prevalence
Our hurts or humiliation wounds given to us by others heal not
Rather these multiply manifold
Thus we tend not to forget these wound easily.

Whence ego evaporates in thin air
Thence-forth, the fragrance of bliss starts showering at us
We acquire balanced state of mind
By the bountiful graces of Almighty God
We tend to go deeper into each detail of happening
Learn lesson from each of these events
Thus broaden our point of view each moment
Feel joyous at every passing moment
Life seem so beautiful bereft of any worries
Of the past events
Or coming events of future
Since in such scenario
We live in the present moment
But this happens
Without the poisonous effect of ego.

Recognize the working of our ego
Just trying to forget reluctantly
Is not forgiving in its totality
There remains some aspect of hurt creep around
In our mindset
With a wafer-thin layer
Of deception to our own self
And comes forth
Sooner than later
Since repression of hurt
Is not the forgetting in its entirety
Half done forgiving
Does not amount to total forgetting
The repressed forgiving
May take some other form
Leading to more heartburns.

When we become simple in words and deeds
When we become ordinary in ordinary sense of terms
When we showcase grace and poise at all times
When we’re detached from respect & disrespect
When we learn to stay calm despite grave provocation
When we can adapt with anybody and everybody
When we work for the expansion of our soul
Then anybody can understand our sense of worth
Without flaunting it at the public places.

WHY FORGIVING IS DIFFICULT?



We tend to nourish our self-worth or self-esteem more than it is needed thereby leading to cutting off connection with others. When we have lesser friends and well-wishers, we become detached from the realities of life. When we are not knowing about the realities of existence, we tend to become more elusive, lonely and aggressive. Being aggressive, brings about physical and mental changes in us resulting in mental health problems. Mental health issues persisting for a long spell could affect us physically and mentally. We should never forget that all these negative oriented happenings take place in our life when we adopt exaggerated sense of importance in our life. Meaning, we are under the spell of ego – a negative mindset.

EGO IS THE SOURCE OF OUR WORRIES

It could better be said, ego creates misery or unhappy situation for us. More the ego we nourish in us, more it develops. When under the spell of ego, we do not forget others, however hard we try. We rather want to pull the person concerned down to an abysmal level. We do not forget the happening due to hurt or wound which is inflicted in us which caused an adverse situation and the resultant adverse affect is not forgiving the person ultimately. Sometimes the hurt inflicted remains in our mind till the end of our existence on this planet! Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message is most relevant in this respect: Three miseries of humans are: miseries of mind, physical ailments due to bad deeds and miseries created by nature. These could be removed by God through realization of Truth by complete devotion.

UNDERSTAND THE WORKING OF OUR EGO

Importantly, it is essential that we understand the functioning of our ego. It could deceive us many a times. What goes on in our mind, we may not comprehend in its totality. We may think, we’ve forgiven somebody but it may not be so! We may have resorted to suppression of our hurt. This hush-up work is deception in real sense of terms and may surface when we least expect to do so! It may come to fore in other form against the person concerned. It happens. We’ve to be very careful about the working of our ego. Also, Guru Nanak Devji’s message about shunning the bad traits such as ego, anger, greed, attachment. By so doing we lead a balanced life.

UNDERSTAND THE EGO

Basically, it is essentially to know what ego means. Our ego thrives on negative thoughts. It is a poison which sprouts on cynical scenario. It spreads fast, if it is not controlled since misery spreads fast if it is not checked and stopped altogether. This could only be stopped totally by removing the feelings of ‘I, me, my’ and replaced with ‘we, our, us’. Otherwise the ill-effects of ego will work as slow-poison and eat the vitals of our system.

POSITIVE DISPOSITION/OUTLOOK MAKES US PERSONS FILLED WITH HUMILITY

What a sort of change we undergo while we visit a garden full of greenery, beds full of flowers spreading their fragrance and the visitors enjoying every moment of Natural beauties. All these bounties of Mother Nature (Prakriti) create a feeling of ecstasy, uplift our spirits resulting and heart full of elation! All these positive aspects should seep into our system so as to create such feelings while we are not in the garden in natural settings but absorb these blissful things permanently in the garden of our heart.

WE WANT TO FORGIVE & FORGET BUT OUR EGO COMES IN OUR PATH

It is a sad paradox that we want to forgive a person who has given us hurts but our ego puts road-block. Instead we remain drumming that we’ve forgiven the person concerned. But by doing so, we give grease to our egocentric tendencies. The moment we shun ego, detached from desires, emotions, respect or disrespect, we become more humble, possess complete grace in speech and action thereof, when every activity of ours showcases our simplicity and poise then we become magnetic force which attracts others. This happens when we shower unconditional love and light.

CONCLUSION

In sum, it could be said that sooner we get detached mentality, we cannot enrich our soul. We shall be encircled by worries, unhappiness, and miseries of our own creation. Nobody else but we ourselves are responsible for our miseries. Blaming other for our miseries or passing the buck, will not lessen our worries or miseries. It will multiply till realization dawns on us that we are the product of our own thinking. None but we can change our destiny by changing our frame of mind. No excuses can save us if we do not change when positive change is a crying need.