Spiritual Life and Karma

Most people assume that spirituality or leading a spiritual life implies renunciation of the worldly life and leading a secluded life by refraining from all your worldly responsibilities.

But, it is not so in my opinion. I do not recommend that kind of life escaping from all your responsibilities and seeking the refuge of spirituality.

One should live in this world as it is the basic purpose for which you came into your existence as a human being.

A human is created to live in this world and perform his karma.

If we negate that primary purpose of our life, then there is no meaning in ourselves being called as human beings.

God wanted us to be humans and created us to be human. Being human implies spreading humanity through all your actions.

If you renounce your actions and go to a secluded place and seek for God, does He appreciate you and gift you with your desires?

Live in this world, do all the actions that are required to execute your responsibilities as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a responsible member of society, and overall, as a human being that is qualified by love, kindness, humbleness, care, and generosity, etc.

So, let us live here in this present world that requires all the love, care, and protection by performing our duties that always do good to people and contribute to the welfare of the universe as a whole.

Let us see God in each one of us. Let us love and respect each other and their feelings.

Come, spread peace and love and thereby please our Universal God.

Welcome Again With An Excuse

Sorry for the absence again for a full month.

My computer went off developing some hardware problems. I had to get it fixed through some close acquaintance of mine. And, it got delayed for many days. I had some more personal problems also that hindered my work even after getting back my computer. So, it all resulted in this long gap of one full month at my blog.

But, I kept in touch with WordPress reading some of your posts whenever I was able to do so through other means. Now, I will be regular here even though I have to work on a book also at the same time. I do not like to lose your company at any cost. Because there are so many wonderful writers and bloggers here.

Thanks to all of you who do a great service by sharing your beautiful and insightful thoughts for the good of people.

Seeds for Success

There are some simple and beautiful seeds that need to be sown in your body and mind to be successful in your life.

They are:

  1. Confidence
  2. Faith
  3. Determination
  4. Willpower

Confidence

Your confidence is your strength. Keep confidence in your capabilities. Everyone is gifted with tremendous powers. Only you need to recognize those powers or skills and abilities that are hiding in you. You need to bring them out with your confidence. You should get rid of fears and doubts. Never give in to discouraging thoughts or the people discouraging you.

Faith

Faith is both in your own self as well as God and the people in your company. Confidence is mental power whereas faith is somewhat like the spiritual strength that you gain. You may need to judge what is good or bad or what is reliable and unreliable in doing so. Faith gives you the moral strength for reaching your goals.

Determination

This one is making your plans and fixing your goals in your life. You should first know what do you want to achieve. Once you are able to choose your aims and goals of life, you need to make a firm decision and determination to pursue those goals. You shouldn’t waver in your thoughts or actions. Be well prepared and determined.

Willpower

This is the underlying force for your success. You need the willpower to bear all the pains and problems being faced by you while you are pursuing the goals. You should not leave the path afraid of the problems. Go on walking through your path till you reach the success. It requires much strength both physically and mentally that can be possessed by you through the first three steps.

So, go on your journey without losing the hope. The Supreme Being is always there to support you, whoever puts his sincere efforts in his actions.

What is Forgiveness

Can you define “Forgiveness”?

Once a little boy described Forgiveness as follows to his parents:

“It is the fruit that a tree gives you when you hit it with a stone”.

What a wonderful definition!

That boy’s reply explains the essence of it all in such a simple way. You can’t provide a better example or answer for it.

Forgiveness is to love a person in spite of his vile nature and weak points. It is offering love and care in spite of receiving pain or abuse from him.

It is just like a mother loving her child and the tree giving the fruit in spite of bad treatment.

There are many advantages and plus points of Forgiveness.

  • Forgiveness provides you peace of mind. Otherwise, you will be always in tension as you get engaged in disturbing thoughts about the people around you. If you forgive the person, you can move on smoothly. Similarly, the forgiven person can also feel relaxed and get adjusted himself.
  • Forgiveness can aid the person that gets forgiven to realize his mistakes and to repent for his vile acts. Thereby, he can build his moral character by reforming himself.
  • Forgiveness reduces violence and tension. When you are not reacting violently to a wicked act, the doer of that act naturally gets cool and soft in his deeds and tries to wonder why his opponent is not attacking him. So, it gives him time to think and become soft. That way, violence gets reduced and he may correct himself and get his problem solved through mutual talk. It is just like Mahatma Gandhi offering his other cheek when slapped on one of his cheeks. Immediately the person refrains himself and comes to dialogue and mutual negotiation.
  • And, there is this last one. God forgives you and likes you more when you forgive others.

The Purpose of Life

Today I told my son his purpose of life.

My son was very depressed and could not find any interest in his life. Unable to work, unable to earn money, unable to be happy, and totally discouraged and no interest to live.

So, I had to tell him that he has one primary purpose in his life.

And that is:

To be supportive and helpful to his brother and father (he already lost his mother and has no sisters) not with money but with love, feelings, caring words, and actions.

Next, to be helpful to his Elder-Father and his Elder-Mother (we call them like that only- his father’s brother and sister-in-law?).

To be helpful to his siblings (children of above).

To be helpful and supportive to his neighbors.

 

These are to be the actual purposes of the life of anybody, I believe.

It is not earning money, getting a respectable job, high status in the society, and enjoying yourself that should count.

The true purpose of anybody’s life is to be supportive and helpful to his people through caring words and activities. To his neighbors and the society around him.

Try to make the world a beautiful place for everybody living there in this world through mutual communications, affectionate feelings, and activities.

Happy Mother’s Day | Celebrate With True Love

mother's day

Mother’s Day is a worthy and welcome event that has been designed by the nice efforts of Anna Jarvis long ago in 1908 when she celebrated this event for the first time in the year 1908 in ST. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Grafton, West Virginia to pay tributes and gratitude to her own mother who had been a peace activist caring and nursing the wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. She died in the year 1905. But, Anna Jarvis was very fond of her mother and her social work. So, she continued her work of welfare activities and campaigned for the recognition of a special day to be set for celebrating as Mother’s Day from 1905 itself. Her efforts gave fruits when President Woodrow Wilson declared the Second Sunday of every May to be celebrated as Mother’s Day from the year 1914.

Anna Jarvis wanted to pay gratitude to her mother with a sincere and honest heart. She was of the opinion that a Mother’s love and sacrifice for her family or the entire humanity can never be evaluated with anything in the world. So, everybody should be indebted and grateful to her. That gratitude should be celebrated by honoring and respecting the Mother, if not daily, at least yearly. That was the reason for establishing this Mother’s Day event.

But, people began commercializing this event. The business-minded took advantage of the feelings of people and introduced varying products to make profits. Everything has become artificial now. The true feeling of love and attachment are not found through these commercialized products. It has become a token of gratitude but not the true gratitude and love that a mother might be wanting.

So, I feel the need for celebrating this event in a more personal way. A true expression of love and gratitude does not require all these Mother’s Cards and precious Gifts.

True love and care for your mother are expressed when you sit with her and talk sweetly with her, offer home-made food to her by sitting by her side and serving the food with your own hands with true love.

Spend a little time daily with your mother and give attention to her. Keep her healthy and happy always. That is the true gift that we can provide to our mothers.

We Keep Lots of Contacts but No Connection

Nowadays, most of us do not maintain the connection with people that is essential for true Relationships.

There is a lot of difference between Contact and Connection.

What is Contact

Contact can be any kind of informal touch with people. It is a kind of relationship that is only a physical proximity. You live among them or in their group. You come across them in your daily life more often either through physical presence or through the internet and other communication systems like mobile phone, etc. But, you do not know each other intimately and do not care for each other.

You are maintaining the contact only for your own benefit or for the simple reason that you are bound to do so. You take everything casually.

Connection Meaning

But, a connection is not that kind of casual relationship or contact.

Connection requires your close attachment to the people you want to keep the connection. It involves a deep mental relationship. You care for them. You know their interests and habits and keep a love for them.

For example, take the case of your family. You care each member of the family and know their needs and wants. You always enquire about their health and other things. You will be closely interacting with them, love them and care for them. This is the real meaning of having a connection.

A connection is maintained heart to heart.  Sitting together, sharing, caring, touching, loving, hugging, shaking hands. It is maintained through a direct eye contact. You will be sharing food from the same plate and enjoy the time happily with one another.

Need for Maintaining Connection

We need to maintain these real types of connection with our other contacts also if we have to make this world a happy and beautiful place to live.

A simple talk with your contacts can bring happiness in their lives. People can feel happy when they realize that there is someone to care for them and inquire about their health or other problems. Try to help people in problems by simply inquiring about the cause for their worries. You may not help them financially or otherwise. But, if you are able to do that also, it is well and good. But, try to talk to them with care and concern for their life. That simple talk can bring hope and strength in their lives thereby making them bold to face problems.

So, Connection is more important than a mere contact with anybody as it brings happiness to your lives and the people around you. Be Connected as far as possible.