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Meditations

I am reading books nowadays, extensively.

This one book I came across recently is beautiful, “Meditations” by MarcuIMG_20190226_150910s Aurelius!

You will be stunned to know that Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor some 2000 years ago. And, he practiced whatever he preached or spread among his people.

In this wonderful book that is a collection of all his preachings and revelations, Marcus shows us how to capture our desires and emotions through continuous vigil and watch of each one of our actions or thoughts and through impartial analysis of the goodness or badness of each such action or thought.

Marcus defines good acts or thoughts are those that contribute to or result in the welfare of the society and not for one’s own self.

If I perform an action or even feel something to do, I should first consider whether it contributes to the betterment and happiness of people around me. Then only I indulge in that action or perception. Otherwise, discard it.

He reminds us continuously in all his preachings that our body is just temporary. It can perish at any moment. So, one should always live in his present moment and try to use his body for performing a good job.

He always believed that God gave us this body only for carrying on his mission of keeping this universe wonderful and beautiful for all his living beings alike. So, men are provided reasoning power and the body to perform his work on his behalf. He provided us with the hands and legs and the brain for all this mission. So, carry on the mission at each moment of your life as you may not know when you will die and leave this body.

It is a very interesting book to read and to know the purpose of your life. But, you need to digest each sentence of it before proceeding further. Make up your mind to get to dive into this wonderful knowledge of the purpose of life. It is a very short book of only 62 pages. But, full of Gems.

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Keep the Mind Cheerful for a Happy Life

Our mind is a clutter of thoughts.

All of you agree that thoughts are evergrowing and they keep on coming unless one is asleep.

So, after a period of time, your mind will be dumped with an innumerable number of thoughts and you will get much perplexed and disturbed.

Now, most of these thoughts can be of no use at all. They are merely repetitions of our old memories which may make you feel either sad or pleasant depending upon their nature. Nothing more than that.

Or, most of them can be about your future perceptions and fears of survival. You can develop worries and anxieties by a mere thought of going to face a certain situation or a particular person. It can make you fearsome or much disturbed.

But, all these unnecessary fears and worries are wholly due to those thoughts in your mind only. Those are not real circumstances. It is only your imagination that such and such a thing happened in your past life or that something is going to happen in your future. It makes you worried and develops fear or disturbance in your life.

So, in order to be well balanced and cheerful, you need to drive away those unnecessary thoughts from your mind and keep it clean. You need to keep only those constructive thoughts which aid your life and discard all the other clutter from your mind.

Just like a fruit seller or a vegetable seller sorts out all rotten items from his stock and keeps only the fresh and useful ones for next day, we also need to sort out all those useless thoughts from our mind and keep in stock only the positive thoughts that are beneficial for our progress in life. Otherwise, the entire stock will decay and create much loss.

So, let us make our minds clutter-free and keep them healthy and pleasant to achieve success in life. Thereby, our body will also be healthy and strong.

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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.

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You Can Do It – You are the Master

Every person is born with the same energy and powers.

Do not look at the colors or forms. They are not important.

What matters is our own mind and soul. It is the same for each one of us.

We need to recognize this fact and drive away all the fears or feelings of inferiority and any doubts regarding our capability.

So, you can also perform equally all kinds of tasks as others. The only thing is that you need self-confidence and positive-thinking mentality.

Once you are positive-minded and confident in yourself, you can perform any task successfully. Any hindrances are temporary and you need to march bravely in your path to success.

You can do it. Once you master your own capacities and innate powers, nothing is impossible.

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Your Karma Decides Your Results

Whatever you do or ponder upon that is important.

Your actions and thoughts give you the results and lead you to your success.

Nothing other is important here. You can’t blame other people or circumstances for your failures. Because everything has some solution if you can analyze the problem or the situations hindering you. Nobody is responsible for your situation. They can only guide you or hinder you, but can never prevent you from reaching your destination.

So, we need to be clearcut in our opinions and goals and implement them through our actions with sincere efforts and good planning.

Let us learn from our mistakes and become more smart and wiser day-by-day. Do not be afraid to commit mistakes. Because only if we act, can we learn things. Otherwise, we can’t learn anything.

But always remember that good actions result in good results and bad actions result in bad results.

It is that much simple. Your Karma decides your life.

So, let us try to be honest and sincere in our thoughts, plans, and actions to improve our lives.

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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.

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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.
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6 Tips For Success in Life

Here are some wonderful tips for success in life drawn from Goutham Buddha’s teachings.

Gautham Buddha was a great spiritually enlightened soul. He meditated for many years under a pipal tree to find the purpose of life and the solutions for misery in life. He came out from that meditation after attaining some wonderful enlightenment to all those haunting problems of life.

He stressed the need for acquiring wisdom through listening to other seers and people around you. Each one is gifted with some wisdom or other. So, you can learn many things by listening to others.

After gathering some knowledge or information from others, you need to think about it again and again to digest the essence of it. Then only you can become acquainted with that subject.

Goutham Buddha further established that meditation and prayer are very helpful in gaining good knowledge as you will be directly in contact with nature and your mind during that process. Mental peace and utmost devotion are essential for gaining wisdom.

He further emphasized not losing Hope at any cost. You should be enduring and keep on trying the struggles of life never thinking of quitting.

There are many other points he highlighted through his teachings. But, I am selecting these six life building tips in the bulleted format.

  • Before you express your feelings, Listen to others.
  • Before you put in writing, Think over it.
  • Before you preach, practice it.
  • Before you quit in your endeavors, try again.
  • Before you spend anything, you need to earn.
  • Before you think of Death, try to Live.
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More About Happiness

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  • Everyone is born with the ability to create Happiness. You can create the happiness for yourself and for people around you also.
  • Feel happy with whatever you do or enjoy. Find out what pleases you that is within your reach and affordability. And, pursue those habits or activities. Don’t crave for things that are out of your limits. You should possess the stamina and a suitable atmosphere to achieve anything. So, you need to improve yourself to achieve anything or else be content with whatever you have. Try to make the best of everything that you have.
  • By being happy, you are able to spread Happiness to your friends and family members also.
  • If you are happy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you possess the best of everything. It simply means that you are able to find happiness in everything.
  • People around you can also become happy simply looking at your happy, smiling face. So, keep a smiling face always.
  • Keeping content with life by enjoying even the smallest moments of life creates Happiness. So, never miss any moment. Enjoy Happiness in a child’s laughter, in the beauty of flowers, in the aura of the blue sky or the rising sun and the setting sun.
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Seven Tips for a Happy Life

  1. Remember that life is too short to spend it on trivial matters of disagreement or disputes. Everyone has his own point of view. You can’t force him to look from your point-of-view.
  2. Do not try to compare yourself with others. Everyone has his own uniqueness and identity. Comparision only leads to dissatisfaction or disputes.
  3. God has created you. So, he has some purpose for your life. Try to find out that purpose.
  4. Treat your Failures and problems as the stepping stones for your successes.
  5. Don’t stick to the memories of your past failures or problems. Simply let them go by learning some new lessons from those experiences.
  6. Share your experiences and thoughts with people so that you may spread happiness in their lives. By doing so, you may also learn something unique and useful for your life through their experiences.
  7. Remember that you are the in charge of your Happiness and nobody else, even though some of them may have helped you in achieving it by providing suitable guidance.  So, never complain about your happiness or unhappiness to anybody as it is an outcome of your own preferences and actions.