ਹਰਿ ਕੋ ਨਾਮੁ ਲੈ ਊਤਮ ਧਰਮਾ ॥
Chanting the Name of Lord is the highest religion.
But don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth…
A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty and Love. What more is needed?
Q:When I look at the world around me, the hate and the violence and the intolerance and the absurdity of it all, I feel so frustrated. I feel like I don't fit in this world. I feel like everything is going downhill for humanity and I'm left to watch it happen. With all of the negativity happening around us all the time, how do you accept it and find peace? How do you not go insane listening to how things are being run?
You are not seeing the world when you look. You are seeing your reactions to certain happenings.
Firstly, the world is much more than what humans are up to. Secondly, the sad truth is that things aren’t being run. The human society and world culture is just as chaotic as nature, except without nature’s innate talent for harmony. There’s no one in charge but many people trying to steer things the way they think is best.
Having had an interest in history from a young age, I learned a lot about ancient cultures like the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. The human world was never perfect, there has always been hate and violence. Mostly this is because we cannot see past our own confusion and end up wounding one another. Our notion of civilized humanity is like a room full of kindergarteners without a teacher.
Negativity and positivity never happen in the world. They only happen in the mind that judges the world. Both negativity and positivity are an illusion. Both attempt to weigh reality and come to a conclusion. But no conclusion is ever reality.
In this moment, where is the absurdity and violence in the world? When your mind is still and present, where is the insanity? Nowhere. You are the one bringing it into your experience of the moment.
This doesn’t mean to say that we should live in complete ignorance of the troubles happening throughout human societies, but rather those troubles aren’t helped by our own agonizing over them. If you would like to help, then do so from a place of peace and compassion. Not frustration, anger, and rejection.
“Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
It is important to re-discover reality before you try and say the world should be different. The reason why so many people are steering the world ineffectually is because they are trying to satisfy inner desires and needs by controlling outer happenings.
We cannot wait for the world to be perfect before allowing ourselves to be at peace. It is only when we can be at peace regardless of what is happening that the world has a chance at harmony. You can be that gateway.
Two books I would highly recommend are A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and Belonging Here by Judith Blackstone.
I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my soul whispers to me.
Q:do you known the meaning about my husband is my god and i am his soul-bride like a women what is the meaning in gurbani ?
To my knowledge, it means approach God with perfect humility. Throw yourself on His mercy. Give up pride, show and egoism. Beg for His kindness and favour. Do not think of your own merits, abilities, faculties and capacities. Be prepared to die in the pursuit of His love and union with him.
Love God as a woman loves her husband.
Someone I loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.
There is no better service to the people than to dispel their ignorance and give them the right direction.
There is a King who is aware of every mask you put on.
You’re a man, but the day you raise your voice to your mother, you’re not anymore
I have no faith in the stars, but total faith in the One who made the stars.
Q:SMILE! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)
:) Thank you. I hope the same for you.
ਇਬਾਦਤ ਕਰ, ਇਬਾਦਤ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਗੱਲ ਬਣਦੀ ਹੈ। ਕਿਸੇ ਦੀ ਅੱਜ ਬਣਦੀ ਹੈ, ਕਿਸੇ ਦੀ ਕੱਲ ਬਣਦੀ ਹੈ।
No need to chase God
The death of more than 100 devotees in the stampede at Ratangarh temple in Madhya Pradesh makes me visualize God screaming and saying, “Don’t chase me, I’m within you. I reside in your heart. If you don’t look within and instead chase me as the deer runs into a mirage, only to be disillusioned, it is not my fault.”
God has a justified reason to scream because His very ‘darshan’ becomes the reason of deaths every now and then in our country. Surely, our heart will also bleed if somebody coming to meet us dies an unnatural death.
Even if your belief says that He is present in some special place, why chase when He can be reached leisurely. It is known that He is eternal and permanent, who was there before the creation of this universe and will remain even after destruction, then why should one rush to meet Him? The time, money and other resources we spend to reach Him on a particular day and time can be used for some other good cause, say for serving a needy in hospital. It is a pity that our self-serving religious gurus do not tell our innocent people that God loves those who love his fellow beings.
Why do we forget that all our enlightened sages and great souls found Him by looking within themselves? Mother Teresa has very beautifully said, “God is the friend of silence. See how nature, trees, flowers and grass grow in silence.” Our Vedas say, “Simple acts of pollination, flowering of buds and metamorphosis of larva into a splendid butterfly manifest His presence.”
Bhagavad Gita says the person who dwells within and is content within is indeed a yogi. The seeker who has turned inward finds greatest bliss in solitude. In such a state, he can uninterruptedly enjoy the bliss within. When a hooch tragedy occurs, the government tries to get to the bottom of the problem, but when tragedies happen at religious places, these are always attributed to inadequate arrangements on the part of the government.
There is no better service to the people than to dispel their ignorance and give them the right direction. God is eternal, so there is no need to chase Him. Instead, reach out to the deprive