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Friday, July 22, 2011

Life, and Living it...

It is not always possible to get whatever you want in life. And, failing to get what you desire hurts. It hurts and the effect depends from person to person, and depending on what you lost. And still, you find some person amazingly cool even when they have lost something. It is not being careless or callous. It is just that they have lost it, but they gave their 100% effort in it. And, that is the reason, they can explain to themselves that whatever has happened has happened for good. However, when you are responsible for what you have lost, then, you cannot remain so cool. You constantly keep on punishing yourself even though you know that it won't help you in anyway. And the more you understand that it won't help, the more you start punishing yourself. 

If you have done your work being true and honest to yourself, then you cannot get depression. Because you know that things could not get any better how much more effort you put in it. And at the end of the day, you have a peaceful mind, and a sound sleep. However, you falter in this, and you start having all sorts of mental pressures, anxiety, depression, anger, etc. And, the rise of the Self-Help books on the shelves of any bookstore is a clear proof of this.

However, is it always possible to put the 100% efforts? Is it always possible to do what you should actually do? How can someone forfeit the very short term PROFITS in exchange for some long run possible results? Or, does it goes back to the Sree Bhagavat Geeta Sloka of 

"karmanye vadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachanae
Ma Karma Phala Hetur Bhurmatey Sangostva Akarmani"...

You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of actions

Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.

In simple terms it means: Keep on performing your duties without expecting for any reward in return, leading a selfless life – this it what it is all about.

However, is it so easy to perform the duties? At least I can confess (I am confessing in  Blog world, where no body know about my reality) that whatever  I do, I do with the result oriented target. And, if someone tells me that whatever you do you will not get the result, I would immediately stop doing that. 

The second line of the verse is more strong. We cannot consider ourselves to be the cause of the results. So, does that mean that whenever something bad happens, we should think that we are not at all responsible, it is God's wishes? No, it means that after we do our duty, still we should surrender ourselves completely to the God, and believe that whatever happened, it is just because of His good wishes. Even if something Good happens, we should surrender ourselves to our God, and say that it just happened because He wished it to happen. But, in real life, we run to take credit of the smaller to smallest things that we have done. 

So, in real life, Shree Bhagavat Gita still remains to be the most important book, and it contains all the informations, and advices than all the Self-Help Books together contains. But, only reading it is not enough. You need to understand, and interpret CORRECTLY each verses. However, only understanding is not enough. You need to follow them in your daily life.

This post was not for anyone else, but for me and me only.

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