Monday, December 7, 2015

THUS GOES..THE JOURNEY OF LIFE!

It's sure a long, long journey in front.. But no go here.. The journey need to be performed.. That too steadily and safely.. And beyond again, I should sure reach the destination.. 

And that's equally my life here on the Earth this moment..

Here,
  • Stops under shade may be comforting, alluring and interesting.. But I should optimize quickly, leave each stop as per plan and steadily continue the journey else precious time would be lost and I'll be late at my destination..
These are indirectly nothing but the pleasures in my life and I should ever be moderate here, quickly come out of their influence and soon be in my discipline..
  • Break-down stops are inevitable, the repairs have to be necessarily addressed and I should be equipped to carry these repairs on the spot without much disturbance to the plans in front and my journey thus need to continue steadily..
These are indirectly the basic issues of health, well being and feeling safe in my life.. And ever I should be prepared here to face them and steadily progress thru' towards my recovery..
  • No doubt, rough paths, steep climbs, down slopes and sharp turns come up in the way.. Sometimes a turn means steering with a greater force.. Here, the speed would sure come down and further journey could continue only through stretching, care and attention with the vehicle in trim and extra good condition to face these hurdles.. 
These are the problems and difficulties of my life that come up sooner or later.. And I should ever equip myself both physically and psychologically to over come all these hurdles, stand to the situation and thus move on in my life..
    • A good driver a few times may not be a good navigator and in addition may be an individual of bad temper.. One may drive well but should equally reach one's destination.. A constant look-out and observation alone makes one a good navigator and the rule bound driving forever will cool one's temper..
Likewise, the path to my ultimate destination in my life is known only through constant attention and learning thru' my mistakes.. And discharging my duties through a discipline will sure change my built in resistance to accept ‘What Is' in front as much as possible!
  • Finally in spite of all the above care and discipline, God’s Grace alone truly makes one complete the journey safely and reach the destination..
Here too, the Universal Prayer offered to the Almighty at the end of each day of my life sure makes me the Complete Man ever fit to perform this Eternal Journey of Life steadily and safely!

Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niramayah
Sarve bhadrani pasyantu
Ma kashchit duhkha bhagbhavet
Om shantih shantih shantih!

May all be prosperous and happy
May all be free from illness
May all see what is spiritual uplifting
May no one suffer
Om peace, peace, peace!

18 comments:

  1. Thank you or this lesson of life!

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    1. Thanks Indrani for the appreciative Comment.. Happy to know that the Post is creating a certain interest among my Readers!

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    1. Thanks Mridula.. Truly a Great Prayer of our life!

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  3. I never leave your post without a lesson learnt....life isnt easy and I learn a lot from your sharings sir...sorry was away on a long vacation but happy to be back to read this :)

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    1. That's so great of you Shweta.. Happy to know that my Posts are really useful for my Readers.. I too from my side try my best to bring out the varied topics of life for better understanding.. Thanks for the nice appreciation!

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  4. As always , you have summed up life. And the basic note I felt in this post is acceptance and being prepared ..which may sound contradictory but are actually complementary.
    Wisdom simplified , as always :)

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    1. Yes..You said it Kokila.. Acceptance is ultimately accepting the Truth that whatever wished, planned and executed may not happen but still being prepared and acting to the situation is ever the duty.. Thanks for the valued observation!

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  5. I'd like to differ with you on this, Sreedhar Ji. As I see, there isn't any destination but journey. The whole emphasis on Geeta is not results but work only.

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    1. I agree with you Ravish but that is only an ideal condition for a normal man.. As a mundane personality with my own limitations, my 'self' and my result seeking tendency is very much reality with me and by just mere thinking in that direction, I can't be free here.. The job ever given to me here is to express my 'self' in a better way for the good of the world and keep the higher goal as my life aim.. Thanks for bringing out the right point of clarification!

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  6. Quite thought provoking, Sir. I think whatever you choose, whatever is your bliss or your end wish - be calm, try to be happy and selfless. I know it's a lot, but if you achieve even one aspect of it - we have truly grown as a human being.

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    1. Rightly said Saru.. During my active working days, even in the worst situations of my interactions with the Client, I ever kept one point in my mind.. "He is the man who is paying me.. He is not happy with my work.. Can I do something better which would help him feel happy with my supply?" That's exactly the meaning of the 3 words you mentioned.. be calm, be happy and be selfless.. A great Observation.. Thanks a lot!

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  7. amen to that wonderful prayer sir... thank you for such a wonderful insight...

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    1. Thanks Archana.. A nice Comment on the Post!

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  8. that was an important lesson in those lines. I agree but yes, for me it is the journey itself that is beautiful, the destination is just an inadvertent truth. thanks for the share

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    1. It's nice to have such positive thoughts in life..But here goal too is important to have a meaning to our life in later years.. Together the whole can be seen as true life! Thanks for a nice Observation!

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  9. A vital lesson of life on how to negotiate the pauses, stops and turns. Thank you sir for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Somali for leaving such a nice Comment here!

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