Evolve and Elevate: Explore life from a position of power, What is Poorna Satya? and when you meet toxic people.
Idea of the Week
“Explore life from a position of power.
When you believe, ‘Even if I stay single, I’ll still have a great life‘… then you are in a much better position to enter a relationship.
When you believe, ‘Even if I don’t get into this school, I’ll still have a great life‘… then you are in a much better position to apply.
When you believe, ‘Even if I don’t succeed with this business, I’ll still have a great life‘… then you are in a much better position to give it a try.
Sure, you may want the relationship to work or the business to be a success—and you should give it your best effort—but also realize that if it doesn’t work out, you’ll be fine. There are many ways to live a great life.”
Lesson of the Week
Bhagavad Gita says:
It is said that Param Poorna Satya (The Absolute truth) consists of:
Niyanta (The Controller), Niyantrit Jeev (The controlled creature), Bhautik Jagat (The Physical world), Shasvat kaal (Eternal time) and Karma.
And this Poorna Satya is Lord Krishna.
All the activities are a result of His powers.
It is also mentioned in Bhagavad Gita that Brahma (The Creator) is also under the control of Poorna Param Purush (The Supreme Man: Lord Krishna).
God is the epitome of Sat-Chit-Anand. (truth, knowledge and peace).
There is a timeline of this Bhautik Jagat (the physical world) which is created by the power of Parmeshwar (God)
Now when the Kaal (time) gets over with its periodic cycle, Poorna Parmeshwar (God) will destroy the Bhautik Jagat (The physical world).
Human being of this physical world has these 4 flaws:
- He always commits mistakes.
- He is unnecessarily attached to the material things.
- He tends to betray others.
- Because of incomplete senses, he is limited.
Because of these 4 flaws, a human being fails to give Sarvavyapi Gyan (wide knowledge)
People with such flaws cannot give Vedic knowledge to others.
This Vedic knowledge was first received by Brahma (Creator) from God, and he transferred it as it is to his sons and disciples.
Bhagwan (God) is the Lord of every little thing of this Universe and also the Creator of Brahma.
Brahma is called Pitamah and Bhagwan is called Prapitamah.
Therefore, one should not declare himself or herself as the owner of any material.
One should only receive things that God has given for a living.
How to use all the things that God has given us, is also exemplified in Bhagavad Gita.
Initially, Arjuna decided to not go to war. This was his own decision.
Arjuna said to Lord Krishna that he does not want to win by killing his relatives.
This decision was based on a physical level because he was considering himself as a body and was perceiving his relationship with his kith and kin on a physical level.
Lord Krishna has recited the Bhagavad Gita to dismiss this perception only.
And then Arjuna decides to go as per Lord Krishna’s directions.
This World is not there for humans to get into a filthy row like that between dogs and cats.
A human being should understand the importance of human life and not behave like animals.
One should understand his or her purpose in life and work for it.
Vedic wisdom is for Humans and not for the animals.
If one animal kills another animal, it is not a sin but if a human being kills an animal for his desires, then he is responsible for breaking the rules of Nature.
In Bhagavad Gita, as per the gunas of Nature, three types of Karma are described.
- Satvik Karma (Sattva is a state of harmony, balance, joy, and intelligence. Sattva is the guna that yogis achieve as it reduces rajas and tamas and thus makes liberation possible.)
- Rajasik Karma (The nature of rajas is of attraction, longing and attachment and rajas strongly bind us to the fruits of our work)
- Tamasik Karma (Tamas is a state of darkness, inertia, inactivity, and materiality. Tamas manifests from ignorance and deludes all beings from their spiritual truths)
In the same way, food also has three categories.
- Satvik food.
- Rasik food
- Tamsik food
It is described in detail in the Bhagavad Gita and if we follow the directions given, our entire life will be purified, and we will be able to reach our Destination which is beyond the sky of this material world.
This is called the Eternal sky full of knowledge and Supreme consciousness.
Inspiration of the Week:
When you meet Toxic People
It is saddening to see that the person who is being shown the toxicity feels bad in the first place whereas the one who is toxic and difficult walks away without remorse.
This is the picture of a degenerating human species.
So, when you are in a situation where you have to deal with people who are difficult and toxic for no reason, the only way to handle it is by patronizing them.
When I say patronizing, I mean to take your attention to your higher self and look down upon their small energy with disdained calmness.
The calmer you are, the more it is going to agitate them.
Your inner self is already in a higher plane but when you meet such people with a lower plane, you feel thrown down and made to believe that you aren’t worth their politeness.
Reality is, they function from a place of low vibration which you don’t match with.
As it is harder to climb than to come down, you tend to come down easily to meet the toxicity at their level.
And you feel hurt.
But the real picture is way different.
They aren’t subtracting anything from you by showing you the toxicity. Their toxicity is instead adding more weight on them making it even harder to climb up from their low plane.
And as far as you are concerned, you just need to shove off from that place where you never belong.
When you climb up back to your real position, the higher self where you truly belong, you no longer see toxicity attacking you.
It is like you changed the position of their target and now it’ll frustrate them for missing their shot instead of you being pricked with their darts of toxicity.
You cannot change people or ask them to be polite, but you can choose to exit from the interaction by reclining in your safe place where they cannot reach you.
The place of high vibration, Your higher self!
In one of Paulo Coelho’s posts, I read a beautiful way to handle anger or insult.
If someone comes to you with a gift, and you do not accept it, who does the gift belong to? – asked the Samurai.
– He who tried to deliver it – replied one of his disciples.
– The same goes for envy, anger and insults – said the master. – When they are not accepted, they continue to belong to the one who carried them.
This is what exactly we need to do with difficult and toxic people.
When you don’t receive their toxic behaviour, it goes back to them.
And that is what your best response to them is: To cage them in their actions.
♦Soul to Soul♦
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