Evolve and Elevate: Problems vs Situations, Who can reach God's home? and Making life easier for people around you.
Idea of the Week
“Problems, by definition, have solutions.
You might not like the cost of the solution, the trade-offs it leads to, or the time and effort it takes, but problems have solutions.
On the other hand, situations don’t. Situations are simply things we need to live with. Once we realize that a problem we have isn’t a problem at all, but actually a situation, it’s easier to do our best to move on and thrive. Focusing on a situation is usually a source of stress, not a way forward.”
Lesson of the Week
Bhagavad Gita says:
In Bhagavad Gita, the Bhautik Jagat (material world) is described like that tree which has its branches going downwards and its roots going upwards.
We all see this kind of tree that has its roots on the upside: If someone standing at the corner of a river or a lake watches the shadow of a tree in the water, the tree will appear upside down. Roots on the top and branches on the bottom.
Similarly, this Bhautik Jagat (material world) is the shadow of the Adhyatmika Jagat (spiritual world).
This Bhautik Jagat (material world) is just a shadow of the real image.
There is no reality or essence in this shadow image, but we assume it to be real.
There is no water in the desert, but as per Mrig Mrichika (Mirage), there is a thing like water.
In Bhautik Jagat (material world), there is neither any water nor any Sukh (comfort) but in the Adhyatmika Jagat (spiritual world) there is real water that spreads real comfort.
In Bhagavad Gita, Bhagwan (God) has suggested that we can attain the spiritual world by the following way:
Only the one who is Nirman Moha (the one who is wise, devoid of delusion) i.e Nir (Without) man (false prestige) and Moha (illusion) achieves Sanatan Rajya (permanent residence of God).
What does it mean?
It means we all are running after designations. Some want to become big; some want to become God and some want to become a President or rich or a King. But until we remain attached to these designations, we will be in control of our bodies because these designations are associated only with our bodies.
But we are not bodies and realizing this that we are not bodies is the first step towards the Adhyatmika (Spiritual) existence.
We are attached to the material world, but we’ll have to detach ourselves from them by practicing Bhakti (Devotion).
Unless we devote ourselves to God, we cannot free ourselves from the material world.
Our desires of Bhautik Jagat (material world) are because we want to rule over this Nature. Until we abandon this desire to control Nature, we cannot reach Bhagwan k Dham, Sanatan Dham (God’s permanent residence). This Dham (God’s home) is achieved only by the one who is not tempted by the Bhautik Bhog (Material joy).
That permanent residence of God is attained only by the one who is not tempted by the unreal material joys of the world, one who is dedicated to God’s service.
Such a person is sure to reach God’s home.
Inspiration of the Week:
How can you make life easier for people around you?
They don’t want someone to teach them because they don’t consider themselves as a student.
People get uncomfortable and uneasy when you start correcting them.
It’s not because they assume themselves as perfect, it’s because they don’t see you as perfect.
When you try to correct people, rather than being mentored, they feel like you are trying to show them that you know better.
And when they feel this, your guidance and advice do no good to them.
It’s like telling them how to make a cake when they are not liking your recipe at all in the first place.
The world does not get better by telling them they need to become better.
This makes them feel inferior instead.
If you want to help them, don’t show them they lack something. Tell them there is a better way.
Don’t tell them you know it better. Show them the light you have found.
You don’t have to teach the world; you just have to show what you learnt.
It’s like when you make the best cake, people will come and ask for the recipe.
Make your path exemplary like Lord Rama led His life.
Once you make your own life beautiful by choosing the right path, you will be followed.
People don’t take the path that they are guided to, they follow the path that they see is reaching a beautiful Destination.
Don’t show them the direction, be the light and they will choose the direction you are walking in.
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