‘A rich person is really not the one who has the most
but is the one who needs the least’ —
It takes time to understand this truth but earlier we learn, good for us.
Under great distress she said, ‘I want to join Buddhism, as our gods have failed me’
‘Do you think Budha or Mahavira can do what thirty thousand and odd gods could not do?’ I asked and suggested, ‘believe in you, rather than in this god or that god and as then, you will be the one to be blamed, if you fail’
‘I erred in believing in God?,’ She asked.
‘No, you erred in expecting help from gods?’
‘If not for timely help, what are gods for ?’
‘There is a joy in believing in God. Only for that and nothing more, nothing less’
Some of you may disagree with me. But my firm belief is that if you believe in God expecting a reward, you are for great disappointment.
Like karma for the sake of karma, bakhthi for the sake of bakhthi, is what gives us peace.
I can write volumes on this topic, nut not now as I’m in the same state as my friend is, as we both have suffered the same loss.
Regretting the past and worrying for the future leads only in neglecting the present –
Then, when do we live?
Live for a hundred years!
Is it really necessary ? I doubt when I see the agony, both mental and physical of a few with long life, known to me.
If one lives long, his health, both mental and physical, has to be reasonably good. He should not be subjected to putrasokam and other miseries . He should be able to attend to his own needs, at least to some extend.
But, only in rare cases, this happens. And they are blessed.
Otherwise, it is better to die, much earlier, while in good health.
But, the end is not in our hands.
My father never prayed for long life. He prayed,
Anayasena Maranam Vina dainyena Jeevanam; Dehi me Krupaya Sambho Raksha Raksha Maheshwara.’
He knew the world.
At times, when I wonder whether God created man or man created God, my conscious tells me, ‘why worry ? Both ways, it was a good job’
Our body doesn’t suddenly succumb to the subjugation of diseases; it send some alarm bells. It is for us to watch for them and act.
Have a willing to change; you w’ll change.
It is good to have belief in God, but before that, you should have belief in you.