With the advent of 2015 and our digital mailboxes floodong with emails and wishes, a lot still remains unsaid. So , I thought I should seize the opportunity and make a dent. What’s all the fuss about ? The date has changed and it’s not like you have to change your calendars cause they are all digital and they know. Yeah , you do have to spend a few days changing 2014 to 2015 and mind it , it is not easy to change a 4 in to a 5 without compromising the neatness, but again it’s all digital right ! So , no need to worry just hit undo or backspace and it’s all fine and cool.
What about our lives , there are no undo buttons and backspace luxuries, there is only this merciless river of time taking us all in its flow and it is unforgiving and consistent. Okay, so what’s the deal, I offer a free advice forget the dates and time or rather take a lesson from it, be consistent in whatever you do , be persistent and most important of all don’t stop, keep moving forward because this is the only way to leave time behind. Aren’t we all racing against time here? Think it over ! Happy racing folks.
Last night I watched a Bollywood film ‘pk’ , it was based on the simple concept of blind faith in God and religion. The film was surrounded by controversies soon after its release by certain religious groups as they claim that their sentiments were hurt. These so called religious enthusiasts have resorted to violent means of protests, burning posters, attacking standalone theatres, tearing off billboards and posters from PVRs and attacking the movie via social media and haranguing the mob through lectures inciting anger and frustration thereby disturbing the peace and tranquility of the citizens. As if 2014 had seen a little less of its fair share of tragedies, these maniacs want to bid a proper farewell to the bygone year.
These groups like Bajrang Dal etc are those who think that God needs protecting , and frankly if they believe that Hinduism is so fragile that it would be defeated by a simple movie then in my opinion, they should recheck their faith and beliefs and start learning the ABC of their religion all over again. Their protests are a testimony of their dangling faith, and their violence a mockery of the principles of Hinduism. They have in fact certified that every thing the movie shows is true 100%.
They actually failed to understand the lessons pk wanted to impart, and their frustration is clear proof that these people are not ready for the truth yet. The movie portrays the feelings and emotions of an alien if he happens to visit India on planet Earth.Various stereotypes and superstitions are shown which are seated at the helm of social evils in India.The film is logical and right in every respect and the protests are wantoned and illegitimate.
I suggest those who are not in agreement with the movie should not watch it and it is a piece of art not targeting the sentiments of any religion or sect, as the disclaimer says so.
Life is all about failures. Edison once said ” I failed my way to success.” Life couldn’t be won if we never lost, losing something is the hardest way to realize it’s value.most people are broken when they suffer a major loss, but those who rise up after falling and do it repeatedly are the ones who fill the pages of history books.
We are all afraid of failures and making mistakes, but at some point or the other we all do make mistakes and fail. This very point explains why there is no need to be scared of failures. We all should take risks because we are all bound to succeed if we keep trying and never give up. This is the only mantra for triumph.
The. Life of an ordinary human being is spent mostly satisfying the needs presented to him by his body, food, clothing, shelter, marriage, love, comfort etc. All these needs must be met but the problem arises when we get stuck in believing that we need more than sufficient. Contentment is the first thing which your soul will offer you once you recognise yourself with it.
The logic is simple, suppose you take a drug like alcohol , after consuming it you feel different and you like it, but the effect soon wears off and when you wake up you feel like taking the experience all over again. The body will only ask for more alcohol but if you think of yourself as the soul you realize that the desire to get the experience of intoxication by alcohol all over again comes only from the body, and the realisation that the pleasures offered by it are temporary cones from the soul. The most rare thing about the soul is that it is pure no matter what you do with your body. It never gets tainted . It never diminishes its values. Your soul , if you believe in it is you yourself, and it is like a lighthouse always guiding you to the right path, no matter what .
In my previous post I have discussed that the soul is immortal nd indestructible, it dwells in every living being and is our connection to the energy source that drives the Universe and the cosmos.
Much still remains unexplored in this territory, but we can still get a fair idea about the soul and its endless powers. One beautiful concept is that whatever we see around us has its seed in our minds, everything that we know of takes birth inside our minds and later it becomes real if enacted upon. The basic is that thoughts hold limitless power and thoughts originate in the mind. Mind or brain the most vital of all the parts of the human body is a complex organ which is the source of all imagination. Apart from running the body 24/7 it also makes us who we are because every single thought that originates in our minds will become a reality at some point of time. Sometime or the other we all have experienced a conflict inside us where we can hear two voices inside us, one of the mind and the other of the soul. That faint voice which calls out to us, gives us it’s perspective cab be heard always and if we pay attention to it , it grows louder and clearer.
Soul’s power can be understood from the fact that whenever we are stuck in between two confusing decisions, the voice of the soul is always the right one for you. Most people ignore it and those pay heed to it make their name into history books. So my advice is to hear it and implement it.
Among hundreds of mysteries surrounding mankind in the 21st century, is one fragile concept of a soul inside the human body which some believe leaves the body when a person dies. According to The world acclaimed Hindu religious book ‘Shrimadbhagwatgita’ or simply GITA in short, the soul is what lives inside the body from birth till death, this entity cannot be detroyed, divided, burnt, dried or shredded. It is invincible and indestructible.
From a practical point of view, there may be a possibility of a soul inside our bodies but it hasn’t been proved scientifically yet. Biologists claim that death is a slow process in which begins at the moment of our birth in which the body loses its ability to form new cells to replace the old ones and slowly it decays and finally death takes its toll.
Leaving the scientific notions apart, let us consider for a moment why the concept of soul was created by the Hindus, by this we aim to understand the reasoning behind this theory. For this reasoning to come to us we have to assume there is a soul in our body. According to the Vedas, soul is our connection to the ultimate energy source which has led to the birth of the universe or BIG BANG. Further there is a notion that we as individuals are souls and not the bodies, thus we must live our life to enrich our souls and not to satisfy our bodies, human body is just a gateway for the soul, it will pass on to the next after the body expires. Gita says that our soul changes bodies like we change our attire. There is no point in clinging on to our bodies and grieving in death when we realise that the soul actually doesn’t die, it is immortal and everlasting and so are we !
If we understand this simple concept that soul is different from our body and we are the soul and not the physical body our lives would be so much simpler and happier. We suffer pain because we associate ourselves with our body which is no the case. If you were able to grasp the philosophical point behind the above notions, lets move on to the symbolic aspect of this concept of soul in our body. Typically we can say it is a form of energy, formless, colourless, odourless, invisible, weightless and indestructible energy. The concept of soul allows us to introspect , understand ourselves in relation to the world, it is like a sanctuary inside your own mind where you can understand and contemplate upon whats going on around you. In this sanctuary you can train yourself to manage your thoughts , your feelings, and thus your actions. Here you can choose to feel the way you like and you will feel exactly that way. Here you can look at yourself without using a mirror.
The concept of soul has helped saints and great scholars in India achieve great heights just by concentrating upon it and introspecting themselves, they have experienced great powers and abilities and bent the laws of physics and nature just be being aware of themselves as soul and not just being trapped in a human body with limited abilities and petty physical boundaries. Why else were we given a brain so powerful if we were not meant to grow outside and beyond our human vessels? From every point of view it is definite that if one was to use the 100% of one’s brain , one would need something stronger and more robust than the human body, something which is indestructible and powerful enough to handle that kind of intelligence and power, and thats where the concept of soul comes in and amazes us forever.