Cleaning

Like me you would also be hearing this word, “Cleaning” number of times a day. Clean floor, Clean desk, Clean wardrobe….. Cleaning a process removing unwanted/ impure substances so that pure and good substances can be placed instead of them. Cleaning is not a one time job. Cleaning is a continuous process. Cleaner needs to be alert and vigilant.

An alert cleaner can remove impure substance before such substance spoil the surrounding. To perform this act the cleaner needs be vigilant and active.

Desk, floor, house, wardrobe…..are not only to be for cleaning but heart and soul also needs cleaning.

A heart has to be cleaned and poor thoughts, evil thoughts, jealousy …. needs to be removed. So that love, harmony and peace can find place in heart. Such cleaning is not a one time act but a continuous process. One needs to be alert to remove all such feelings. If such feelings will remain for long time in heart, it will spoil mind and soul. The ultimate result will be the downfall of the individual himself.

A contaminated heart will contaminate soul. A contaminated soul results to the downfall of the energy of soul. A soul without energy is equivalent to the soul without life. It is true, that a soul cannot die, soul cannot be burnt but it is equivalent true that contaminated soul is without life. A soul without life cannot reach its destination, which is the Supreme God.

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suicide

Two different people meet at a peek of mountain. Both came from different directions and different places but their destination was same. Sooner they reached the peek of mountain, noticing each other asked why they are on the deserted peek of mountain.

First Person: “I am fed up with life and would like to end now.  I lost money, and the lady whom I was loving, my friends are trying to be away from me, I am finding hard times in job and no one to support me. I can’t take this more and so I want to die now!”

Second Person: “I lived my life on my terms and never listened others, what ever happened to me I have faced it the way I can. But every now and then I face lots of difficulties and issues. I am tired and so I have decided to show God that it was me who lived life on his own wish and will now it is me who on his own wish and will want to end up!”

After a few minutes silence they both saw each other and said good bye to each other before throwing themselves from the peek.

But as they were about to throw themselves a shadow appeared in front of them.

Shadow: ” so you guys want to die/kill yourself?”

First and Second Person: (together) “Yes”

Shadow:  (after laughing) “but you are already dead!”

First and Second Person: (surprised) “What? How?”

Shadow: (with smile) “you have always looked upon your troubles and pain you have received but have you ever looked at the pain you have given to others? Have you ever counted frauds you did? Have you ever taken into note your heart/soul telling you not to cheat other, not to lie and overruling that voice you have always done exactly opposite of your inner voice. As you kept ignoring voice of your inner soul it started moving away from you and then cosmically your soul left you/your soul died.

You forgot words:

na jaayate’ mriyate’ vaa kadaachin naayam bhuthva bhavithaa na bhooyah: |
ajo nithyah saasvato’yam puraano na hanyate’ hanyamaane’ sareere’ ||

“Never is he (Soul) born, nor does he die at any time, he has never been brought into being, nor shall come hereafter; unborn, eternal, permanent and ancient (primeval). When the body is slain, he is not slain.”
You were just busy in earning and showing off. You were just busy in enjoying money, living lavish life, drinking and spending nights with women.

Now if you throw this body from mountain or burn it in fire doesn’t matter. You are already dead. Your body is just a machine which performs pumping oxygen to keep its parts working.

Meeting with my Inner

I remember that day still when I had first felt an immense peace. I was just a teenager when I started reading Gita. I had just left college and use to spend almost half of the day listening Gita, browsing articles on net related to computers. I dont remember exactly how many days would have passed that way. It would be more than a year may be. Each day when I use to read Gita, I use to get some kind of strength. Each day I use to get some kind of happiness.

Today when I use to look back I feel as if Krishna was teaching me how to be happy? He was teaching me to be strong enough to face challenges.

It brought some kind of strength in me. I was trying to bring happiness on other’s face. I was working to make free someone for the habit of drinking and smoking. I was almost successful. He left smoking in his life of 45 years for the first time for more than a month. Though he started smoking back when his wife left him back and went alone to US.

But in those days when he left smoking and when I use to tell him to quit smoking and read some good literature. I use to read Gita every day and try to do Yoga as stated in one of the shloka.

One fine day, while listening Gita, I closed eyes I tried to do Yoga as stated in that Shloka. I felt like some ray of white light traveled through my body. That day I was really very happy. That experience gave me immense pleasure. It filled me with a lot of strength.

At that time I felt it was because of my work God would have blessed me.

Today when I look back, I can see that white ray of light Gyana. Knowledge which enlightens soul.