Friday, July 20, 2007

Do we realize the purpose?

Before answering the above question, we should know what is the purpose? to realize it.

What is the purpose of life?
Earning money?


Talking bad about others?

Insulting others?

Taking revenge on others?

Pulling others' legs?

Is any one of the above, the purpose of life? No
The real purpose of life is to be happy :-).
The feeling which we get by hurting or harming others is not happiness.

Is our current life satisfying the purpose of life or is our current life happy?
I know that many or almost all say no.

Why are we not happy?
We are not happy because we are filled with problems. Our minds are filled with problems. The problems created by us and by the surrounding people. Everyone has problems. But, how can you be happy amidst these problems? To be happy amidst these problems, always follow the way of just and righteousness as defined in the court of God. Major of our problems are because of our words and actions. Our words and actions are selfish or unjust. So, we start justifying our mistake and end up in a mess finally losing the purpose of life, that is, to be happy. Speak words and do actions that are just and right, for no one in this world can question you. Your words and actions will bring you good and happiness.

But, why dont many, including us, realize the purpose of life as happiness?
Because, our eyes are hidden with many other things other than happiness.
The eyes which we are talking about are the eyes which have the capability to distinguish good and bad. Everyone have these eyes, even the blind. They are the soul's eyes. At every point of life, at every situation, at every place, our eyes dont see happiness. Many times, our eyes are hidden with money that we forget about happiness. Our eyes are hidden with ego that we forget about happiness and right and just. At some other times, our eyes are hidden with hatred and vengeance that we forget the purpose of life. We forget to look at every part of life with the soul's eyes. We forget to distinguish between good and bad. We forget to decide between good and bad. We do things that are unjust and selfish because our eyes are hidden with some other unworthy worldly thing other than happiness. Since our eyes are hidden with unworthy worldly thing, we are not able to realize the purpose of life. Our eyes always look at the worldly thing forgetting happiness. In the current days, ego has turned out to be a great factor seperating people from happiness. We have ego of superiority to accept that we know lesser than others. We have ego of not accepting our mistake making us to live in the same old unjust wrong life. Leave away the egos, leave out the anger, leave out the money, you will see happiness.

What should we do to attain the purpose of life?
Do what is just and right. Before spelling out any word or doing any action, think for a second. Think whether the word we are going to spell out or the action which we are going to do is right and just. Decide on it properly, without being biased to your self. Do the right and just thing. Make it a practice. You will attain happiness. I can guarantee that. If someone insults you in front of many others, do not try to insult them back, for if you insult, the other person will take revenge on you and the act will keep on going. If a person insults you, leave it. Do not take revenge. God will look after the other person, for it is not our job to judge and punish others. Moreover, we should not do the same mistake which the other person has done on us.

The feeling got by hurting or harming others intentionally is not happiness. Happiness is the feeling got as the result of your actions and words without hurting anyone. For every good act done or good word spoken, you will get the result of happiness, but the time of getting the happiness for your good deed is uncertain but it will come back for certain.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

When do we seek God?

Most of us look at or remember of God only when we are in distress or when we are out of help or when we really need some miracle to make our jobs done.

Is that what God expects?
Absolutely no but still he keeps helping us whenever we need him. When we get a pen from our neighbour to fill in a cheque or write some address, we thank him on returning the pen. While some other person borrows some of our stuff for some time and returns, we do expect them to recognize us with a simple 'thanks'. We want other people to look back to us when their job is done thru us. But why dont we do the same with God? Why dont we look back at God when our job is done thru God? Why dont we say him a simple 'thanks'? Is it because he is not visible? Or is it because of the fact that he is not going to come in front of us and ask for a thanks? It is because, we are selfish and not loyal.

We forget God who helped us in our need. We forget the help God has done to us. We just feel happy that our job is done. Some of us forget the help by God and we proudly say out that we finished the job single handedly and we never recognize or thank God. We dont even bother to look back at God unless we fall into another distress and we need help.

How many of us remember or look at God during our happy moments?
During our happy moments, many of us dont even remember that a God exists and he gave us this happy moment. We just enjoy with the things and people given to us by God. We use everything given to us by God and enjoy but dont bother to thank him for giving them. How much time will it take for a person to stand still, remember God in his heart and say, "Thank you God for giving me this happy moment and making me enjoy"? That is what God expects. He wants us to remember him every time.

How much time will it take to say, "Thank you God for this food given by you" before eating?

How much time will it take to say, "Thank you God for this clothes given by you, which many dont even have" after buying new clothes?

How much time will it take to say, "Thank you God for blessing me with this new washing machine or motorcycle or Computer?"

The answer is the same. It not even takes more than 5 seconds to tell them. We forget God at those moments. We forget the fact that God lifted us from distress and gave us this happy moment. We ignore God. Think how will you feel when a person extracts all help from you and not bothers to turn around and thank you or remember you? How bad you will feel? Even God feels the same. He too feels bad that we havent looked back or thanked him. But even though we forget him every time he helps us, he helps us again when we ask for his help. But we dont do so. That is the difference between God and us.

As I told previously, it is not a big deal. Just remember God and thank him for whatever he gives you. Thank God for making you giving you the ability to speak for many are dumb. Thank God for giving you the ability to hear for many are deaf. Thank God for blessing you with such beautiful parents who are ready to give their lives for you. Thank God for keeping you safe and sound till this minute in your life.

Thank God for everything and every moment he has given you, for he will be very happy. Making a human happy itself is tough, while you make God happy by thanking him for every thing. I thank God for making me write this and let others know.