Are you happy & Peaceful?

Every time you are unhappy, miserable or disturbed, you are coming in touch with your own boundaries�and what can you do?

You can feel thankful: Oh! This was my limitation. I came in touch with my boundaries. Then, that moment, you turn the whole situation into a prayer: Let there be peace, not just in me, but in everybody. Prayer is that moment, when you come in touch with your limitation.
It is the limitation and the boundary that are the real cause of your disturbance. You are peaceful, joyful and happy, as long as you have not come in contact with your boundaries. The moment you come into contact with them, the mind starts: oh! Because that person did this, this happened; this is bad, that shouldn’t be; it should be like that, it shouldn’t be this way… At that moment, what can you do?
Just say, My Lord, You made be become aware of my boundaries. Now, you bring peace. You do it. I am giving it all to You. That very moment, you start smiling; there is such a sigh of relief! However hopeless the situation may be, you will walk through it, sing through it, dance through it. This is love!
In Hindi, the word love: is “prem” written with two-and-a-half letters. There is a saying: Who is a real Master, a Pundit, a wise Person?  Not the one, who has studied a lot of scriptures, but the one who has studied the world with two-and-a-half letters! This two-and-a-half lettered word is this moment. It is a test of the moment. When you come in touch with your limitations, your boundaries, or the small things that come along, then observe.Are you hemmed in by your boundaries. Or can you maintain your freedom, your non-judgmental attitude and innocent love in your heart? Is it continuing? If it is, and you can become solid in this, then nothing in the world can rob you of peace!

1 comment to Are you happy & Peaceful?

  • Satish Ranganathan

    Bala, A Story from AOL – you probably have come across this before. Thought I should share this with you all.
    Once upon a time…

    There was a rich King who had 4 wives.

    He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best.

    He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always showing her off to neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one day she would leave him for another.

    He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidante and was always kind, considerate and patient with him. Whenever the King faced a problem, he could confide in her to help him get through the difficult times.

    The King’s 1st wife was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and kingdom. However, he did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

    One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time was short.

    He thought of his luxurious life and pondered, “I now have 4 wives with me, but when I die, I’ll be all alone.

    Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I have loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”

    “No way!” replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

    Her answer cut like a sharp knife right into his heart.

    The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, “I have loved you all my life. Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me company?”

    “No!” replied the 3rd wife. “Life is too good! When you die, I’m going to remarry!”

    His heart sank and turned cold.

    He then asked the 2nd wife, “I have always turned to you for help and you’ve always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?”

    “I’m sorry, I can’t help you out this time!” replied the 2nd wife. “At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.”

    Her answer came like a bolt of thunder and the King was devastated.

    Then a voice called out:

    “I’ll leave with you and follow you no matter where you go.” The King looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, she suffered from malnutrition.

    Greatly grieved, the King said, “I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!”

    In Truth, we all have 4 wives in our lives …

    Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it’ll leave us when we die.

    Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, it will all go to others.

    Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for us, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

    And our 1st wife is our Soul,

    often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the ego. However, our Soul is the only thing that will follow us wherever we go.

    So cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now! It is your greatest gift to offer the world.

    Let it Shine!

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