Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Raving Lunatic…..

Self doubt is such a self indulgent and self destructing thing. Be done with it. No more of it. Thank God.

You know there are loads and loads of people I love. Many of whom, I have had acquaintance for less than a day. There is something in them that strikes a chord in us and resonates throughout our life. Positively.

A million thanks to the Almighty for this blessing.

Religion. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Parsees, Jains, Buddhists,Pagans. A million such classifications. And yet what each of them want is a higher power to guide them. So long as it remains in the realm of our private lives, it is a potent strength. The moment we try bringing it out, it is a weapon of mass destruction. It is for this reason Gibran said…. God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them .

Selfishness – we say it is the most shameful thing. But what exactly is selfishness? While you want to care for others, so that you can feel good about yourself, I want to feel good about myself so that I am in a position to care for others. How far across the spectrum is our thought? If our spectrum is a line, we are miles apart. But I believe the spectrum just like our life to be one full circle. Hence if we turn back we can actually shake our hands together. So indeed there is no difference in our philosophies.

Love – unconditional love brings bliss. Anything else is a mixed bag. All of us understand it, but take time to imbibe it in our bloodstream. This world has made merchants out of us. We give something to take something. And when we don’t get what we expect, we feel bad. Now who is selfish? The one who expects love out of others because he loves?

Happiness – It is so much in our own hands, and yet we search the world for it. What makes us happy? What indeed is happiness? Is it absence of ‘X’ or is it presence of ‘Y’? Do we need to define it at all? Or do we need to pursue it? Or is all that is required is to BE?

God made men. Men made slaves. Not just out of others but out of our own selves too. Break the bondage. Be free. Be happy. We have learnt from our childhood – there is God in each of us. If so, is it not a cause for celebration? Let’s revel in our divinity.