What is up to us, What isn’t up to us

Most of us spend our time living worried about things not up to us. It causes us a great deal of frustration, disappointment, and sometimes heartache as well.Most of us spend our time living worried about things not up to us. It causes us a great deal of frustration, disappointment, and sometimes heartache as well.

Lord Ram goes to exile to fulfilling the order of his father. Amused by the order of his father, Bharat asks the sage Vashisth, “Why it happened?” To which Sage Vashisth replied: “Loss and gain, Life and death, fame and infamy are in the hands of the God.”

Look at the list below to know things which are not up to us:
We had no option to choose our birthplace, parents, and whether we wanted to be born or not.
We had no choice to choose the talent which is gifted to each one of us in spite of knowing well that we feel attracted to it and our success greatly depends on our talent.
Each one of us needs lots of luck, yet we cannot choose to be lucky.
Whether we like it or not but we are constantly forced to handle the change in the constantly changing worldly matters such as social structure, political circumstances, and economic affairs.
We have no control over our body and diseases it attracts in spite of living a reasonably good lifestyle.
How people perceive the world and how they make the judgment based on caste, creed, race, social strata, upbringing and the rituals they follow.
Whether we give and take genuine love and compassion to others or not.
Our time on this planet is limited by your birthdate and your death date. Death is certain yet when is fully unpredictable.
We continuously face these worldly matters and unaware of how to handle them, we struggle to handle it.

Here is what God Krishna has told us to deal with the situations that we cannot control.
“The one, whose mind remains unperturbed amid sorrows, whose thirst for pleasure has altogether disappeared, and who is free from passion, fear, and anger, is called stable self.”

God Krishna warns us to keep our mind away from the material frailties of lust, anger, greed, envy, unwanted possession, etc. If our mind is continuously surrounded in the miseries, we stop the contemplation of the positivity, meaningfulness and divine energies that transcend our life. So, stop to allow the mind to hanker for pleasure or lament for miseries. Using meditation we can divert our mind to become situated on the transcendental level.

Lord Ram goes to exile to fulfilling the order of his father. Amused by the order of his father, Bharat asks the sage Vashisth, “Why it happened?” To which Sage Vashisth replied: “Loss and gain, Life and death, fame and infamy are in the hands of the God.”

Look at the list below to know things which are not up to us:
We had no option to choose our birthplace, parents, and whether we wanted to be born or not.
We had no choice to choose the talent which is gifted to each one of us in spite of knowing well that we feel attracted to it and our success greatly depends on our talent.
Each one of us needs lots of luck, yet we cannot choose to be lucky.
Whether we like it or not but we are constantly forced to handle the change in the constantly changing worldly matters such as social structure, political circumstances, and economic affairs.
We have no control over our body and diseases it attracts in spite of living a reasonably good lifestyle.
How people perceive the world and how they make the judgment based on caste, creed, race, social strata, upbringing and the rituals they follow.
Whether we give and take genuine love and compassion to others or not.
Our time on this planet is limited by your birthdate and your death date. Death is certain yet when is fully unpredictable.
We continuously face these worldly matters and unaware of how to handle them, we struggle to handle it.

Here is what God Krishna has told us to deal with the situations that we cannot control.
“The one, whose mind remains unperturbed amid sorrows, whose thirst for pleasure has altogether disappeared, and who is free from passion, fear, and anger, is called stable self.”

God Krishna warns us to keep our mind away from the material frailties of lust, anger, greed, envy, unwanted possession, etc. If our mind is continuously surrounded in the miseries, we stop the contemplation of the positivity, meaningfulness and divine energies that transcend our life. So, stop to allow the mind to hanker for pleasure or lament for miseries. Using meditation we can divert our mind to become situated on the transcendental level.

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Don’t die mad, sad, stressed, confused

During our conversation yesterday, she was sounding tired, hassled and exhausted. I quipped, “Why do you sound like you are excessively tired?”
“Yes, I am. Off late it seems I am surrounded with so many things. My sleep time has reduced to a few hours. I feel like I am working in my sleep too.” Replied she.
Me: “Think that you die in a moment from now. Your dead body is lying on the floor and your soul is looking at your body from up above. What would it say?”
After a momentary pause, I continued “Would it feel proud the way you are treating it inside your body?”
She said, “It is a quite new way to think and take stock of life.”
The question that you should ask: When your efforts are not directed at a cause or a purpose, how do you decide what to do day in and day out?
How do you know what to say no to and what to say yes to?
How do you know when you’ve had enough?
Why you’ve gotten on or off the track which keeps you tired, awake, hassled and hungry?

The answer you should find out is that find your meaning, direct your efforts to it, keep that meaning in view. It’s not the activity that
disturbs you, but false conceptions of things that drive you mad. Don’t die mad, sad, stressed, confused.

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