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Monday, March 28, 2011

Love Yourself, Accept Yourself, Forgive Yourself

Don’t be too hard on yourself. Forget about others, Do you forgive yourself? You don’t. Instead, you punish yourself for every small mistake you do. Others don’t punish you as often. You do it to yourself, everyday and every hour.

A person abused you. He did that and is over with it. He is gone now and probably enjoying at this point of time or is busy with something else. What about you? Are you over with it? Mostly you are not. You are still brooding over it, thinking about it and crying over it. You are playing that episode in your mind, over and over. Who’s the real culprit here? The one, who abused you only once, or the one, who is torturing you a thousand times and is still crying about it. You have to decide. Wake up friend. See things clearly. Contemplate on them. Don’t do such an injustice to yourself.
Say, you could not wake up for a test in the morning. Get over with it. If that test was important, you would’ve taken it. It’s gone now and gone is gone forever. Life is moving. It is a movement. There are better things for you, perhaps. Learn to appreciate this fact. Life is never hard on you. You are hard on yourself. Love yourself. Love yourself totally. Accept each and every nook and corner of your personality and your being.

Learn to forgive. Accept each and every part of your body. Accept your mind, as it is. All the bad, ugly, negative, secretive, dark areas about you, just love it. Love each and everything about you. Currently, you live a divided life. Good and Bad. Good is the part, which comprises of all the things that you like to do and Bad part includes all the stuff that you hate yourself for. All the bad habits also go in the bad part. God and Devil are not outside. You are your God and you are your Devil. Learn to accept the Devil and the God appears of its own accord. Love your style. Love your feelings, thoughts and actions. You are unique. Forgive yourself for every little silliest/craziest/nastiest thing you did. Just forgive. Only Gods can forgive everything. It is a quality of Gods. Imbibe it.
You could repeat this self-suggestion everyday:
Please help me to forgive myself.
Please help me to love myself.
When you are able to love and forgive yourself totally, you will be able to love and forgive others too. Sins and grudges will then disappear from the world. Only godliness will remain!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Real purpose is bigger than our small minds!

Thought of sharing a beautiful story ...

Why we read the Bhagavat Geeta, even if we can't understand it?

An old farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning, Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Geeta.

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagawat Geeta just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand, I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagawat Geeta do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water."

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.

The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before here turned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty.

Out of breath, he said, "SEE.... it is useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Bhagavat Geeta. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of GOD in our lives."