Monday, September 26, 2016

Secluded Corners of the Garden



Some earlier posts have mentioned that while times of peace and happiness in life are times to enjoy and appreciate life, hard times are for learning. that is when a soul may evolve most if the message is handled properly. It is lesson time at school and the students who pay attention to the teacher, in this case, Father Universe go on to excel in life. However, that is not the only way to evolve. Knowledge and wisdom may also be attained in  quiet communion with nature. That is how many saints have begun going on to deeper practices involving seclusion, renunciation and meditation. It can also be found through compassionate service to poor, children and other vulnerable life.

Dear friends do spend some time alone in natural surroundings and experience the results for your self.  It is the most joyous way available for humans to evolve. If you are an urban person and have some space for a garden then one can develop natural green spots there too for a daily exposure aside from trips to the forest; this would enhance peace. Today morning I snapped a picture of just one such spot in my small urban back yard as shown in the picture.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sin in Our Past



By Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1748–1750
It is natural that as one goes through life one shall do some good deeds as well as some wrong, even sinful ones. Often when we reflect on our past, we regret the wrongs we have done. However, the great spiritual works of all times assure all that even if the worst of sinners turn their course for good, they shall be speedily rescued from the mess and misery they may have created in their pasts. They must draw solace from the fact that they have realized their mistake because one can go through much of life even without realizing it.

But some ask, all that is fine but I suffered loss because of my wrong deeds and errors; what about that? Dear reader, that is gone and lost in the mists of past, why worry about it. In any case, you would not have taken the gains to a new life and beyond. What shall go with you are your wisdom, knowledge and evolution and most of it comes when we suffer loss and go through hard times, at least for ordinary humans. It is only the saints who can acquire similar knowledge through intense spiritual practices such as seclusion, renunciation and meditation . A bright future awaits you and the greatest of mystics assure us – all shall be well. Cherish and celebrate for the purpose of life after all is to evolve, nothing more, nothing less.

A discussion on the purpose of life is here:
http://someitemshave.blogspot.in/2011/04/purpose-of-life.html