In today’s busy and materialistic environment we perform many duties. Many of these are performed in such a way that they seem to be performed not by us but by themselves. Even we are not aware of the movement of our own limbs of body. As if these duties are performed in our unconscious state of mind.
There are reasons behind this. Our limbs are used to perform these daily duties. That is why, we do not have to do extra labour in that performance. A perfect instrumental musician does not have to direct his fingers active on ‘tabla’, ‘sarangi’. ‘sitar, guitar and harmonium. He faces the audience and his fingers are active on the instruments. His fingers are so used to, that they are active as and when they should be, to the effect that the sweetness and harmony of music remains maintained.
Likewise, we are always busy and want to be busy doing this thing or the other throughout our life. The only thing we have to resolve is that our duties should be aimed at well-being and helpful in widening our contacts. There should be a type of peace generated in our inner sense after performing those duties.
Who in the present society would not like to be prosperous? Everybody would like to be prosperous and It is under our control. It is for us to be prosperous or to adopt the way to distress. The thoughts and resolves in our mind would resemble the actions done by us.
The resolve depends upon our desire. We may resolve for pious actions, or for viced actions. Only one type of resolve can take place at a time. This is like the light and darkness. Where there is darkness, there is no light. Where there is light, there is no darkness. At the appearance of light the darkness will have to disappear. and with the appearance of darkness light will disappear.
In case we have resolved to take only pious actions, there will be no chance at all for the harmful actions to come in our mind. Both the types of these emotions occupy a permanent space on the slab of our mind.
The time and variety of thoughts and resolves is the time and variety of the duties which we perform or which are performed. We will have to provoke good ideas in our thoughts if we wish to enjoy a permanent state of pleasure and peace.
A constant provocation of good ideas will bring a time when nothing but the pious thoughts will be generated.
These powers are such as will be more strengthened by a constant implication: those will be as refined that an effulgence will continue to enlighten our own conscience.
The contemplation in such thoughts always brings auspicious results. The conclusions of it will also befit our ideas. A change therein will also be possible to our choice, because those thoughts will be controlled by none else.
As the history tells, the highest peaks of progress have always been reached through thoughtful vision. Maybe those gifted with this thoughtful vision, could not get material facilities and had to lead a life of struggle, but they always kept their ideas related to heavenly thoughts which resulted into the same type of plans and actions and, that is why, they are cited worldwide as examples.
Many of the world-known great men had to live poverty-stricken life. But the firm confidence pushed them higher and higher in the right direction. They achieved more and more success. They when not successful, did not lag behind. They took each of their failures as a step for success.
Efforts and the exact estimation of one’s power means the recognition of one’s own greatness. To be incessantly active is to move on the way to greatness.
A student was very laborious. Sarasvati was pleased at his devotion. She appeared and told him to ask for a boon but the student politely rejected. She again said. ‘Ask for whatever you would like to have. It is me telling you’. The student told, ‘O mother, I will carry on my studies at the base of my own labour, of my efforts. If You are pleased with me please keep my enthusiasm, always burning like a lamp, towards efforts and labour.”
This is the resolve for efforts and constant practice. It is well known that the machines, which are never brought in operation, get rusted. Without a constant exercise the machine of our body and the machine of our mind will be rustd. We should, therefore, keep them on in use.Let the inferiority complex never grow in your mind. Never take yourself as poor, worried, weak, incapable. diseased or old. Always think that you are capable of doing all the works, you can do them well and you are happy.
Have you ever come across those men who do not get sufficient food, who do not have a roof of their own and who do not have a piece of cloth to wrap their body? You are enjoying much more facilities than they have. They might have not even imagined of all the facilities which you have. Then, why are you worried?
You are healthy, whereas they are leading their lives inspite of the fact that they are handicapped. They are not disappointed. A sweet smile can always be seen glittering their face, while you are sad, thinking that you do not have resources.
You yourself think how fortunate you are. Do the resources with you suffice or do not suffice to make you happy? If you are not capable, then you give up the feeling that you are not happy. You have to become great. Your greatness is hidden within yourself. Reveal that greatness. Be great, be the greatest.