Friday, March 16, 2007

Celebrate differences

Often people say they are upset that life is full of contradictions.
But life is not so small that we can put it into compartments like good and bad,right and wrong,
black and white or evil and noble.
Life is vast,so vast that it is big enough to include contradictions in its fold.
One has to accept them gracefully and at the same time change whatever is possible.
We have to learn to accept what cannot be changed.
While we were discussing differences,let us also accept the fact that the context of a relationship should be one of love and not of expectations.
Love has to go through transformation and purification.
Only then would we find that we are bigger than our differences.
One should be creative in a relationship
Learn to enjoy the differences.
The most important aspect in a relationship is that we should stand for inner growth and not of ego.
We can operate either for personality or from innocence.
Personality come from ego while innocence comes from childlike nature.
That which arises out of ego makes one feel heavy whereas what arises out of childlike innocence
makes one feel light.
When we operate from innocence our logic will have a different lustre,our understanding would have a different aura.It becomes divine.
Life is an adventure---get into it
Life is a struggle--make it sacred
Life is a tragedy--grow from it
Life is a beauty--feel it
Life is a bliss--experience it

(Taken from Swami Sukhabodhananda's article)


Indraneel said...

this article addresses an old dilemma of mine. but the solution to it i still did not find! it is difficult to carry on in society with a family with innocence; for i think then 'some' ego is necessary!! if i lose this ego, i might not be able to fulfil my duties to my family. that, i think, is even worse. so, where lies the solution, my solution?
it is so easy to preach of spirituality to the non-'songsari'!! :-)
but what about the ordinary people, like me?! :-)

ismail radpour said...


Beautiful words, thank you very much.

Ya Haqq!

Ajay Singh Niranjan said...

Very beautiful and loving thoughts..

warm regards & thanks
ajay singh niranjan

Ajay Singh Niranjan said...

[[ it is difficult to carry on in society with a family with innocence….]

I feel that innocence for yourself ….It is your beauty …and spirituality also your journey of bliss…

[[[it is so easy to preach of spirituality to the non-'songsari'!! :-)but what about the ordinary people, like me?! ]]

Spirituality is about for understanding about your true nature of self ….

After understanding …..there are no doubts & confusion …

Kindly visit :

warm regards & thanks
ajay singh niranjan

arup67 said...

i can understand indraneel's dilemma. a common man does not understand spirituality and innocence - the way the author has said. the author is a preacher. he will say in his own way. this has to be explained to the uninitiated. i am reminded of an incident with saratbabu - the great bengali novelist.when he was asked by a lady that while she could identify herself with saratbabu's writings, rabibabu was very far from her. saratbabu replied," you are correct. rabibabu writes for us and we write for you."
as regards indra's dilemma i would simply tell him that in life if you resolve to do only good to others, they will sometimes feel you are an idiot. but later, with time, they will raelise what you are - you value in their life. this is true for the family as well as for the society. your ego will not surface but a childlike aura of doing good for everybody will envelope the process you will attain is difficult to practice in life but you can try it.