Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Whats Being Spiritual

I feel even an inch of practice is worth more than miles of preaching.Its a great tragedy that most enjoy latter more than the former.When I see people who have been religious and so called spiritual for their entire life as total failures in their own life, I am totally surprised.Now what do we mean by success in life .
I would like to define it as attaining happiness in ones life and filling the life of all the people around one with happiness. And I find this simple criterian being breached again and again by thousands of so called spiritual people.I don't understand why the path to permannet happiness should consist of so much discontent ,discomfort and sorrow.If we go for a picnic to a nice scenic spot, not only is the destination beautiful but the travel to that destination with all the friends is enjoyable too.I feel one must keep oneself joyfull and happy.Sant Tukaram has said, just do one thing, make your mind pleasant and youll get all the rest in life.

Monday, December 27, 2004

Conversations with myself

Conversations with myself .

I believe very few people are endowed with the authority and character to advice and enlighten others. For all the rest like me, it’s more of self advice and self talk. Even when we are called upon to address others, it takes the form of a loud self talk which is basically an attempt to reinforce our own grey areas .That’s why I have come to this conclusion that self talk is one of the most fruitful, worthwhile and relaxing activities that a commoner like me can engage in it.