Most of you would have questioned yourselves the following:
1. What is the meaning of this life in general or is there any meaning to my life?
2. Where are we heading or moving in life?
3. Success or failure, Does it make any difference?
The views about life changes from individual to individual and it can be summarized
1. For some of the individuals life is happiness and for some it is sorrow.
2. For some of you life is happiness because you think that you have achieved
your goals or are at the verge to achieve.
3. For few others life is nothing but days of hope that they may achieve it
tommarow or day after.
4. For Some of you it can also be a failure which makes you to think about many
I am not going to speak spirituality here but reminding you the fact that dont be worried about success or failure because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter.I say this only because of the fact that most of the successful people in life had regretsat the end of the day.
The best example is of Alexander the great and what he wanted to tell to the world
“Bury my body, do not build any monument, keep my hands outside so that the
world knows the person who won the world had nothing in his hands when dying.”
If we read his last wishes then you will get more closer to the reality. For those who
feel suceessful or failed, let us read it.
On his death bed, Alexander the Great summoned his generals and told them his
three ultimate wishes:
1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones etc.) should be
scattered along the procession to the cemetery; and
3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!
One of his generals, who was surprised by these unusual requests, asked Alexander
Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:
1. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death,
even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.
2. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that
material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.
3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to
this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most
precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME.
4. We do not take to our grave any material wealth, although our good deeds can be
our travelers’ cheques. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED.
We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
5. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will
never take back. Our time is our life!
6. So my dear, the best present that you can give to your family and friends, is your
TIME. May God grant you plenty of TIME and may you have the wisdom to give it
away so that you can LIVE, LOVE and DIE in peace.
It is tough to understand the functional difference between body, mind and soul. but i am just reminding you one secret of life which all of you will realise when you reach near to death and I am sure that you know this but never rethink whenever we are successful or see failure.
The fact is that “there is nothing called success or failure at the end of the day for your soul. “
Whatever you think successful and failure is a result of your thought process arisen out of your mind through body which is surviving in this world .Most of us are flowing like water without knowing or trying to understand the secrets of life. Life sounds great when people post good incidents in social media about their graduation/new job or change of job /marriage/having kids/acheivement of their kids and whatever good or happy incidents of their life but people are good in showing happiness and not their difficulty or sorrows. Have you seen people sharing
their frustraution or unhappiest things like rejection, death, divorce or losses? The answer would be rarely. Let us forget what celebrities share in social media because they are in a different magic world. Please think as a common man and you will accept the fact that most of our faults, unhappiness or sorrows are rarely said even
to the best one..isnt it??This is because somewhere you feel that it will not affect you or you know will have
no impact.Same is the case with success also but we dont see success and failure to be the two sides of same coin hence the feel of what life can never be acheived unless we are nearing to death.
Before i go further, please take some time to think. Now think the following.
1. Did any failure that you thought that would affect you has really affected?
2. If the answer for the above question is yes then ask further “was that avoidable?”
If the answer for the above question is yes then ask further If you knew that it was avoidable then why did you not avoid it?? At present your mind will start functioning and will give you the answer that it is because i (Mind) was not able to analyse or assess the depth of the failure or may be something else.
Let us further go and take a case that even if your mind had analysed the depth of the failure and even after analysation you have indulged in the said act or process what would have been the result?
If the process or act was successful you will take the credit and say that it was the result of your hardwork or reward for the risk taken and If it was a failure then you would have marked it as destiny. isnt it?
All of these have affected your body and mind but not soul.
Now can you feel the soul? if your answer is no then you can stop reading this but if it is yes then please continue reading this.
Let us take all our history of life and life events and try to analyse or assess the impact of various events in our present life. During analysation or assessing keep asking the earlier questions and think again..
Let us take all our history of life and life events and try to analyse or assess the impact of various events in our present life. During analysation or assessing keep asking the earlier questions and think again.
What do you feel?
The answer would take you to destiny again, isnt it?
I once again repeat that your soul is intact doent matter what your mind feel or the position in which your body is. If you are saying that you are allright then please note it is not your mind but the soul that is speaking with you.
The soul is not worried about your success or failure like your mind Now let me make it clear:
Your mind and body must utilise the present life to make your soul happy or liberate because if you believe in rebirth then let me assure you that you will take birth with the same soul in different body with mind that body can afford.
Like how we say energy is neither created nor destroyed, our soul is also not created or destroyed but transferred from one body to another.Every individual is different in all the ways. The life is full of ambiguity. There are many options in life on different occasions and people take the best suited for them irrespective of the impact on others.
I have always wondered about the flow of life…only a person experiencing difficulty would understand this.
Making mistakes and learning from them is very important in life. I have taken different stands in life on different occasions but today if I have to make a decision I would take that opinion which according to me would not affect other persons and I wouldn’t be worried even if it affects me. This feel would change from an individualto
indivial and therefore let us leave it here. However today when I stand and look back the reality is that whatever I thought would affect my future has not at all affected …even if there was something that I knew would affect I could have avoided it. Most of the time life is unfair…but not always. I hope that even you will have the same feel at present and if not now, iam sure you will feel it in future at some moment of time. please read this at that point of time
again. Well in my opinion don’t take life seriously….worst phase will end soon. Dont try to rewind or pause it because there is no such option in life. You can only think back and you realize that life is so fast. Time doesn’t wait. Every birthday is a reminder that death is approaching irrespective of your position or qualification and
still most of us celebrate.The feel of birth and death are same for everyone irrespective of their gender or family
they are born to or positions or qualifications that they hold.For example: You die in bunglaw or huts of dharavi the feel of death and birth are same. Only the feel of life will be different and it depends on your thought process of
classifying sucess and failure. We live thinking about sucess and failures. Life is full of opputunities but the
oppurtunities are utilized in different manner which we rarely utilize to the maximum benefit.. Hopes are always on but time takes time. Hence make maximum use of time to make youselves successful. Today we may feel that our life is a not successful but we have no other options but to move ahead thinking that whatever is happening is destiny. There is an option of suicide but we don’t prefer it because as I said earlier, most of the things that we thought would
affect us haven’t and in fact if at all there was any, it was avoidable.
Hence make only those mistakes that you can afford to and don’t fear making it. I know that you all you had many dreams and most of them are now beleived to be destiny,because it will sound great and more satisfactory for yourselves. but friends don’t worry because as I said the feel of birth and death are same for everyone similarly the feel of life at the end of the day will be the same irrespective of your positions or qualifications and that is why it is rightly said
“Once the game is over,the king and the pawn go back in the same box”
Thank you and God bless