”Your body is just a cover. It is only there to help and communicate with other. What matters is the Aatma.”
I have read such and related thoughts numerous times. Once a thought is repeated to you so many times, it has a tendency to affect you. My problem is that I understand it but fail to implement it. A part of my mind loves the thought. The other acts exactly opposite to it. The human tendency to reject ugliness is deeply sown into the brain. That makes it difficult to judge someone from their appearance. Even if you are able to judge, You will reject the idea in case if it’s ugly.
When you go to the market, This ability acts as a boon. It helps you in buying groceries, fruits, vegetables, clothes and so on. Here the appearance often plays a big role. If an apple doesn’t look good from outside, It won’t be good from inside most of the times. Although there is a practice to wax the apples to make them shine so as to fool the buyer. Some are fooled due to this extra shine. Vegetables, are as good as they appear. So is the case of clothes. Such decisions condition our mind to reject ugliness.
I am still trying to get around this. I understand that the person in front of me is genuine. He is kind hearted. But if he doesn’t appear good, then I blacklist him. I stay away. I don’t know how many people, good people I have missed because of this trait. Though it has reduced substantially, I still think I can do better. I want to do better.
As they say, Do not judge a book by its cover.
Let’s see how long it takes me to implement this.
A busy day at your working place. You get out of that place for your way to home. Open the gate and then the door to enter your house. You are tired from today’s work and want some rest, to start your day again the same way tomorrow. Before you do that you get a surprise visit from your friend and he invites you for a party.
Forgetting that you are tired, you go with your friend. Suddenly you realize you forgot to close the gate and door when you entered the house. You opened the gates for rejoicing. You then have a great time with your friends. You dance, cheer, sing, laugh. You turn into joyful person.
When you return home from party you realize what you were missing. These things were in your To-do list. Time for these things never arrived. They were always for Tomorrow. They were never listed for Today. Trying to find out the reason, Angel of sleep take you with him in his kingdom.
The next morning, while having your breakfast, your eyes go on the newspaper. The headline is about some terrorist attack. Below it is a news about an accident. Then there is news about murder. Same news looks a bit different to you now. “What if?” is the question that whirls in your mind. What if something happens to me today? What if I die today? I’ll never be able to see tomorrow. My plans for tomorrow are not valid and they will never be. I cannot assume. I may not get tomorrow.
So why not start rejoicing today? Do the things you liked yesterday night. Dance, cheer, sing, laugh. They will make you happy. They will make you happy today. Tomorrow a war may start, An explosion may destroy everything. That is because hatred and terror is spread all over the world. Terror is global. If terror is global then why not laughter? Why not happiness?
Start doing all joyful things today. Involve some more people around you into this. Let this thing spread. If there is happiness and love everywhere then there is no place for hatred. Even if everything gets destroyed and you die, You die rejoicing. In India we say that souls are immortal. When you die happy you are happy forever. So spread the word.
Give a reason to rejoice…
Be a reason to rejoice…
P.S:- Please close the doors and gates of your house else you may loose some wealth. It is not necessary that you’ll always get your friends visit when you keep them open.