Arrived in Moscow, Russia.
मन है तो शोर है। मन प्रेम में घुल गया, तो नमन हो गया। मन नहीं रहा, तो अमन हो गया। #instawisdom
You love somebody and then you feel very deeply hurt by their action. You are very sad about it. Now you want to get out of this, so you say, "Oh, I want liberation. I want to be out of this turmoil that I am having inside." So when your hankering for pleasure ceases, then you get liberated. You experience enlightenment. When your hankering for enlightenment also ceases, then you experience Divine love. #instawisdom #lovelive
The Context of Your Life Millions of years have passed and millions will come. What is your life: 60, 70 or 100 years? The span of life is insignificant. It is not even a drop in the ocean. In terms of space, you simply don’t exist! This understanding dissolves the ego. Ego is ignorance of your reality, your existence. Just open your eyes and ask, “Who am I? How I am on this planet? What is my lifetime?” Awareness dawns in the mind, and you will stop worrying about little things like, “This person said this thing to me and that person broke away with me and this happened with that person and I am going to say this.…” All smallness will drop away and you will be able to live every moment of your life. Your life revolves around your context. You should be happy in life. All other businesses involve ups and downs, which is natural. If there is a body, then it will get cold, cough, fever or something else, and it will go away. But take care to see that happiness is always established in you. That is known as purushartha. Our love, faith and belief should be deep-rooted, then everything else moves on its own. Are you able to maintain your equanimity? Not everything in the world is sweet. If you are grounded with faith, you will progress. Keep your mind in peace in all situations. The rest will be taken care of. You have to take at least one step forward, which is to be in peace and equanimity. The world is filled with love. Everybody has love inside them. You have to see that in your mind. If you review the context of your life, the quality of your life will improve. #instawisdom #life
It is not people who hurt you. It is your own foolishness, your own mind, your own vulnerability and your own emotions that entangle you, and make you feel hurt. Do you think people have no other business, that they want to come and hurt you? What can hurt you? Somebody’s words, somebody’s selfishness, somebody not caring for you. You love somebody and you think they don’t care for you, or you have helped somebody and they do not talk to you, and that hurts. My dear, wake up and see, is there an intention in them to hurt you? You need to see things from the other side as well. Place yourself in their position. Many times it happens that you never intended to hurt someone, yet they felt hurt by your action. What do you tell these people who feel that you have hurt them? You say, ‘I did not mean it, something happened through me. I did not mean to hurt you, but an incident or event happened that gave you an idea that I hurt you’. Now if you really intended to hurt somebody, then it means you have a deep hurt inside you. Even then, you are worthy of being excused, and you have to excuse the other person as well. If someone has hurt you intentionally, you should know that they are sick. What should be your attitude towards someone who is sick? You should be compassionate towards them. If someone has not intended to hurt you, it is an unintentional act, then it is your own mistake. You can only blame your own perception, and not them. If someone has scolded you or used harsh words that have hurt you, and they have done it with a very good intention, then you can only thank them. Then the friendship grows. If a friend has insulted you, knowingly, you can only thank them. This is because they have had the courage to give you their piece of mind, what you needed, otherwise why would they do it? Why would anyone want to hurt you at their own cost? Nobody wants to risk their friendship. What should your attitude be? ‘Thank you! You did something good to me, it has made me strong.’ It is all in your hands, how you view things; what type of intention you put out there, that will come back to you. #relationships #instawisdom
In this verse ‘Karmaṇy-Evādhikāras Te Mā Phaleṣhu Kadāchana (2.47)’, Krishna said, "Every action has an effect, every cause has an effect, and you have no control over the effect, Arjuna, but you have all the control over the action that you do.” . So, when an action has happened, don't sit and regret. You have freedom whether to regret or not to regret. Regretting just creates another regretful effect. Regret is not a right action, so regret will only bring regret. This is the beauty of yoga. #instawisdom #bhagavadgita
The mind has a peculiar nature. It desires something, and when it acquires or achieves it, it no longer finds it interesting. It drops it, and moves away from it, because it can’t stand being totally in the present. It dissolves. And if it doesn’t achieve what it wants, it gets frustrated. Then too, there is a rejection, a rebellion in the mind. Have you observed this? You want something and crave for it. And if you can achieve it, if you have it, the mind is not into it. It drops it very easily, very quickly. It doesn’t find joy in it. #instawisdom
Do you know why Lord Krishna stuck a peacock feather on his crown? How many of you do not know the secret behind this? Why the peacock feather on the crown? A crown is usually very heavy, and it symbolizes responsibilities. One who wears the crown is responsible for the entire society. So it can be a great burden for the one who wears it. Whom do you hold responsible when something goes wrong in the society? You hold the king accountable for the society, isn’t it? So the crown on a king’s head represents the burden of responsibility that he carries. But if you were to carry out all your responsibilities and duties as lightly and effortlessly like a peacock’s feather, then you would not feel any burden at all. That is what the peacock feather on Lord Krishna’s crown means. It symbolizes having being able to shoulder many responsibilities without feeling burdened by them. God never feels creation to be a burden. A mother never feels that her children are a burden for her. In the same way, Lord Krishna, who is also called Yogeshwara (Supreme among Yogis) never feels that any responsibility is a burden. Every responsibility feels light and easy. That is why his crown is adorned with a peacock feather. Just like a peacock’s feather has so many colours, so also He has many responsibilities but they are not a burden for Him at all. They simply appear to be a game. #instawisdom #krishna