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Pain vs Suffering-Which you prefer?

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“Pain is physical; Suffering is mental. Beyond the mind there is no suffering. Pain is essential for the survival of the body, but none compels you to suffer.Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting; It’s a sign of our unwillingness to move on, to flow with life” Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thank you.

Namaste🙏🙏🙏
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‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

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I asked God,”why are you taking me through troubled water” ? He replied ” because your enemies can’t swim”  unknown

Are you depressed ?

I know you.

Many times you felt depressed whenever you think of the things happening to you.

You are  also finding it difficult to come out of the mess you created.You think none of it is due to your fault.

You start wondering why these things happen to you only time and again !!

You are wondering whether there is any meaning to your life.

“Existence is a strange bargain.

Life owes us little; We owe it everything.

The only true happiness comes from squandering  ourselves for a purpose”    William Cowpe

Everyone has to face some problem or other

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with a silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever, or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor, doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a newborn suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on…

The point I am trying to stress is, there is no escape from suffering once you are born

The only difference is, some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.”   Isaac Asimov

When one suffers, the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and the rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world, whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead, why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality?

To be frank, why should one get an exemption from suffering in one’s life?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

  1. Brave,
  2. Develop courage,
  3. Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)
  4. Improve inner strength,
  5. Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy)
  6. Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for allowing us to survive and gain strength from suffering.

Take home message

When life puts you in tough situations,don’t say “why me “? Just say “Try me”    unknown

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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“Love is not in the ring. Love is in the heart.”

Wedding ring

First there’s the promise ring, then the engagement ring, then the wedding ring… soon after… comes Suffer…ring!    Jay Leno

“Love is not in the ring. Love is in the heart.”  Michael Bassey Johnson

Some one jokingly said that Wedding ring is the world’s smallest Handcuffs.

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Pain vs Suffering

Pain vs Suffering

“Pain is inevitable,Suffering is optional” Haruki Murakami

Why don’t we accept the fact that, undergoing pain is part of life ?

Don’t we know that ‘life’ sucks ?

Why we go on complaining ?

We continue to undergo Pain and start imagining that we are victimized. We feel helpless and think we are destined this way.

It’s better for all of us to realize that Life owes us nothing.

But there is a simple solution……….

You can feel the pain but don’t react to it,Just move on.

Pain is Physical

Suffering is mental.

Beyond the mind there is no suffering.

Pain is essential for the survival of the body,but none compels you to suffer.

Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting;

It’s a sign of our unwillingness to move on,to flow with life. Nisargadatta Maharaj

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you.
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7 Lies by which society misguides you !!

Society lies

Society has become so fake that, the truth actually bothers people  unknown  Image by jacqueline macou from Pixabay

 

It’s 4.5 minute read.

Why why all succumb to the society, having its own views on everything & anything under the the Sun ?

Society never tires you with its time tested comments ,since you are addicted to the concept of society’s benchmarks,right from your birth to till the day you die.

In other words society wants you to play by its rule book.

Do you remember the famous personality Joseph Goebbels and his quote…

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

By now I know that You are wondering which society I am talking about ? And where is that society located ?

My friend,this society is nothing but your so called

  • well-wishers (including your parents,sorry if I am brutal),
  • uncles,aunties,
  • your neighbors,
  • your teachers,
  • your friends,
  • your community,
  • your daily news papers,TVs,movies,
  • Regular advertisements,
  • Your favorite stars,
  • Your social media,
  • Your political discussions,tastes and narratives,

you name it….you have it!

Society in other word is a set  of people around you all the time, trying to manipulate you to their advantage.

1.Unconditional Love exists

A rubbish,and a lie uttered time immemorial.To be frank ,there is no such thing in the relationships.

Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed. Albert Eisenstein

Our love is directly proportional to how our partners,relatives,friends etc make us feel.

Simply put…. any body gets hurt if their expectation is not fulfilled.This is human nature and there is no escape from it.

Don’t hurt yourself by dreaming/expecting ‘unconditional Love’. Also you can never give unconditional love.Mark my statement.

2.Marriages are made in Heaven

Hmm…If it is so….just answer me why there are so many divorces ?

Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out. Michel de Montaigne

Is it true,some say marriage is a life long torture !

Marriage: A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other for ninety-nine years, or until death do them join. Edbert Hubbard

Wife & Husband-why can’t they be best friends for life ?

3.Your life is a meaningful minimum journey to be enjoyed to the maximum

Another thrash. And in spite, all the modern Gurus encourage us to lead a meaningful life.( self defeating )

What made Gautama Buddha get enlightenment ? It’s because of human suffering.Do we have similar God’s grace to get enlightened ?

Life is full of misery, and you are intelligent enough to accept that it’s painful to lead the life and death is the only permanent solution.Since we can’t die….at least let us accept the truth.

Happiness in your life is only for the time being that too in bits, and rest of the times you are busy whining.

“It’s a misery to be born,a pain to live,a trouble to die” St.Bernard of Clairvaux

Still, temporary happiness can come from minor things like,you playing with toys in your childhood, your first Kiss,sex now & then,massage,hot bath, friendship,a short travel,one night stand,A champagne,Receiving a lovely gift or a comforting hug etc.etc.. Drugs can take you to another level.

4.It’s better if you know your life partner before your marriage

Really?………another Utter lie.

No partner in love relationship..should feel that he has to give up an essential part of himself to make it viable May Sarton

Each individual is unique.Only sustained friendship in the form of total understanding between the life partners endures the marriage.

Life partners too expect personal space though they know each other so long !

Even if you knew your partner before,it’s not a guarantee for a successful marriage.

When you can’t understand the people, though you spend your whole life with them,(example parents vs children,children vs parents,siblings vs siblings),then why should you give importance to knowing your partner before?.

Understanding becomes easier after the marriage once you both know your limitations and your strengths mutually over the time.

5.Money won’t make you happy

Ha ha ….Without money you cease to exist.

My dear friend, money is everything.It brings you, both happiness and pleasure.

“Lack of money is the root of all evil” George Bernard Shah

We work / study for what ? is this not to earn money and live happily ?

People with more money are satisfied with their life style and are in a position to help others too.

He who marries for love without money has GOOD NIGHTS & SORRY DAYS unknown

6. Boys’ won’t cry

Virtually a child conditioning !!

“People cry not because they are weak,because they’ve been too strong for a long time” unknown

Boys too have feelings ,emotions, excitements and stages of sadness.

Otherwise why will Dr.Sivan,ISRO( The Indian Space Research Organisation ) chairman became teary eyed,when the Chandrayan mission was not successful ?There are many famous men like Andre Agassi and Obama too had teary eyes.

7.Blood is thicker than water

Unfortunately blood relatives are not interested in you,since they are struggling with their own problems and you have to fend yourself.

you can’t blame them.

‘Blood is always thicker than water,but some family members at times are on blood thinners’ unknown

Many times friends come to your rescue.The understanding with the friends anytime better than the blood relatives.

Ego and Jealousy play spoilsport in blood relationships.Don’t play victim card here !!

Please share your views.

Thank you
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Love pain-how strong you are ?

Love pain

The most beautiful line is ” But I love you ” The most painful line is “I love you ,but..”

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

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Does Love mean suffering ? What is your definition of Love ?

Does love mean suffering ?

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

Bob Marley

What is that all the religions, teach us about L O V E?

As per Bob Morley’s Wisdom, Everybody is going to hurt you.

I think he is correct because we expect too much from the ones ,we love ( a bit selfish attitude ,I say ) and in turn feel hurt if they are not up to our expectation. (again a selfish motive)

“To love is to suffer.

To avoid suffering one must not love.

But then one suffers from not loving.

Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer.

To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy.

Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” — Woody Allen

Are you confused ? Is too much happiness also a suffering ?

I know you don’t have an answer.Neither I have !

But my guess is…. don’t love too much or too little,and at the same time don’t not expect anything in return.Don’t presume or assume.

Is this not strange that the very word ‘L O V E’ makes some of us

experience ‘Heaven’ and some other ‘Hell’

How can L O V E have dual power…. ie adorable & destructive ?
What is your take ? Please share your thoughts .Have you ever suffered because of LOVE?

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‘Why not me God’ instead of ‘Why me God’ ?

Why not me instead why me ?,life

Why not me instead of why me ?

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“Existence is a strange bargain.

Life owes us little;We owe it everything.

The only true happiness comes from squandering  ourselves for a purpose”   William Cowpe

Every one has to face some problem or other.   

Describing somebody that ‘the fellow is born with silver spoon’ is utter rubbish.

Everybody has to undergo suffering.

Whether the person suffers from cancer or just mild fever,or any other reason doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is rich or poor,doesn’t matter.

Good or bad doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is pious or unholy ,doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is criminal or law-abiding doesn’t matter.

Whether the person is moral or immoral doesn’t matter.

Whether a new born suffers or a 100+ old person suffers doesn’t matter.

I can go on and on….

The point I am trying to stress is ,there is no escape from suffering once you are born.

The only difference is , some suffer more and some suffer less.

Again I don’t have an answer.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

When one suffers,the first question one puts invariable is “Oh God ! why me ?” as if one is pure (at heart on par with Almighty), and rest of the population deserves to suffer.

Remember there are others in this world,whose suffering is more than yours.

Instead,why can’t one boldly say ” why not me ?”

By saying so, Are we not gaining confidence in ourselves to face the eventuality ?

To be frank, why should one get exemption from suffering in one’s life ?

Is this not God’s way of telling us to be

  1. Brave,
  2. Develop courage,
  3. Search for solutions( inventions,science etc)
  4. Improve inner strength,
  5. Understand the meaning of life ( philosophy),
  6. Know the value of time.

So we are thankful to the Almighty for giving us an opportunity to survive and gain strength from sufferings.

So our thoughts should be

Why not me instead of why me ?

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What are your thoughts ?

Do you agree or You do not ?

If you do not agree what is the reason ?

Inspiration- Anamika’s Blog

Michael Horner

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