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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Life..


It has been a long time since I wrote something about life. Recently I read a story which provoked me to write this article. The story goes like this.

Once a very rich man from America visited a Saint in India, He entered the small abode of this famous saint and saw that there was no furniture in his house. The saint invited him and gave him water to drink.
A bit uncomfortable as he was trying not to offend this great saint he asked,
“You are a great man but where is your furniture?”
The saint replied
“Where is yours?”
The Rich man said “Well I am just a visitor to this place”
The saint replied “Aren’t we all.”

If we look and think deeper about this story, we may understand a beautiful concept about life. After our birth, we live in this world amidst various people showing love, care, affection, hatred to us. We fight so much with fellow human beings for justifying our rights. Everywhere we see feuds for money, power and many more. Terrorism is on the heights and these people (Terrorists) needs to see blood everywhere. Why don't we understand the true concept of life. Mostly clashes and problems arise in a family (mostly joint families) because of the money. Money may/can change the mentality of the spectator and has the power to change his perspective on life. After our death, are we going to take this money for which we fight so much? The answer is a big NO. The only thing which is going to accompany us, after our death is our Karma. Earn good relationships with every fellow human being, that's a great asset, because you can't satisfy many. Once my mom told me, "In life, Its not the number of persons who is with you when you live in this world. Its only the number of people who misses you even after you die and silently shreds a tear in your memory". I never understood the real meaning until I faced a big loss in my life. It changed my perspective. Live your life happily. Achieve something when you live. Always remember, two things in life:

  • We have only one life
  • We don't bring anything to this world and we don't take anything with us after death

Take a deep breath, relax yourself. Ease all the pressures off your shoulders and approach the life with a big smile on your face and life will treat you in a best way. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

Let your dreams come true.

With Love,

Shruti-Logo

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66 comments:

Indian Pundit said...

"Once my mom told me, "In life, Its not the number of persons who is with you when you live in this world. Its only the number of people who misses you even after you die and silently shreds a tear in your memory". "

Great words Shruti.

i liked it.

Nice post too.

Cheers

Shruti said...

@IP
Welcome back to my blog Indian Pundit!!
Thanks for those nice words!

Yellow Tulip said...

TOTALLY AGREE WITH U DEAR:)...LIVE AND LET LIVE...:)

Rachana Shakyawar said...

@ Shruti
Beautiful post indeed! :)

mAhEsH KaLaAL said...

Hi shruti,

"Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.".
...Well said and i do it with conscience and conviction.

Whatever you said about money is absolutely true.

Though this topic have many debatable elements(spiritual and philosophical), I would like pose one query to have some rational discussion.


I find a contradiction here.
You said,
1.The only thing which is going to accompany us, after our death is our Karma.
2.We have only one life

--> If we have one life then what's the purpose of carrying Karma. Doesnt the death of so called one life end everything ??
--> Is your Karma has something to do about the concept of life after death(soul and all)??

I am not disagreeing with u, rather, i want more clarity in those two points.

evanescentthoughts said...

Good post girlie.. Agree with you completely.. I had a friend who would say "I wont spend on this. I want to save money".. I always told him this "you are saving it for future, but do you know what will happen in future? Earth can get hit by a meteor or humanity may disappear or anything can happen".. I always believe in living life to the fullest extent because who knows kal ho na ho!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Most enjoyable to read thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

vEnKy said...

really good observation but the so called saints like sri sri great great poli poli Swami venkatanada and others sit on cushion chair.

rembo busy with farmville so no blog reading or blog updating nee kanmoodi kan thorakkarthu kulla 3 post pannita. Btw are you any social network like facebook , twitter etc.

Swaram said...

That story is truly so meaningful! Only for us to understand it well :)

Nice post :)

Shruti said...

@Mahesh
Hi buddy :)
you said you have some doubts here. Let me try my level best to clarify it!
"I find a contradiction here.

--> If we have one life then what's the purpose of carrying Karma. Doesnt the death of so called one life end everything ??
--> Is your Karma has something to do about the concept of life after death(soul and all)??"


My reply
One life - I said, we don't know neither about our past nor about future. That zeroes in what? A single life which you are living! So enjoy this life. Clarified?

Karma is going to accompany us. Have you heard the proverb 'As you sow, so shall you reap'. That's the concept of karma.

According to what i have heard, in our hindu philosophy, karma-sin and punya, our re-births are decided

Karma is something which comes along with you and save ur soul in all 7 re-births(Hindu philosophy)


Hope I have clarified you with something which i know!

Shruti said...

@Yellow tulip
Thanks girlie!!

Shruti said...

@Rachna
Thanks dear :)

Shruti said...

@Avada
hey thanks for aggreeing!!
""Earth can get hit by a meteor or humanity may disappear or anything can happen""
This is another example that you read so many space related articles :O

Can't you think of any other possibility?? :P

You are correct!! Live life to the fullest!!

Shruti said...

@Yvonne
Thanks lady!

Ekam said...

Very nice dear. Words said by your mother are so true. I loved them:)

Shruti said...

@Venky
Those who become saints for earning money sits on these cushion chairs. But still there are saints who sacrifice everthing in life. I have seen such people in Amarnath. They are there without doing any public stunts.

Farmville ah? :D Gud Job! Am only in orkut da..not in facebook and twitter :)

Shruti said...

@Swaram
Thanks girlie...true, we must understand the underlying meaning!

Shruti said...

@Ekam
Hey thanks sweety!!
Yeah, now i cherish, understand those words of mom!

vEnKy said...

@ shruti

ok then whats orkut id i dont use much of orkut though.

Shruti said...

@Venks
U drop ur gmail ID in my comment box and i will ping you there :)

Guria said...

Every word you said is there in every one's subconscious but you brought them forward... Kudos to that!

We indeed are so immersed in trying to survive from one day to next, that we forget to Live.

Shruti, you are not only an awesome writer, you are a deep, heartfelt thinker too.

Wonderful post! :)

Love, G.

Shruti said...

@Guria
Very true,we spend our life in learning, earning. But are we living? NO!

Thanks for the sweet words!
Am i a deep-felt thinker? I don't know!

Thanks G!

Neha said...

amazing post shruti...I had a post with a similar message about life

"Accept your life unconditionally. Be happy with what you have got and make most of it. Running away from the situation will not help you in any of the ways. Face it and fight it to make your own space in the world"

Shruti said...

@Neha
Thanks a ton sweety! I like wht you quoted there

mAhEsH KaLaAL said...

Hi Shruti,

Yeah, you have clarified your intention and thought. :)
And also as the post here is not about 'Karma', i dont want dig it with my agnostic and anthropological magnifier :)

Whatever you said about Karma and one life, yes, it did give impact to the whole topic. :)

Good attempt. I would like to suggest you to rationally analyse your topic (also karma, if possible ) with objective mindset so that you will come with more refined topic regarding life in future. You know very well that it is not that easy to write about life in few paras , but you did manage very well to fabricate the crux of the topic in a positive approach.
Keep writing. Keep exploring the life.
:) :) :)

Shruti said...

@Mahesh
Thank God i cleared ur doubts!!
""you did manage very well to fabricate the crux of the topic in a positive approach""
Thanks re :)

Bharathi said...

thats a nice story and I loved it. Just on a lighter sense, what would have that saint answered had the guest said 'my furnitures are at home'.

Singh Amit said...

Beautiful post, Shruti!!

I would just say..
Past is history
Future is mystery
Present is PRESENT (Gift)
So we call it as PRESENT

Enjoy your life in moments :)

Cheers!!

ScarletTd1ar1es said...

a neat dose of spirituality. :)

BK Chowla said...

Life is based on theory of Karma.

Chetan said...

good one
and very true also
gr8 going!

Shankar said...

hey..sorry for late comment di.... very sorry... but I dont know why are taking this so seriously.....

what u preach is what you should follow ok...

live.. love... laugh..follow it in your life too... not only for your blogs... ok.... just got busy with some work... so couldnt comment earlier...

and as for the post it is really a good one shruthi... cheers..be happy girl....

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Interesting thoughts... u know thats y i insist on eating more... we all are visitors here...
but...

think about it...

if we reach God with more things in our stomach...then he will praise us right???

i mean those things Go up with you...

Neeraj Singh said...

I am not sure .. what to take from here .. since there is no after life .. why worry .. I mean live while u can why live in penance(like the ascetic you talked about) eat drink and make merry .. as u said "We have only one life..". Off course hatred jealousy and such tamsic bhawnaein only make a oneself unhappy .. so it makes sense to .. After the loss of a dear one I have lost all faith in karma and am at best agnostic if not an atheist..

☥ ѕωαмι ηανєєη said...

"live" the life :)

not a "karma" kind of person ... but what the hell .. even epicureans "live" their life :P

Shruti said...

@Bharathi
Hey thanks buddy!!
Furnitures in home :P
Lol :P

Shruti said...

@Amit
Thanks yaar!!
Present is a PRESENT eh? That's a nice one!

Shruti said...

@Scarlet diaries
Am not seeing any spiritual things here! Its the fact about life!

Shruti said...

@Chowla Ji
Very true ji!!

Shruti said...

@Chetan
Hey buddy, thanks a ton!!

Shruti said...

@Shankz
Parava illa! Nan kova patathukku adhu reason illa! Ne solrathu onnu seiyarthu onna irukku ippolam!
Adha vidu!
Live-laugh-love! Yes, am trying to bring myself back to normal by writing things! Lets see!!

Thanks da :)

Shruti said...

@SiD
I never expected such a comment by you! But its a gud funny one! I Loved it!! :)

Shruti said...

@Neeraj
Welcome to my blog buddy!!
Btw, You are correct.. But how many of us are LIVING our life?

Shruti said...

@Naveen!
Thanks for dropping by!
Enjoy your life by LIVING

The Aspirant said...

well, i will not say that you are wrong,but sometimes life's don't let u move in a normal way......the thing saint is right, but we can't just let ourselve get three times food a day nd be satisfied dat we hv enuf to live......money is imp, for a better way of life. living life is just not the motive........nd u urself say fight for ur dreams, dere's sumwhere u too sayin dat we shud move fr better life........nt sayin to achieve dreams by using any wrong way, but we can't think lyk saints.....

cheers

Being Pramoda... said...

hi shruti,

that was an inspiring post dear..loved the story and the meaning of life that u had gives was fantastic...

we sometimes give more value to materialistic things, but by the time we come to know the value of the same, our lives are half done...:(

its very good to see u having fair idea about the things that are to be given much importance...

keep expressing...

RSV said...

hey I think I commented..
why didn't u publish my comment??

RSV said...

OK I will say my thing again
ife is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind...
beautiful line....

in hindi we say...lakh pate ki baat..

Prads said...

goood goood concept of Life
i agree to u 100 % mainly karma...

"One Life Just live it,according to values "



Regards,
Prasee

Shruti said...

@The aspirant
Hi :)
When life don't treat you in a proper way, you will be disturbed and u cant live life. Correct!! Very true! But its our mindset! Stay happy even if u r dull. That will make u approach all ur problems in a different way

Shruti said...

@Prams, girlie thanks! Yes, but these days everything became materialistic. Starting from love to friendship!

Shruti said...

@RSV
Hey i never reject any comments.. I never received your comments bro! Trust me na!

Shruti said...

@RSV
Thanks for coming back again and dropping a comment!

Anu...:) said...

Nice one! The optimism in your words just spreads on to the readers too(Well,it did for me!) :)

Shruti said...

@Prasee
""One Life Just live it,according to values""
Very valid point!! Thanks!

Shruti said...

@Anu
Wow! Welcome back sissie!
Thanks girlie! U r chweet with your comments

Sat_hi_sh said...

Gr8 post shruthi :)
really liked the story
I dunno from where you dig up these stories from :)



keep blogging
cheers!!!

Shruti said...

@Sathish
Welcome back yaar!! These stories i learnt from mom!

balasrini said...

Excellent post shruti... also a thought provoking one too....

Just for the sake of money & power, the two things which are not sure of being with us till our death and very sure of not being with us after death, we ppl are exchaging the feelings of hatred, jealosy, dislike, violonce and so on against fellow human beings....

Doing so, we prove the world that we are no more different than a sive sensed animal... Lets try to make our life meaningful by just living the life like a human...

Gud work Shruti!!!

lostworld said...

So true and well told.
We attach so much importance to useless materialistic stuff !!

Shruti said...

@Bala
""Lets try to make our life meaningful by just living the life like a human""
This is the right atitude and when we start living our life to the fullest, these hatred and jealousy will be out of us!

Shruti said...

@Lostworld
Yes,correct!
When we detach ourselves from these materialistic world, we will start living our life :)

evanescentthoughts said...

Can't you think of any other possibility?? :P
hehe..I dont want to die in any other manner :D

Shruti said...

@Avada
:P :D
U r a space freak girlie!

The Aspirant said...

@shruti
well well well
its always vry easy to say to approach lyf during dull face but u jst can not.........problems, i hv solution fr evry one's most problems, to d precision dat dey got amazed seeing dat, but for mine none.....
Nd positive mindset too hv a max tym period, aftr vich u jst can't ignore negativities arnd u.........
nt sayin u r wrong, bt not ryt too........ ;)
cheers

Shruti said...

@The Aspirant
This explains the way how you handle things! This is your perspective.
I wrote whatever i felt like writing!

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