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Savor of content

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Content. The sweet honey. According to me, the purpose of life should be happiness, peace, and content. But in today’s age, it’s being very difficult to be peaceful and contented.
At each and every step, we are getting disturbed. We always feel a lack of life. We never feel fulfilled. Everything hammers us for what we don’t have. So content seems to be an illusion in this modern mobile age.
In such dreariness, we can feel content, we can feel fulfilled. It’s certainly possible. When we look within, when we sublime within, it becomes reality. We just have to alter our thoughts and emotions to make it work. Think positive and feel positive, finally that leads us to act positively.
The positive attitude is the only way to feel content. When we list out what we have in life, we feel grateful. We feel fulfilled and contented for the blessings of God.
God has gifted me a beautiful life. He has created this wonderful world. He has not thrown me here. But he has brought me here. He has come wi…

God, make me brave for life

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“Brave” thy name is faithful. Fearlessness is a core quality for development. One who is fearful hinders growth. At each and every step he feels stuck. He lists out only threats of the situation. And by counting negatives, he gets outclassed. So being valiant on the life-front is essential for progress.
The unique way to be valorous is to be faithful. Unfaltering source of faith is the concept of Indwelling God in Indian Vedic Culture. Fallacious and blind beliefs are always misleading. Deceptive understanding makes us baseless. Truthful understanding makes us aware.  
God is with me, within me. He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He is just and righteous. He is loving and takes care of me. Joy and woe whatever he gifts with is a divine love letter. Joy is to energize and woe is to strengthen.
No doubt in this understanding cultivates faith. And as a result, I become gallant. So it’s in my hand to be heroic. Being lionhearted is a result of faith in self and faith in God. In …

The glow-worm

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While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things are extraordinary. ~ Matt Bavin
None is small or none is big, it's a matter of attitude only. Which seems small, it may be big. And which seems big, it may be small. According to me, strength may vary, but the purpose for which it is used makes all difference.
People perform big actions. It seems so gigantic. It may be in the welfare of all. But God always checks the purpose of it. For what purpose it has been done, that matters most.
Good actions done with bad motives are bad. Bad actions done with good motives are good. ~ Bhagavad Gita
Here is a little poem about Firefly. Tagoreji has poetically woven the act of him in words. Firefly is a small creature but act he does is not at all small. He enlightens the world. He borrows from none. In service to others, he uses his own power.
In essence, it’s an elegant, noble and selfless act done out of love and kindness. So it seems small but it’s really not. It’s a great act of …

I am a ray of sun

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I am a ray of sun; Illuminating in the dark inside.
I am a splash of colors; Painting on the canvas blank;
I am a smir of rain; Satisfying the thirst of my soul.
I am a spring of nature; Blossom in the autumn inner.
I am a drop of water; Playing in the ocean of infinity;
Being an instrument divine; Is a noble, ever renewing, blessing.
~ Siddharth Mistry

Life

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Life is a game, play it. Life is a puzzle, solve it. Life is a mystery, unfold it. How wise words these are! All the days are not the same. They vary. Up and down, to and fro are but natural. It’s like a roller coaster ride. It threatens sometimes. We may lose head and heart due to the variance.  
In such an imbalance, how do we balance is the major point. In the midst of the conflict, in the midst of hardship, in the midst of the storm, how do we think and live, that carries the major attention.
In the struggle, we may get disturbed. Negativity and distortion may drag us down. But the truth is: it’s a process, the process of development. No struggle can bring us down, but our own mind can. So it’s an opportunity to build a positive mind.
So in the scuffle, instead of getting down, awake and arise. Build the mind with positive thoughts and emotions. Draw a meaning in difficult times and surely it will bring us up.
Here is a heartening divine poem by Shri Aurobindo. It touched my heart d…

Life of my life

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Tagore is one the best spiritual poets of the contemporary century. For me, he is all time inspiration. Whenever I read his poems, I feel divinely delightful. He has heavenly mirth in his poems. His poems are devoted to God. That is the inner bliss runs beneath.
Here in this one, he feels the presence of God with him. We may believe that God is in the temple, but the foremost wisdom is: God is with me, within me.
So he keeps his body, mind and spirit pure. He keeps all untruths and evils away from him by knowing that God is in the inmost shrine of his heart. He reveals God’s divine touch in his endeavour because God gives him the strength to act.
Here it is:                  
Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.
I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindled the light of reason in my mind.
I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep …

The pulley

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Restlessness, the longing for something different, something new, or something more, seems to be part of the human condition, and in this poem, George Herbert reflects on this human characteristic. The title is a metaphor drawn from mechanical engineering. A pulley is a device with which by pulling down you lift something up. Restlessness is a device by which God lifts men and women to Himself.
Here is the poem: 
When God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, “Let us,” said he, “pour on him all we can. Let the world’s riches, which dispersèd lie, Contract into a span.”
So strength first made a way; Then beauty flowed, then wisdom, honour, pleasure. When almost all was out, God made a stay, Perceiving that, alone of all his treasure, Rest in the bottom lay.
“For if I should,” said he, “Bestow this jewel also on my creature, He would adore my gifts instead of me, And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature; So both should losers be.
“Yet let him keep the rest, But keep…

Say not

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Efforts… efforts….efforts… but no results. Faces as many failures and disappointments. Then read this poem. A wonderful ecstasy of an endeavor. When we try and don’t succeed, the mind gets distressed. It agitates in a negative way. We may feel: why always me? We may feel: all the efforts I put are in vain.
In such torments, we can surely empower the mind. The truth is: somewhere and somehow the same efforts make changes. We may not be able to notice it. So never ever lose faith and put forth in misery.
Pain always teaches us. New strengths get revealed during sufferings. Struggle and scuffle make us brave. Grapple against the circumstance with an undying spirit. Surely the victory will emerge like the sun that arises after a dark and deep night.
Here a few lines about it:
SAY not the struggle nought availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth, And as things have been they remain.
If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; It may be, in yon smoke concea…