Friday, February 26, 2016

Simplicity

Undoubtedly, performing our duties is very important, but we need not burden ourselves with extra work and unnecessary responsibilities. We ourselves add to the problems with our own ambitions. Keep life simple by renouncing unnecessary cravings and desires, and it will bring contentment and peace.

There is a beautiful story in Jewish tradition, (posted before also) that goes like this:

About a century ago, a tourist from the United States visited the Polish Rabbi Hafez Hayyim.
He was astonished to see that the Rabbi's home was just one simple room filled with books.
The only furniture in the room was a small table and a bench, that also served as a bed.
"Rabbi, where is your furniture?" asked the visitor.
"Where is yours?" Asked Hafez.
"Mine? But I'm only a visitor here."
"So am I," said the Rabbi………

Materialistic things can provide comforts and luxury but they also create cravings and desires for more.
The holy scriptures warn us:
             लाख करोड़ी बन्ध न बांधे, परे परेरी सूझे रे 
“Laakh karori bandh na baandhe, pare pareri soojhe re”

(Even the millions or billions cannot satisfy our hunger for more and put a stop to it; one always desires for more and more.)

It’s the Simplicity that brings contentment.
Give up as much as possible and turn toward the divine.
‘Experience’ the infinite glorious Almighty in your heart.
It brings joy. 

              ‘Rajan Sachdeva’

4 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Ji
    Paul Khanna

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  2. Your writing brings joy... dnj

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