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Thursday, October 31, 2013

The True Wealth Of Life !!


   
Diwali is here! The festival of lights ! A time to enjoy sweets, burst crackers, draw colorful rangolis, light diyas, meet with family and friends …
A time to celebrate life ! All of us have our favorite Diwali moments!  For me, the best part is the Mahalakshmi puja. At home, it is traditionally a
3 hour or more puja, where we chant all shlokas of Devi, meditate, do aartis and then have delicious prasad. 
Mahalakshmi is the Goddess of Wealth. Mostly wealth is associated with material well being and possessions, money, bank balances and so on.  Isnt it?
It is worth thinking whether this is really the Wealth of our Life? Is this all there is to it? I feel fortunate that my perspective has changed thanks to the knowledge and love of 
Gurudev H H Sri Sri Ravishankarji.

What is truly the real Wealth of our Life?

1) Sadhana 

"Dhana" - Wealth, "Sa"- that which goes with us. No matter how much wealth we accumulate in our life, is it going to go with us when we depart? No. 5 million or 5 billion, 2 cars or 20, 1 house or 10..All of it will be left behind. Isn't it?
Then what is the wealth that will go with us? It is Sadhana. The wealth of our practices. Meditation, Sudarshan Kriya, the merit that we get from Seva, the knowledge of satsang- this is the wealth we carry, from lifetime to lifetime.
A sort of carry forward of our balance! So which wealth should we focus on earning? The one that we leave behind or the one that will go with us? Think about it!

2) The Knowledge we get 

Gurudev has said that when we depart, 2 questions will come up in front of us. How much knowledge have we got in our life  is one of the them. 
How much of our life is dedicated to gain knowledge? How much deeper are we going in it? How much is our life getting enriched because of it?
How much of the knowledge is the living reality of our life.These are important questions, don't you think? Being in knowledge makes every moment joyful & life a grand celebration!


3) The Love we give

This is the second question that will face us when we depart. How much love have we given in our life, Genuine unconditional love. Not calculated economic one which measures returns.
Often times our life is stuck between cravings and aversions towards people.  Can we rise about it and just give love. Much more will flood back into our lives.
When people have lost all that they had in natural disasters or calamities, they said they could bounce back only because of the power of love. All of us have experienced the joy of real, unconditional love in our life sometime - imagine if every moment of our life could be drenched in love ! Even angels would crave for such a life!

Today is Dhanteras. The first day of Diwali. Let the meaning of Dhan- Wealth change for us. 

May we weigh our wealth in how much generosity, kindness, compassion,contentment,gratitude & dispassion we have. 

May we be very very rich in this way. Our life will be a true gift to the world. 
In our richness, we will enrich so many other lives.

Here's to more and more of this wealth in our lives!

Ajay and I  wish you a very Happy Diwali and a wonderful prosperous new year ahead !







2 comments:

  1. We must remember what true wealth is! We are so fortunate to have a Sadguru who has shown us the path to the true wealth.
    My best wishes to you & your family for all abundance on this Dhan Teras & all Happiness on this Diwali! :-)

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  2. Hello Rajitaji,

    I am extremely thankful to you for rekindling this awareness of wealth we have been gifted by guruji and opening our eyes to the true definition of wealth.

    I am equally thankful to Guruji to have an angel like you to share this incredible pearls of wisdom

    Regards asha

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