Monday, 22 August 2016
Pavlov, the famous Russian psychologist gave the following message to his students on his death bed; “passion and gradualness! Passion means ardent desire. Gradualness implies patience to be displayed in step by step progress. We can interpret the words of Pavlov in another way too. To achieve high efficiently and success in any field or subject, we need an ardent interest and the patience to proceed slowly and steadily in the task. Yes, patience is the threshold to the door of love for any task.
Though there is enormous potential within us, we cannot participate in a running race unless we are ready for it. We have to proceed or rise from where we stand. We have to assess our present strength, know how and to what extent we can increase it. Suppose we try to imitate others. Without knowing the limits of our own strength and rush forward, we may trip and fall . sometimes the man who has tripped and fallen and may blame the unevenness of the ground. They are people who try to justify their own mistakes and invite further trouble for themselves. They may develop bitterness about those who have gone ahead. This is the result of lack of patience or endurance. A man who is going forward who should imbibe its quality of endurance. So we must patiently wait for the sapling we have transplanted to bear fruit.
We have to wait patiently till it grows into a tree and bears fruit. The highest level of achievement in any field is possible only by means of honest effort. This is a natural law. No amount of cheating can turn out great work. We should develop the conviction that only by good work. We should develop the conviction that only by good action we can achieve success. To do good deeds without being unduly perturbed about the fruits of our actions, we should exercise patience. It is the Lord’s message in the Gita: “He who does work with good intention will never suffer in life”. The confidence expressed in these words should inspire us to go steadily on the path of truth, without being discouraged by obstruction and obstacles . There is a witty statement in English: Short cuts will cut you short”. It means that if you try to seek a short cut to success it will only hamper your proper growth. So tread the path to success with patience and endurance. Courtesy wisdom
Quote from True Charm and Power of Vedanta
Have True Yearning
If there is a genuine urge in the mind for taking the name of God. The result of initiation will be highly rewarding. There is a beautiful simile given by Sri Ramakrishna. The oyster eagerly awaits with the mouth open. If a drop of rain falling during the ascendancy of the Swati constellation enters the oysters closes its mouth, goes to the bottom of the ocean and turns it into a pearl. Spiritual initiation is just like this drop of water in association with the star Swati . Before having initiation, one must keep one’s heart open to receive that Truth with great yearning like an oyster. Only their will the mantra be effective in life. Courtesy spiritual initiation
But, if He exists?
I drive joy There was a doctor in Benaras who spent 7 minutes in the morning and evening for mediation on God. Knowing this, his colleagues and friends laughed at him. One day they argued that he was wasting ten precious minutes on something, which he had been misled into believing. The doctor replied, “Well, if God does not exist, I agree that I am wasting ten minutes a day. But, if He exists? I am afraid you are wasting your entire lifetime. I prefer to waste ten minutes rather than a lifetime. Why should you grudge me the 10 minutes joy that I derive 4m.