Tuesday, March 30, 2010


What is certainty? It may be something which is clearly assured, but then is there anything which is clearly assured or certain in this life. Yes. The certainty of death, it is a termination of life, an extinction of your presence from this world which no more of yours. It is the end of all comfort which you strive for your whole life; all those materialistic things are no more of yours. Then what would be yours at the time of death? Is that the money which you earn for whole of your life or the home which u have built throughout your life?
Nothing in life is as certain as death, death is the only certainty; everything which took birth in this world has to leave this world. Everything which is appearing to us will be disappeared someday. Everybody wants to live in the present and the future but have we ever thought of living in certainty. Is it because we are afraid of certainty? We spend whole of our life in an illusion that this world belongs to us, no, either we belong to this world. We plan and set programmes in advance when we don’t even sure of what is going to be happen in the next moment. We rush about, packed schedules and back to back to appointments, but then why we are doing this when we have to leave these things. We are willing to kill each other just for the little part of earth, which surely and certainly we are going to leave in this world only. There is so much to do and so little time. But if we lose our peace of mind, then what is the point? It is not enough to be on the fast track, we also have to go in the proper direction. Otherwise the whole life is the waste of time and opportunity which God has given us in this world.
There are 3 important days in our life, the first is the day when we are born, the second is the day when we realize why we are born, and the third day is the day of disappearance. Unfortunately, we mix second day with the third day, we realize our purposely presence in this world at the time of death only, but then there is no point of realizing. The second day never comes in our life. We work like a workaholic, the whole life we rush like a dog, but at the end we don’t get anything. We live mechanically from the day we born until the day we die. We will be able to appreciate the beauty and magnitude of life only when we realize its true purpose. And what is the true purpose, ego, greed, pride, hatred, dishonesty, war, killing each other, certainly not. My mother always used to tell me, “this life is a gift for you, don’t waste it either by fight with each other or troubling others, this is a life of two days, so don’t make your life hell by running behind materialistic things, make it simple and spend it simply.” All bad things die with the dying of peoples, but good things are always immortal.
So what would be ours at the time of death? This is the question we have to ask ourselves. The prophet said, “The wise man is the one who remembers death and keeps himself in a state of preparedness to face this eventuality. Death might then be an occasion of rejoicing rather than one of sorrow and repentance.” At the time of death, we own the good things what we have done in this world, and how we behave to our fellow human beings. There is no way to peace and happiness, but peace and happiness is the only way.


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