OUR HEART IS EPI-CENTRE OF OUR HAPPINESS
In our daily lives, we experience diverse situations and those situations leave an indelible imprint / impression on our consciousness. An impression which hugely impinges and brings about emotional upsurge affects our heart. Impression(s), so experienced, may be bad or good. But a person who knows how to convert bad debt (bad impressions) into credit (good impressions) is a happy / elated person – a bouquet of positivity.
Happiness is a state of mind and differs from person to person. A person could be unhappy with all material prosperity in the world! A person who maintains equanimity despite adverse situation is a happy person. A person with sattavic attributes believing in wellness, selfless service, considers others’ needs above his own, maintains self restraints despite temptations is a happy person / a person with elated heart.
A person with less material possessions but has the richness of satiety level at whatever his present state of status is better on the happiness quotient. Those who know their self fully make use of ‘look inside’ policy for fulfillment. This fulfillment is God Oriented. Whatever they do, is transacted with pure mind and without any ill-will for anybody. These people believe in action caring fig for results of their actions. If results are good they thank our Creator for the results but if results are negative, they also thank their CREATOR – thinking, may be that was the ultimate decision of HIS and HIS DECISIONS are always for the good of humans.
Having everything at the beck and call, yet ambitious for more. That person goes all out in eking out and piling on the riches as if he had come to this world this mission only. This sort of a person is tamsic in nature with traits like selfishness, greed, anger, covetousness in his actions and deeds.
- How much of real happiness a doctor feels when his patient is cured of the debilitating disease only that doctor can tell!
- How much happy you feel when you pick up an hapless accident victim on your own to the hospital and that person’s feeling at the time when he / she recovers!
- How much a writer gets happiness when his/her write up immensely inspires people resulting in abdicating bad habits!
- How much happiness do a person gets when his / her offspring follows correct path in life which may make that person proud!
- How much parents gets happiness when they learn of their offspring making a mark in life!
- How much a Preacher of a spiritual knowledge gets satisfaction when people adopt spiritual path due to his spiritual preaching!
- How happy you feel when you make others smile by rendering help when they badly require that!
- How elated you feel when you assist bodily challenged individual to cross a traffic congested street!
- Is spiritually realized one with no extra burden of negative garbage like anger, jealousy, ill-will, et al.
The ibid given episodes are a few in numbers but can make one feel on the top of the world while enhancing ecstasy.
Presently, we are witness to so many people involved in sordid corruption cases. It is not surprising to know the people who showed externally their lily white character in the society, were found to have involved in black deeds! By doing so, these people have not only played hide and seek with the law of the land but also stripped the people with merit to earn legitimately. Can these people be happy in real life? I doubt.
There are so many cases of well to do / well-connected people involved in various corruption cases. They have minted crores of money through their illegal means and when told to account for their earnings by the law enforcement agencies, they were clueless and had no plausible answers. As a consequence, they have to feel the heat of the law taking its course. The money amassed by following illegal means has not been of help to revive their tarnished image and standings in the society. Image once lost cannot be retrieved should always be remembered. A life bereft of respect in the society is no life worth living. Is this a HAPPY LIFE with material possessions aplenty?
A person who ekes out his living with utmost sincerity, honestly and consciously is ever satisfied person. No temptation can tempt that person for that person knows for sure that he / she had not brought anything while he / she was born and would not be taking anything while departing this world. That person maintains equanimity both in happy and said moments. Also, that person spreads happiness wherein-so-ever he / she sets foot. Everybody wants to emulate that person looking at the state of his mind. That person is the happiest of all. No doubt about it.
We can call that sort of a person as UPRIGHT PERSON with ELATED HEART at all times.
With this intention in mind, I have penned down a poem titled ELATED HEART. Kindly comment. My heart feels elation when you comment!
When our heart experiences elation,
With it, the speed of our life’s boat get acceleration.
Every omen augurs well for us,
Even dark dreadful shadows reflect a flicker of light for us,
Uphill tasks get accomplished with ease,
We are free of malice and in perfect mental peace.
Harsh realities of life can be met with a broad smile,
And, if someone goes a furlong, we run for a mile,
We venture to get our goal with our sweat and toil,
We carve our pathway even in slippery soil,
We want to share our joys with our brethrens,
Pure of heart and with excellent intentions,
Purity of heart brings forth contentment,
Contentment brings forth basketful of happiness,
O, Almighty God, make Elation of Heart a contagious one,
So that it spreads from one to ten.