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Monday 17 April 2017

Our world is the beautiful manifestation of God’s love to us

Dear All,
Our world is the beautiful manifestation of God’s love to us
This world is a troubled place. It has always been so. It has been torn apart by the evil forces of selfishness, pride, greed, power and materialism. It is a place where God has been forgotten, and our true nature has been forgotten. It is a place of competition and conflict, where we constantly solve the problems of our daily existence. It is a place where people seem foreign to one another, and foreign to themselves. It is wonderful but dangerous, beautiful but confusing. Still, there is a ray of hope among the dark clouds of despair and disappointment and that is God’s love, and that’s why we have come to the world.  
Everyone has been sent in this world, for a purpose. This purpose remains undiscovered, but we must find it, for that is the great pursuit in life. Beyond meeting our basic requirements to exist in this reality, we must find this purpose, for this is how God speaks to us, and this is how we will find our way in this confusing world.
God speaks to the world through a deeper Knowledge within the individual and through the power of our relationship with the universe. God’s love transcends the understanding of the people. We have to have a greater perspective in life and be much higher to see the revelation of God’s love and importance of our birth on this earth. ‘God designed human beings to reflect His very character—to be like Him. In the day that God created man, He made him in the likeness of Himself..., God created man in His own image having supreme power of loving, giving and forgiving’. “We love Him because He first loved us,” explains the apostle John in the Bible. God loved us and sent his Son on the earth. Clearly, it was God’s desire and plan to establish a relationship between human beings and Himself.

Our world is the beautiful manifestation of God’s love to us. When a flower blooms, the river flows or a bird sings, we must realise and experience that every entity of this universe loves us. Today if man is suffering in isolation, loneliness and depravity, it is because we fail to experience this manifestation of love in our lives. If we want to experience the bounties of love, we must keep in mind that love is not to be claimed; it is to be given away. Every entity of nature behaves this way. The river flows to give life, the trees grow to remove hunger, flowers bloom to spread happiness and so on. Love is a miracle which spreads after being shared. Spread this magic potion of love in this universe and make the mankind a true image of God. 
- Poornima Singh

Tuesday 4 April 2017

Thirst Brings Satiety

Thirst Brings Forth Satiety

Why do we feel thirsty? Isn’t it possible to store all the water we need for all our life? There, no such provision is possible. If it had been possible, we would have been deprived of the satisfaction, the pleasure we get every time we quench our thirst. 

What does it mean? It means every thirst is source of immense pleasure, despite the fact, every thirst maddens us so furiously that we forget every time that it is ultimate source of our pleasure. On the contrary, we consider our thirst as something responsible for our distress and agitation. Why does it happen? Are we too ignorant to recognise the true source of our happiness? Why do we consider the source of happiness as the cause of our melancholy?  When the thirst provides us with extreme satisfaction, why do we fear it and why do we call it the source of our distress and agitation? Why do we fail to understand what is what?

Man is the most ignorant creature God has ever made. Every other creature knows what it wants and enjoys fully when it gets the thing. Man, out of his ignorance makes the source of pleasure, a source of woe for him. As P. B. Shelly means, “ we look before and after, and pine for what is not”.

In my childhood, I heard about mirage which is also known as ‘optical delusion’. In the land of sand stretching far and wide very often we notice sparkling water at a distance and we keep moving in same direction to find water. But, after reaching the spot we fail to find the slightest sign of water, there. That was just an illusion. Whole life we are driven madly by many of such illusions which bring disappointment, despair and dissatisfaction.

If we drink water without being thirsty, it won’t satisfy our soul. If we are blessed with pleasure and mere pleasure, even pleasure will not please us. Sameness is the biggest boredom, whether it is the sameness of pleasure. When our heart is not parched up in the heat of harsh realities of life, it will not feel the cool breeze of ecstasy. Accept the adverse as well as favourable circumstances as a part of your life.

Often, we make a wrong judgement that our heart is the root cause of our agonies and sufferings just like we think that thirst is the root cause of agitation. It is not so. If our heart is pure and sublime, it can bless us with divine rapture. It is our heart only that facilitates us to experience the unfathomable joy of love. But, Love can fill you with divine pleasure, if it is not selfish. Just as the real sweetness of water can be relished only if your throat is parched up with utter thirst, in the same way if you make a sacrifice for the sake of others' happiness, you experience the divine joy. 

Thank you. 
- Poornima Singh


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