Dalai Lama has always been a symbol of peace to me. His constant efforts for Tibet cause in its unique way has attracted world wide attention. He is also know for his guiding and teachings worldwide and his books are very popular throughout world.
Whenever I crossed Dalai Lama’s book section in Library I just felt that his books will talk about peace, love, integrity and may be something about how to meditate, yoga etc. This was until I read one of his books-How to Expand Love.
Well, I will certainly not say that book is a best seller, or very superbly written. But the impression which It created in my mind that being a human being some thoughts which have to be present in every individual then why is it so those are prominent in few persons around the world like his holiness. In this book he has described seven step self help program to help us open our heart and mind. Some of the snippets are-
It is important to aspire to bring about the well being of others and to develop that aspiration so that it becomes stronger and stronger.
When you generate a reasoned desire for the happiness of others your humanness increases.
May the suffering which I am undergoing now function as the ripening, manifestation and conclusion of many bad karma that I have accumulated.
He say that think about the happiness of others. This will give you amazing happiness. Just imagine the person fulfilling all his dreams and you will be full of love and happiness for him.
Though I must say that all his teachings are tough to follow. You really have to be a saint to follow his preachings. When you lead a normal life going through all your roles, dealing with the worldly duties, experiencing all types of emotions throughout the day then its really challenging to keep your inner voice audible. It needs lots of meditation and practise. Though not impossible still a challenge in itself.
In today’s scenario its necessary to go across such thoughts as it takes you to a different spiritual world from this materialistic world and you are introduced to real yourself!
Everybody around the world is suddenly talking about positive energy . Quite surprising but as the negative things are happening around only positive talks can help individuals to come out of the situation.
New ways of spreading that positive energy is being searched out. Recently in Singapore MP Seng Han Thong set an example for spreading positive energy around. Mr Seng was suffered major burn while somebody threw inflammable liquid on him. Despite this he was ready to send new year wishes to his near and dear ones by his own hand. In hospital he was determined to send those wishes himself. Other idea which he suggested was opening of an Internet site where any individual or company can share their stories that how they are dealing with the recession scenario and can share those unique stories where they have come across such incidence of determination. What an positive idea!
Things are really going bad. Recession is there, people are loosing their jobs, pays are getting reduced. Its like a shock to most of the people. In today’s times people lead materialistic life, often running after something or the other. When one target is achieved then they start thinking about the other target. Recession and job cuts has created a vacuum in such groups. People are getting frustrated, depressed, and hopeless. Many cases of suicides, whole family being killed out of frustration, or murdering the person responsible for the job cuts in particular company are being reported.
There is really urgent need of spreading wave of positive energy around. This is the time only when we can help each other and prove that humanity is still alive. Share the stories of success with each other, groups can be formed that can organise motivating events at weekends. Sending motivating SMSs is one of the ways to motivate each other. Emails are the other most common form of communication. Newspapers can start particular columns for motivation only. Electronic media can also form a major platform to show programs reflecting the lighter side of life.
Why we make life so complicated.?Its about loving each other, working towards the internal growth and making each day memorable. Instead of cribbing about our losses we should try to work towards some different goal. Why to waste precious time of life in depressing thoughts, frustrating ourselves or cursing others. We can see the situation other way that may be God has given us a chance to pursue some other work which we can deliver better. Sad days will definitely pass away as it is said time doesn’t remains the same always.So start spreading positive energy around for your own betterment only!