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Kill the Ravan within

india Updated: Oct 05, 2011 23:40 IST
VN Chhibber
VN Chhibber
Hindustan Times
VN Chhibber

Today is Dussehra—the day of victory of good over evil; and it signifies the reign of the truth. On this day, let’s realise that we are the captains of your ship and that we have to navigate the rough and high seas to end our journey successfully.

Charles Darwin had said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Most of us have professional identities but no faith in our work. May we find courage to break tradition, and discover a new identity in which we find our
uniqueness.

“God cannot help you until you, yourself, first, try your best”, says Swami Kriyananda.

Have no expectation of instant results. Do keep allowance for things to work out. Are you spiritually inclined? However, you need the component of spirituality in your life. Religion changes you for the better. Your life depends on your attitude.

Besides faith and patience, the other divine virtues worth cultivating are: that way you become a genius; to tolerate like a tree; to discriminate between good and bad, real and fake; to judge – wherein you do justice to self and others; to face life situations squarely with quiet efficiency; to cooperate and be capable of teamwork; to travel light; to concentrate on essentials overlooking trifles.

Negativity creates barriers and a life framed is bondage. Never have a one-track mind, have a wide canvas to function in. Try to connect with the Supreme; He is by your side as and when needed. “Tell the mind to let go of its sad stories, and instead focus on happiness” (Sugandhi Iyer).

Don’t ever collapse under burden, just thrive. Only those who endure and act can gain. Live to the hilt. Keep in mind Soren Kierkegaard’s view: “Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.”

Do good. Your goodness creates goodwill in people that takes you closer to your deity. And be a winner like Ram whose victory over Ravan we celebrate today.