Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WHYling away our life HOWling

We while away our life howling.

!! ??

What is that supposed to mean?

While away = waste, spend without purpose.

If you write the same line as 'we WHYle away our life HOWling', it becomes more appropriate. Grammatically incorrect. Perhaps. But very insightful and meaningful.

Our tendency to ask 'why' and 'how' for everything is the root cause of our miseries.

Why and How are very powerful questions and are tremendously helpful to understand things in the material world. But, they are extreme time-wasters if used to ponder over spiritual or metaphysical things.

Why is the world like this? Why does God let this happen? Why so much misery? Why such and a such thing happened to me? Why me????

After we get tired of WHY, we start wasting time on HOW. That's also useless.

Forget WHY and HOW and develop acceptance. You will be happier and more peaceful.


All your happiness and miseries are found in the same two things in life - your possessions and your relations.

Happiness is linear and misery is geometric. So be careful where you try to find happiness. You may find some happiness as promised. But, be assured, the same thing will cause many times misery too.

Minimalism is to the rescue. Cut down both possessions and relations. You will be lighter and happier. Why stop at traveling light? Live light!

External clutter causes internal clutter and vice versa. Reducing one helps reduce the other as well.


Insights from the discourses of Swami Anubhavananda Saraswati


sunaath said...

ಆತ್ಮೋನ್ನತಿಗೆ ಇದು ಒಳ್ಳೆಯ ಬೆಳಕು.... ಆದರೆ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಸ್ವಾಸ್ಥ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ?

Mahesh Hegade said...

ವಿಚಾರ ಮಾಡಬೇಕಾದ ಮಾತು ಸರ್!