by Somashekhar S
As per our Indian tradition, usually every new born is named after a god/ goddess. The reason is: by calling a person’s name we will be remembering god. To think of god is really soothing.
As we all know, God is everywhere. The most common place and the vastest area he can be seen is in the LOVE we show towards each living being. We must love each human and animal and treat them politely.
We pray god for various things. But I feel we need to love him more than we pray him. We need to experience him from the inside, from our heart. By doing so, we will really love each living being on this earth, be it a fly or a human or an animal or a fish. This will make our behaviour more sympathetic.
God puts us in testing conditions regularly. May be he likes to see how we perform under pressure. I feel the most important behaviour he tests is our Patience, Ego and our movements. Here are a few thoughts:
Patience: God tests our patience not to put us into trouble. We must always remember that it is god’s way of moulding us when he tests us. He wants us to become more tolerant and more enduring. He wants each person to cross the hurdles and come out of the difficult situation every time he tests us. One must not get excited during happier times and one must not feel dejected during sad times. We must be balanced in our emotions always. We must accept life gracefully.
Negligence: Most of the times, it is because of this attitude that we get into difficult situations in life. We often get a positive result if we do not neglect anything in life. For example, we may commit errors in our day-to-day life. This may be due to our negligence or at times inexperience. If we look back at the errors with a clear mind, we are bound to find the answers. We are responsible for our deeds and actions.
Ego is another deterrent that causes obstacles in improving oneself. Apart from putting us in testing situations, god also gives us opportunities to improve ourself and our attitude towards life. We will learn faster if we come out of the testing situation by finding the answers ourselves. It may take some time for us to get the answers to life’s mysteries. How ever long it takes, we will surely benefit from the difficult conditions.
God may close one door but will surely keep at least a window open if not a few doors. It is up to us to choose the right path in life. By surrendering ourselves and by loving god, we can raise ourselves in the philosophical plane and become better human beings.