Peace is the ultimate matter of the heart, not a product of machines. Peace can only rest on the foundation of empathy, mutual love and concern for all. Peace is the ultimate happiness. It is the music of life for it is god manifested. Peace is the essence of life. It is a symbol of nobility and greatness and strength of mind and source of all noble thoughts. Those who cannot experience peace also fail to realise bliss. Learn to imbibe peace within. Dive into the ocean of unabated peace.
Try doing this to attain peace. Sit quietly, closing your eyes in solitude. Keep out flickering thoughts and reflect and pray in the following manner. Thus the life being wasted without experiencing ultimate bliss ? Now only you can lead me towards your path. All my deeds are bondages, to taste the sweet nectar of your love and happiness.
Please accept my prayers. Help me plunge into the divine ocean of your love and bless me with your grace. Bless me such that my life becomes meaningful. My wavering mind keeps me wandering forever, remaining attached to this mundane world, suffering pain in the pursuit of happiness. Bless me with strength, devotion and love. Take away my conceit. I seek your refuge. I do not pray for material attainments but, bless me with the divine wisdom.
Do find time to contemplate. Prayer is not a time bound process? Let it be a perpetual state. Let your life blossom, let your every deed be guided by his thought. Do not do any work in haste. Ensure that you carry out your work with a calm and selfless attitude. Work done with patience proves to be most efficient.
Compassion is not an attribute of any one religion. It is a universal principle for happiness and peace. In a world torn by conflict and strife where violence and not love dictates people’s action, what every person at every age needs to learn is the art of nurturing compassion within. Whoever you may be, you need compassion. Compassion should no more lie in the ideologies of Philosophers or in the lucrative rewards of theologians (in after life). The voice of compassion needs to be heard in every household, educational institution, office, mall and theatre besides other places and circumstances.
Compassion begins with empathy. Empathy is the ability to feel for another. Those who are sensitive to the motions of life, to the experience of pain and pleasure are capable of empathy. Those who have paid attention to their emotional upsurges, the unintelligent ways of anger, hurt or hate, the irrationality of fear, feel empathy for another who is going through a similar emotion. Empathy and compassion thus born would naturally blossom into acts of kindness to reach out to others.
Well being of the other is the highest priority for a compassionate person. Hence his/her actions would reflect tremendous intelligence, fortitude and discretion. Compassion is not the armour of the weak. It is a weapon of the strong. To believe that anger and violence can solve our problem is a mistaken belief. Problems at micro as well as macro level arise because of lack of understanding and love between people. Situation based problems need better strategy and skill to solve them but emotion based problems need people who are involved, in moving out of those negative emotions that are causing them.
That is why any constructive change can never be effected through anger and violence. Compassion is the answer. Let us nurture the noble virtue of compassion with dedication. Let us see the faces of people who walk into our world with smiles, tears, affection and wrath. Let us mediate on their feelings to let compassion blossom.