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 Very long ago, a definition was given about life in KALYUG…

  1. KALYUG would be found in the streets of ADHARMA.
  2. In DYUTKREEDA: that is, making easy money by foul play and without deserving it through hard work.
  3. PAANAM / VYASAN: poisonous consumption, addiction of liquor, drugs and in thoughts, words and deeds.
  4. Indulging in gossip
  5. Less sleep and prone to several health issues.
  6. More anger
  7. Less energy and inner happiness.
  8. More arrogance and showmanship
  9. Less purity of mind and body.
  10. Violence in all forms: thoughts, emotions and physical. Prone to enmity and opposition.

Story:

A shishya who lived in his guru’s ashram had a habit of smoking.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Karma Theory


When Lord Krishna returned home after the battle of Mahabharata, his wife Rukmani confronted him “How could you be party to the killing of Guru Drona and Bheeshma, who were such righteous people and had a lifetime of righteousness behind them.”

Initially Lord Krishna avoided her questions but when she did not relent, he replied “No doubt they had a lifetime of rightousness behind them but they both had committed one single sin that destroyed all their lifetime of righteousness”

Rukmani asked “And what was that sin?”

Lord Krishna replied “They were both present in the court when a lady (Draupadi) was being disrobed and being elders they had the authority to stop it but they did not. This single crime is enough to destroy all righteousness of this world”

Rukmani asked “But what about Karna? He was known for his charity. No one went emptyhanded from his doorstep. Why did you have him killed?”

Lord Krishna said “No doubt Karna was known for his charity. He never said ‘No’ to anyone who asked him for anything. But when Abhimanyu fell after successfully fighting an army of the greatest warriors and he lay dying, he asked for water from Karna who stood nearby. There was a puddle of clean water where Karna stood but not wanting to annoy his friend Duryodhan, Karna did not give water to a dying man. In doing so his charity of a lifetime was destroyed. Later in battle, it was the same puddle of water in which the wheel of his chariot got stuck and he was killed.”

Understand that your one act of injustice can destroy your whole life of honesty.This story is great example of Karma Theory in Path to Prosperity. So let’s create any Karma with Awareness what is righteous.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Banking and karma are very similar. You open an account. You make certain investments, including FDs. Sometimes, when investments are bad ones, they give you losses. And good ones, dividends.

Once our karma account is opened, we should try to make good investments. Otherwise, we will find our account of good karma depleting very fast and then we are left with very little balance.

There is always a tussle between the need to create good karma and the blocks we create with our ego. We need to work on understanding this big time.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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Quality of emotion


People say it is good to take people and things at face value ….hmm…really? But what is the end result of taking such an attitude? Evidently, something like taking everything with a pinch of salt! So, that makes for a lot of salt in the system! And salt retains water in the body. Water, you know, is a symbol of emotions. Which means, if you are taking that attitude, you are doing it superficially and suppressing a lot of emotion in the bargain?

Otherwise, how come people who appear to be breezy, nonchalant and least affected are afflicted with serious ailments? Strokes! Heart attacks! Lung diseases! These reflect an inability to breathe in life positively.

Excess emotion can be a big killer. So, it is always better to accept the quality of emotion you are feeling, run through it and cleanse it immediately. We can pretend before others. Can we run away from ourselves?

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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There is a constant blessing and regular messages coming from the Universe if we are open. Sometimes, a message meant for someone else gets posted to your cell. But there is nothing like a co incidence. So, think what the words convey to you. They will most definitely apply to you in some way.


Today, I got a similar message which made me smile. It was really so relevant to the relationship with the sender. I am aware that there is a resistance from the other end but to me, it was a sign that I had to reply. So I did. I am not seeking any outcome from anything. I have realized that this is the mistake we make always. We don’t move from our place of ego.

One day, as we go along, we realize that all we need to do is cleanse ourselves. Not to worry about the others. Inner transformation gets manifested outside. So, the more we cleanse, the more our inner world gets purified. And then we don’t look for returns. Simultaneously, the effect shows around us, in people, in events automatically …everywhere.

It is very simple. If you have a black spot on your cheek, your mirror will show it. But you have to clean it from your face before the mirror can show a clean face. You can’t clean it inside the mirror, can you?

 Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Spontaneity is often a double edged sword in this world. People are so used to measuring their words and actions. It is sad, really, because spontaneity springs instinctively from within and has no hidden agenda. But it needs another spontaneous person opposite to understand this…also an unbiased one.

Those who listen to words which do not resonate within their hearts day after day tend to numb their intrinsic selves and bury their core under the relationships that” matter.” To keep everyone happy around them. At what cost though? When is the right time to make ourselves happy? Something to think about.

 Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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How many of us recognize the mischief of the ego? Here are some pointers:

  • If you are in the one upmanship game.
  • When you compare yourself with others.
  • When you want to be in the limelight all the time.
  • When you like the last word.
  • When you find it difficult to admit you may not be right.
  • When, as an elder, you want subservience from those younger to you.
  • When you deliberately put people down…

There is a deep connection between ego and insecurity and low self esteem. It is indeed a pity that our inherent wisdom deserts us, sacrificed at the alter of our ego. These pointers may help us in becoming aware of our own mental congestion.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

surekhakothari.wordpress.com

Speakingtree Blog: www.speakingtree.in/public/surekhakothari

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