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Education comes with its own brand of confidence often, a little arrogance too. However, every educated person is not enlightened. Enlightenment goes beyond. Its canvas is very large In fact, without any boundaries Limitless.

There is an inner light in the enlightened that goes to the depth of understanding phenomena and concepts as also a natural recourse to the best code of conduct there could be . This is also work in progress while we are alive. That is, if we keep watching ourselves and our process of learning each second.

Yes, education may be different from learning. One is theory and the other practical.

Surekha Kothari

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A most profound truth we live within the prison of our own making Our thoughts about ourselves, about others, our lives, our emotions, our conflicts, fears, comparisons, attachments, dissatisfactions and more.

How often do we feel a sense of liberation? Hardly ever! There is always some pre occupation which might turn out to be meaningless and completely unimportant in time, but at that time, occupies a large chunk of the mind. And we don’t know how to free ourselves from it, and similar situations.

Actually, it is we who hold on to what we think is holding onto us. The biggest illusion we suffer from. And hence, we fail to destroy the illusory prison walls when there are open doors and illumination all around us. How long will it take?

Surekha Kothari

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When people make statements like, you are older and that’s why you are mature, I really do not agree. There are some very old souls who can stun you with their wisdom at a very young age. They may be born to immature parents. Anything is possible.

Maturity is a very comprehensive word which is not to be looked at in a very limited way. Actually, it occupies a very vast space. It encompasses right thinking, inclusiveness, kindness, understanding , compassion, tolerance, diplomacy , love and respect for human beings and above all, always connecting to your higher self when dealing with everyone.

I think mature people would be like this. So, when anyone is called “mature”, it is not necessarily age related. It is a special grace which either is god given or comes with a lot of work on the self.

Surekha Kothari

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In the earlier years, we were taught to touch the feet of all elders. The blessing of elders was of prime importance. We were told that a blessing was a form of energy that was transmitted from the elders to us when we touched their toes. And this energy was packaged with love and affection and the good will that emanates from close bonds.

It is a blessing to belong to a family where such thoughts are given importance and such feelings exist.

Blessings go a long way. They cleanse the one who gives and the one who receives. So, in every situation, just bless, bless and keep blessing, without worrying unduly about the motives and feelings of others. It is really not relevant to us since we only bless and let go.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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When you start evolving, at every stage you will meet people who are at a similar level. Sometimes, when some people naturally fall out of your life , you tend to react emotionally. You might not realize that you are beginning to attract people compatible with your own energy. And as you become more and more positive and light in your being, you will stop worrying about the opinion others have of you. That day will be a day of liberation.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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How would you define morality? Can there be a set of moral values common to all? Sure! Because what is wrong cannot be right but who defines what is right and moral? Today, anyone can do anything and get away with it. Mostly! Where are the values that prevent people from venturing into the space of others so easily and without remorse or guilt? We want. We take. No looking left or right. This cannot really go on forever. Something has to give and once more, some semblance of decency that befits Indian culture must return to stay.

Surekha Kothari

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Determination


Everywhere, you hear people lamenting about how goodness does not pay. What do we aspire for in return for it? What payment? It is strange that we have to be calculating here as well. I always thought it had everything to do with qualities like caring, wanting the best for someone, protecting someone, looking out for someone etc.

Well, as people close to me say, I live in an alternate world and am completely clueless about where the world is today. Not quite! It is one thing to know where it is and another to agree with everything it stands for.

Even today, respect is earned with the same old “obsolete” values. More so, because a majority is moving away from them that their value is ever increasing.

Yes, they are considered to be outdated because it is too much work for the rapid climbers today. Yet, when we see someone way above in ethics, in moral code of conduct, the discerning among us must realize it as a tough call requiring a lot of faith in oneself and the determination to go it alone if one has to, to respect oneself first before others respect you. Absolutely commendable!

Of course, those who have travelled a long way, away from home, are kind of lost and don’t want to be told this. And so, they have to find their way back to their core. Until then, the way out is waiting and praying.

Surekha Kothari

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Work is worship popular saying and truly a very pertinent slogan for us all. The opposite side of the coin that says, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop.

Constructive work keeps the health and happiness quotient on a consistent level. It’s been my experience. It is a way of giving back to yourself what you know to be your core as a part of divine energy. What you think you are giving outside is actually what you are returning to yourself.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Forgiveness


Forgiveness is the highest form of kindness in the world, I think. The one who cannot forgive is worse off ultimately, from the one who seeks forgiveness. Imagine how much work people have to put in to genuinely forgive someone ! It is also incredible that you can , in fact, live with yourself without forgiving. How complicated you can become by knotting yourself up within mixed emotions.

As they say, only humans can make mistakes. Also, that you yourself have made many and more , and sometimes have been deliberately offensive, too. So, when you know this , you would also, at some point, arrive at the repentance mode which leads to forgiveness. And then , to unimagined relief and happiness.

Try it , at least with those who love you and admit to human error.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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Today, I remember the words of my guru who said , if a negative person does not let go of negativity, what sense does it make for a positive person to react negatively to a negative person and become negative ? A lesson I remember very often. So simple and so logical . And yet, so difficult .

But by changing some ground rules, one can achieve much success in retaining one’s positivity. And not get affected.

The first ground rule is to know that you have to change your dependence on these people for your happy state of mind. In moments when they may not be happy, they could spill negative vibrations around you.

The second is to examine yourself. Have you misunderstood something somewhere ? And started a chain of negativity ?

The third is, is someone else’s negativity worth getting affected by ?

The fourth is, accept what is beyond your control. Though this can be very painful sometimes.

And finally, make a vow to yourself that you will be positive and happy no matter what.

Surekha Kothari

www.BodyMindSoulCentre.com

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