THOUGHT FOR CONTEMPLATION
Commandment 1: Drop the mighty Ego of “I”.I is the most dangerous Ego of all egos. I is always associated with false pride and is the main cause for ones fall in life. I distances one from pious people and attracts negative vibrations of others. It also binds us to new karmas (deeds) thus binding to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
Commandment 2: Avoid Tit for Tat.
Give love for love, help for help but never give hatred for hatred and violence for violence (even if you are subjected to unjustified trouble). Anybody who is unjust to you is unjust because of your past karma hence reacting in the same manner will bind you once again to the same vicious cycle. Avoid conflicts and frictions at all costs.
Commandment 3: Reduce Expectations.
Expectation is the major cause for our anger, disappointment, irritation, frustration, stress and other negative emotions. Your happiness increases in direct proportion to the reduction in your expectations.
Commandment 4: Increase Acceptance.
Life is full of ups and downs, peaks of pains and pleasures and favorable and unfavorable situations. These variations are the result of our past karmas hence accepts every life situation as it is without resistance. Resistance, in any case, will not change the course of life. At least acceptance will give you enough strength to face the situation and attract good things in life.
Commandment 5: Forgive and seek Forgiveness.
Whatever we remember with intense emotions has the power to repeat itself and as we normally remember the unpleasant incidents of life more than the pleasant ones, especially the ones connected with hatred and enmity. These impressions recreate more and more unpleasant incidents in life. It is advisable to carry good memories rather than bad ones. Forgive all those who you think have been unjust to you and seek forgiveness from all those where you think you were unjust. The idea is not to carry forward any unpleasant impressions in mind, and in any case not for more than 24 hours.
Commandment 6: Make Positive Affirmations.
Every morning, afternoon and night say to yourself with strong feelings these positive affirmations as they have the power to change your mood, attitude and personality. I AM HAPPY, I AM HEALTHY, I AM PEACEFUL, I AM DIVINE, I AM POORNA ANANDA (I AM COMPLETE BLISS).
Commandment 7: Give and spread Happiness.
Whenever you give anything selflessly to anybody, cosmos gives you the same thing back in multiple of 1000 times.Hence try to always find an opportunity to give happiness to others and get blessed with bountiful of happiness.
Commandment 8: Offer Gratitude.
There are so many people who have contributed to our well being in this life, starting from our parents to our siblings, friends, Guru and God. There may be many more people who have direct or indirect contribution in this birth or previous births. Offering gratitude to them connects us to the happiness providing cosmic energy thus attracting happiness in the present as well as future.
Commandment 9: Meditate Regularly.
Through regular meditation we can break the chain of thoughts emanating from the mind and experience peace, tranquility and inner bliss. This is the state which helps us to cross over the difficulties of life effortlessly, increase our efficiency, improve decision making, avoid confusion and bring about overall positive changes in our personality.
Commandment 10: Realize your Divine Self.
The ultimate aim of this human life is to realize our own self and establish in an eternally blissful state. We are an entity beyond the limitations of physical body, mind and senses. It is eternal, omnipotent and blissful. Under ignorance we consider ourselves as a physical body and get bound to its karmas and experience the peaks of pains and pleasures. Transcending the limitations of these experiences we can realize our true self. Once the true Divine Self is realized nothing in this universe can bring pain, sorrow or frustration. Every moment is blissful and one experiences the life of a liberated soul.
– Guruji Sri. Sadguru Rameshji Ji
THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS JOY IS A BIGGER JOY THAN OUR OWN JOY