Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Nature Of Human Suffering

Aum Namo Narayanaya
||Sri Ramakrishna Sharanam||
Dear readers, now that the anxiety is a little removed since my first post, I feel a little more comfortable in posting another entry.  On Tuesday I had the opportunity to meet up with one of my old colleagues at the parking of the gym and was extremely surprised that he recognised me and made the attempt to approach me. Whilst we were digging into the past a young boy drove past us in a brand new range rover. He immediately commented why his life was so full of suffering whilst others are born with a golden spoon and enjoy the pleasures of life.
I recalled that Holy Mother Sarada Devi gave a wonder explanation of human suffering and thought it will make some interesting food for thought.   
Mother Sarada explains the nature of Human sufferings through this lovely story: The creation itself is full of misery and happiness. Could anyone appreciate happiness if misery does not exist? Besides how is it possible for all persons to be happy?  Mother Sita once said to Lord Rama,”Why don’t you remove all the suffering and unhappiness off all your subjects? Please make all the inhabitants of your kingdom happy. If you only will it, it will happen. Rama asked, “Is it ever possible for all persons to be happy at once.” Why not? Asked mother Sita. Please supply from the royal treasury the means of satisfying everyone’s wants. Rama agreed. He then ordered the treasury to supply all the needs of his people.
They all went their ways and were enjoying their new found wealth. Through the maya of the lord, the roof under which they were living started to leak. They sent for workmen to repair the roof but not a labourer could be found, as they were all enjoying their new wealth. Unable to bear the discomfort mother Sita asked for things to be brought back to the way it was so they can procure labour to repair the roof. Mother Sita then declared that it is impossible for all persons to be happy at the same time.

She also said, “Lord this is your wonderful sport, no one can suffer all the time.” No one will spend all their days on earth suffering. Every action brings its own results and one gets ones opportunities accordingly.
It is important that we do not become depressed over the sufferings and setbacks in life. We must take them with the understanding that they are temporary. Joy and bliss awaits us at the next turn. Immerse yourself in the love of god. He will help you lessen your sufferings.
Shri Ramakrishna says, “There are pearls in the deep sea, but you must hazard all perils to get them. If you fail to get them by a single dive, do not conclude that the sea is without them. Dive again, and again, and you are sure to be rewarded in the end. So also in the quest for god, if in your first attempt to see him proves fruitless, do not lose heart. Persevere in the attempt and you will surely find him.
May his divine grace inspire you to succeed is my sincere prayer

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