Forgive Others, Not Because They Deserve Forgiveness
But Because, You Deserve Peace.
The Christmas is celebrated around the world today. It has become a universal festival . It is celebrated even in Muslim and Buddhist countries. India remains the Mecca of celebrating all the festivals of the World. It is a religious festival for many. For many it is a spiritual learning and spiritual journey away from the superficiality. For me every day is Christmas day.
Every one remembers Xmas tree as symbol of Christmas. For me it has got spiritual values and spiritual meaning. I love this image because it is really, the humanity represented in this tree. The whole of humanity is represented by the tree, all the branches and twigs, leaves, are connected to a trunk and a seed. I love this image to which we all belong. It is lovely to perceive that God is the seed below the trunk and on top of the tree, there is a star which is the common representation of the God, being a point of light, a star radiating light. I love the Xmas tree as it represents all of us and all the gifts at the bottom of the tree and we experience the godly gifts. We all belong to this one God, the seed of tree and the fruits it bears and bestow on us, we children.
What could be the relevant and appropriate message on this day. The Message should be the gift of love and compassion, mercy and forgiveness and rebuilding broken relationships.
At the heart of christian religion, is mercy and compassion. In fact all the religions teach mercy and compassion for the suffering humanity and suffering individuals alike.
Today many souls are suffering mentally and emotionally. It is enormous pain.
The Christmas time is to look deeply in side as to why there are relationship differences and why many of us suffer in relationships and what we have to do to resolve these differences.
When you are a kid you are told the story that an old man comes down to the earth and brings lot of gifts for all of us. It’s incredibly exciting times for the kids as the preparations start 2-3 weeks before 25 December and family would put up a Christmas tree with lights and sweet things along side. It is very much a family occasion, sending hundreds of Xmas greetings cards and reaching out personally to relatives and friends, to wish on the occasion. But now that scene has changed.
Although Christmas is a festival for exchange of material things, material gifts. But the gifts of love and affection, of forgiveness, the gift of mercy and feelings and attitude for other’s respect and dignity is gone. we have to bring those feelings back and have to embed the same in our mind and intellect for the sake of better family relationships and a better society and a better world..
It is said superficiality in our life has creeped in a big way, it is time to say good bye to superficiality from our life and relationships. Let us become genuine and worthy of carrying on with the sweet relationships, we had made many years ago.
God is the seed of all the humanity and we are connected to Him and we experience the godly gifts bestowed on us by That Greatest of all the Unlimited Donor. We all belong to this one God, It brings us togetherness, gifts which are there, when the individuals connect back to the seed, we experience the gifts, true gifts of love, mercy, bliss, forgiveness, respects, lofty ideals, cooperation and of the realization, ‘who I m’? The original idea was to go back to the seed from whom all the gifts of life come from, they have significance. The seed belongs to every one.
we are in chaos when we become more conscious of identity of body, identify ourselves by color, creed, shape, race, religion and that mentality really divides the humanity .This tree reminds me of one thing of , where we belong to and all belong to the one seed and seed connects us all.
In spirituality, one of the things which is pivotal is, that it is “me” ‘I’ , who is responsible for my actions and activities. I make my own karma. All pain originates from my unreasonable expectations. How I feel dejected and rejected if my expectations are not realised, because they were totally unrealistic. This, we should realize in our mind and intellect. If we reconcile with this fact, our sorrows and sufferings will be reduced to a great extent. What, I think that love and values are missing from our lives and that has caused enormous strain. Love and respect does not happen in our life because of high expectations, and not getting the quality and quantity of love and affection, we expected and many more similar shortcomings in us , and this triggers what is already in me. So take responsibility for your feelings and attitudes, rather than projecting back to others.
We are a soul on journey and other one is also a soul on world journey and we carry a past with our present journey. Do ensure we do not collide on our beautiful World journey. Because what you earn on your way, all along this journey goes with you and the same soul also appears in your next life with you facing that very soul, doing the same which you did with him now, in this journey, So be careful. This is Christmas journey from today onward.
My message again will be of cooperation, understanding, compromise and submission and leave behind all the enmity in your heart and try to build bridges of love and compassion, forgiveness, empathy or what else you can manage to do to alleviate the sorrows and sadness in relationship. It is whether father-mother relationship, son-father relationship, husband- wife relation, brothers-brother and sisters-sister and do your best to come up in life.
Create every thought, perform every deed and see every situation while be stable in the top spiritual stage. Let there not be any questions such as, “Why is this like this? What is this?”, but always put a full stop instead to all the waste thoughts. Do not carry the burden which you can not carry. Analyse yourself where you stand today. Ask your senses to guide you in a better way.
Remember, and say,”This is Nothing new! This was your part and again this is your part. It is beautiful.” Enter your part while recognizing the part of every soul very well. While having relationships and connections with souls, let there be the quality and equality of being loving and detached and all fluctuation will then finish. To remain constantly unshakable and a detached observer in this way, is the sign of being a number one fortunate soul.
Imbibe the virtue of tolerance, only then harsh attitude and thoughts will become cool.
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