“Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead, therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.”
In this world, nothing is permanent except God. Nothing is permanent. Stop worrying about things you can’t change, let the time change it for you. Everything and everyone you know can change at any moment. Spiritual scriptures stress upon the awareness of the impermanence of this world. It also conveys the message of the sovereignty of the soul. Though the body is a perishable soul is deathless.
Birth, growth, maturity, decay, death—this is the sequence in all nature and is the same in the plant and the man. The difference is only in time. The whole cycle may be completed in one case in a day, in the other month, year, or years; the methods are the same.
Everything in nature is constantly changing. Every particle in this body is continually changing. Everything born must die. Everything is temporary. Enjoyment, misery, luxury, wealth, power, and poverty, even life itself, are all temporary.
The body is subject to the law of growth and decay; what grows must of necessity decay. The life comes and goes—wealth, fame, enjoyments are only for a few days. The whole world is going towards death; everything dies. There cannot be any form unless it is the result of force and matter, and all combinations must dissolve. This world is a delusion of two days. The present life is of five minutes.
Everything that has a beginning in time must end in time. Spiritual masters say that whatever takes birth will have a death. Death can only come to something which is not eternal; that which is permanent can never die. Whether a person is a common native, a warrior or a leader, he must not fear of losing his life, name, fame, or wealth. Relationships, wealth and all other worldly objects are just temporary.
The Veda says that even God got bored by His isolated state before the creation of this world and hence, He created this world. If you analyze with the help of your intelligence, you can overcome this by knowing the truth with the help of the knowledge. The physique is temporary – the soul is permanent:
Great philosopher maintained that change is the only reality in nature. We’ve all made changes in our lives, both good and bad, expected and unexpected. Relationships, circumstances, and feelings change. Nobody is ever exactly the same in each moment.
Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita compares the human body to a piece of cloth. A person should identify not with the body but the real Self within. One should not grieve for growing old or having a disease that cannot be cured. Just as worn out clothes are replaced by the new ones, the soul of a person acquires a new body. Identification with the Self instead of the body helps a seeker to be detached from the limitations of the human body.
Misunderstanding in the self or an ‘absolute truth’ is the main reason why billions lead unhappy lives on the planet. According to Bhagavad Gita, a disbelieving man cannot be at peace in this world or the next. It is important not to confuse this lesson with willingness which is an absolute necessity for a person to discover his own self. However, the habit of rejecting a philosophy, belief or truth told by a learned man is not keen at all.
All thoughts, feelings and desires take birth in the mind. Looking deep within one’s own self is not possible without first stabilizing the mind. The mind can be really quite only when a person is free from the countless desires. Just as we can look at the bottom of the ocean only when there are no ripples on the surface, the secrets of mind, heart and soul can only be known when there are no desires on the surface. The stillness of mind can open doors to wisdom, peace and tranquillity for anyone.
Just as a mirror covered by dust does not reflect images of objects, perception, too, gets obscured by selfish attitude. A selfish person cannot perceive the truth as it is when tackling relationship issues in day to day life due to his nature. Whether a person wishes to gain material wealth, succeed in a profession or acquire spiritual wisdom, giving up personal agendas is absolutely necessary to pace through fears and sorrows.
Mere acceptance of this inspirational truth can transform the lives of a person. It is the Supreme Being which acts through every living being. Releasing oneself from worries and all other negative emotions is easy by surrendering oneself to the almighty. Since a human being is only an instrument in the hands of God, regretting the past or fearing the future is pointless. The natural harmony of mind and soul is restored by recognizing the Omnipresent.
“Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”