Saturday, December 22, 2007

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass is the mantra constantly flowing in my subconscious mind for the last fifteen years or so. Since I heard S. N. Goenka’s discourses on Vipassana Meditation in audio cassettes lent by one of Papa’s cousins.

I find this an effective tool not only to tide over a bad phase but also to be prepared for an abrupt end of a seemingly happy phase. It is not easy to keep ruminating this especially during the happy phase. It is only when I fall with a thud (figuratively) that I curse myself as to why I did not keep myself aware? And, the cycle continues.

What I have understood of Vipassana Meditation is that it inculcates in us an observer’s perspective in dealing with our emotions. It is particularly helpful for people who do not like to give credit to God for the good times and hold Him responsible for the bad times. For me He is just a person whom I like to call only when I get nature’s call (s) at any ungodly hour, otherwise I like to leave Him alone with his duties of running this world.

8 comments:

Dilip said...

everything shall pass paresh, this write up could not get more close to reality.

Velu said...

I remember having been told this by a dear friend a few years back. That this too shall pass, when I thought it wouldnt. And yes, it did!

And it has remained the mental peace mantra hence..
:)

HCP said...

Complex matter So well said by you in a Nut-shell.Yes only thing which is Constant is CHANGE and one should be Prepared for it always, with a smile.

harimohan said...

dear paresh
what you said is absolutely true ,life is an endless cycle of happenings and the world is an illusion for doesnt yeasterdays sorrows and happinesses seem like sepia prints today while todays reality blurs them into insignificance ,that is why elders say live for the moment easier said than done ,i enjoyed the part when you call upon God !

Alexis said...

Nice one buddy...Very good...
And I wish you a happy, prosperous and successful 2008.
May the next year be filled with joy, fun and peace.

monsoon-dreams said...

paresh,
no joy or sorrow is permanent in this life.the best that we can do is to enjoy to the fullest the good times and store them as wonderful memories to keep us going when we r going thru bad times.
happy new year!may all ur dreams come true.and keep dreaming...(keep posting too,dear)

monsoon-dreams said...

it was in 2007 that u posted something.nothing to write in 2008?too busy,eh?

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