Finding Happiness Through Religion.
What’s 2+2? Well ,it’s simple – 4. Now suppose you have to do a very complex calculation that involves division , multiplication , addition , averaging etc. In that calculation , the first step is to calculate 2 + 2 . By mistake, due to inattention you evaluate it to 5 and use this result to compute the rest of the calculation. What will happen? The final result will be wrong because you started with wrong calculation. Similarly, we are trying to find happiness in this world through varieties of activities but all our attempts are ending up in futility.
The reason is simple – we are misidentifying ourselves – we are living with a false sense of identity. In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna informs that our real identity is soul. Hence, I am not this body, I am soul. We wrongly identify ourselves as body or mind but in fact we are spirit souls.
Not only Gita claims it, but The Bible, The Quran and other religious scriptures also confirm this fact. There have been much scientific research confirming the existence of soul. This knowledge of knowing one’s real identity as real soul is the first step to enter into spiritual life.
Now knowing one’s identity as soul is not sufficient enough to quench our thirst for happiness. We need to know even more. All the scriptures present in any religion are given to mankind for the sole purpose of understanding God and how to reconnect with him. As stated earlier, our real identity is we are not this body but soul. To complete it, we are parts and parcels of supreme soul and supreme father called God. We are His servants and our real position is to eternally love Him and serve Him uninterruptedly and unselfishly. Therefore in short, all the scriptures teach these four essential and common principles
(a) We are not this body but spirit soul
- We are part and parcels of Supreme soul God
- Our real position is to love and serve him unconditionally
- You can be happy spiritually by re-establishing your real position with God
Now the path of spirituality is very clear from all these statements. In order to be happy in our lives, we must start incorporating spiritual component in our lives. These spiritual components should help to teach how we can identify ourselves as soul, how we can realize God and how we can re-establish our relationship with him.
Following is a simple ABCDE formula that helps you to add spirituality in our daily lives. This formula if followed sincerely will help you to begin your journey on spiritualty and you will feel a very different kind of bliss and happiness that you most likely for most have never experienced so far.
|In order to crack any exam, an association of like-minded competitive students is required. Since they have a fire of enthusiasm and determination to pass the exam, and since we all have those same qualities within us, we get inspiration and strength from like-minded people to ace the exam. In the business world we find such institutions as the stock exchange and chamber of commerce. Association with those engaged in a similar line of business is very conducive to advancement in that business.
We can associate with our friends , relatives or colleagues who are spiritually minded like us. If there is dearth of such association , then in this era of 5G you can google and associate with spiritual minded people online. Now in this age of internet , no one can stop you to talk to anyone anywhere around the globe. At the same time , care should be taken to avoid association of people who are too much narrow-minded , negative and have criticizing thoughts and attitudes so that we can avoid being affected. It’s important to learn association as well as disassociation also.
A – Association
|associations, then in this era of 5G we can find can google and associate with spiritual minded people online. Now in this age of internet , no one can stop you from talking to anyone anywhere around the globe. At the same time, care should be taken to avoid association of people who are too narrow-minded , negative and have criticizing thoughts and attitudes so that we can avoid getting affected. It’s important to learn association as well as disassociation also.|
|exchanges with similar groups such as chambers of commerce, associations with similar goals and in a similar line of business is very conducive for advancement in that business. We can associate with our friends, relatives or colleagues who are spiritually minded like us. If there is a dearth of such assoc, no and have criticizing thoughts and attitudes so that we can avoid being affected. It’s important to learn association as well as disassociation also.|
|The root cause of our suffering is ignorance or in other words lack of knowledge. Since we do not know the path of pursuing happiness, we concoct our own plans and get frustrated at the end. Hence , it’s very important for us to know about the correct way of leading life. Just as doctors prescribe medicine and suggest we avoid certain things for our quick recovery from disease, similar from this state of unhappy diseased condition we need to know Do’s and Don’ts for our speedy recovery. These Do’s and Don’ts knowledge are vividly described in scriptures of all religions. One can search for such authentic literature , read it regularly , strengthen his intelligence and can very easily avoid falling prey to bad and forbidden activities.|
B – Book Reading
|we need to know Do’s and Don’ts for our speedy recovery. These Do’s and Don’ts are vividly described in the scriptures of all religions. One can search for such authentic literature, read it regularly, strengthen one’s intelligence and can very easily avoid falling prey to vices and forbidden activities.|
|Chanting the name or names of God is described as the topmost spiritual activity in many religions. It’s said it is the most sublime activity and the soul’s most joyous proclivity. Simply by chanting the names of God , one can very easily feel the presence of God. One gets a huge relief from mental stress and anxiety. You may chant the names of Krishna or Allah or Jehovah, it’s your choice. Nothing is required to pay for chanting and you can chant at any time. However , it’s usually recommended to chant in the morning hours as the mind is very receptive and calm during that time.|
C – Chanting
D – Diet
|The best kind of food that aligns with the spiritual principles is vegetarian food. Meat is obtain by killing animals and other creatures. We do not have the right to kill other living entities. There are a ton of plant made meat tasting alternatives in every supermarket these days. And they are delicious. From beef, to meatballs, to fish, chicken, shrimp and duck, almost everything is available. Asian supermarkets also have a variety of fake meats. And if that doesn’t do it, if a person is a chain smoker and smokes 100 cigarettes per day, the doctor advises him to smoke 50 per day. In this manner, he is not encouraging him to smoke but at the same time helping him to reduce the addiction and finally make it nil.
There is a well-known saying, “You are what you eat,” or “As you eat, so shall you think. ” Our food has three important components. The first component give you physical strength require, the second component is thrown out as waste products in the form of stool , urine , sweat etc. and the third component shapes your consciousness. It means the kind of food you eat decides your thinking, feeling, willing and actions.
An argument may still be give that vegetarian food also cause harm to plants and trees, so isn’t it sinful? The answer is yes. That’s why we must offer our food first to God and give thanks. In return, God removes the sin incurred in the process of preparing food. This expression of gratitude towards God helps us to realize his hand and mercy in our lives.
E – Engagement
It’s a well-known fact that an “Idle Mind is the Devil’s Workshop”. As we discussed earlier, our real identity is that of soul. It is soul cannot be inactive even for a moment. The world around us is fill with magnificent buildings, gadgets, technologies and inventions created by man and it is due to his propensity to serve. All of us are serving someone or something in some way. If anyone says I am completely independent and not serving anyone, he must be at least serving his belly. Since our activities are currently direct towards satisfying our desires and plans, that’s why it’s frustrating and pain producing at the end.
Instead we simply try to satisfy the desires and plans of God coming through his scriptures and his bonafide representatives, we will always be happy and blissful in that service. If we make plans and engagements like how to spread knowledge about God , how to bring peace and happiness in other lives and so forth. We will flood with happiness in our lives. If you plan how to make others happy, God will make plan how to keep you happy. That’s one of the purpose of this website Godsyou.com where we try to enlighten and motivate people to search for true happiness in their lives. Therefore , it’s very important for ourselves to positive engaged rather than be engage by our devil mind that always plans to devour us.
This is a simple formula accepting which we will definitely see transformation in our lives within just a few days. One may still question – Will I have time to do all these things ? How will I manage it all with my job, family and other responsibilities? As far as time is concerned , we need to think how much time I waste daily in non-productive things. Can’t I take out some time to reform myself? Can’t I change the direction of my life from today onwards so that I will happy in the long run? And yes, we have other responsibilities and we need to attend to them but if we want to properly and efficiently fulfill our responsibilities, we must plan and undertake this spiritual responsibility. Spiritual responsibility is never a burden but always a gain and that’s never a mistake.