This has always been at the back of my mind, which made its appearance now and then. It all started when I was conversing with a student of mine in his early twenties. He comes forth as an arrogant person and claims himself real and thus spiritual.There had been a lot of complaints on him. When I asked him to reflect upon his behaviour. To be thankful and happy with what he has and that will reflect in his personality. He replied being arrogant is being real, which made me think. when I asked the class about their thoughts on being happy and giving happiness.
For some, happiness means meeting their demands first. The thought should be that I can’t make anybody happy if I am not happy
Some started asking questions such as what is happiness. Where does it come from? Is it worthwhile to disappoint someone when I am in capacity?
Few said they feel happiness when they share it with others.
But all agreed upon a common idea that the happiness they knew only stays with them till another sad thought takes over the mind. They said it would be great if they could experience continuous flow of happiness.
What does arrogance, spiritual or being authentic have in common? What is Spirituality?
Is it about me being happy and ignoring others and their feelings because nothing here is good or bad?
Is it to be in our ‘Happy’ state and not to check on our interactions with the world?
Is it the fear of dissonances which makes them averse and scorn the world and walk?
But History says otherwise, all Seers have lived a selfless life. Something to ponder is it not! Bhagavad Gita says “Namostute Vyasa Vishala Buddhe”. We were told to salute and respect those who are knowledgeable as Vyasa whose intellect is vast and inclusive of all.
Spirituality is about living in bliss. To be like a river nourishing everything that it comes in contact with.
Spirituality is about giving. Understanding the impermanence of this world and practising satvik detachment.
Spirituality is about being humble. Uplifting others by acknowledging the Real ‘YOU’ in them. Patience, love and honesty should reflect in your thoughts, talks and actions.
Now that is the difference, between being spiritual and just being religious. Spirituality doesn’t belong to any religion, sect, caste or creed. It’s open for all who have the courage to change themselves then the world. It is about Living with a Positive Mind.