When a person loses someone important to them, they go through a normal process called grieving. Grieving is natural and expected. Over time, it can help the person accept and understand their loss.
Bereavement is what a person goes through when someone close to them dies. It’s the state of having suffered a loss. The person who has lost someone is said to be bereaved.
Mourning is the outward expression of loss and grief. Mourning includes rituals and other actions that are specific to each person’s culture, personality, and religion. Bereavement and mourning are both part of the grieving process.
Grieving involves many different emotions, actions, and expressions, all of which help the person come to terms with the loss of a loved one. But keep in mind, grief doesn’t look the same for everyone. And, every loss is different.
Most people are unhappy; and they are unhappy because there is no love in their hearts.
Freedom lies outside the pattern of society; but to be free of that pattern you have to understand the whole content of it, which is to understand your own mind.
You can be creative only when there is abandonment--which means, really, there is no sense of compulsion, no fear of not being, of not gaining, of not arriving. Then there is great austerity, simplicity, and with it there is love.
It is necessary for all of us to awaken in ourselves this spirit of cooperation, for then it will not be a mere plan or agreement which causes us to work together, but an extraordinary feeling of togetherness, the sense of joy in being and doing together without any thought of reward or punishment.
Through self-knowledge you begin to find out what is God, what is truth, what is that state which is timeless. In self-knowledge is the whole universe; it embraces all the struggles of humanity.
To understand what is right meditation there must be an awareness of the operation of one's own consciousness, and then there is complete attention.
As long as you ask questions you are breaking through, but the moment you begin to accept, you are psychologically dead. So right through life don't accept a thing, but inquire, investigate. Then you will find that your mind is something really extraordinary, it has no end, and to such a mind there is no death.
It is only in a very quiet mind that great things are born; and a quiet mind does not come about through effort, through control, through discipline.
A mind that practices love cannot love.
Do not pursue what should be, but understand what is.
Love is the most practical thing in the world. To love, to be kind, not to be greedy, not to be ambitious, not to be influenced by people but to think for yourself--these are all very practical things, and they will bring about a practical, happy society.
In the search for reality, energy creates its own discipline. But mere discipline, without full comprehension of all this, has no meaning, it is a most destructive thing.
The man who is seeking truth is free of all societies and cultures.
Meditation is the process of understanding your own mind.
Are you aware of the significance of every thought, of every reaction that you happen to have?
When the mind sees itself in the mirror of relationship, from that perception there is self-knowledge.
Goodness, generosity, or love does not come into being save through the search for reality.
Mere isolation in an enclosing idea is not a release from conflict.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action, which is relationship.
We have so committed ourselves in different ways that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study.
The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is.
Only when the mind is tranquil--through self-knowledge and not through imposed self-discipline--only then, in that tranquillity, in that silence, can reality come into being. It is only then that there can be bliss, that there can be creative action.
Being discontented, we either seek a different job or merely succumb to environment…instead of causing us to question life, the whole process of existence.
We are empty shells if we do not possess, if we do not fill our life with furniture, with music, with knowledge, with this or that. And that shell makes a lot of noise, and that noise we call living; and with that we are satisfied. When there is a disruption, a breaking away of that, then there is sorrow, because you suddenly discover yourself as you are--an empty shell, without much meaning.
The very attention given to finding out if the mind can be completely quiet is quietness.
Most people like to live in illusions.
Our conflict is in relationship, at all levels of our existence; and the understanding of this relationship, completely and extensively, is the only real problem that each one has.
Achieve order within yourself…an inward tranquility which knows no disturbance at any moment…in the daily life of the home and the office.
Free yourself from the psychological structure of society, which is to free yourself from the essence of conflict.
I remember a spiritual guru saying that the biggest problem he faces is with women, they get attached and emotional with the Guru itself. Teaching detachment to them is even more difficult, being a woman I am getting aware to that :)
While I was talking to my friend and spiritual guru, I asked this question today...
Me : How can we be detached as you said? How can one walk away with no strings attached? Him: By simple accepting things without any modifications (according to our fantasies). Without any expectations. Accept the unaltered truth and you will be detached.
Me: No masala? :) Him: Masala is Maya and Maya is dangerous. Keeps one in illusion and being in an illusion means drifting away from the truth.
I am so happy as I sit next to the window feeling high and slow even the sun setting in the west was in a hurry to go home after the long day Oh god I thought the buddy time is going to end too soon Needed Some more of the good time but there was a good squeeze in my drink of cut lime cheers we said holding high our goblet, With little care about anything but the moment Thank God I n u are friends Each other we will not lose till the world ends Thank god you gave us friday Wish u made every day a friday Thank god its Friday Thank you buddy for the wonderful time today
I am Satya, a Bangalorean. I am passionate about life and people. My husband Sridhar and daughter Nidhi mean a lot to me. I thank God for such a wonderful husband, always-there-for-me parents and grandmother who form my support system. Else I wouldnt have time on the job I love so much and my hobbies. Life is very special and I am so happy to be ME.