In the previous episode we had witnessed a very important point during the extended discussion on why should we control our anger and our urge to win over our wife/husband. We saw that, one way of channelizing our mind in the right direction is to develop the habit of performing spiritual practices together as a couple, developing interest to attend “Satsangs” or healthy gatherings that talks about spirituality, spiritual development, etc. Once our minds are channelized into these kinds of activities, we automatically cease to fight with each other unwantedly. Our ego issues are taken care of, and moreover, performing spiritual activities like “Sloka” chanting (on any deity) together as a couple leads to immense benefits for the house and also for the family. This is one important message for all of us that our “Sanaathana Dharma” explains! Hence let us make it a point to implement this message in our everyday life.
Now moving on to the next point – “Daivateshu”! Here, Vidura explains that we should never get angry on Bhagawan! It might sound silly and funny as to why is Vidura saying this – Even in today’s life, if something going on around us that irks us very badly, what do we do immediately? We blame it on Bhagawan – As if He’s “gifting” us with such terrible situations in our life! 🙂 We should realize that our lives take ups and downs because of our “Paapa” and “Punya” accounts! Whenever we experience a tough phase in our life we need to develop that maturity that this is due to our sins that we had committed in our earlier lives and we thus need to move on. Rather, if we’ve to keep complaining about it and put the blame on Bhagawan, what’s the point in doing so? What can Bhagawan do, if we’ve accumulated so much of sins in our life? We should always remember that the relationship between the “Paramaatma” (Bhagawan) and the “Jeevaatma” (People like us) is always pure and is full of love and compassion. Thus it is we who have to ensure that Bhagawan’s love and compassion transcends into us freely without creating obstacles in the middle of the path. Thus the message from this section of today’s episode is that, if there’s a tough phase in our life, there’s no point in blaming Bhagawan for it. Rather, we can pray to Him for seeking His blessings with which we can cross over this tough phase of our life smoothly without much troubles.
However let us think the other side of the issue here – When we go through an extremely happy phase in our life, what do we do? Do we even have time to think of Bhagawan? Do we have that gratitude to praise him and thank him for what we’ve got? Sadly, we never do both of these! 🙂 Hence as an extension to this point, we should make it a habit to thank Bhagawan for all the good things what He has given us, during our everyday prayers. This is also extremely important.
Moreover Vidura explains in his next point that we should not get angry unnecessarily on “Andhanas” or “Brahmins”. This is also becoming quite common nowadays in our society. There are few people in our society who have a wrong opinion on Brahmins and thus exhibit their hatred towards them through their behavior and day to day activities. I don’t want to add further to this point at this moment as this can turn into a controversial topic! I shall talk about this point in detail in future when the right context arrives. So till then, I’m reserving my comments and explanations on this point.
Hence for today, let us understand and realize the significance of the above explained points and let us try to put them in practice in our daily lives. We shall wait till tomorrow’s episode for Vidura’s next important point! Stay tuned! 🙂