How to find Purpose of Life

Karma, the Flow of Cause and Effect

Karma is derived from the Sanskrit root word kri, meaning ‘to do’. It encompasses all actions, thoughts, and words that we engage in. Even inaction is considered Karma, for it, too, has a consequence. Thus, every action, every thought, and every word we speak is Karma. It is important to remember that Karma is not merely the result of our actions. Rather, it is the entire process of cause and effect. Every thought, word, and action creates an imprint on our consciousness, shaping our character and influencing our future actions. Therefore, it is essential to perform our actions with utmost integrity, ethics, and morality.

Understanding Dharma

Dharma is the inherent nature of all beings. It is the path of righteousness, duty, and moral obligation. Every being has a unique Dharma, and it is our duty to fulfill it with utmost dedication and sincerity. When we perform our actions in accordance with our Dharma, we are living a life of purpose and meaning.

How to find Purpose of Life
How to find Purpose of Life

Interconnection of Karma and Dharma

Karma and Dharma are interconnected, and we cannot understand one without the other. Every action we perform has a consequence, and it is our duty to perform our actions in accordance with our Dharma. By understanding the deeper meaning behind these concepts, we can lead a life of purpose and fulfillment, and ultimately, reach spiritual enlightenment.

The Misconception of Karma

Many people mistakenly believe that Karma only refers to the consequences of their actions. However, Karma is an ongoing process that influences our every thought, word, and deed. Consider this: even if you choose to do nothing and remain idle, this too is an action towards being lazy, and it will have a certain result, perhaps leading to lethargy or even illness.

The Power of Thoughts and Intentions

In the same way, when you express love and affection towards others, it brings joy and happiness to their hearts, and they may bring you gifts or other blessings. Even the thoughts that we entertain have a profound impact on our lives. If we hold on to negative thoughts such as anger, jealousy, or hatred, it can create destructive patterns of behavior and affect our character.  For example, in your mind you say, oh, I am a strong person; I am a brave person. I can do whatever I want. Because of that, your character changes, this is also Karma. As you understand now, everything is Karma, including not doing something as well.

Cultivating Awareness and Mindfulness

Therefore, we must cultivate awareness and mindfulness in all that we do, say, and think. By understanding Karma, we can make conscious choices that bring positive results and avoid actions that lead to suffering.

Kali Yuga impact

Bhagavad Gita’s Timeless Wisdom: Predicting the Modern World’s Struggles

In the fast-paced and ever-changing world we live in, it’s often enlightening to turn to ancient texts for wisdom and insight. One such timeless scripture is the Bhagavad Gita, which remarkably predicted the challenges and dynamics of our modern society over 5,700 years ago. In this blog post, I will take you on a journey through the verses of the Bhagavad Gita that accurately foreshadow the state of affairs in today’s world.

Bhagavad Gita's Timeless Wisdom
Kaliyug (the dark age of demon Kali) began with the onset of the Mahabharat War about 5700 years ago

The Diminishing Virtues

Reflections on Modern Society:

The Bhagavad Gita’s foresight into the erosion of virtues resonates deeply with the contemporary challenges faced by humanity. From truthfulness to mercy, the fabric of moral integrity is unraveling under the sway of Kali Yuga’s influence.

Wealth as a Benchmark

Rethinking Success:

In a world obsessed with material wealth, the Gita’s prediction underscores the need to reassess our definition of success. True worth lies not in possessions but in the richness of character and compassion.

Superficial Attraction and Deceit in Relationships

Navigating Relationship Dynamics:

The Gita’s insight into superficial relationships and deceit in commerce sheds light on the complexities of modern-day interactions. Authenticity and integrity emerge as guiding principles amidst the maze of superficiality.

External Symbols vs. True Spirituality

Cultivating Inner Depth:

Amidst the clamor for external validation, the Gita’s wisdom encourages us to seek spirituality beyond mere symbols. True growth stems from inner transformation rather than outward displays.

Hypocrisy Accepted as Virtue

Embracing Authenticity:

In a world where hypocrisy is often tolerated, the Gita’s warning serves as a call to authenticity and integrity. Upholding virtues in the face of societal pressures becomes a cornerstone of spiritual resilience.

The Shift in Sacred Places

Rediscovering Sacredness:

As sacredness is commodified, the Gita prompts us to reclaim the spiritual essence of our surroundings. Beyond superficiality lies the profound sanctity of the divine, waiting to be rediscovered.

The Triumph of the Strongest

Navigating Political Realities:

In an era marked by power struggles, the Gita’s insight into political dynamics reminds us of the transient nature of authority. True strength lies not in domination but in service and compassion.

Struggles of Survival

Addressing Economic Inequities:

The Gita’s acknowledgment of famine and taxation parallels contemporary socioeconomic challenges. Empathy and collective action emerge as antidotes to the disparities of wealth and opportunity.

Climate and Societal Issues

Confronting Global Crises:

The Gita’s foresight into environmental and societal upheavals urges us to confront the pressing issues of our time. From climate change to mental health, proactive measures are essential for a sustainable future.

The Bhagavad Gita serves as a beacon of guidance in navigating the complexities of Kali Yuga. By embracing its teachings and incorporating transformative practices into our daily lives, we can transcend the shadows of materialism and reclaim the path of spiritual enlightenment. As we strive for personal growth and collective well-being, let us heed the Gita’s timeless wisdom and embark on a journey towards inner harmony and societal renewal.

alexander the great and yogi

When great meets the greatness: A tale of Alexander and the yogi

The tale of Alexander and the Yogi, an ancient tale is perhaps one of the most important and iconic learnings we may receive in our lives. Yet many people in the modern world do not dwell on tales of the past and this is why they keep making mistakes. The eternal truths have been revealed to us and stand as true today as they did in the ancient world, for once upon a time even the ancients thought that they live in a modern world. What we call modern today will become ancient to others in a thousand years.

An important tale I would like to share is perhaps of that person whom the Western world calls the greatest emperor who rose from amongst them. There is a lot to be learned from this so do read with full awareness.

Alexander the great and the Great Yogi
Alexander the Great and the Great Yogi

As Alexander pushed for new glories, he encountered the gymnosophists (the Greek word for yogi). Ten yogis were captured and brought to Taxila. As had been informed to them about their intellect capabilities, he decided to test them. He thought of playing a game with them. He said to the yogi, that he would ask each of them a question. At the end of the game, he would put to death the one who had the worst answer.

To make it an interesting read I have added my answer. You may also add your answer and leave it in the comment box below.

1-Who are the majority the dead or the leaving?

• The yogi answered the living cause the dead does not exist anymore.
My answer- The dead, because the living can be counted, but the dead can’t.

2- Which is the most cunning animal?

• The yogi said the one that humans still could not find.
My answer- the one who doesn’t reveal a…………………………………………!

3- What is more powerful? Life or death?

• The yogis said Life, because life cause life beings more illnesses.
My answer- Easy, Death. In life you go away from god, in death you go back to god.

4- How can a human be more loved?

• The yogi answered, by being powerful without promoting fear
My answer- By not listening to the voice in his own mind.

5- Which is bigger the day or the night?

• The yogi answered the day. It is bigger by one day than the night as it came earlier.
My answer- Day because the moment it appears, the darkness of the night runs away.

6- Where do the biggest animals exist? On the land or in the sea?

• The yogi said on the land, because the sea is part of the land.
My answer- In The Swords of those who are uncivilized and don’t have morals.

7- How can anyone be a god?

• The yogi said by doing something a human can not achieve.
My answer- Yoga says give up the ego and you are god. Capitalism says earn money and you are god. Politics says win elections and you are god. I say the moment you see the spark of divinity within yourself you become a god.

8- the next question was related to Alexander’s conquest. Alexander asked why you asked your king to revolt against me?

• The yogi said because I want him to live as a royal or die as a royal.
My answer- Because nobody likes the neighbor (stranger) to become the father to your child.

9- For how long is it good for one human to live?

• Until death becomes more desirable than life.
My answer- As long as history doesn’t turn him into a villain.

Plutarch, “Life of Alexander”, Paralell Lives, 64-65

Turning to the judge, Alexander bade him give his opinion. The judge declared that they had answered one worse than another. “Well, then,” said Alexander, “thou shalt die first for giving such a verdict.” “That cannot be, O King,” said the judge, “unless thou falsely saidst that thou wouldst put to death first him who answered worst.” These philosophers, then, he dismissed with gifts. ⁃ Plutarch, “Life of Alexander”, Paralell Lives, 64-65

alexander the great and yogi
Alexander the Great and the Great Yogi

Alexander attempted to persuade a yogi to stay with him as one of his teachers. He even suggested using force to escort him to his country, but the yogi replied philosophically: “What shall I be worth to you, Alexander, for exhibiting to the Greeks if I am compelled to do what I do not wish to do?”.

However, Alexander did succeed in taking a yogi back home, or at least it seemed that way. The yogi lived as a teacher to Alexander and represented “Eastern honesty and freedom”. The Greeks called this yogi “Kalanos”, which might either be a reference to Kalyan or Kali.

As the yogi accompanied Alexander to Persia, he wanted to give up his life as the body was not holding up and he knew his time to go had come. Being a yogi, he wanted to go on his terms by entering a samadhi while sitting on a funeral pyre. This happened in the full view of the whole Macedonian army. The soldiers observed that the yogi had no fear of pain or death, and he never once moved from his position as his flesh was consumed by the flames. He was seventy-three years of age at the time of his death. The city where this immolation took place was Susa in the year 323 BC.

Interestingly, as he left for his final moments, the yogi said to Alexander: “I shall see you soon in Babylon,”. Even though at the time of the death of Kalanos, Alexander did not have any plans to go to Babylon. Alexander left Persia and died a year later in Babylon.

Philo preserves a letter written by Kalanos to Alexander. This is depicted in a painting created in 1672 by Jean Baptiste de Champaigne. This famous painting portrays “Alexander the Great receiving the news of the death by immolation of the gymnosophist Calanus”. This painting is on display at Chateau de Versailles et de Trianon, Versailles. Diogenes Laërtius (3rd century AD) mentions the yogis in his reports. He also adds that Pyrrho of Elis was influenced by the gymnosophists during his time in India with Alexander the Great. Upon returning to Elis, Pyrrho adopted their lifestyle, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Hellenistic philosophy of Pyrrhonism.

A Yogis' Dharma

A Yogi’s Dharma is the best way in kaliyug

Unveiling the Components of A Yogi’s Dharma

To comprehend the significance of A Yogi’s Dharma we must understand yoga. To understand what I say and why I say it, it’s imperative to delve into the narrative of Kaliyug. However, let’s embark on our journey by understanding the fundamental components of A Yogi’s Dharma. Symbolically represented as a bull with four legs, the choice of the bull signifies its innate nature of perseverance and tireless effort, intertwined with the association with Bhagwan Shiv. Each leg symbolizes a unique facet for Dharma to thrive:

1) Tapasya = Austerity

2) Shauch = Purity

3) Daya = Kindness

4) Satya = Truth

“तपः शौचं दया सत्यं इति पादाः कृते कृताः |
अधर्मांशैस्त्रयो भग्नाः स्मयसङ्गमदैस्तव ||”

A Yogi's Dharma

The Erosion of Dharma Across Yugas

During Satya Yuga, the bull of Dharma stands firmly on all four legs. However, as the epochs transition, the integrity of Dharma gradually deteriorates:

In Treta Yuga:

Tapasya diminishes, signifying the infiltration of darkness into a quarter of the world.

In Dwapara Yuga:

Shauch is lost, with only half the populace engaged in higher pursuits and maintaining purity of heart.

In Kali Yuga:

Dharma remains crippled, supported by only one leg, and by the end of this epoch, even Satya wanes. This epoch witnesses the majority of the world consumed by egoism and sensual gratification, neglecting higher aspirations.

Navigating Through Kali Yuga

We find ourselves in the era of Kaliyug, where every step we take determines our trajectory toward divinity or self-destruction. It’s incumbent upon us to tread cautiously, fostering habits that draw us closer to the Supreme Shiv Consciousness. Mind you, we are not referring to Mother Goddess Kali; rather, we speak of the demon Kali. The significant difference lies in the fact that Mother Goddess Kali aids us in transcending Kaal and Maya. On the other hand, Rakshas Kali further binds us in Maya, subjugating our ego and diverting us from our higher Supreme Shiv Consciousness.

Upholding the Flag Bearers of Dharma

Amidst the potent influence of Kali Yuga, truth steadily corrodes as the dark age progresses. Yet, as long as life endures, endeavor to resurrect the virtues that epitomize Dharma. Walk the path of truth, for it is through truth that the divine beauty of Shiva is realized – “Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram.”

The Unfolding of Kali Yuga’s Timeline

Spanning 432,000 years (equivalent to 1,200 divine years), Kali Yuga commenced 5,124 years ago, leaving 426,876 years until its culmination in 428,899 CE. If Kali Yuga were analogous to a human lifespan of 100 years, its current duration corresponds to approximately one year and two months.

Contemplating the Unaware Child of Kali Yuga

Visualize Kaliyug as an oblivious child newly arrived in this world. Reflect on the havoc wreaked by the ongoing challenges. If this is the chaos in its nascent state of unawareness, envision the potential tumult as it matures, akin to an adolescent, a robust youth, and a reluctant elder unwilling to relinquish its grip on life.

Here are some shocking predictions about Kaliyug:

  1. In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will signify a man’s good birth, proper behavior, and fine qualities. Law and justice will apply solely based on one’s power.
  2. Men and women will cohabit merely due to superficial attraction, and success in business will rely on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be assessed according to expertise in sex, and a man will be considered a Brahmana simply by wearing a thread.
  3. As the earth becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social classes proves to be the strongest will gain political power.
  4. Citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain, and snow. They will also endure quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease, and severe anxiety.
  5. Men will neglect their elderly parents.
  6. Thieves will dominate cities, the Vedas will be tainted by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually exploit the citizens, and the so-called priests and intellectuals will prioritize their bellies and genitals.
  7. Servants will abandon a master who loses his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character. Masters will forsake an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations.
  8. In Kali-yuga, men will harbor hatred for each other even over a few coins. They will forsake all friendly relations, willing to risk their lives and kill even their own relatives.
  9. Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by pretending austerity and wearing a mendicant’s dress. Those ignorant of religion will assume authority and presume to speak on religious principles.
  10. The maximum human lifespan in Kali Yuga will diminish to 50 years.
  11. Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, lifespan, physical strength, and memory will all decline day by day due to the powerful influence of the age of Kali.

Embracing A Yogi’s Dharma for Liberation

Chant the Maha Mantra OM NAMAH SHIVAY

Persistently chant the powerful Maha Mantra OM NAMAH SHIVAY to invoke divine energies and pave the path towards enlightenment and liberation.

Seek Wisdom and Spiritual Growth

Dedicate time to seeking wisdom through introspection, study, and spiritual contemplation, fostering personal growth and deepening your understanding of existence.

Engage in Yoga Asanas and Meditation

Immerse yourself in the practice of yoga asanas and meditation to harmonize the body, mind, and spirit, fostering inner peace, clarity, and spiritual evolution.

Reflect on Self and Spiritual Journey

Take moments for self-reflection to contemplate your spiritual journey, aligning your actions with your higher purpose and aspirations for spiritual fulfillment.

Focus on Yogic Sadhana for Transformation

Devote yourself wholeheartedly to your yogic sadhana, nurturing discipline, perseverance, and dedication towards your spiritual evolution and liberation.

A Yogi’s Dharma is to Strive for Liberation from Darkness

Break the Chains of Maya with Willpower

Harness your inner strength and willpower to break free from the illusions of Maya, transcending the darkness that pervades this age and embracing the light of spiritual awakening.

Overcome Challenges with Faith in Shiv Consciousness

Maintain unwavering faith in the transcendent consciousness of Bhagwan Shiv ji, empowering yourself to overcome the challenges and obstacles on the path to liberation.

Choose Liberation over Endless Suffering

Contemplate the choice between enduring endless suffering in this world or exerting efforts towards attaining liberation. Realize that while the journey may seem arduous, the pursuit of moksh offers the ultimate liberation from the cycle of suffering and rebirth.

Bhagwan Ram Kills demon king Ravan

Dussehra – The tale of DASHA HARA

Happy Dussehra
DASHA HARA is a Sanskrit word that means removal of ten bad qualities within you.

Bhagwan Ram defeats Ravan

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, hear the tale of DASHA HARA – the removal of ten wicked qualities that reside within us. These vices are Kama vasana (Lust), Krodha (Anger), Moha (Attachment), Lobha (Greed), Mada (Over-Pride), Matsara (Jealousy), Swartha (Selfishness), Anyaaya (Injustice), Amanavta (Cruelty), and Ahankara (Ego).

As we conclude the nine sacred nights of Navratri, we witness the triumph of good over evil in the celebration of Vijayadashami or Dussehra. It symbolizes victory (Vijaya) over these ten wicked qualities. Like the sun that rises every day, reminding us that light will always conquer darkness, let us embrace this natural order and rejoice in the triumph of good over evil.

This moment is one of jubilation, where we honor the power of good, and the world witnesses its victory over the forces of darkness. May this joyous occasion bring success to your life, and may you overcome all evils with the grace of the divine. As we celebrate this occasion, let us wish our loved ones good health, happiness, and prosperity. Let us chant the mantras of

Jai Sri Ram
Bolo Siya pati ram Chandra bhagwan ki jai

Dharm ki vijay ho 🙏🏻
Adharm ka nash ho 🥊
Praniyo mai sadbhavna ho😇
Vishwa ka Kalyan ho🕉
Bolo shankar bhagwan ki Jai ❤️

108 the symbol of infinity

Importance of 108

Welcome to the sacred knowledge about the importance of 108. The mala, consisting of 108 beads, holds great importance in the practice of yoga and meditation. Although there are numerous explanations for the number 108, none are superior or inferior to the others.

108 is a Harshad number, a number that is divisible by the sum of its digits. The Sanskrit term for Harshad is “great joy.”
In mortals, there are said to be 108 earthly desires and 108 lies. The chakras, energy intersections in the body, have 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra, and the path to self-realization lies in Sushumna, one of the energy lines leading to the crown chakra.

The Sri Yantra, which has 108 points, as well as the human body, has 54 intersections where three lines meet, each having shiva and shakti aspects.

There are 108 human delusions or forms of ignorance, and 108 marmas in the subtle body. When reciting mantras on the mala, it is essential to remember the mantra with sincerity, devotion, feeling, and full attention.

In the practice of counting the number of repetitions of the mala, 100 beads are counted as completed, with the remaining 8 beads being offered to god and guru and used to cover errors or omissions.

Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, present, and future. The numbers 1, 0, and 8 have symbolic meanings, with 1 representing higher truth, 0 representing emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 representing infinity or eternity.

The diameter of the sun is 108 times the diameter of the earth, while the average distance of the moon from the earth is 108 times the diameter of the moon.

Lastly, 108 is believed to refer to the number of Hindu deities, with each having 108 names. It is also said that there are 108 paths to god, and 108 styles of meditation. Let the knowledge of 108 inspire your spiritual practice and guide you on your journey toward self-realization.

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The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra reads:
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्

om tryambakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanānmṛtyor mukṣīya maamṛtāt

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, believed to originate from Rigveda, stands as a powerful chant renowned for its healing properties. Devotees chant this mantra to invoke the blessings of Lord Shiva, the omniscient three-eyed deity, for protection from ailments, death, and suffering.

Decoding the The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The mantra commences with the sacred syllable “Om,” symbolizing the universe and divinity. “Tryambakam” extols Lord Shiva as the three-eyed deity, while “Yajamahe” expresses worship and reverence.

Exploring Symbolism in the The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

“Sugandhim” alludes to the Lord’s fragrant nature, signifying purity and auspiciousness. “Pushthivardhanam” portrays Lord Shiva as the nurturing gardener, fostering growth and prosperity among all creations.

Symbolic Comparisons

“Urvārukamiva” metaphorically compares the Lord’s protective powers to a cucumber sheltered by its robust vine. “Bandhanān” denotes being bound down, while “Mṛtyormukṣīya” signifies liberation from the bonds of death.

Seeking Divine Blessings

The concluding line, “Māmṛtāt,” holds multiple interpretations. It may seek protection from death while embracing immortality or request the bestowal of life-rejuvenating nectar for vitality and longevity.

The origin of this secret mantra is steeped in mythology, with Rishi Markandeya being the only one in the world who knew it. Legend has it that the Moon was once in trouble and cursed by King Daksha. Rishi Markandeya gave the Mahamritryunjaya Mantra to Sati, Daksha’s daughter, for the Moon’s well-being.
The mantra is also known as the Rudra mantra, symbolizing the furious aspect of Lord Shiva. The Tryambakam mantra alludes to Shiva’s three eyes and is sometimes called the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra, as it forms a part of the life-restoring practice given to the primordial sage Sukracharya.

The Mahamritryunjaya Mantra is a potent tool for seekers of yoga and spirituality. It has found its place in the Vedas and holds within it the essence of the divine. So let us invoke the blessings of the three-eyed Lord Shiva and elevate our consciousness to new heights.

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, a sacred and powerful invocation to Bhagwan Shiv, holds profound significance in spirituality. Believed to bestow longevity, immortality, and protection against untimely death, this mantra is revered for its immense benefits to mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

The Practice of Japa: Reconnecting with the Divine

When chanted, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra infuses the practitioner with divine energy and guidance, facilitating a profound connection with the true nature of consciousness. This transformative practice, known as Japa, involves the rhythmic repetition of the mantra, fostering heightened concentration, and expanded awareness.

Utilizing the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra can be incorporated into various spiritual practices to harness its healing and rejuvenating properties. Whether applied during the application of Vibhuti over different parts of the body or integrated into Japa or Homa (havan) rituals, this mantra serves as a potent tool for manifesting desired outcomes and fostering spiritual growth.

Contrasting with the Gayatri Mantra

While the Gayatri Mantra primarily serves to purify and guide spiritually, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra offers a distinct focus on healing, rejuvenation, and nurturing the practitioner’s well-being. Its resonance with the divine essence of Lord Shiva enriches the spiritual journey, offering solace, strength, and profound transformation.

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The way you do your business makes it good or bad …

A story someone told me in India. In the olden days, it was a common custom for shopkeepers to keep a small chair outside the shop as soon as they opened the shop in the morning.

As soon as the first customer would arrive, the shopkeeper would lift the chair from that place and take it inside the shop.

But when the next customer would come, the shopkeeper would look around the market. Pointing to a shop with a chair still placed outside, he would say to the customer – “You will get what you need from that shop.” I have already got my bohni (the day’s first business) in the morning.”

This was because having a chair outside the shop was a sign that the shopkeeper had not received any customers yet. This inspiring affection and care between competing businessmen was probably the reason for the growth in not only their profits, but also in the respect they earned.

Where can we find GOD ?

Where can we find GOD ?

“Where to hide the divinity was the question” ask Gods. So Lord Shiva called a council of the gods to help him decide.

“Let’s bury it deep in the earth,” said the gods. But Shiva answered, “No, that will not do because humans will dig into the earth and find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s sink it in the deepest ocean.” But Shiva said, “No, not there, for they will learn to dive into the ocean and will find it.”

Then the gods said, “Let’s take it to the top of the highest mountain and hide it there.” But once again Shiva replied, “No, that will not do either, because they will eventually climb every mountain and once again take up their divinity.”

Then the gods gave up and said, “We do not know where to hide it, because it seems that there is no place on earth or in the sea that human beings will not eventually reach.”

Shiva thought for a long time and then said, “Here is what we will do. We will hide their divinity deep in the center of their own being, for humans will never think to look for it there.”

All the gods agreed that this was the perfect hiding place, and the deed was done. And since that time humans have been going up and down the earth, digging, diving, climbing, and exploring–searching for something already within themselves.

Self Discipline - the most important tool of success

Self Discipline – the most important tool of success

Self-discipline is one of the most important and useful skills everyone should possess. This skill is essential in every area of life, and though most people acknowledge its importance, very few do something to strengthen it.

Self discipline does not mean being harsh with yourself, or living a limited, restrictive lifestyle. Building this skill means using common sense, making priorities, and thinking before acting.

Self discipline means self control, which is a sign of inner strength and control of yourself and your reactions. This skill gives you the power to stick to your decisions and follow them through, without changing your mind.

When you improve this ability it becomes easier to develop good habits and get rid of bad habits. It also becomes easier to overcome addictions, overeating, procrastination and laziness.

If you wish to possess more inner strength and stronger willpower, you need to start working on developing your discipline.

Self-discipline means self-control, the ability to avoid unhealthy excess of anything that could lead to negative consequences. It is the ability to reject instant gratification and pleasure, in favor of some greater gain, which requires spending effort and time to get it.

It means perseverance and not giving up. It is the strength not to give in to negative feelings.
It means overcoming one’s weaknesses. It is the ability to pursue one plans despite temptations to abandon them. A disciplined person is more likely to take control and responsibility for his or her life.

Self discipline means Perseverance. The ability not to give up, despite failure and setbacks.
The ability to resist distractions or temptations. Trying over and again, until you accomplish what you set out to do.

Life puts challenges and problems on the path to success and achievement, and in order to rise above them, you have to act with perseverance and persistence, and this of course, requires discipline. The possession of this skill leads to self esteem and confidence, and consequently, to happiness and satisfaction.