How obsessed are we?

 

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I was just watching the video of the recently crashed Emirates Ek. 521 that crash landed at Dubai airport.

Almost 300 passengers and crew had a miraculous escape. Do the passengers even realize how lucky they are? In an accident like that when the plane could go up in flames almost immediately these people should be thanking their lucky stars to have escaped with a few injuries if at all , and are Alive.

But do you know what has shocked me even more about this accident?

It’s reaction of the passengers. Instead of running for safety they were more interested in collecting their baggage from the overhead bins.

In spite of the highly trained cabin crew shouting at the top of their voices to evacuate the aircraft , passengers were busy collecting their materialistic possessions.

I am left wondering – has life lost its value?

Are we humans only worried about our material wealth?

What about ourselves? Our health? Our children? Our parents? Our friends? Our family?

Have we lost the connection with our souls?

Ask any dying sick man what he truly wants, and he will tell you that the only thing that would make him happy is for him to regain his health, his vitality and his youth.

 

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I am reminded of a paragraph from the Bhagwad Gita and would like to share it with you.

The Bhagavad Gita (“Song of God”) is the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments, for all times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action. The Bhagavad Gita has influenced many great thinkers over the years.This is what is preached in the Bhagwad Gita

Why do you worry without cause? Whom do you fear without reason? Who can kill you? The soul is neither born, nor does it die.

Whatever happened, happened for the good; whatever is happening, is happening for the good; whatever will happen, will also happen for the good only. You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not worry for the future. The present is happening…

What did you lose that you cry about? What did you bring with you, which you think you have lost?

What did you produce, which you think got destroyed?

You did not bring anything – whatever you have, you received from here. Whatever you have given, you have given only here. Whatever you took, you took from God.

Whatever you gave, you gave to him. You came empty handed, you will leave empty handed. What is yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, and will belong to someone else the day after tomorrow.

You are mistakenly enjoying the thought that this is yours. It is this false happiness that is the cause of your sorrows.

 

I wish and hope that humanity will soon realize that true happiness lies in their own hearts and the love they share with their near and dear ones, and not in the material wealth they have accumulated throughout their lives.

These possessions are only meant to make your life comfortable and not own you.

Stay blessed 🙂

Madhavi

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