In Human life, what do we gain and lose at the end? Please enlighten us.
Dear Friends, Human life provides you with an opportunity to know more about this creation by the Divine and explore it as a visitor on this planet. Read More
Dear Friends, Human life provides you with an opportunity to know more about this creation by the Divine and explore it as a visitor on this planet. The human mind by nature tends to set a target and work towards achieving it. Your entire life is used in expressing this nature of the human mind. While being engrossed in this churning exercise of achievements, the quest on the gain and the loss becomes crucial for the human race.
Let us first understand what you gain in life. With every passing moment, the human mind gains the experience of a certain kind. This experience may be of anything. A toddler gaining an experience of how to walk without support. A child in school gains the experience of how to write. During your teenage, you are confused about how to establish your identity within the framework set by society. You start absorbing more knowledge about the world so that you find a place for yourself in the self-created systems of society. You keep learning new lessons in life with the intention that one day you will become the most successful and competent human being who ever lived on this planet. This struggle to gain more at every stage of life is nothing but that of gaining experience. Acquiring knowledge, learning lessons, contemplation, open discussions or dialogues or any kind of expression will eventually culminate into or contribute to a profound impression on your mind known as an experience. If we gain experience in life, what we lose is time. With every milli-moment of time, we are losing time. The time that will never come back.
The time when we started this discussion has gone. The most valuable element on earth is time. Your happiness and sadness directly depend on how cleverly and productively you use your time. The Moment will come and go but the experience stays within you. You cannot control time but you can definitely control the kinds of experiences you want for your growth. To make it simpler, compare it with your breathing cycle. Consider inhalation as an experience and exhalation as time. You inhale experience to nourish yourself and you exhale time to free you from the past. This cycle continues. You cannot plan to inhale faster to gain more experience as you will have to exhale at the same speed. Hence, do not focus on the quantity of the experience you gain but the quality of the experience in the allotted time. When you know you can not control time, value it. When you know you can not gain more experience in life, focus on the quality of it to enhance your abilities. One can list many things that one may gain and lose in one's lifetime. Out of all those, experience and time are the ones that directly influence your inner and outer worlds critically and effectively. To elaborate further, can we think of anything else that will cover both gaining and losing? Is there anything that is going away from you and yet you are regaining it?
Can losing something cause gaining it back again? It is magical and evident as you witness this phenomenon. It happens through the act of giving. When you give something to someone, it comes back to you. That's the law of Nature. When you give pain to someone, it comes back to you. When you offer help to someone, a random stranger will appear from nowhere to help you out. That is why we teach 'Grow by Giving'. Only those who are rich by heart will give. The poor ones will try to hold things as they are afraid of becoming poorer. Once you understand how you grow by giving, you too become rich enjoying the privileges offered by Nature and The Divine. What can be the best offering from your side to others? Nothing but simply start giving Love to others! This will be the best thing that one can do in one's life. When you give Love to others, you start valuing your Inner-Divine. You get connected with your Inner-Divine. You start understanding and respecting others. Your act of Love will inspire many to do the same. That's how together we can bring about the much-required transformation in this world. Being alone in a cave, expressing your concern and Love for humanity will not help.
The time has come to inspire many for good acts.