Humans do everything possible and try to do impossible too, to acquire many in their life. Some aspire to acquire high academic qualifications some wish to get lot of comfort giving materials, some want to hoard money and amass land, some want to possess any thing which is new in the market some crave for fame some want power to control many things etc. Some people, who think themselves intelligent (?), wish to own every thing mentioned above.
Why a person chases and goes after these things? Many people say aim and desire is the reason. Some say for satisfaction and happiness when their aim is achieved or desire is fulfilled. Can we quantify ones desire, happiness and satisfaction? In fact experience has shown; the more a person acquires money, material things, wealth, fame, power to control etc, more the desire grows to acquire. The hunger to feed ones urge and desire never ends with any amount of acquisitions. Will the desire vanishes once one gets what he wants? Satisfaction or happiness ends with the availability of something new in the market. So satisfaction or happiness with respect to possession of these ordinary things is temporary in one’s life.
Most of the academic qualifications presently available in the world are nothing but qualification for jobs to earn one’s livelihood and the goal is to enjoy materialism in the world. Some will acquire the academic qualifications just for the heck of it without knowing the purpose for which they acquire those qualifications. In the process of acquiring humdrum things in life one has to challenge many, do all sort of things like stage-managing everything that comes his way. In such developments, without his knowledge one should have already paid for his future troubles. What a person does not understand is, what ever he acquires, and those acquisitions may give temporary satisfaction or happiness but not a long lasting one. Even if one realizes that by acquiring those mundane things, when happiness turns sour over time; one will not accept that he is unhappy. Humans have actually learnt to manage the un-happiness in a better way than trying to be happy.
In Tamil there is a proverb which gives the meaning that water in a completely filled up pot will not jostle. In the scientific world they say every element/compound will continue to react until its electronic configuration is complete i.e. free of ‘free electrons/radicals in their outer most orbit’. In other words the element/compound reaches stability only when its electronic configuration is full or complete. Desires are like free electrons/radicals in the element of human mind. Unless free electrons/radicals get a pair (fulfilled) the element /compound (mind) will not get stability.
Let us do a small thinking. Imagine a person who has every thing available in the world and still has desires. Though physically he posses everything that is available in the world, it is as good as his mind is not full and still has scope to react i.e. psychologically his mind is in-complete. So stability is not attained. Now imagine a person who may not have many things but does not desire or crave for more. Though physically he may not posses much, it is as good as his mind has everything and will not react i.e. psychologically his mind is complete. So stability is attained. Stability is the key word here for mind to attain happiness or peace.
In ancient times in Indian sub-continent one is trained to pursue his family’s profession. So, conditioning of one’s desires plays a vital role right from his child hood in not to aspire for more than what one is entitled for. In other words one is thought to be content with whatever one has and gets. So, what one entitled for, will be certainly be provided by natural process by his family according to one’s profession. Now, can it not be agreed upon that stability comes by conditioning of mind to be content with what one is possessed of. And once stability comes, will the Satisfaction and happiness which is also a state of mind be far away? Hence, being content with what one has brings stability and with that peace and happiness.
Now, who is having every thing in this world whether a person with full of worldly things and still desires to have more or a person who does not desire or carve for more? In short being content with what comes his way for which one is eligible, only has everything in this world and is really happy. He need not fake the happiness. He can be what he is without affecting any one.
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This person is named as P.Srinivasan (also called as Ravi or Panduranga). His Mobile number is. 9444638884.