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By acharya balkrishna

Life Management
Time is life, it is the greatest treasure. Those who do not respect time, pay heed and perform as per time are not spared by it. Though time itself is not seen, but can make the worst seen.
All we have 24 hours per day. Out of these 24 hours, 6 hours for sleep, 1 hour for Yoga (practice of the asanas, pranayamas and other loosening exercises), 2 hours for the family and the rest 14 hours are to be utilised for arduous hardwork is the best time management.
From the deep analysis of life, it has been found that a man spends nearly one-third of his life span (33 percent) in sleeping. Two hours daily for the entire life time is spent for necessary engagement such as taking shower, an other daily obligations, eating etc. An normal individual till the age of 14-15 is quite immature and less knowledgable, so he manages less time for performing the duties. Hence, one should mindfully utilise time. A famous quote reades–
Rata bital soya ke, divasa bityo khye.
Hr janama anamola hai, kauÎ badala jye.
Time, words and oppourtunity are those three things which once surpassed, never knock at the door again.
It is not an irony not to have wealth, higher degrees, respected family and company of helping friends in one’s life. The greatest irony would be a survival not dedicated to any great purpose. Everybody except God, are clueless of the time remaining in one’s lifespan. Hence we should try not to waste any moment of it.
Formulae for Personality-development
Following sentiments are to be a part of one’s living
I reside in my God, and be resides in me. I visualise God in everybody. Whatever I do is a worship to God. My achievements are as a result of God’s grace. I am the divine child of God. The supreme personality: controller of the world and its composer, is my father. The blessings and benediction of the supreme personality is always there with me.
I consider myself very fortunate as I have taken birth in a land which is the birthplace of many great personalities studded with virtues of sacrifice, dedication, bravery, perseverence and wisdom.
God, like a father, has blessed me with patience of earth, radiance of fire, flow of wind, coolenss of water and enormousity of sky.
The innocence and boldness of a child, vigour of a youth, maturity of an adult and dedication like a samnyas (a renouncer) are the ideals of my life. I can’t be bounded by the ropes of moha (infatuation) and maya (illusion).
The ideals dof my actions are bravery, nationalism, transparency, farsightedness, spirituality, humanism and humility.
I never feel emptiness whenever alone, rather I am filled with the divine-wisdom and godly motivation. I find myself illuminated with an irrevocable source of flame.
When self-awakened: I discovered myself totally satisfied under the shade of the holy tree.
I know that suffering and pain accompany a person since birth, life is a journey between thorns. Therefore, the thorns of sorrows are part of one’s life; I pledge to nurture my life like a bloosoming rose in the midst of these thorns.
The only way to comprehend the limit of possibility is to surpass the horizons of impossibilities.
Sentiments arising from a truthful heart, when inculcated in actions, become ideals, It is impossible to stop a person whose actions are shaped by such sentiments.
The God has chosen us for performing great tasks. We should let the greatness of God enter into our inner self. When we through meditation and adoration make ourselves as the conductor of the divine energy, then making us as a medium this divine energy starts to function;
Pleasure and suffering are not the names of Situations, rather these Are the perceptions of mind. Pleasure and suffering are embedded in beliefs and sentiments; not in objects. our inner State and Perception are not to be purified, rather than roaming ij view of Pleasure. Our success in this endeavour for self-purifiication will brighten the chances for inner Strength and bliss.
The intensity of our craving for name and fame symbolises the lack of inner peace and fulfilment. On the day of achieving inner peace and tranquality, the following will be our feelings-
prptam prpayam, ksinah ksetavyah klesah,chinnah sliaparva bhavasakramo yasyvicchedjjanitva mriyate mrtva ca jyate.
(Yogas utra vysabhya-1.16)
It means- the necessary attainmet are oltained, Kleas has been eradicated. and the cycle of birth and death has broken. It this is not broken then the cycle of birth and death continues.
If we desire so, then we can learn from our own mistakes, but it is not mandatory to commit some mistakes to learn, we can learn from the mistake of others as well. We must not repeat the mistakes; otherwise it will recede our strength. Knowledge not only means to know but also to identify with the knowledge.The following lines will endorse it –
sa yo ha vai tat paramam brahma veda brahmaiva bhavati
It means one who has realised God gains wisdom and attains the state of ultimate happiness like brahma, the eternal being.
We should be firm not adamant or rigid, brave not coward, compassionate not weak. We need to practice silence, not vanity, astutenss not shrewdness, inculcate self respect not cowardism, weakness or fearfulness. Our voice should be soft and not that of a flatterer. We should be judicious, but not with a feeling of revenge.
There is no one in this world who knows the truth, but don’t accept it. The one speaks a lie because he wishes to hide the truth.
satyam vada priyam vada* does not mean– speak the truth that is liked by others; otherwise speak lie. Truth is always truth, there is no substitute to it. It only means truth should be presented in such a way that it is pleasant to others.
We need not change the truth, rather we should change the way of its presentation. The following story signities the fact of speaking truth in every condition, but we must master the art of speaking truth in different ways.
Once upon a time, there was a king who wished to know his life span. He called all the astrologers of his state at his palace. He summoned the first astrologer ‘Tell me how long I would live.’ As the astrologer was well aquainted in this knowledge. He apprehended the king’s life span. ‘Everybody in your family will die in front of your eyes, replied the astrologer.’ The king went berserk, he ordered death on the spot, as a punishment to the astrologer.
The king went on with this question, and asked other astrologers. All the other astrologes knew that whatever the first astrologer has predicted for the king is absolutely true, so they feared of telling the truth. All of them would meet the same fatal death by the king. Only one last astrologer was left in the palace. He was smart and intelligent. The king asked him the same question. ‘Mahar aja, you are very fortunate, you are having the longest lifespan amongst your family members. You have a very long life span,’ the smart astrologer replied. The king was very happy on listening to the astrolger’s prediction. ‘Tell me what do you want,’ the king asked overwhemingly. The astrologer replied, ‘I want nothing, be kind enough to spare all other astrologers’. The kind spared all the other astrologers and awarded the tactful astrologer with much wealth.
We shall not ask for position, power or prosperity from the God; That which once done shall not be repeated again is called a prayer or expiation.
Sometime people have a doubt about the existence of creation and its creator (God) but they never ask question on things like the physical body, untruth or hatred.
Since ages the following has been the advice of is for mankind–
Awake! always be positive
Always be receptive to the sweetness, be inquisitive, Always feel the warmth of divine grace!