Swamiji says …
” We derive great pleasure and joy in whiling away time in non-stop gossip, catching up on the neighbourhood and office grapevine, indulging in some completely undesirable, scandalous talk – ‘ Vyarth ki baatein kartein hain !’ – as we are not only curious and consumed with the desire of knowing about the personal affairs of others, but also, for some inexplicable reason, experience a strange sense of gratification in watching time pass by, as it slips through our fingers, without any feeling of remorse or regret …’aur samay ko nasht kartein hain! ‘
“All that we need is the slightest of distractions to divert our attention from the task at hand, and draw us towards anything that is worthless and meaningless. We are so besotted with all the insignificant trivia around us that it appears to be as rejuvenating as fresh oxygen for a few of us, and brings a whiff of fresh air to our otherwise self-proclaimed ‘ever so boring lives!’ Thus we try to escape to this world of nonsensical rubbish that is fabricated by us – as often as we can – by losing the required perspective of what should be done by us at the right time, forgetting completely that time is in a constant state of motion, and every second lost by us – is time, that is lost forever. But do we give time its due ? Do we value time and give it the respect it should be accorded ? ”
“The irresistible temptation of spending a few hours extra, now and then, in an absolutely futile, meaningless manner can be so strong and enticing, that one could develop an attitude of laxity and lethargy towards his work – result – oriented and concrete work, and tend to forget about the commitment that we need to put into the work that we do – as it plays a major role in building our lives. Work that should be attended to immediately or completed by a certain period of time takes a backseat, as one’s priorities begin to get misplaced and he/she starts resorting to the oldest trick in the book by pushing things forward for either the later part of the day, or for the next day, or for the day after next … ‘Woh aaj ka kal kar deta hai, aur phir kal ka parson!’ The process of postponing, procrastinating, and delaying begins from thereon. He begins displaying traits of his foolhardy behaviour and tries to oversimplify things by reassuring himself … ‘If not today, I will definitely complete the task tomorrow!’ But when, and if that day will ever dawn finally, is known only to him!”
“One can literally see him trying to feel desperately sure and secure with the insincerity of those hopelessly deceptive words, ringing clearly in his ears, even as he says them to himself ; and then he accepts them as honest, truthful words – but by then it is too late, as before long – postponing things becomes a regular habit with him. He is ready to handle the pressure of the incomplete work, hang above his head like the Damocles’ sword, but will not miss out on an opportunity to while away time in needless ways.”
” ‘Time flies’ are words with which we are very familiar, but it seems that some of us, unfortunately, are under the misconception that time is at our beck and call , and that clocks will stop chiming at our command, and start ticking again at the snap of our fingers. The case, in fact, is reverse. It is we who are governed by time. But are we willing to accept this reality, or will we continue to treat time with apathy and arrogance by taking it for granted? The choice is ours to make.”
“We must make an attempt to catch every fleeting second – the way we used to catch butterflies as children – lest they fly away, and convert them into colourful moments of creativity and optimal utility. Time is precious. The moment that has passed by, is lost in eternity, never to return, nor to be relived by us ever again as it has registered itself in the echelons of time, that is now our past. A fruitful, rich, worthy past – could make ‘time’ itself feel proud of us, as we had utilised it in the most rewarding manner ! ”
“ We all are participants in the race against time because of which…’Samay ka sadupyog kar na bahut zaroori hai… Har kshann ka mahatva samjho…Sirf baatein karney mein samay nikal jaata hai !’ While many of us are petrified at the prospect of running out of money one day – what could be truly terrifying is when one needs and requires time, he finds himself in want of it , and has none left to invest in meaningful activities that can help him in his overall growth – personal, as well as, professional. At times, parents are unable to devote enough time to their children, as they are busy socialising. Some students do not give enough time to their academics, as they are distracted with their friends and gadgets. Some officegoers could be spending more time chatting with their colleagues, pushing deadlines further ; rather than finishing their work early and spending more time with their family at home or pursue a hobby. Time is passing by faster than we think it is, but we are yet to awaken to the reality of this truth in our lives. If there is one thing that is truly limited in life – it is time, and we must thus invest every moment of it wisely.”
Time and tide wait for none, so make best use of each second and not waste away in unnecessary gossip talks.
So very true instead of being waisting time in gossip we should try to utilise in any productive work!!!
Om Shri Swami Ajaye Gurudevaye Namah 🙏🙏💐💐
So timely message.
We should ensure that every moment , every day should take us forward on our evolutionary ladder , otherwise that day should be regarded as wasted.
We need to be conscious of it.
Thanks Swamiji for the timely reminder.
Pal-Kshan (Moment) spent in lotus feet of Gurudev is incomparable, rest can be weighed for loss & profit.
Jai Guru ji 🙏🙏
Very true. We should realise that ‘Time is precious’. If we allot time for specific work and later think of doing the next day ,it means. we don’t value time and have lost that time. It will never come back.We should always use every second of time in a fruitful way🙏🙏
Om Gurudevo Namaha.How beautifully it is written. Time is really precious.It is a such an appropriate message “Time is what we want most,but we use worst” How nicely swamiji has explained the utilization of time .There is ample of time in a day if want to utilize in a productive and creative manner. if we just want to waste time there are lot of things to whale away the time .Its really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time so lets utilize it nicely as said by dearest Swamiji.
Swamiji it is food for thought and there is so much to write about it but i am falling short of words as it is explained so vastly.You impart beautiful knowledge everytime from the ocean you have full of gyan and keep on encouraging us to utilize in our lives.Every second of our decision entire future us made.So lets utilize the time which touches eternity.
Dhanyawad Swamiji for another eye opener.
Jai Gurudevo Namaha.
This is one more timeless wisdom and guidance to Us from swamiji..
It is an article to be read twice every day .
Love u swamiji.
Absolutely ideal thought highlited in simple way jai gurudev
Very true, Swamyji. As one old saying goes… Time is money. The best way of managing time is to fix one’s priorities. Dhanyavad Swamyji 🙏🙏🙏
Use your limited time judiciously and not fritter it away on irrelevant things. Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known.
Thank you Swamiji for your guidance.
Grateful, as always.
“The way we spend our time defines who we are “.
Thank you Swamiji for nudging us to spend and value time judiciously.
With Gratitude !
Dhanyavad Swamyji 🙏🙏🙏
Apt message in the need of hour… Jai Swami Ajay Guru Devaya Namaha
Time is the biggest resource, which cannot be bought or brought back. If we cannot use it wisely, our purpose of life is at stake. Each moment is very valuable. So, we have to focus on high value activities. We should utilize each and every moment for the attainment of liberation from this wheel of birth and death.
So, with Swamiji’s blessings, we should make all of our efforts divine!!
Time is only the only gift given equally to everyone by the almighty, it’s upto us how we use it. Thank you Swamiji for this great message. Pranaam Gurudev 🙏🏻
Thanks Swamiji 🙏🙏🌷🌷
Time and tide wait for none, so very aptly reminded by our beloved Swamiji 🙏🙏🙏..Naman Swamiji 🙏
Wonderful and thoughtful message by Swami Ji
Thank you Swami ji for reminding the value of time
Pranaam Swami Ji 🙏🏻