Swamiji says …
” ‘Today was a bad day !’ ‘Aaj ka din hi kharaab tha !’ ‘ Humara samay achcha nahi chal raha hai!’ – we complain to everyone around us. Can any of us deny having said these words, during moments, when we felt we were up against a dead wall; and panicked when neither effort,nor, any action plan, succeed in awakening the unproductive, fruitless moment, from its passivity and slumber, into action mode ! How upset were we on seeing our effort and actions fail, in, yielding results that were keenly desired by us ! We tend to accuse the ‘day’ for either landing us in a mess or for making us waste precious time, unnecessarily. Why we do this , is known to none !”
“We blame and conveniently hold culprit ; the day, date and time – for everything that could possibly have gone wrong. And, It is only after the ‘bad time’; “bura , kharaab samay’ has been made a scapegoat that we breathe a sigh of relief as we know for sure, by then, that ‘din aur samay’ can be held responsible for our grievances ! After all, accountability has to be attributed to someone ; so why not cast aspersions on ‘time’ ! “
“But on serious contemplation, could a puerile attitude ; a blame game or blind faith in the belief that ‘ humare din aur samay kharaab chal rahe hain…’ really hold ground? ‘Agar tum nek kaarya, nek ichcha aur sacche, pavitra mann se ‘karma’ karne nikle ho, toh tumhara har ‘karma’ poorna hoga aur samay bhi tumhara nat mastak karega !’ “
“We have the audacity to question the integrity, intent and inclination of time! But then why is it that we do not think twice before doing our ‘karma’? Why don’t we apply the same rule of intent and integrity to our ‘karma’? ‘ Hum kya thoda bhi soch vichar karte hain ki hum jo ‘karma’ karne jaa rahe hain , woh ‘shubh’ hai ya ‘ashubh’ ? Do we do our ‘ karma’ with a sense of responsibility; willingness to bear the consequences of our actions? Will we hold ourselves accountable in any way for the final shape, the final conclusion that our ‘karma’ takes at the end of the day? Was our intention good; was the basic nature, the essence of our ‘karma’ pure ?
” ‘Kya hum ek kshann ke liye bhi yeh sochte hain ki joh ‘karma’ hum karne jaa rahein hain uss mein ‘shubhta’ aur ‘shudhdhta’ hai ya nahi ?’ When we fail to duly understand the essential element that should govern every ‘karma’ of ours, why do we then categorize time as ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ! ‘Saal ke 365 din, sab ek se hote hain ! Log keh dete hain yeh din achcha nahi hai, woh din achcha nahi hai! Tumhare khud ke karam ashubh hain! Tum shubh karoge, shubh sochoge toh ‘ashubh’ bhi ‘shubh’ ho jayega!’ “
“It defies logic, but some people refuse to step out of their homes on a day considered ‘ ashubh’, as the vocal endorsement of that particular day, as an ‘inauspicious’ day, by all and sundry, makes them tentative and wary of crossing the threshold of their homes! ‘Shubh ‘karma’ karne niklogey toh ‘ashubha’ kaise hoga?’ Believe me, your good ‘karma’ ‘ashubh’ din pe bhi ‘shubhta’ le aayega !’ “