Everything in life is temporary…Darkness of the night or brightness of the day.
Even sunrise is temporary… And so is sunset.If things are going good enjoy it… It won't last forever
And if things are going bad Don’t worry because it won't last forever either.
Everything just passes by…
There is nothing permanent in this world. Nothing is real. Everything is an illusion. Everything changes except the law of change. If there are problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away.
The Buddha himself said once: -
Still the mind remains unshaken,
Not lamenting, not generating defilement, always feeling secure,
This is the greatest happiness.
Recently I got this story"This Too Will Pass "in my Inbox.. I enjoyed while reading this story.. so here is the story for all of my friends here.. hope you will like it and ponder over it ..
Read this thought provoking story :-
Once a king called upon all of his wise men and asked them," Is there a mantra or suggestion which works in every situation, in every circumstance, in every place and in every time. Something which can help me when none of you is available to advise me. Tell me is there any mantra?"
All wise men got puzzled by King's question. One answer for all question? Something that works everywhere, in every situation? In every joy, every sorrow, every defeat and every victory? They thought and thought. After a lengthy discussion, an old man suggested something which appeal to all of them. They went to king and gave him something written on paper. But the condition was that king was not to see it out of curiosity. Only in extreme danger, when the King finds himself alone and there seems to be no way, only then he'll have to see it. The King put the papers under his Diamond ring.
After a few days, the neighbors attack the Kingdom. It was a collective surprise attack of King's enemies. King and his army fought bravely but lost the battle. King had to fled on his horse. The enemies were following him. His horse took him far away in Jungle. He could hear many troops of horses were following him and the noise was coming closer and closer. Suddenly the King found himself standing in the end of the road - that road was not going anywhere. Underneath there was a rocky valley thousand feet deep. If he jumped into it, he would be finished…and he could not return because it was a small road…From back the sound of enemy's horses was approaching fast. King became restless. There seemed to be no way.
Then suddenly he saw the Diamond in his ring shining in the sun, and he remembered the message hidden in the ring. He opened the diamond and read the message. The message was very small but very great.
The defeat was not yours, the victory is not yours.
You are just a watcher. Everything passes by
There are friends today. They too will go.
There will be new friends tomorrow. They too will go.
There were enemies in past. They have gone.
There may be enemy in present. They too will go.
There will be new enemies tomorrow and......they too will go.
There is nothing permanent in this world. Everything changes except the law of change. Think over it from your own perspective. You have seen all the changes. You have survived all setbacks , all defeats and all sorrows. All have passed away. If there are problems in the present, they too will pass away. Because nothing remains forever. Joy and sorrow are the two faces of the same coin. They both will pass away.If we take the time to think - the world that we know is impermanent Who are you in reality? Know your real face. Your face is not your true face. It will change with the time.. In fact we ourselves are impermanent. We are not the same persons that we were 20 years back. All the cells in our body, our appearance, our personality, our feelings and emotions, our problems all have changed. However, there is something in you, which will not change. It will remain unchanged. What is that unchangeable ? It is nothing but your true self.
"Take no pride in your possession, in the people at your command, in the youthfulness that you have. Time loots away all these in a moment. Leaving aside all these, after knowing their illusory nature, realize the state of Brahman and enter into it." – ADI SHANKARACHARYA