Ok…now what is the purpose of this article…well…THIS ARTICLE IS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT NO ONE IS AVAILABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEM and that they are being ignored or suppressed or bashed by the powers that be, whether in government or in politics, etc. Avoid the “unnecessary” noise you see on (social/news) media – it can be disorienting. Please be aware that governments exists to take care of the “powerful”. It is a static fact that at any given point of time, till human life exists on this planet, such things will happen on a continuous basis. We must have heard “CHANGE IS THE ONLY THING CONSTANT IN LIFE”. Well… that CHANGE is nothing other than CHANGING oneself :). Generally, ONLY THE DATES CHANGE…we continue to sit on the tide-high tide or low tide.
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Now, let’s try discussing some solutions. If you feel that you are being IGNORED, be happy that you are made invisible. Be happy that you are on your own. Be happy that no one is bothering you. BE CONSCIOUS and do remember that there is great joy in being ordinary. Also remember that the moment you feel that you are being ignored, you have to be conscious of the fact that you still have EGO in you. Please try to remove that EGO. The moment you shed your ego is the moment from where you will start to experience a new dimension of life.
Next, if you feel that you are being suppressed, be aware that it is your EGO which is being attacked. That means still you have EGO left in you. The feeling of suppression arises when you feel that you are excellent in your field compared to others, and that you are not given the credit that you deserve. Well, let’s set aside the ego part for now. This may happen due to the jealously of your superior or your colleagues or the members of the society or community against you. Now in this situation, what one can do is, to ignore such behavior and move forward. Be conscious of the fact that you are in a higher pedestal than the other and that only you have to be considerate with them rather than you pity yourself. Please be aware that the cause of jealousy is due to their inability to match up to you. Hence, the consideration for them. How long can the sunlight which emerges from the sun be suppressed.
Now, if you feel that you are being bashed(mentally or physically), you have to be careful and become alert. This may happen due to your own fault or your predecessors fault or just the bad mindset of the basher i.e. you have attracted the attention of bad elements. Bad elements get generated due to sheer jealousy leading to hatred against others or due to unknown fear. Nothing else. That is why being invisible is the most important nature one should cultivate if one feels he is one among the common man and who wants to live peacefully. If it is your fault or your predecessors fault, try to rectify that fault. With the rectification of the fault and after apologies, the trouble MAY be gone. But if it is due to the bad mindset of the violator and –
- if you are an individual facing violence from another individual but both of you are from the same society or community, you can take the help of elder members of the society or community and even after that the violence continues, then it means that the grudge of that individual is too much to ignore and adequate precautions have to be taken. It will be better to change places to avoid coming in contact with that individual.
- If you face violence as a community from another community, alarm bells should ring in your mind. Start preparing for the worst without worrying or getting panicky. Be methodical. Become strong economically. Don’t waste your hard earned money as you may require that for your(or your family’s) survival. Never ever show off your wealth. Never indulge in arguments based on politics -You may be biased and you will attract more hatred. Try to identify safe geography and diversify your geographical area of operations. One may or may not be able to come back to the places which one consider as their own. It is better to always live in safe geographies. This is not to create panic, but to make aware of the situations which one might encounter in case of any difficulty.
- Also please read the links given below for keeping aware of oneself.
In this context, I would like to quote some verses from the Bhagvad Gita, part of the Mahabharatha, an ancient Indian epic:
अमानित्वमदम्भित्वमहिंसा क्षान्तिरार्जवम् |
आचार्योपासनं शौचं स्थैर्यमात्मविनिग्रह: || 8||
इन्द्रियार्थेषु वैराग्यमनहङ्कार एव च |
जन्ममृत्युजराव्याधिदु:खदोषानुदर्शनम् || 9||
असक्तिरनभिष्वङ्ग: पुत्रदारगृहादिषु |
नित्यं च समचित्तत्वमिष्टानिष्टोपपत्तिषु || 10||
मयि चानन्ययोगेन भक्तिरव्यभिचारिणी |
विविक्तदेशसेवित्वमरतिर्जनसंसदि || 11||
अध्यात्मज्ञाननित्यत्वं तत्वज्ञानार्थदर्शनम् |
एतज्ज्ञानमिति प्रोक्तमज्ञानं यदतोऽन्यथा || 12||
amānitvam adambhitvam ahinsā kṣhāntir ārjavam
āchāryopāsanaṁ śhauchaṁ sthairyam ātma-vinigrahaḥ
indriyārtheṣhu vairāgyam anahankāra eva cha
asaktir anabhiṣhvaṅgaḥ putra-dāra-gṛihādiṣhu
nityaṁ cha sama-chittatvam iṣhṭāniṣhṭopapattiṣhu
mayi chānanya-yogena bhaktir avyabhichāriṇī
vivikta-deśha-sevitvam aratir jana-sansadi
etaj jñānam iti proktam ajñānaṁ yad ato ’nyathā
Humility, pridelessness, nonviolence, tolerance, simplicity, approaching a bona fide spiritual master, cleanliness of body and mind, steadfastness and self-control; dispassion toward the objects of senses, absence of ego, keeping in mind or the perception of the evil of birth, disease, old age and death; nonattachment or the absence of clinging on to children, spouse, home and the rest, and even mindedness amidst pleasant and unpleasant events in life; constant and exclusive devotion to Me, inclination or resorting to solitary places and aversion or detachment from the general public or society; accepting the importance of spiritual knowledge or self-realization, and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth-all these I thus declare to be knowledge, and what is contrary to these is ignorance.
Only when one is alive and exist peacefully, can one think of other steps for survival and to live a life to fulfill all desires. The most valuable things in life are free. Don’t make it complicated and costly.