Meeting the deaf-dumb children instigated self-realisation

LeslieTripathy's picture

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On behalf of MescoSteel,LeslieTripathy wid the school children of DeafDumb School on Nov14th2008 (32).JPG

I believe one shudnt hold onto anything,coz d more yu think,d more yu get depressed,if its a sad thought,shud be a little stoic and detached.

Its very important not to be materialistic,and have integrity,shoulnt expect anything in return and selflessly continue to be a giver,i get a lot of satisfaction,when i am giving love to the needy,less fortunate,little orphan kids.
I visited the little dumb,deaf children studying in 8th,9th,10th grade on children's day,november 14th,as celebrated in India,they were elated,happy to feel loved and special.any act of self-less love spreads more love,happiness,peace.I must say they arent physically challlenged but specially challenged gifted children.

And its also important to thank God for all the blessings he has given us and should stop complaining,if we dont have a Merc of Fendi bag,its important I realised,the children cant speak,nor hear,only understand what their teachers interprete through sign language,it was so sad,yet helped me find answers,and self-awakening.

I know more get angry wen in pain,but accept it as part of my life and spend time with the people who need more love,especially orphanages and old-age homes.That brings lot of joy in their lives and in turn it cheers me up.

everyday we wake up we should thank God,Universe for giving this life and its our duty to make something worthwhile of our life by spreading peace,cheer,love as according to our potential.

Omkaradatta's picture

That's true...

That's true... and the best way we can spread peace, love and cheer is by first being free of our own suffering/turmoil. Then, anything we do in the world turns to gold. If we carry our suffering and misery out among the people, we end up spreading it around everywhere, even without meaning to. Thus, to help ourselves is to help others. Wise self-love (atma prema) is the remedy.

Let us not seek to get happiness from others, but to give it. Our happiness should well up from within, and be as a light shining unto the world.

Omkaradatta | Wed, 01/14/2009 - 08:39
csaibaba's picture

Peace in Service

Its true that one would obtain peace in serving the needy and less fortunate.

csaibaba | Wed, 01/14/2009 - 08:39
Omkaradatta's picture


Sure... there are basically two directions one can go on the spiritual path: Within, or without.

If we forget ourselves utterly in selfless service, we have realized the Self, by getting rid of ego. And if we go within and remember ourselves always, we have also realized the Self, by eliminating the sense of 'otherness'. The key is to transcend the self/other paradigm, and both ways can be effective. Either way, let us not be half-hearted about it.

Nisargadatta Maharaj: "Either you become totally self-concerned, or totally un-self-concerned. It is the word 'totally' that is important. You must be extreme to reach the Supreme."

Namaste & Peace

Omkaradatta | Wed, 01/14/2009 - 09:04
barbara's picture

Giving with no comparison

This is beautiful. We don't realize that actually giving gives so much to the giver directly and indirectly.

It is important when we help the unfortunate to be aware without judgment if there is even a tiny speck of what is called "contentment out of comparison", it means that while we are with the needy people, we unintentionall conduct a comparison between us and them, we find that we are more fortunate and are content and happy about this state of us which is defined based on comparison. It is normal and human to have such a mechanism, do not judge yourself about it, we just need to be aware to it when we do the service, it enhances the quality of our service and it enhances the quality of our happiness because happiness dependent on the wellbeing of others is not long lasting.

barbara | Wed, 01/14/2009 - 10:23