Meaning of Independence

We are fortunate to be Independent and enjoy our freedom. But there were lots of sacrifieces and efforts made to acheive our freedom from British empire. Britishers ruled us for almost 190 years and we can not understand what our ancestors had suffered during that period for Independence.

This is really sad that even after 70 years of Independence we are unable to enjoy our freedom and still living a miserable life.

There are still people in our country who strives for Basic Needs like Food, Shelter, Basic Health Care and education.

There are certain political influencer who still want to dominate this poor class and want to carry the same policy which was followed by Britishers “Divide and Rule”. They Divide us on Caste, Religion and other issues and takes the advantage out of it. There are states which is far behind in terms of providing Basic services to the common people.

There is also a huge disparity of income level in our country which divides people.

Freedom means living life without worries. There are other elements which we can workout ourselves to feel the freedom in a deeper sense.

EGO:

One of the worst hinderance in realisation of freedom is Ego. When we try to impress Others that is Ego. In Ego either we suppress our feeling or overpower our feelings. Thus Ego forces us to act as per the situation and by doing so we lose our freedom.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Ego

Ravi ShankarThe tendency of the ego is to say “I am not crazy, I am proper. Ego is the biggest problem. Yet it is very easy to overcome. It is a one-day job. Just act like a crazy person. Can you do that? For one day. Done! Make people believe you have gone completely crazy. It is the best antidote for ego.” If you cannot do this, can you simply behave as a child for the rest of your life? No third option. Be a baby for the rest of your life or a crazy person. Be one who has attained the essence. Apart from this, keep the ego. Don’t try to get rid of it. Do this slowly. Otherwise it is impossible.

When people laugh at you, can you relax? When people point at you, just relax. Smile and accept it. A mother has no ego. Whatever the children say, she accepts. If they kick , does the mother get perturbed? If you are unperturbed, you have conquered the ego. Ego is just a feeling of having a wall between you and others. There is no wall. You belong to me and I belong to you. You are accepted the way you are.

Naturalness is the antidote for you. Be spontaneous! Ego cannot stand spontaneity. Ego wants to present everything properly and prepare beforehand. Children are so spontaneous. They make mistakes. Never mind making mistakes. Just be like a child. Anybody can say anything about you.

Jealousy:

We often get jealous about what others have and by doing so we lose our freedom. Instead of enjoyign for what we have we feel restless about what others have and we don’t. In this universe nothing is perfect and there is no end for the wants. Instead of getting jealous about what others have we should cheer about what we have and live life to the full spirit and enjoy our freedom.

One of the best way to conquer jealousy is sharing what you have with others. By doing so we feel more powerful and can overcome from jealousy.

Lust:

Lust and Desires are never ending they only gives us suffering, tensions and frustration. and never allows us to be free and binds us towards objects. If someone’s lust is interrupted, they become angry and start hating. By love we can overcome lust.

Lust brings tension; Love brings relaxation.

In lust we want to grasp and possess; in love we want to give and surrender.

Lust Says, “All I want you to have is what I want”. Love Says, “I want you to have what you want”

Lust causes feverishness and frustration; love causes longing and pain.

ANGER:

Anger is another element which effects our freedom. Normally we offer anger freely and smile rerely. Anger comes out of ignorance and negativity in Anger we not only disturb others but also our own peace. Any decision taken in Anger can not be fruitful because in Anger we lose control on our thought. By Knowledge and regular meditation we can overcome anger and lead a healthy life.

So, the bover montion four elements are among the elements which causes hinderances to our freedom. This independence day, let’s all leave Anger, Lust, Jealousy and Ego and Celebrate freedom from Inside.

 

 

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