Pramana and Viparyaya: Why we think, what we think

Subject: It’s only a thought - Pramana and Viparyaya
Why she/he is angry?
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M G Warrier
Comments received from Vathsala Jayaraman (Ex-RBI), Chennai:

Quite interesting article in the Hindu.It is not the situation, but our perception towards the same matters a lot.A great feast.!

On reading the article I am reminded of a quote from Rumi.

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treats each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi

 " Is life all about obtaining new and latest things inside my house or cleaning up the junk that already residing in it or combination of both?" .

The philosophers of India always told us to treat the pleasure and pain the same way in our lives but here is arguably one of the greatest philosophers and poets of all times asking us to welcome a joy, a depression, a meanness and some momentary awareness with open arms. I always believed experiences in our lives are gifted to us to learn something out of them. But does receiving them with a right frame of mind give us the ability to change our way of thinking? Probably, yes.

Most of the time, I get bogged down by the adversities in my life and how to handle them without realizing those adversities themselves may be coming my way to reveal something much larger.

 Every time, I thought something big as this is unsolvable in life, it got resolved in ways that I could never imagine. 

But is it easy to have the correct perception always?

Vathsala Jayaraman


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