Maha Upadesh of Aadishri – Part – 8
Today the very basis of man’s life is fear. Whatever happens in life-all incidents etc-we find that they are a cause and a generator of fear rather than happiness. Even if something good happens, we fear its future loss! And out of that all pervasive fear we take all decisions related to our life.
Thus most decisions and directions that we take are taken not because of love, or curiosity or interest, but because one wants to be safe.
The question to ask is – Are our fears reasonable? Or are we letting a negative figments of our imagination rule and ruin our life? We must remember that however much we may try to protect ourselves, the fact is that no-one, neither you, your enemies or your competitors, are in control of time or the future. No-one can predict how the future time will unfold. The only one in control or knowledge of the future fully is God. Only he knows fully what is bound to happen.
So if someone plans to harm you, he can only try, but whether harm will come to you is not in his control. So there is no point-in fact counterproductive, to try to anticipate all the things that can go wrong in your life because that may never happen but this kind of fearful attitude is certain to generate constant fear and that fear is certain to cause you harm. Why is that so? Because when a fearful heart takes a decision, it is invariably a wrong decision and it takes the person wrong in life…
So my advice is to take a decision based on positive reasons. Let your heart be full of positive desire to do what you are doing, to have faith and do your best. Many things are working to co-create what you are attempting to do and the final product may or may not be according to your expectations simply because many factors, not in your control or even in your knowledge, are at play. For example you may plant a seed in fertile soil, water it daily and add fertilizer etc but it could simply happen that one day the sapling is destroyed or eaten by an animal! So even if your attempts to grow the plant were sincere and you did your best efforts, yet the results were not as per your expectations. The point is that many factors are at play in creation and we just can’t control them all. But rest assured that whatever is the result, it is always perfect as per God’s divine plan.
So my advice is that- Do your best and leave the rest to God’s will.