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Everything Is Auspicious

The whole of Existence is an auspicious happening. We are part of Existence, so everything happening around us is also auspicious! This is the truth of Existence. Nothing that happens in Existence is inauspicious. Everything is only a blessing. If we understand this clearly, we can see everything as extraordinary. Everything will appear as a miracle.

One day a duck hunter went to the market to buy a bird retriever dog. To his amazement he found a dog that could walk on water! He immediately took it home.

He invited one of his friends to hunt the next day and took the dog with them. When a flock of ducks came near, he took aim, fired and silently watched. The dog walked on the water and retrieved the bird. He looked at his friend for a reaction but the friend remained silent. He asked him, 'Do you see anything unusual about my dog?" The friend replied, 'Yes, your dog is unable to swim."

Miracles are continuously happening in front of our eyes, but we continuously miss them! Only because we miss them, life itself appears to be dull. When we start perceiving them, our entire life becomes a miracle.

In the whole world there are only two kinds of people. The first kind will try to judge, criticise and develop the things happening in the world according to their ideas. There is the other group which feels that whatever is happening is auspicious.

Whoever feels that whatever happens is auspicious, lives in eternal bliss, in celebration. The other group continuously suffers because it tries to change things all the time. Just accept and celebrate Existence with all its different dimensions and paradoxes. Everything has a message for us including death and disease.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, the enlightened master, says this beautiful story:

Two men entered a mango grove. One of them sat and counted the number of trees. He studied the variations in their size, the number of branches, density of leaves and number of mangoes across the trees. He thought about where they would sell, what would be the cost, etc. The other man simply ate a few mangoes, enjoyed himself and left!

If we continuously use our logic to analyse and judge and try to bring things under our control, we will miss the whole beauty of the existential miracles.

So don"t judge anything. Everything has something to teach us. Accept and celebrate the very existence of the world with the innocence of a child! Nithyanandam.

Story first published: Monday, August 2, 2010, 12:14 [IST]
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