I heard it long ago from someone about swami vivekanand
As a young man when he was searching for a guru or a guide. He used to meet many saints and wise people, but he was impressed with none. So he continued his journey untill one day in Varanasi he met ram Krishna param hansa. After spending some time in his surrounding, Swami ji instantly realize that this is the man he is looking for. Who can guide him through.
In the evening, Vivekananda walked down to the hut of ram krishna and knocked the door. After few attempts, somebody from inside asked, 'Who are you?'
Vivekanand didn't even take a second and replied,' If I knew who am I, I would not have come here'.
Ramkrishna after listening to this accepted him as his only disciple
Once Ramkrishna Paramhans asked the people of his ashram to steal a little rice from their own home with a condition that nobody sees them stealing.
Next day almost everyone proudly came with rice in the ashram as they had completed the task assigned to them,but Swami Vivekananda came empty handed.
On being asked the reason, he told that how much ever he tried, he always saw himself stealing the rice. He couldn't do because how much ever he tried to hide his deeds from the world,he knew his self. So there never exists a situation when you can hide your deeds from everyone,because you know what you are doing and it can be never hidden from your self
This sums it all
If you have faith in all the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, … and still have no faith in yourselves, there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.
What Does It Really Mean To “Let Go”?
This is perhaps the most popular of all the current spiritual platitudes, “let go”. Even in mainstream society you can’t avoid this advice, “Let it go” is the main musical number for a very popular movie at the moment. Despite it being a generic piece of pop culture, there actually is some very deep wisdom to letting go, but it needs a little more explanation than simply telling people to let go.
Let’s go straight to a situation where letting go is the most difficult, the bond between a mother and her child. If I tell the mother to let go of the child, what does that mean? Does she just drop the baby on the floor? Does she pack up supplies for her 5 year-old and send him off to make his own way in the world? Does she become emotionally cold to her teenager? The kind of letting go I’m talking about has nothing to do with any of those situations. Letting go means releasing the expectations we have for another person, which actually leads to a deeper love, an Unconditional Love.
Desire gets in the way of Love, it can easily destroy a relationship between a parent and a child. What happens if the child doesn’t live up to the expectations the parent has? It leads to conflict and resentment, the very things that interfere with love. Letting go of a child is simply allowing the child to be themselves. It means still loving them no matter what they do, without conditions, whether they become a doctor or a criminal. It means so longer judging the child based upon the parent’s value system. Letting go is about releasing control, releasing our desires for another, that’s what true letting go is about.
This isn’t anything new either, this kind of letting go is the same as Buddhist detachment, the releasing of desire. Even the Christian Bible talks about this too: “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” This stuff has been around thousands of years, the current “let go” fad is a new spin on some very ancient advice, advice that society as a whole has yet to fully understand.
Letting go is about being present too. Let go of your expectations for the future, let go of your attachments to the past. Then all that’s left is the present, and that’s all there can be if you’ve fully let go. Because of this, letting go is about forgiveness too, releasing the wounds of the past so you can grow and find deeper Love.
Just like anything else, the whole idea of “letting go” can be twisted and abused though. It can be used as an excuse to avoid taking responsibility and trying to escape one’s own life. You have to be truly honest with yourself in these situations, are you truly letting go, or are you motivated by conflicting desires? Letting go is about finding balance in the present and then finding direction in your life starting from that place of balance. It’s never about running away or trying to escape, those are sure signs that real letting go hasn’t happened yet.
What is the difference between
I like you
I love you.
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Buddha's answer was so simple:
"When u like a flower, u just pluck it. But when u love a flower, u water it daily..!
One who understand this , understands life ..