Realize that life as well as problems are not forever.
(I read it in Tamil and it was posted in the face book by one SriN. Ganesan. My deep sense of gratitude to him)
There was a famous saint in Maharashtra,
Whose name was Eka Natha,
And he was always peacefui,
And never got disturbed even a little.
One devotee who has been noticing him,
One day asked him , “How are you able to,
Maintain this peace , day in and day out,
And all the days , for ever, on and on.
Eka natha asked him to show his palm,
And told him that the devotee would die,
Within a week and this greatly upset ,
That devotee and crying he rushed to his home.
But soon that devotee completly realized ,
That his crying is not going to help him at all,
And started doing all arrangements that were needed,
To be done by him , so that his family can live properly.
After one week Eka Natha went to the devotees’ home,
And found that the devotee was absolutely peaceful,
And when asked by the Guru Eka natha, he told,
Thanks to you , I have done everything and am waiting peacefully for death.
Ekanatha then told him,”I am in your state of mind,
Always day in and day out , for every minute,
AS I know that death will come one day,
And I just told a lie to make you realize that.”
Whether we are rich or poor , clever or a fool,
Death does not bother about it at all,
It is a pure socialist and it approaches every one ,
Without fail but in spite of it , we never think it would come.
Death also is one of our best friends as it solves,
Unsolvable problems within no time and it occurs,
To each abd every living being on earth,
Which includes the man with great knowledge.
In whichever form and status God has sent you,
Realize that you can never continue to live forever ,
And also realize that all your problems do not also,
Live forever and then get ready to face that eventuality.
WE are only travellers and similar to the way we came,
WE would have to go back from this life one day,
And so do all your jobs sincerely and never get caught,
In the web of worries and problems as thay are not forever.