True unhappiness is when you are hungry and you do not get any food to eat for hours on end; it is when you do not get any water to drink when you are thirsty. Would you also not be miserable if you were desperate and were not allowed to go to the toilet? Such miseries can be considered true suffering.
Questioner: That is all fine, but if you look at the world, nine out of ten people are suffering.
Dadashri: Not nine out of ten, but possibly only two out of every thousand are somewhat happy. The rest all continue to suffer from inner turmoil day and night. If you roast sweet potatoes, how many sides will they roast from?
Questioner: How can one take advantage of this constant suffering?
Dadashri: If you analyze the nature of suffering, then it will not feel like suffering. If you do precise and exact pratikraman (the process of recalling mistakes, asking for apology and resolving never to repeat it) for your suffering, it will not feel like suffering anymore. People have haphazardly labeled everything as suffering without thinking or analyzing it. For example, you have a set of old sofas and your friend who never had any just bought a new set. When your wife sees them, she comes home and tells you how nice your friend's sofas look and complains that the ones you have at home have become old. Now the suffering has arrived in the home. There was no problem until she saw your friend's sofa, but the moment she set eyes on them, she brought the suffering with her.
If your friend builds a bungalow and you do not have a Bungalow, and your wife sees it, she will come home telling you how beautiful your friend's new bungalow is and that you never build anything. That is suffering. These are all self-created sufferings.
If I were a judge, I would first make everyone happy before I sentenced the prisoner. If I had to sentence someone for his crime, I would tell him that it would not be possible for me to sentence him for less than five years. Then if his attorney pleaded for a lesser sentence, I would gradually negotiate the sentence down from four years to three years to two years and finally down to only six months. This way he would go to prison feeling happy that he got away with having to serve only six months. Therefore, suffering is a matter of beliefs. If I were to say six months from the start, he would find it too long.
1) There are worldly judges everywhere in this world, but there is only one judge of karma (deeds), the "fault is of the sufferer"! This is the only justice, on which the whole world is running, and the worldly life continues to stand on the illusory justice.
2) Whose fault is it? The one who is suffering. Which fault? The belief that "I am Chandulal", verily is your mistake. It is the belief that causes all the suffering. When this belief goes away, then no one is guilty in this world.
3) If you have a flawless vision, then see through that vision. Otherwise, do not see anything else at all. If you see anything else, you will suffer tremendously. You will become what you see.
Book Name : Life without conflict (Page #21 Paragraph #4, #5, #6 & #7 ; Page #22 Paragraph #1,#2 & #3)
A. Questioner: Dada, my children misbehave at home. My scolding has no effect on them. Dadashri: ... Read More
A. Dadashri: In the current times, there is nothing better than speaking as little as possible. Today... Read More
A. Questioner: How can I tell whether I have improved? Dadashri: When others see love in you even... Read More
A. Questioner : Some people just do not understand, no matter how nicely you interact with... Read More
A. Questioner : What should we do if we do not want to get into a conflict but the other person comes... Read More
A. Dadashri: Man has to marry for his food! He may think to himself, 'I am the bread winner,' but who... Read More
A. Dadashri: The one who learns the art of adjusting is the one who has turned towards the path of... Read More
A. Dadashri: It would be a different matter if after quarreling with your wife; you would have nothing... Read More
A. Questioner : What should we do when we know that despite our efforts to compromise to reach a... Read More
A. Dadashri: Why do you conduct your business? Questioner : To earn money. Dadashri : Money for... Read More
A. Questioner : What is ideal Business? Dadashri: The best kind of business is one where there is no... Read More
A. Dadashri: Every business has gains and losses associated with it. If there are a lot of mosquitoes... Read More
A. Questioner : Today if a person tries to do business honestly, his business Incurs a loss, why is... Read More
A. Questioner : I have a lot of worries about my business. I am faced with a lot of... Read More
A. Customers: Who Brings Them? Questioner : I open my shop early and close late in order to attract... Read More
A. Questioner : Does the quarreling have anything to do with the kind of money people have? Dadashri:... Read More
A. Questioner : I have incurred a very heavy loss in my business, what should I do? Should I close the... Read More
A. Some with power and authority will oppress those under them. The one who abuses his power will lose... Read More
A. People criticize and attack their subordinates. You fools! Why don't you attack your boss? That is... Read More