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How to Live in the Present and Be Happy

“Enjoy what is present in front of you. Do not worry about that which is not present.” - Param Pujya Dadashri

Everybody advises us to live in the present, but nobody has taught us how to do it. We are consumed by time, while the Gnani Purush has conquered time. He can teach us how to live in the moment.

The past is gone and to think about the future is to worry. You do not have to forget the past; you just have to remain in the present by experiencing that which is before you and thus you will stop living in the past.

You may think that it is too hypothetical a concept to apply in practical life. To that, Gnani Purush Param Pujya Dadashri gives a very persuasive simile. While you are counting money, you have undivided attention towards it and nothing else goes on in your mind. Imagine that you are asked to walk on a mile-long narrow bridge over the deep sea, you would be completely focused. This means that you have the power of focused awareness to live in the present. You just need to apply it!

Param Pujya Dadashri Himself had an awareness through which He was able to live in the present in each second, and He has opened a path for us to follow His footsteps.

Read on to find out more.

Live in The Present

When you remain in the present, you are always happy. After Self Realization, your awareness of the pure Soul will help you to always remain in the present.


Top Questions & Answers

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Spiritual Quotes

  1. Fear of the past is gone; the future is in the hands of Vyavasthit – scientific circumstantial evidences. Therefore live in the present.
  2. Who can live in the present? The one who says ‘yes’.
  3. God does not maintain the records of the past or the future. Throw into the ocean a second-old record. The one who remains only in the present, is God.
  4. In a play, does one see what is presently playing before him or does he see what has already been played (past)? If you look into the past, you will lose the present.
  5. He, who lives in the present, is the Knower-Seer. Liberation is at hand for the one who lives in the present.  To remain constantly in the present is called the eternal state (amar-padh).
  6. Present time is a very subtle thing. The past is on one side and the future on the other; between the two is the subtle part in which lies the present. A non-Self realized person can never grasp this, only a Self-realized person can grasp this.

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