A rare conversation between
Please share with our next generation or read it loud to family, it's one of the best message I have come across...
*1. Swami Vivekanand*:- I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free.
*2. Swami Vivekanand:-* Why has life become complicated now?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-* Stop analyzing life... It makes it complicated. Just live it.
*3. Swami Vivekanand*:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
*4. Swami Vivekanand:-* Why do good people always suffer?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer.
With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.
*5. Swami Vivekanand:*- You mean to say such experience is useful?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa*:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons later.
*6. Swami Vivekanand:-* Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:-* If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.
*7. Swami Vivekanand:-* Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
*8. Swami Vivekanand:*- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing.
*9. Swami Vivekanand:-* What surprises you about people?
*Ramkrishna Paramahansa:*- When they suffer they ask, "why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why me?"
10. Swami Vivekanand:- How can I get the best out of life?
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
11. Swami Vivekanand:- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
Ramkrishna Paramahansa:- There are no unanswered prayers. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.