ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते
पूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate ||
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
1: Om, That is Full, This also is Full, From Fullness comes that Fullness,
2: Taking Fullness from Fullness, Fullness Indeed Remains.
3: Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
2 Years back I was extremely uncomfortable due to many thoughts were popping out from my mind and demanding their rightful place to live. I was feeling as if I am full (Puurna) with so many things to tell others. This prompted me to start documenting my thoughts. I got tremendous love and appreciation for doing what I loved to do for my own pleasure and satisfaction. It took me less than 6 months to complete my 100th Blog. Mostly by then I was free from the pleasantly irritating and highly rewarding thoughts as I had written about most of them. I remembered the popularly misused statement that ‘Practice makes a man perfect’. After 100 blogs I am good enough experienced to write next 100 in 3 months. So my mind which was filled (Puurna) with thoughts one day got filled with desire now. It was still ‘Puurna’.
It took another 18 months to reach the next milestone of 100 blogs. Ideally if you do the summation I have completed 200 blogs today but if I ask myself, I don’t think I have reached anywhere. I am back to the place where I started.
Everything and everybody is complete and incomplete at the same time. The completeness is the source for your satisfaction with whatever you have and incompleteness gives you the excitement and passion to take you further to another destination. But once you reach the other destination, you are still incomplete as well as complete. It’s like the pendulum which reaches at one side to cover something but it creates emptiness at the other end which drags it back.
Having the feeling of completeness is extremely important to enjoy the belongings we have but at the same time feeling of incompleteness is equally important to get ourselves moving.
You are complete as self when you get into a relationship and create a new completeness. People leave you on the way naturally or unnaturally where you were complete with them and you still remain complete without them. The moment you feel incomplete in relationship, you create problem for yourself as well as others.
If we take life as a journey you will find kids are more satisfied and have less expectation from life which proves that they are complete. In current age this desire increases with age and people die incomplete with so many unfulfilled desires.
This problem had prompted ancient bharatiya civilization to create the social system that forces you to start with bramhacharya where kids are sent to stay at boarding schools where you were taught how to become hungry physically as well as intellectually and then teachers would teach you how to earn and feed yourself to satisfy the physical as well as intellectual hunger. This is to make you feel incomplete so that you develop the desire to become complete.
Then comes the phase of Grahastya to fulfill yourself further and perform your duties towards your family and nation. During this period you travel towards completeness further.
Then comes Banaprastha to realize and practice the completeness staying inside the family and society but not interfering unless asked for advice.
Then comes Sanyas were you have practiced completeness and ready to leave the society and family life to just focus on your soul enhancement.
So today at 200th blog I feel I am back to 0 to start the journey all over again.
– Stray Dog
4 thoughts on ““100+100=?””
Fascinating is the idea to learn how to feel incomplete so as to develop the desire to become complete. I need to reflect on it. Maybe for instance, a teacher might stoke a student’s curiosity, so the individual will seek out answers which will leading to more questions and continue the cycle of learning leaving the student always in a state of incompleteness, I think…??
Yes, that’s the purpose. I have read many teachers didn’t accept students as they were not ready. here ready means having enough quest to learn or incomplete enough.
I get some inner strength reading your blog. Just to share some facts, I met a person around 20 years back, who claimed that he was practicing not to tell a lie for last many years and I found him awesome to listen to, in the sense that he was kind of a content guy. He even preached that its sometimes (rather many a times) quite difficult as consequence, to do so, but there is a heavy reward to that. Now after reading your philosophical blog, I tend to believe that “Adhyatma” (spiritualism) has certainly to do something to do with attracting people’s attention and you are a good carrier of that.
Thank you for your kind words Subrat