This rare conversation between swami Vivekananda and his Guru Sri Ramkarishna Paramahamsar reached me as a mail forward. The conversation sure will answer so many queries that run through your mind. I got mine.
So go ahead and read……
Swami Vivekananda:- Why has life become complicated now?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- Stop analyzing life.. It makes it complicated. Just live it.
Swami Vivekananda:- Why are we then constantly unhappy?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- Worrying has become your habit. That’s why you are not happy.
Swami Vivekananda:- Why do good people always suffer?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- 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.
Swami Vivekananda:- You mean to say such experience is useful?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Swami Vivekananda:- Because of so many problems, we don’t know where we are heading…
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides the way.
Swami Vivekananda:- Does failure hurt more than moving in the right direction?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.
Swami Vivekananda:- In tough times, how do you stay motivated?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- 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.
Swami Vivekananda:- What surprises you about people?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- When they suffer they ask, “why me?” When they prosper, they never ask “Why me?”
Swami Vivekananda:- How can I get the best out of life?
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
Swami Vivekananda:- One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
Ramakrishna Paramahamsa:- 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.
Let me thank the sender of this precious mail. “Thankyou my friend.”