— M.N.Raju
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
— Buddha

As discussed in our previous article, one’s life and destiny depends upon his ‘Karmic Investments’ and on his ‘Karmic Debts. Life is a composition of all aspects as a package and it depends upon the selection of the correct way of ‘Karmic Deeds’, leading to future.

Now, further, we are going to discuss some more important and valuable points which explain the way of life of the person who makes his life itself a meditation.

The person who makes his life a meditation is far superior than the person who meditates in life. You will have to understand the difference between the two persons who make his life a meditation and a person who meditates in life.

A person who meditates in life is one who sits in a calm and quiet place for a longer period, meditating with a purpose of achieving something. That achievement may be seeking salvation in life or something else.

But, the person who makes his life a meditation, never sits in a place, closing his eyes and asking God something for his personal gain. But he works and tries to achieve something which will be useful for others. He sacrifices his own life for achieving something for the good of the society. He never rests till he achieves his goal. He goes on working with a single mindedness for achieving his goal. Generally, these people never ask any favours for their own sake. They always go on doing something great which brings happiness in others. Hence their Karmic deeds are excellent work. So, they are fearless and bold and they know the purpose of their lives. So, it is evident that the people who make their life a meditation are far superior than the people who meditate in their lives. The people like Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Teresa, Mandela, Vivekananda and many more crusaded and dedicated their lives and stood for virtues. They engaged their hearts and they got emotionally engaged.

Pathanjali, had given a clear picture of the men who make their lives a meditation. He said their thoughts break their bonds. Their minds transcend limitations and travel beyond all barriers. Their consciousness expands in every direction wherever there is need to find a solution. They find themselves in a new world. They gain control over dormant forces and faculties of various wings to achieve their real purpose. Their talents become alive. They become greater persons in order to guide the world as a scientist, as an academician as a social reformer etc. Their lives are transformed into a beautiful conscious world like a caterpillar which cannot remain in the cocoon forever, but emerges like a butterfly when the time is right. During this transition of their journey they bring out lot of changes in their lives one after another.

They cherish their visions.
They cherish their ideas.
They cherish their finest thoughts.
They cherish their love for others.
They cherish and enjoy the love of others.
They cherish delightfully the conditions favourable for their dreams.
They cherish heavenly environment.

Even they cherish small issues like music, beauty of nature etc. Then they build their own world. And ultimately their beautiful world will be a resource of happiness for others.

Here is a beautiful example of a great man who made his life a meditation. Read and enjoy. One Mr.Kalyanasundaram worked as a librarian for 30 years. He contributed every month his full salary, for all 30 years, to the needy. He worked in a hotel in the evenings and used that income for his simple life.

After retirement, he donated all his benefits (nearly 10 Lakhs) to the needy. The American Government honoured him as “The Man of Millennium” and awarded about 30 crores of Rupees. He donated that too to the needy.

Superstar Rajanikanth adopted him as his father for his great service. Still he lives as a bachelor and is serving the needy.

About the Author
Shri M N Raju, the Chairman of MNR Group of Institutions, is a prolific writer and critic. He has published several articles in literary magazines across the world. His book Two Billion Heartbeats that talks about his philosophy and his life, has been published by Jaico Books and is widely read and acclaimed by authors and critics alike. He has won several national and international awards for his contribution to Indian education and healthcare sectors.

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