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What comes, that goes!

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

Ganpati Bappa came and went recently and this deep philosophy of life again got re-emphasized.

Ganesh festival from Ganesh Chaturthi to Ganesh Chaturdashi bought so much of celebrations & Divine Grace. Ganpati bappa comes with big celebration of dhol, tasha, dance, gulal & feast. And Ganpati bappa goes in the similar way.

Ganpati bappa helps us understand life. We learn that everything that comes in our life has to go from our life too. And after it goes, it again comes back. It tells us that we should not be attached to anything, any person or any situation in our life. It also teaches us that when something goes away from our life, still we should just have patience and should not be depressed also. Because everything that goes away from our life also comes back again.

Bhagwad Geeta shloka of Chapter 2. Shlok 14:

मात्रास्पर्शास्तुकौन्तेयशीतोष्णसुखदु: खदा: | आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्वभारत|| 14||

mātrā-sparśhās tu kaunteya śhītoṣhṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ āgamāpāyino ’nityās tans-titikṣhasva bhārata

It means: With our senses contact with the objects, it produces pain & pleasure. But this pain & pleasure is like the season of summer & winter. The experience comes and goes. Everything is impermanent. We should endure them and have patience.

While Ganpati bappa was here, he taught us several lessons of life. His big head suggests us to have more knowledge & wisdom in life. His big ears indicate that we should listen more. His small eyes are the indication of far-sighted vision. His big tummy indicates the ability to digest all that comes our way. If we can live our life this way, our life will be so beautiful.

Ganpati bappa taught several lessons and again reinforced the same philosophy of life. 'What come, that goes!' What comes has to go and so don’t be too happy over it. But also what goes, that comes back and so don’t be so saddened over it. And also understand deeply that be free from attachments and there will be no unhappiness and no sad times. Though it’s easier said than done. But with constant practice and patience, it is achievable. Some practices like meditation, satvik life style, higher knowledge, connecting to higher energies, discipline, breathing work, yog, etc help us achieve this state of non-attachment.

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-Manjushree Rathi

Director, ME Holistic Centre

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