Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | Author:

I received a rosary from a priest last Sunday. Touching a few beads ,I gave them each a name.  I called the first bead, ‘Love’. The bead whispered, ‘Converge Love and Diverge Love’. There is a story of a seeker who wept openly at the mere sight of a hill,a mountain a flower or a river. One day someone asked him  “Why do you cry?”

He replied:” Looking at these icons of nature I hear a voice which says, ‘Do not be thankless! ‘ You have forgotten the creator of the universe. This rattles my soul and so I weep”. That call for the universe is beautiful and we are lucky to be part of it.

Love binds us with silken threads. We get bonded; we get linked with people whom we love. Love unites us. By loving the supreme, you are united with Him, for you will feel God’s presence within you and around you. When you love God, you will learn to love others and your life will be built on the foundation of love.

I called the second bead ‘Humility’. It says: “Give up Pride.” Just as eating food and drinking water are necessary for living, it is necessary to practice humility. One has to pay a price for being egoistic.

How foolish is to say, “I did this, I did that! “This  ‘ego-intoxication’ must -go! For what am ‘I’ but a flickering candle that at the dawn will die!

The third bead is ‘Peace’. It says: “Don’t be angry. Keep you cool.” Anger  is harmful. One mother got angry because her child was troubling her while she was working. She admonished the child, but the child continued to play mischief. The enraged mother  picked up the child and threw him down. Every headless act is sinful but there is much more irrationality in anger.

With love, humility and peaceful disposition, your path can only become more pleasant and less difficult.

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15 Responses

  1. 1
    Arunesh 

    Looking forward to the names for the remaining beads.

  2. 2
    Ajay Raj Singh 

    Very well said Rubina.

    God has made so many things for us to love, but still we are in search of fake love. Life without love is useless, and the final destiny of love is GOD and beleive me if someone is in love with GOD, it makes one feel like you are above this world, the happiness you get is beyond limits.

    One great man said:

    “If You Love Only Those Who Loves You, What Good Is There In That.”

    So, people give up with your egos, attitude, anger and start loving Gods creations.

  3. 3
    Saurav 

    Nice post. Very thoughtful as well. I especially loved the third paragraph. Keep such posts coming Rubina.

  4. 4
    Rubina Paul 

    Arunesh,I think these are the basic things in life that should be reflected in people today.Anyways,you will definitely come to know about rest of beads name in the next blogging contest.

  5. 5
    Tabita 

    Its very interesting to read,very practical in todays world.like it!

  6. 6
    Kanchan Singh 

    Nice Post Rubina!!i was touched.seriously life is too busy that we forget our basic values.thx for giving a remainder to that.Keep on posting…

  7. 7
    Bablu 

    very delightful thought…and very well said……..
    like i can say the three wheels of life has been named and so many to come..

  8. 8
    pranaita gusain 

    great yar, its realy true thing which we are missing consiouslt and unconsiously for materialistic things.
    keep on doing dat

  9. 9
    Maheswaran Gnanaprakasam 

    The comments are more interesting than the blog. This Ajay Raj Singh is reading bible too much I believe. (I also do.) But these things are little difficult to follow in real life. however, let us at least try. St Rubina, you are rocking.

    Maheswaran Gnanaprakasam

  10. 10
    Ankit Arora 

    Great post Rubina!!!
    Its really very true that these dayz man is forgetting all that is naturally beautiful and runs after the artificial beauty. In the past people didn’t have watches but had time for all, but now a dayz people have become more practical, they have watches but have time for none other person. Everybody is running running and running just for himself. We need to stop and think that where are we heading to. We need to stop and think the love which God has given us, is that not sufficient enough to live with???
    Peace can be achieved, only the fact that people dont have time to think about loving others….

    Good Work!!!
    Keep it up!!!

  11. 11
    rubina_p 

    Arunesh, I think these are the basic things in life that should be reflected in people today.Anyways,you will definitely come to know about rest of beads name in the next blogging contest.

  12. An observation.
    Most executves once they leave their high powered corporate positions revert back to a simplistic life style. Many others go on 'soul searching expeditions'. Most of Western civilization is caught up/sold 'capitalizism' through the eyes of the merchant who is always selling something.
    At the end of the day we all call out to the most high. Even nonbelieves call out for a higher understanding.
    In the morning I give praise for another day of life…in the evening I give praise for safe passage.
    Symbolisim takes on many forms and attaches meanings from afar…we are only human in this form. In our spiritual being we know. Attach yourself to a foreign object and you will be disconnected. Calm yourself and there is no need.
    Ronald

  13. My dear Rubina,

    I loved your post because of these words, in particular, that I hold close to my heart –

    “By loving the supreme, you are united with Him, for you will feel God’s presence within you and around you. When you love God, you will learn to love others and your life will be built on the foundation of love.”

    We love God so that we are able to extend our goodness and love to others and serve them as a way of serving God. The moment we love God to gain favors or anything of the sort, we go against our own nature, which is love.

    The greatness of Christ is that he symbolized unconditional love and practiced humility, knowing that he is the Son of God with all powers, he did nothing to save himself. These are qualities that we are yet to master because we cling to a lot of things that really have little meaning in the cosmic world.

    Keep writing, you write from the heart so don’t lose touch.

  14. 14
    Himanshu 

    Good work Rubina,

    But tell me from where do you get these deep thoughts ?
    well, how r u ? where r u working ?

  15. 15
    shilpi bishnoi 

    gr8 yaar.seriously it was very nice n true.i’ll w8 for ur next articele 🙂

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