Introspection


Introspection : Contemplation on one's self :
"A really intelligent person with keen understanding never criticizes others. Rather he looks into his own failings and short comings. By introspection one improves oneself.

On the other hand, by criticizing others, one may acquire the burden of sin by misjudgement.Any one who cannot introspect is like a blind man. A blind person can not see the outside world, and a person who lacks the capacity to introspect can not see 'within'.

Introspection lights up the life of a person who is living in deep delusions. All answers to the suffering are in the self.

All right exterior conduct really has its secret in a true interior life."

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"If you are willing to discipline yourself,the physical universe won't need to discipline you."

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24 comments:

  1. Can't agree more. One of the beauties of blogging is that it allows one to introspect, reflect and ponder about one's doings beyond the superficial day to day mechanics of life. By reflecting and searching oneself, we can truly understand what motivates and drives us, and what truly matters in the longer scheme of things.

    Life after all is never just about careers, condominiums, cars, credit cards, and cash!

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  2. Surjit, I agree with you.

    There is a sayings: "Search others for their virtues, and thyself for thy vices."

    We need to train ourself to tolerate others' opinions. It's just as hard for them to tolerate ours.

    Best regards

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  3. Thanks Cool insider, for your kind words and sharing your practical views.
    Best wishes.

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  4. "Search others for their virtues, and thyself for thy vices."....Beautiful lines. Thanks Sam Chan, for adding your profound thoughts.I always value your meaningful participation.
    Best wishes.

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  5. Indeed Surjit!

    Introspection can be quite scary as we're afraid what we may learn about ourselves however ultimately it is the only way to be truly happy.

    Thanks for sharing your infinite wisdom ;)

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  6. Very beautiful blog. This post was well written. I have always been an introvert and very sensitive to others. I am very much an empath. Not an attribute valued or liked by society,since I am labeled as being too sensitive.

    I would say introspection comes easy to me as I receive stimuli from my inner worlds more so then the outer. I am not very materialistic but seek wisdom and knowledge like yourself.

    Again, kudos to the great post.

    Blessings to you.

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  7. Hi Surjit, thank you for this great post!

    I am not immune from judging... still working on this! (smile)! I need this reminder! :-)

    Thank you also to those who have shared such great comments!

    It is nice to commune with such insightful and lovely people...

    blessings and love,

    Jennifer

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  8. Yes Tisha,you are right when you say....Introspection can be quite scary.....but ultimately we have to accept the truth about ourselves to get happiness.
    Thanks for sharing your valuable views.
    Best wishes.

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  9. Thanks Titania, for your nice words and sharing your practical views.I am glad that you like my simple blog.I value your participation.
    Good luck.

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  10. I am very happy Jennifer,that you have liked my post.Thanks for sharing your views.
    Good luck to you.

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  11. Absolutely correct Surjit, in other words being non self ends suffering. Isn’t it?

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  12. Yes Mahesha,I fully agree with your views:... being non self ends suffering. ..
    Thanks for sharing your insightful views to my post.
    Best wishes.

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  13. always a delight to read your posts. i have very few friends who i can talk to about some serious facts of life, reading your posts makes me feel like i'm reading a very good book.

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  14. Many many thanks Sophiagurl, for your nice and motivating words.I am glad that you like my posts.
    Best wishes.

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  15. Indeed! Well said Surjit!

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  16. Thanks Desiree, for your nice words.Good luck.

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  17. Surjit,

    Introspection is a very hard discipline...we should always try to find a daily time to find ourselves amidst the modern time distractions and stress...

    It is beautiful when our mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere...as James Lowell would put it...

    I said it's beautiful when the result of our introspection gives us the strength and courage to face the world serenely in spite of any pain, disillusion or discouragement.

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  18. As always, your posts are thought provking and that is a good thing for me.

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  19. Ross,you have put it in beautiful words.....'our introspection gives us the strength and courage to face the world serenely in spite of any pain, disillusion or discouragement..'
    Thanks for adding and sharing your insightful views.My best wishes.

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  20. Thanks Sylvia, for your nice and motivating words.I am glad that you like my posts.
    Good luck to you.

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  21. I couldn't agree with you more.

    I have found that your blog is a mind opener to many of us out there.

    Keep it up, Well done.

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  22. Thanks Nihal, for your nice and motivating words.I am glad that you like my simple blog.
    Best wishes.

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  23. tamilcountrygalMay 18, 2007

    Surjit,

    Excellent blog!! Your posts and the comments from the readers - Reading them I get "a great experience".

    Otherwise to get this experience I have to live more than my lifetime.

    Thanks for such a nice blog.

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  24. Thanks Tamilcountrygal,for your nice and motivating words about my blog.
    Best wishes.

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