Living in Time ....The Mystery of the Moment

'Time' is our customary home. We are born in time, live in time and pass out in time. Throughout our life, we face time in various ways. There are good times and there are bad times. At times, we run short of time, and rush to meet the deadline--to catch a train, or submit an application, or complete a project, or finish an examination. . Time, as long as we live, is with us, always.
We also know the dynamics of time-force. Time plays a pivotal role in our life. There are specific times to do certain things. A farmer, for instance, knows what the right time is to sow the seeds, and when to start and stop irrigation. A railway guard knows when to show the signal and how important it is to do so. Even a housewife knows when to remove the rice pot from the oven and when to open its lid.As in the case of all other activities of life, time plays a vital role in spiritual matters as well. Much before one tries to live a spiritual life, a time must come for living it. If one's time has not come, no amount of advice and attempt to live a higher life is of much value. It is necessary to practise some spiritual discipline. Similar is the plan of nature with regard to human life. One cannot avoid struggles and challenges in life, for the simple reason that they contribute to our growth.Good and evil have an equal share in moulding our characters. Misery teaches more than happiness, poverty teaches more than wealth and blows bring out inner fire more than praise.
The gardener waters the garden with a hundred pails of water, but only when the season comes the trees bear fruit.

One has to keep watering the plants meanwhile. This requires cultivating patience. One should not remain inactive in the name of patience for patience is not lack of activity; it is activity with persistence, with endurance, without losing heart.
What is meant by mystery of the moment is that one does not know when the right time would arrive. One should be ready, ever-ready. If one is not ready now, one will be never-ready in future. One should be willing to undergo the pain and joy of patient waiting. Patience means availability. A person should be available for the moment.
It is very necessary to have a fixed time for these things [spiritual practices]. For it cannot be said when the auspicious moment will come. It arrives so suddenly. No one gets any hint of it beforehand. The auspicious moment means the moment when one discovers one's inner divine core or some pointer towards it. No one can ever schedule its arrival
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Suppose you bring a light into a room that has been dark a thousand years; does it remove the darkness little by little? The room is lighted all at once.
Readiness is all... ....Are we ready? "
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14 comments:

  1. I often feel that patience is the most difficult of all virtues. We live in a society of the now. To believe, to prepare, to wait patiently with an open heart for enlightenment to come... it is the path I seek, and the one I most struggle to keep my feet on.

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  2. hi surjit very nice post made me imagine time in some different ways Time for me is never go back always go on its like Time reminds me there is no enough time for not doing what u want u better bw quickly to do what u want before time stops with u (death)

    i tell myself in bad times wait be patient this is a bad time now but tomorrow has to be good time so wait till tomorrow comes

    i also agree that bad times and poverty teaches people more than happiness and wealth

    best wishes and happy weekend

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  3. Excellent article Surjit!

    I have often pondered the different "seasons" of life... how we can't rush or skip over lessons or jump ahead. We grow, develop, move, and learn as is our time... with patience and acceptance! :-)

    Not always easy for me to do however! :-)

    Thank you for this very nice thought to ponder and explore!

    Hugs,

    Jen

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  4. Ohhh also Surjit, I like your new header! :-)

    Very beautiful!

    JJ

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  5. Hi Josie Two Shoes,
    I like your views:
    ...'it is the path I seek... for enlightenment to come..'
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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  6. Hi Lilifxt,
    You have really positive outlook:
    ...'I tell myself in bad times wait be patient this is a bad time now but tomorrow has to be good time so wait till tomorrow comes..
    Thanks for sharing your valuable views.
    God bless.

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  7. Hi Jennifer,
    I really appreciate and agree with your down to earth views:
    ...'We grow, develop, move, and learn as is our time... with patience and acceptance...'
    Thanks for adding your insights to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  8. Thanks Jennifer for giving approval to my new Header.
    My best wishes.

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  9. Hi Surjit,

    I can't agree more that all facets of life, be it good or bad that is perceived by our minds .. are actually part and parcel of our Spiritual Development in this School called Life!

    It is easy to give thanks and be filled with gratitude at good times. But what about bad times? It takes one who is wise to be really able to appreciate that these are also part of our growth.

    I can't agree more: Even if a room has been dark for a million years, a lamp will brighten up the room immediately.

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  10. Hi Water Learner,
    I am glad that you have liked my post. Thanks for your encouraging words and adding your insights.
    God bless.

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  11. Surjit, can't agree more than you, we never know when is the perfect time to ourselves.

    Most of the time, we just realized the perfect time when the time has left us and only at that time we learned something, learned to be ready when the other time comes.

    And just as before, this time, our readiness is not enough to face the "new time".

    That's what we called "life", because the light that lighten the dark room, actually need a new "candle" to be able to be lighten as before.

    Have a great week Surjit :-)

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  12. Yes Tere616, you right in your words:...'Most of the time, we just realized the perfect time when the time has left us...'
    ..That's what we called "life",
    Thanks for adding your insights to my post.
    God bless.

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  13. LOVE this post, Surjit, especially about perseverance and the fact that patience is not the lack of activity.

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  14. I am glad Amel's Realm that you have liked my post.Thanks for sharing your views.
    God bless.

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