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The Way Out Of Unhappiness


If your are unhappy you better check if one or all of these are lacking: Tapa (penance), Vairagya (dispassion), Sharanagati (surrender).

- Tapas is agreeing with the moment, total acceptance of pleasant or unpleasant situations.
- Vairagya means I want nothing and I am nothing.
- Sharanagati is "I am here for You, for Your joy."

If you are grumbling then these are lacking, because when you accept the situation you cannot grumble; when you take it as Tapa you will not grumble; when you come from a state dispassion ("I don't want anything") you don't grumble; and if you are surrendered you will have no complaints.
All these three (Tapas, Vairagya and surrender) purify your mind and uplift you in joy.
If you do not do it willingly you will do it in desperation. First you say, "Nothing can be done." Then in anger and desperation you say, "I give up, I want nothing, I have no choice, to hell with it!"

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Guru Vandana in Sanskrit – Art of Living

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः गुरुर्देव परंब्रह्मः तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।

अज्ञानतिमिरांधस्य ज्ञानांजनशलाकया चक्षुरौन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरं तदपदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।

अनेकजन्म संप्राप्तं कर्मबन्ध विदाहिने आत्मज्ञानप्रदानेन तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।

मन्नाथः श्री जगन्नाथा मदगुरु श्री जगदगुरु मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिं

द्वंद्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्वम्स्यादिलक्ष्यम्‍ ।

एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधी साक्षीभूतं

भावातीतं त्रिगुणसहितं सदगुरुं तं नमामि॥

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