Everybody wants to live an abundant life; A life with no scarcity.
Still, a majority of people live in a mindset of insufficiency. They start their day by thinking what is lacking in life. When they worship God, they have a list of demands. When they talk to their friends and relatives, they talk about their desires. Such people can never get happiness until all their desires are fulfilled. They crave for the worldly materials all the time.
According to Lord Buddha, such craving is the reason behind human sorrows.
All cravings, desires & needs are, in fact, impurities that gather near the soul like dust. When dust particles gather on a mirror, it fails to show a clear image. The mirror has to be cleaned in order to see a clear reflection.
Likewise, various casings gather near the soul and the path to remove these casings & coverings is the path of knowledge.
Knowledge brings purity to the soul
The inner Knowledge brings purity to the soul by removing all its impurities. It helps in developing an inner understanding and conscience, helping the man realize that his life is full of abundance.
But with casings near the soul in the form of doubts & desires, the man is just a beggar. These desires say, you can’t be happy and contented until you get what you lack in your life; right now there is a lot of scarcity in your life. You have to gain a lot and your situation is just like a beggar right now.
Such desires change the whole perspective of life.
Be on the path of knowledge
But when a person is on the path of knowledge, he does his duties and seldom thinks about the scarcities. He thinks about what all are available to him right now as the kind blessing of God. In such wise people, inner understanding awakens.
They understand that God has given everything to them, but their mind is sitting with a begging bowl in the hands.
So, a wise person realizes, “God has bestowed upon me a beautiful body and equally beautiful life like a gift. What more should I want? I seldom think about how am I eligible to get all such blessings and I seek even more. First, I must show gratitude for all that I have.”
Invite abundance with gratitude
Thus, the knowledgeable and the wise person is the one who develops a sense of gratitude for what he owns right now. Such people have a sense of thankfulness in them.
Dr Archika Didi