ततः परं ब्रह्मपरं बृहन्तं यथानिकायं सर्वभूतेषु गूढम्। विश्वस्य एक परिवेष्टितारमीशं तं ज्ञात्वा अमृता भवन्ति ॥ 7 ॥            You are the Supreme Brahman, infinite, yet hidden in the hearts of all creatures. You pervade everything. They, who know You, are free from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. (Svetasvatara 3 : 7)            परमात्मा सब प्रकार से सब काल में मुक्त और शुद्ध है। वह अपरिमित और अनन्त होते हुए भी सभी प्राणियों के हृदय में छिपा हुआ है। परमात्मा को जानने वाले व्यक्ति ही जन्म-मरण के चक्र से मुक्त हो जाते हैं।

ज़्येठॖ (ज्येष्ठ) ज़ूनॖ पछॖ (शुक्ल पक्ष) च़ोरम (चतुर्थी) बॊम्वार (मंगलवार),श्री सप्तर्षि सम्वत 5096, Today isJyesth Maas Shukla Paksh Chaturthiyaam Mangalvaasra sanayitaam. Kashmiri Pandit Nirvasan Samvat_31 Sapthrishi Samvat _5096
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Step Back and Examine

P Vaidyanathan   

When we are faced with problems, our normal human tendency is to get seriously focused and involved with the problem. We tend to continuously keep thinking about the problem and we cannot seem to get our mind away from the problem even for a short time. This, in turn, often triggers a whole lot of negative emotions in us, like anger, fear, sorrow, irritation, frustration, helplessness, angst and depression. And with these thoughts and emotions, we try to solve our problems, with varying effects.

When we are confused or upset, our thoughts are not in our control. Our thoughts become bizarre, often unreal or illusory, and tend to be scattered. As the pressure builds up in us to find a solution, that pressure also adds to the stress. In the midst of a problem, we often tend to be our worst selves, and find that our problem-solving capacity is at its lowest.

This happens because we become attached to our problems, and there is no distance between us and the problem. Being deeply attached to the problem is like going too close to the fireworks. It will most probably burn you. But if we are able to step back a little, we can really enjoy seeing the fireworks without having to get burnt.

Most problems we face are also like that. If we are too close, we get mentally and emotionally exhausted and burnt. But if we are able to introduce a slight distance between ourselves and our problems, we can definitely do a better job at problem solving.

Courtesy: Economic Times: 10072018