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Life and Living

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Very nice article by Late Khushwant Singh. Preserve this . 😊

How To Live & Die

I’ve often thought about what it is that makes people happy—what one has to do in order to achieve happiness.

1- First and foremost is good health. If you do not enjoy good health, you can never be happy. Any ailment, however trivial, will deduct something from your happiness.

2- Second, a healthy bank balance. It need not run into crores, but it should be enough to provide for comforts, and there should be something to spare for recreation—eating out, going to the movies, travel and holidays in the hills or by the sea. Shortage of money can be demoralising. Living on credit or borrowing is demeaning and lowers one in one’s own eyes.

3- Third, your own home. Rented places can never give you the comfort or security of a home that is yours for keeps. If it has garden space, all the better. Plant your own trees and flowers, see them grow and blossom, and cultivate a sense of kinship with them.

4- Fourth, an understanding companion, be it your spouse or a best friend. If you have too many misunderstandings, it robs you of your peace of mind. It is better to accept the differences than to be quarrelling all the time.

5- Fifth, stop envying those who have done better than you in life—risen higher, made more money, or earned more fame. Envy can be corroding; avoid comparing yourself with others.

6- Sixth, do not allow people to descend on you for gossip. By the time you get rid of them, you will feel exhausted and poisoned by their gossip-mongering.

7- Seventh, cultivate a hobby or two that will fulfill you—gardening, reading, writing, painting, playing or listening to music. Going to clubs or parties to get free drinks, or to meet celebrities, is a criminal waste of time. It’s important to concentrate on something that keeps you occupied meaningfully.

8- Eighth, every morning and evening devote 20 minutes to meditation or introspection. In the mornings, 10 minutes should be spent in keeping the mind absolutely still, and for listing the things you have to do that day. In the evenings, five minutes should be set aside to keep the mind still and 10 to go over the tasks you had intended to do.

9- Ninth, don’t lose your temper. Try not to be short-tempered, or vengeful. Even when a friend has been rude, just move on.

10- Above all, when the time comes to go, one should go like a Person without any regret or grievance against anyone.

https://kitaab.org/2014/03/21/how-to-live-die-khushwant-singhs-10-rules/

Author: Savvy Raj

Dance Educator, Writer, Artist, Designer, Wellness Mentor & Consultant

3 thoughts on “Life and Living

  1. Greats advise,👍🏻🙏🏻

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  2. “How to Live And Die”
    Surely One Way Living
    Dear Savvy Loving All of
    What Life Brings Our Best

    DarK Thru LiGHT

    Life Naturally

    Fruits

    Rots

    And

    Feeds

    From Fall
    Thru Spring Again…

    All Great Suggestions You
    Provide Here i Particularly Like
    The Way You Share Health As Number 1

    In Our Modern

    Western Cultures,
    Religions, Politics,
    Philosophies and Overall

    Way of Life We Tend to Focus

    On Our Thoughts As Champion

    Of All We Do And Who We Are…

    Even Leaving The Dance Out of the
    Song Little HeART SPiRiT SoUL Pretty

    Much Just Labels For What We Materially

    Externally Observe; Yet of Course What Would

    Capitalistic Ways of Life Naturally Do Buy And Sell

    Things Where Even We Become the Human Made Things…

    The Tools

    From Words

    to Even Phones

    Our New Brains

    Attached to Fingers too…

    Who Are We; My Mother Wasn’t a Particularly
    Complicated Person; She Was A Mother Raising
    Her Children Making Sure they are okay the Focus

    Of All Her Life

    Really, Really,

    Nothing Else Mattered

    to Her in Life; Even With Stage
    4 Cancer undiagnosed, Breast
    to Bone to Bleeding Brain Cancer

    For All of Two Years Losing Weight

    With Only A Bayer Aspirin Happy

    Playing a Game of Scrabble With

    My Sister Just A Few Days Before

    She Went to Her Death Bed on

    Valentine’s Day of 2017 Lasting

    8 Days Going Natural Without Food or
    Drink the Doctor Saying All that Kept her
    Alive was Her Strong Heart as Even Science

    Shows

    Love

    Makes

    A Heart Grow Stronger

    Heart Ache Will Actually

    Kill Us too if the Grief

    Is not Resolved

    SMiLes My FRiEnD

    As Much as i Value my
    Health my Mother’s Love

    Was Stronger than Her Health…

    Perhaps the Writer of the Rules
    Didn’t Have a Mother Like Mine..

    LoVE RuLes

    From

    HeART

    Most

    Source

    of

    Real
    Happiness
    Most Yet even
    More When Love
    Focuses on Others more than self…

    Men, Particularly, Have a Harder
    Day Understanding this; When they
    Have A Child they may Or May Not Come to ‘See’…

    The

    Power

    of Selfless Love
    For Others So Living Now
    Giving in Happiness Being in Every Way my FRiEnD

    And The Greatest Gift i could Possibly Receive to Still BREaTHE..:)

    Like

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