Yesterday, returning home, I was all wet and drowned. My soul was grasping for some fresh air to fill its lungs – for it was drowning. Already tired I couldn’t decide upon what to do next. I simply slumped back on my bed. I could only think and think harder on the very subject of life. The very thought that was drowning my soul!
Will I ever be able to live a much better, joyful life?
Will I ever be able to get those I always wanted for?
For the moment, I even thought, ‘Have I been asking the wrong questions to get the right answer?’
Then it happened – I had to come across this thickly bounded book called ‘The Mind of the Mahatma’. You could guess what the book is about. I scrambled through pages and hit upon the most diametrically opposite theme on which I had been so long pondering upon – the subject was Non-possession.
Here I was thinking of how to get those things that I wanted… while trying to read the words of Mahatma Gandhi on his theory of ‘non-possession’. I should have been kidding myself.
“Though I embrace poverty, nevertheless I should say that I am the richest man on this earth!”
That struck me – struck me really hard! This wisdom, that I was lacking, seems to be the very answer I was searching for.
What if I could embrace non-possession? Or more so poverty itself?
What if I could want nothing?
What if I could be freed of expectations and subsequent drudgery to claim it over?
What if I could be escape of the attachments?
What if I could also be richest man in the world?