Jai Satchitanand Friends!
When is it that we have not experienced the fire of Jealousy in
us? It is something that is commonly felt among people. When
another person gets more than us, we immediately feel jealous, even
if the other person is our own brother, sister or best friend.
So friends, we recognize that jealousy is not a virtue but a vice.
When jealousy increases we can even go to the extent of humiliating
the other person. We lose our common sense and the ability to
distinguish between right and wrong.
But how does this jealousy arise?
Dadashri says jealousy arises because one cannot bear to see the
progress of others. When we compare ourselves to others who are
better than us we become restless and lose our peace of mind. When
this restlessness increases it leads to jealousy.
Jealousy is a result of comparison. Let's see what harm
it can cause us:
• Instead of focusing on the work you get focused on the other
person. So your concentration power breaks down.
• Competition will arise. You will not tolerate the other person
getting ahead of you.
• Gradually dislike arises and one starts to have negative
feelings for the other person.
• Our positive energies decline.
Because of all these negativities we will never wish good for the
Dadashri says the world is like an echo - what we wish for the
other person is what we will end up receiving. So by jealousy not
only are we causing harm to others but we are causing tremendous
harm to ourselves.
How are we going to prevent jealousy?
In order to overcome jealousy Dadashri has given some keys
• Pray to God saying, "He Bhagwan, may everyone get lot of
strength. May everyone strive hard and attain success."
• Do pratikraman for negative feelings saying, "Oh Dada Bhagwan,
please forgive me for seeing negative in others and please give me
the strength to see only positive in others."
• Make a firm decision to see only positive in others.
• If a person is jealous of us then we need to pray God saying,
"Oh Lord! I am the cause of jealousy, please give me the strength
not to react to the feelings of jealousy but give me the strength
to remain in equanimity."
So friends, we know that giving happiness to others will be the
cause for our own happiness too. Then why not apply dada's keys
when we feel jealous and repent for our mistake. This will surely
bring peace in all our lives.
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