It is natural that we feel like being famous and
popular. The glamour tempts! The accolades
attract! This goes on throughout life.
But the question usually keeps recurring and
reverberating is; what then? The publicity,
popularity, fame and accolades can give us a
sense of pride that can boost us no doubt, but
only temporarily. We go in depression when the
fame fades! Moreover it can be deceptive and
hence traumatically disillusion us and disturb
us! This is one of the major causes of stress!
The wise people suggest that our happiness
should be independent of inputs from outside.
Even though initially this may appear
impossible, it is not. However I have found it
very, very difficult! The practice of
NAMASMARAN is said to make us really
buoyant and fulfilled on our own; but the
degree of commitment and dedication required
in NAMSMARAN; is really immense and not
easy to display, even when the necessities of
reasonable survival are fulfilled.
The reason for this is; even though
NAMASMARAN is very personal, it also
encompasses the core of the whole universe!
Hence it is not a matter of petty achievements
and trivial successes. It is a matter of the
blossoming of your personality from within in
such a way that the enlightening fragrance of
your soul encompasses the whole universe! In
fact; this is the reason why it can preempt your
dependence on and craving for publicity, fame,
popularity and accolades!
Your enlightenment is no more; mere personal,
but it is universal and immortal; and keeps
invigorating and rejuvenating billions after
billions for millennia.