We make commitments
…even to the Lord.
However…often…we end up:
not keeping OUR WORD.
breaching OUR COMMITMENT.
SOMETIMES we are casual. We say…
“I will definitely do it.” But are:
UNABLE to fulfil it
FORGET to fulfil it.
We MEAN to fulfil it…
BUT cannot because:
it is too difficult
we turn indifferent…selfish!
Sometimes…we forget the promise!
Embarrassed on being reminded,
we deny we had promised.
AS A RULE…
We should ONLY give our word
If we can fulfil it.
In the PAST:
King Harishchandra endured
great difficulties to keep his word.
Bhishma made a vow of lifelong celibacy
and kept his promise.
At religious places…
People pray for boons.
BUT wishes fulfilled
Forgotten are their promises.
When suffering surfaces…they see it
Not as failure to fulfil their end of the deal!
If everyone kept their word,
there would be no need for courts
The spoken word would be enough.
SO think before taking a vow…
Don’t promise in haste…or irrationally
Make commitments wisely
Remain alert to your intention.
LET SRI RAMA BE OUR GUIDE:
“Raghukula riti sada chali aayi,
praan jaaye par vachan na jaaye!”
MEANING: It is the tradition of the Raghus
To fulfill a promise even at the cost of their life!
– SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA