Weary,deary,scary ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

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Published on Jul 29, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16, Text 15

Weary, dreary, scary: these three words convey the rough reality of modern materialistic life. Let’s see how:

Weary: The huge workloads, the overbearing deadlines, the breakneck pace — all these typical characteristics of our working lives drain us physically and especially mentally. Perhaps the best evidence of this weariness is our eagerness for the weekend break — and the dismay and resentment that sweeps over us when our work encroaches on our weekend.

Dreary: To get relief from our weariness, we usually bury ourselves in entertainment. But most entertainment today is centered on extravagant displays of lust, anger and greed, displays that become the stuff of our dreams. However, most of these reel-life displays are unrealizable in real-life. Over time, our inability to actualize these fantasies makes us dejected and dreary.

Scary: The economic, familial and medical uncertainties that dog us are scary enough. All the more scary is the thought of the inevitable doom that awaits us at the time of death. We may try to avoid thinking about death, but we can’t get rid of death and its scariness.

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