Have you felt that you are suffering from more problems than others? If so, you do not have to worry. Because, the fact is, almost everybody is having the same feeling. This is a state of depression. If you realise that everybody is having their own problems and understand how they are facing the problems then you will know how to face your problems.
When there is a problem, you have to analyse all the aspects of that problem. Analyse the possibilities and the methods to solve it. And find out the helping sources to get rid of that problem. Analyse it by asking questions like
What is the reason for the problem?
How long it will exist?
What are the effects that will create in your life?
What are the sacrifices you have to make in solving those problems?
We all know that the human evolution has started as an ameba and growing as plants, worms, birds, animals, etc., to the present human level. Like this there are different types of people in facing the problems also. A scholar has differentiated the people of various types as mentioned here.
The first type of people will not have any reactions when facing a problem and will be standstill like a tree. This kind of people has the mind of plants. They will not take any step to get rid of the problem.
The next type of people will withdraw all their activities and become hard like a tortoise when facing the problem. As the geometer that will encircle its body like a spring when you touch it. This type of people has the mind of reptiles. Their inability will lead to depression and they are prone to suffer with blood pressure, heart diseases and skin diseases.
The third type of people will avoid the situation and will fly away from the place of problematic situations. They are cowards and will not take any risk in life. They do not wish to achieve anything in life. They will be satisfied with some type of less responsible jobs and stick on to it.
The fourth type of people will fight hard against the problems and will suffer the pain because of that. They have the mind of animals. Some will fight vigorously and defeat the opponents. If not possible they will bear all the pain, murmuring about their fate. These people will not be successful in their life. And majority of the people are from this category only.
The fifth type of people will analyse all the aspects of the problem and will solve it without disturbing their happiness. They will show love to others and will not have fear for anything. They are the real human mind people.
There is another type of people also. Their approach will be godly one. They will not speak much unless otherwise that is necessary. Without speech, they will correct the wrong people and help the good people to live a better life. They will become enlightened in future.
An olden day Tibetan monk is the perfect example for the sixth type of people. He had not pronounced a single word from his birth till his 7 years of age. His parents tried all the medicines and methods to make him to speak but ended in vain. But that child was normal in all other activities just like other child.
At his age of seven, one day his mother had added more salt while preparing the food by mistake. When she feed that to her child, he asked her, “Mom, why you have added more salt today? it is more salty”. The mother was shocked on hearing that and asked the child, “My son, can you speak?”
The child replied, “Yes, I can speak. But if everything is going well, then there is no need to speak. In nature everything is happening as usual. The Sun’s dawn and dusk are happening perfectly. Flowers are blossoming in time. And you are doing your duties well as usual. Today, because of your mistake, I had to speak”.
Realise what type of person you are. Be courageous to correct yourself to the right type. When you face a problem, prepare a micro plan to resolve it. Then work on your plan. When you overcome the problems it will give you more strength.
Once upon a time there was a Scholar. He was a wise man and well known to the King who would call him whenever he needed some advice. One day he was called on the King and sung a song praising the King. The King became happy and rewarded him with a pot full of gold coins. The Scholar also became happy and started to his village carrying the pot.
He had to walk through a dense forest. It would take about three hours of walk to reach his village. On the way there were some rest houses where he could take some rest. It was a single path surrounded by shrubs on both sides. He prayed God to bless him so that he could reach his home without any disturbance from wild animals or thieves. But after one hour walk, suddenly he was surrounded by four thieves. They picked the pot and other valuables from him and ran away.
The Scholar became upset and continued his journey empty handed. He thought that his wife would have become happy if he had given her those gold coins. But now he had nothing to give her. `I should complain about the thieves when I meet the King next time’ he thought. He felt so tired and needed some rest before continuing his journey and so, he was looking for the rest house nearby.
After some walk he found the rest house at a distance and he started to walk towards it. When going near the rest house, he could hear some loud voices of crying and there was some restlessness. He reached there and found a man was laid on the floor and other persons were crying around him. The Scholar asked them what had happened. One of them replied in between his crying that his friend was bitten by a snake and fainted and fell unconscious. He was dying and they were helpless to save him.
The Scholar could recognize them as the thieves who had picked up his pot of gold coins. But one of the thieves was in danger and so he had to act fast to save him. He mentioned the name of some herbals and ordered them to bring the herbals immediately. Then, with the herbals he prepared the medicine and made the unconscious man to drink that. After few moments he became alive and the other persons became happy. They thanked the Scholar for his timely help and felt sorry for their behavior of picking his pot.
Not only they returned the gold coins to the Scholar, they requested him to forgive them. The man who became alive, fell on his knees before the Scholar, and praised him for his kindness, to give treatment to an enemy without any vengeance. The Scholar replied that it was his duty to save a person who was in danger. Also he told him if he had not saved him, with the knowledge of medicine he had, God would not forgive him. "So with no indifference I will do my duty to all, because I know the essence of life; giving is living" he added.
The thieves had changed their mind and understand the meaning of life that only giving is living not picking everything from others. They were ashamed about the life they had lived and wanted to live a life of giving. They asked the Scholar to teach them the morals and requested him to accept them as his disciples. The Scholar happily accepted them as his disciples and taught them all the knowledge he had acquired. Because he understood that the fulfilled life means giving everything we can, to others.