self inquiry rajini menon

What is life? Life is very simple!  There is nothing complicated about life! Life means just this moment ! No two people in the world have the same moment! This moment is exclusively yours! It is totally personal to you! No one shares it with you! This moment is only yours, no one else’s !

Now, What does this moment consist of? This moment consists of you and what comes to you in this moment! Does it not ?

So, Life is this Moment and it consists of you and what comes to you in the Moment.

Next – how to handle this Moment? You have to first accept what comes to you in the Moment.

What is acceptance? Acceptance is to mentally accept that such and such situation is here and now. After fully accepting it this way, the next step is to do what is most righteous in the situation, whatever is the situation!

Now what is this most righteous act to be done? How do you know that? The most righteous act is what your inner voice or inner conscience, manasakshi, tells you and not what your mind tells you. How do you differentiate between the true inner voice and the minds outer voice? If you are served a bowl of apples and a dish of sweets, and if you are diabetic with a craving for sweets, your mind will pull you towards eating the sweets, but your inner voice will tell you to go for the apples. Suppose a bowl of apples and a tray of oranges are served to you and if your mind pulls you towards oranges and your inner voice will be telling you that either of these is all right. That is to say if there is a conflicting voice in you, that is, an opposing voice between the inner and the outer voice, you have to listen to, or follow the inner voice, and where there is no conflicting voice between the inner and the outer voice, there you may follow as your whims and fancies are, that is you may follow your mind’s voice or outer voice! Your job is over. Now you sit there hand on hand doing nothing. The results are not your choice. Your botheration is over once you accept what comes to you and do what is the most righteous in the situation.

In nut shell if you look at life it is nothing more than this moment and handling this moment most righteously.