Friday, January 13, 2017

4 Lessons from Kite Flying

Lessons from kite flying!! India is the country of festivals, which are celebrated with full enthusiasm and excitement. Today we are celebrating Makar Sankranti. People fly kites on this day because by doing it unknowingly they receive the benefits of sun exposure. During winter, our body gets infected and suffers with cough and cold and the skin also gets dry during this season. When Sun moves in Uttarayana(North), its rays act as medicine for the body. During kite flying the human body is continuously exposed to sun rays, which eradicates most of the infections and insanitation. Apart from that we can learn many lessons from kites. Go higher- Kite is meant to fly and go high, kite is not meant to be on ground, similarly human form of life is also meant to go high. Go high doesn't mean fly in aeroplane or stay in skyscrapers it means raise our consciousness. Don't keep it on same level or degrade it. Deal with our bad conditionings which keeps us binding to lower nature and habits, give them up!! Be grounded - although kite is flying higher but still it's ready to come down. It teaches us humility. Whoever we are, however high we may be flying(in terms of getting fame and prosperity) but we must be grounded and always remember from where we have come, we have come from ground level. Be connected- Kite is connected to tread. If kite thinks I am free I want to enjoy freedom I want to go more higher but this thread is restricting me and kite breaks the thread. Now what will happen for time being kite will be high up in the sky but it will ultimately come down. Similarly some people want to enjoy unrestrictedly, without the concern of the scriptures. For time being they feel they are the enjoyer of all pleasure but ultimately they fall down as a result of sinful life. Just like a kite which is connected to thread we need to make connection with Lord Krishna, who can help us to raise and purify our consciousness. Don't carry burden, be light to go high- More the weight a kite carries less height it will reach or it won't fly only. Similarly if we want to progress or advance either materially or spiritually we shouldn't carry unnecessary weights or attachments. Empty your heart which is filled with envy, hatred, egotism, anger, greed etc. Attachments to such things is compared to an anchor of ship, if everyone is trying for movement of ship but if anchor is not removed then there no possibility of ship rowing. Forget the misdeeds, mistreatments done by others to us, it acts as heavy anchor, better forgive them. Lighten the heart so that it can be enlightened. By Rupeshgauranga Dasa

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