Sunday, July 21, 2019

Addiction Of Lust



Not  long   ago   i  witnessed    life   when   people    had  less  exposure   of  media.

They   did  not  know   about   people   who  had   big  decorated  houses  and   luxurious   life style.

 Life   for    them    was  eating     healthy ,doing   hard  work   and  sleeping   peacefully .

Socialization    was   basic  way    to   share   their   thoughts    and    problems   with  each  other.

Main   purpose   of   socialization   was  to  find   out  if  some   one   might   need  their  help.

They   were   happy  and  content    with    what  they  had. All  they  cared   was   basic   needs  of  life  FOOD  , SHELTER  AND   health.

Unaware   of    word   LUXURY    life  of  people   was   mostly  easy    and  simple   which  means HAPPY  and  PEACEFUL.

Either   i   lived  such   precious  period  of  life  when   me  and  my  family   were  truly  actually  happy   with  little  amount   of  money   brought   home  by  father.

True   peace   and   joy   reflected   through   the  faces  of   those  people   because  they  were  content    what  life  offered    them  for  their   honest   struggles.

Then   i  remember   cable   t.v   came  in   and  revolutionize    the   whole    scenario    within    some  years. 

People    watched   houses   filled  with  luxurious  stuff   and  people   with   designer   clothes   who   drive  expensive  vehicles .

Then   they    looked   at  their   own   houses   which   had   only   basic   necessary   things,  simple   cheap   clothes   and  life  without  car.

Inevitably    inferiority   complex   swirled   inside   them. They   thought   they   had  been  living   a   low   and  an  incomplete    life  until  now.

It    seemed   a  huge   and  unforgivable   mistake.

They   wanted   to  correct   it   as   soon  as  possible.


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  And   for  this  they   had   to  try   hard    to   get   enough   money   to   make   life  same  they  saw   others  living.

Such   restlessness  caused   stress   and  depression  to  people.

People    started   to  do  overtime  to  meet  ends  of  their  dreams.

Life   was   not   peaceful   and   happy   anymore   no  matter  what   they   had  achieved   till   this  day.

Taking   loans ,  doing   corruption    in   work  places,  theft   ,robbery   and   so  many   other   crimes   are   gift  that   brought   this  LUST  of  LUXURY   and  NEED   OF   SHOW  OFF   along  for  people  of   today.


Your   stomach   can   say  no   for  more  food  once  it  is  filled   but  LUST  IS   DISORDER    OF   WAY   OF   THINKING. HUNGER  OF  EYE.  WHICH  CANNOT  BE  SATISFIED   EVER.

It  IS   SERIOUS   DISEASE   AND   THERE   IS  NO  CURE  BECAUSE   WE   ARE   AFRAID   TO   EVEN   ACKNOWLEDGE    THAT   IT   IS  A   DISEASE .

WE   HAVE   SUBMITTED   OURSELVES   TO   THIS   ADDICTION. 

Addiction   is   WAY   TO  ESCAPE .

IT   BRINGS    SELF INDULGENCE.

 IT   KEEPS  US   LOST   IN  IT .

So   we    have  found   it  PLEASURABLE  which  is  dangerous   for  our  mental   and   SPIRITUAL   health .

I   know  that   progress   is   good   thing   but  MENTAL  PROGRESS   NOT    MATERIAL   ONE .


We   waste   our  hard    money   on  things  that    have  no  use  in  our  life  except    they   impress  our  guests   that   we  had  capability  to   have  them.

Such  show  of  satisfy   our   ego.

Instead   of  this  if   we   spend   this  money   to  help  someone   who  is   hungry   , homeless   or  education   of  poor   child    IT  WILL  GIVE   US  MORE  valuable   THING  " PEACE  OF   MIND ".

 Life  is  too   short     for  stuff   we  gather . We   living  being  are  one   family   on  this   planet  earth.

I  think   we   should   care   for   other  family  members   too ,  who   are  less  lucky .

Lord   can  give   everyone   equally  as  his  treasures  are  for  all   ,like   oxygen  and  water  along  with  so  many  countless  blessings.

He   tests  our    faith    and   wisdom   with   his   divers   dispersal    of  resources  ,no  matter  what   reason    make   them   reachable   or   unreachable   for   different  people.

He   makes   it  our   duty    to  SHARE  WHAT  WE  HAVE   WITH   NEEDY !

Nothing    we  can  take  along   after  death  .

We  can  leave   behind   only  our   deeds   and   thoughts  we   cultivate   in  others  heart  for  us.



  

   

32 comments:

  1. Dearest Baili...such a profound and moving post, and so very true. There is so much of this going on in our society. It is everywhere you look. And that is really sad. Every word you have written here resounds in my Soul. How I have long yearned for life to return to an age when everything was so much simpler, when people meant more than possessions.
    And I am concerned so much for our younger generation, for where all this social media one-upmanship is leading them to.
    It is all so false, so destructive. In the UK, statistics state that at present 90% of children are suffering mental health problems...and most of this is caused by the pressures of social media.
    I only hope and pray that humanity will wake up...before it is too late.

    My Friend, I hope you are having a wonderful day!😊😊

    With all my love and hugs, always ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    1. Dear Ygraine sorry to hear about mental issues of younger generation because of pressure caused by social media

      I feel sad that things that meant to make us more aware for better and to connect us are causing depression and ignorance and all because of MISUSING THE SOURCE

      Every kind of media has power to influence minds
      It should use it's power to bring peace and unity instead unrest and anger

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  2. You're absolutely right -- out-of-control consumerism is bad for people. It displaces what truly matters in life.

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    1. Did you ever notice their attitude about spending moneydear Debra

      Such people go for shopping when they want spend some time in malls
      They buy stuff they don't need but to feel better

      Unaware of reality that the money they just wasted could do lot for people in great misery
      This is irresponsible behaviour of a man surrounded by people who need help and deserve sympathy

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  3. I agree with much of what you say, I do admit to enjoying a few luxuries, but not for the sake of showing off, just for the sake of nice things are nice. There is nothing wrong with enjoying the success won through hard work or even dumb luck, but there is a point where excess needs to be shared, as you say, peace of mind is the most important commodity.

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    1. Dear Joe I am totally agree with that money that we earn by hard work is to facilitate our living

      ACTUALLY I AM POINTING TO PEOPLE WHO EVEN DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY HAVE
      THEIR WEALTH IS ENOUGH FOR THEIR NEXT GENERATIONS
      BUT STILL THEY ACT LIKE THERE IS A LAST PENNY IN THEIR POCKET SO THEY HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AND SPECIALLY GIVING AWAY LITTLE TO POOR IS REDILCULOUS TO THEM
      THEY THINK MONY IS THEIR GUARDIAN NOT GOD!

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  4. It's a trap.

    This reminds me of a friend's father. When he was young his family always made things for "poor children." They donated and fixed things and saved and put forth great effort to help the unfortunate. He felt like a king.

    It was not until he was older that he realized he was considered a poor person but the local standards. He never knew it because they did so much for others.

    It's all relative, isn't it? I think he was a king.

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    1. Thank you dear Sandi for such wonderful sharing

      SURLY HE WAS A KING !

      HERE SAYING IS THAT A PERSON WHO DOES NOT CARE FOR THE WORLDLY STUFF OR APPRICIATION IS TRUE KINF !

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  5. I think that it is all about balance. I think that some people are indeed corrupted by money and luxury. However, I think that one can live in material abundance and still maintain one’s values.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Yes it is dear Brain

      Everyone has complete command over his money and it is his right to spend it the way he wants

      My point here is that people who have far more than who have almost NOTHING are responsible to share bit of what they have

      This little money or stuff they give away will absolutely not be missed by them but
      It will help to fulfil someone's basic needs

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  6. A moving post. The last two lines are the best and sum it up all very well.

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  7. I agree with you. We should gladly hwlp others who need hel[. We should also have the thins we want. To have something just to have it is a waste.

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    1. During my 12th grade studies I read economics laws dear Emma

      And according to economics since stored money is not being used to better something it has no value compared to little portion of money that reflects it's strength through positive changes although the changes are little but they make that short money More valuable than huge amount of Kept one

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  8. If we let our lives to be dominated by money issues it's very difficult to ever be happy.
    Have a great week

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  9. People of this era need to learn that gathering money and material is not guarantee to peace of mind
    BUT SHARING THE BIT OF YOU HAVE WILL SURLY GIVE YOU MORE JOY

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  10. O consumismo é uma coisa terrível. A verdadeira riqueza está dentro do nosso coração. Tudo o resto é acessório. Temos o que pudermos ter...
    Uma boa semana.
    Um beijo.

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    1. so true dear Grace
      the true wealth is Love and Sharing

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  11. I so agree when you say "progress is good thing but MENTAL PROGRESS NOT MATERIAL ONE", baili. There are some people who are using their wealth for good (Bill and Melinda Gates, for example), but many others who are selfish and greedy. What a fine post this is, my friend.

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    1. even here in our country few blessed people exist who trying to help to people who suffer with lack of basic resources of life but still there are so many who can but don't because they have no light to see things in their true perspective

      My father used to tell that if rich of our country even bring out half of their money there will be no poor here

      most of them are politicians
      i have read about bill gates who donate almost 30 % of his wealth ,he is truly blessed

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  12. A wonderful posting ---

    I always say.. the last dress has no bags<<< money is nice but happiness is not connected to money!

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    1. if we can remember only this utter realty things can get better for sure my friend

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  13. Very nicely written post about simple life and happiness and today's life full of worries that could have been avoided.
    Thanks ;)

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    1. and worst thing that all the worries are self grown by us my friend

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  14. You can chase the dream of wealth and power but even if you catch it there is not always the things there to make you happy but for some they will never stop trying.
    Merle...........

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    1. i know a lady who sacrificed her honor and family (left them) in order to be rich but i remember her words when she got her dream world

      she said i have have house but no one loyal to live with
      i have car but no one sincere to sit with

      my heart whispered "to have sincerity first you have to be sincere "

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  15. I am with with you, "Nothing we can take along after death" and I believe about life after death. I need to be careful, "no addiction of lust" to get a good life after death :)
    I'm sorry Baili, It's just my concept only.
    I hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. I agree dear Evi NO GOOD LIFE CAN BE GOTTEN WITH ADDICTION OF LUST IN PRESENT LIFE

      PEACE OF MIND COMES ONLY WITH GOOD DEEDS

      AND THIS IS BECAUSE THIS IS NATURAL WAY TO HAVE IT ,ALL OTHER WAYS ARE JUST ILLUSION

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  16. The technological age of shiny things has moved most people away from their connection with nature and ultimately God.

    Those how embrace nature (from time to time) will find their way back home :-)

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    1. Nature is way to connect with our Maker indeed dear Cheri

      people of modern age have forgot this

      they are so desperate to find peace in artificiality which is like HOPPING WATER FROM MIRAGE

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  17. Your last lines sums things up well.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Such a moving post, Baili, full of wisdom and truth.

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