King Kalapi, the young royal poet of Lathi village, wrote a thoughtful poem called Agiyo (which Means firefly). In this meditative poem, he warns the firefly that your sparkle is the sword of your murder. As we know firefly is a self-lighting bug.
Its mesmerizing brightness naturally draws the eyes of people and all livestock to it. Kalapi says your light brings death to you. The same thing that the poet has said for firefly applies to many jobs or businesses these days. For example in computer, IT, and technology, millions have studied those fields and got jobs in which IT, etc are major. According to the current trend, everything is done with technology. Therefore many people have started their own businesses and jobs in this field in the last few decades. Many companies have given their employees a lot of money and fortune.
But lately, the same companies are firing employees. The same education that he has learned is standing as a murderous sword on their neck. I read about a short animated video a few years ago. It shows that the head of the HR department fires many employees due to the introduction of technology in a company. As more technology is used, the need for humans decreases. The head of the HR department is happy to see this feat. He then gradually left everything to the computer. One day he comes to his company in the morning and before going to his office the computer gives him a message that now we do your work through the computer so you are not needed in the company. You are fired!
The same technology that was used to fire those people also fired an HR head! Thus, it often happens in life that what gives you life will also end your life too.
But this is not the end. This does not happen only in one area. There are ups and downs in every sphere of society. Fluctuations in the stock market are daily. Even those who have earned millions in it are afraid to see the sudden volatility and sell shares etc in panic. A market break is what nerds call a correction. Because from there the market rises again. Such to and fro is the true proof of the world.
The ups and downs in life are very common.
Earlier the immense prosperity of India was discussed all over the world. Attracted by the glitter of its golden sparrow, many also came to rob it. They also looted and then the wealth reached other countries roaming around. Now our country is gradually becoming an important factor in the world. The world has started to appreciate and invest in India like never before.
It is said that nothing is permanent in life. Sometimes medicine becomes poison and sometimes poison becomes medicine. Therefore, it is necessary to have a very healthy mind in the current times. That sobriety is obtained by going to God and Saints. Because they are stable and their radiance is also eternal and imperishable. Just yesterday (date 9.2.23) Mahant Swami Maharaj in a meeting of volunteers in Mumbai showed the key to a happy and healthy life and said that everyone should take refuge in God. With God's presence, we can be healthy, stable, and fearless in both the good times and the bad times of life. Otherwise, we will be stuck in the natural order of killing what it nourishes.
This article is written and submitted to The E Today by Sadhu Amrutvadandas. We thank swamiji for his research and analysis and hope to see the awareness about life and peace being spread ahead to larger mass of our citizens.