When there is a weakness, be it mental or physical, it becomes difficult to mould according to the needs of the situation. Weakness creates hardness and rigidity not allowing the situations to create positive thoughts.
Let me recall an event from #GunsandGlories: the thousand-year story of the #Bachhawat clan. According to #KaramChand Vanshho-Kirtankam Kavyam, written in 1593 by Jaysom Pathak – “Rana Shree Karan of#Delwara state sacrificed his life in a battle while assisting Maharana Hamir Singh I of #Mewar against Muhammad Bin Tughlug.”
“After Rana’s death his wife Queen Ratna Devi along with her four sons – Samdhar, Udharam, Haridas and Veerdas, went to her pihar (parent’s place) at Khedinagar (near #Patan, Gujarat) for their education and proficiency in art of warfare. Queen Ratna Devi, herself a virtuous lady, left no stones upturned for the physical and mental development of her sons. Their spiritual and mental development took place under a renowned Jain saint and scholar of #Khartargachh sect, Shree Jineshwar Suri Maharaj.”
The Acharya disclosed the art and secret of being positive. According to him, the simple positive affirmations (thoughts) that you can make about oneself, others, real life situations and the future, which will help in becoming a positive thinker are:
The self: I do like myself; I accept my weaknesses; I understand myself; I have special skills and qualities; I value myself; I believe in myself; I am lovable.
Others: I accept others as they are; I look for the best in others; there is something good in everyone I meet; I appreciate others.
A real life situation: I am capable of handling the situation; I have all I need; I am fortunate; there is a bright side to everything; nothing lasts forever.
The future: I look forward to each day; every difficult situation is an opportunity/challenge in disguise; each day brings something new and beautiful, something to learn.
Samdhar, a #Deora #Chauhan, was the first man in his genealogy to convert to Jainism from the saint and scholar of Khartargachh, Shree Jineshwar Suri Maharaj. Thereafter his descendants became merged in the premier merchant community of Oswals and established matrimonial relation with Jain-Oswal community. He chose Bohotra (#Bothra) as the name for his clan on the name of his grandfather Bohitya. The descendants of his great grandson #Bachhraj chose #Bachhawat as their gotra. Samdhar and all his brothers became the followers of Jainism and organised sangh yatra. Thus he received the title of Sanghpati.
To be free from weakness means to have the power to mould.
My positive affirmation for today: To have the ability to mould means to become real gold. I become as flexible and beautiful as pure gold, which is ready to take beautiful shapes when it comes under the influence of the heat of the situation. So I have no hard feelings for having to adjust, but I am able to enjoy the beauty I create and the joy I spread.