God is watching us! Part 1

I’ll start with a short story. Once a blind beggar was begging in a train and when he passed by; a man on upper seat wished to give him some coins but was far so asked the man sitting beneath to pass the beggar the coins he wished to give. The man sitting beneath did so and passed the coins to the beggar. The beggar took it happily and said, “bhagwan apka bhala kare” ( may god bless you). Hearing this, the man sitting beneath who had just passed the coins to the beggar mocked at the man who actually gave the coins saying- “paise diye aapne aur dua mujhe mil gai”(money was given by you and blessings came to me)to the man. To this, the blind beggar said-“saahab andha Mai hun uparwala nahi”(sir it is I who is blind, not the God). To this the man got speechless. This is not just a story but the truth of the world today. These days, it has become very common thing that whatever we do in life or whatever action we take; many of those actions are taken by two reasons- either we want to impress someone or make them happy to get blessings(for our own benefit in return)or we do it to portray ourselves in a particular manner. This trait of humans has become not less than a fashion trend these days to do something and show or prove the world what we are and how we do what we do or what kind of person we are.Many people today do charities and post the pictures while doing so on social media platform. Many of them say that if we are doing charity or helping others then why can’t we expect some admiration and praise from others. Some of them say that if no one will witness us doing something for the welfare of others, then how will they get to know how humanitarian we actually are. Here comes the topic which I have dedicated this blog post of mine to. Actually someone always witness what we do and how we do it and besides all this what is the intention that we are having in our mind while doing anything. That being is known to us as the god almighty.

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No matter what we do, or if we do it for someone else or ourselves, or we do it in seclusion or in front of thousands of people; someone always keeps a close watch on us and witness all our deeds and that being is god. Here some can argue that what about those who do not believe in god? The answer is that god always doesn’t mean that a superpower being is looking at you; this god has a deeper meaning. That god sometimes is our conscience-our mind’s power to tell what is right and what is wrong. No matter how secluded we are, this self conscience always keeps a close watch on us and not only does it tells us what is right or wrong but it also enables us to feel extremely powerful while getting involved in philanthropy. Similarly if we are taking any action to make someone happy or just to impress someone or to portray ourselves in a particular manner, this self conscience tells us that it is wrong no matter how desperately we want to do it. But all this realization happens with us only when we are self aware and know how to demarcate wrong from right. The gist is that our actions should not be based on our desire to portray ourselves in specific way or to take it just to impress others for their happiness and blessing or favors by them in return. It also should not be just for getting the desired result from the god. It solely should be based after analytic scrutiny that whatever we are doing is justified and good and in case of charity or philanthropy, whatever we are doing is for other person’s welfare who is concerned and not for “our” benefit. If the inner self tells us that yes this is right then do it and if no, then don’t do it. There is no need to show or prove it to someone all this while because our god always watches us and our conscience knows whether our actions are right or wrong and it is our god who blesses us for our deeds and not the people concerned or other spectators.

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. ssunshine14 says:

    I so agree with you on this grave aspect which you have touched, charity as my dad says must be given on one condition, that it’s not publicised, great post👌🏻👌🏻

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      You are right. Thank you so much 😊

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      1. ssunshine14 says:

        😊😊😊😊

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  2. Eccentric Muse says:

    I agree with this well-written post. In this age of technology, we tend to ‘advertise’ our good deeds so everyone can see and commend us on what a good thing we’re doing.

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Yes. I’m totally against it. It’s not a charity it’s a selfish act.

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  3. Ankur Mithal says:

    What you do when nobody is watching is who you really are. I think your example conveys a similar sentiment.

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Yes. Can say that. 😊

      Like

    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Thanks a ton Mick. Hope you’d like it’s second part and other posts as well. God bless you. Take care 😊

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      1. Mick Canning says:

        Thanks, Shekhar. I loved the story of the blind beggar; it’s perfect!

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      2. Shekhar Srivastava says:

        My pleasure 😊😊

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  4. jac forsyth says:

    I’ve heard this story before but never heard it explained in this way, it makes much more sense now, thank you for posting.

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      I’m more than happy that you liked it.😊 You may read it’s second part also here https://travellingkrishnaite.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/god-is-watching-us-part-2/
      Hope you’d like this and other posts by me. God bless you 😊😊😊

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  5. goldenbrodie says:

    I so embraced your story. My grandmother told me often when giving & helping…do not speak of it for attention…do this for the sake of others & God will see. Peace. I will be happy to follow you!

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      It’s my pleasure that you liked it dear. I’m more than happy 😊😊😊

      Like

  6. Deesha says:

    It was a nice read, liked the central idea of the post. Keep writing 🙂

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      It’s my pleasure Deesha. Thank you very much for such encouraging words. God bless you 😊

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Thank you 😊

      Like

  7. tskraghu says:

    Liked the story and its moral.

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Thanks

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Thanks😊

      Like

  8. Soul Gifts says:

    Good deeds done without fanfare or seeking publicity are from the heart. Good story 🙂

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    1. Shekhar Srivastava says:

      Yes 😊 thanks 😊

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