Subject: Emptiness in life… Requesting help… Dear Bhagavathas,
I am working as a software engineer for the past 7 years. I am married and living, in Chennai, with my parents and wife. For the past three years or so, I feel a very high longing or emptiness (whether in india or foreign countries), as if I am missing something. My job doesn’t appeal to me any more. I am feeling like a robot who is wasting his life by doing mechanical chores. I want to leave my job, go to some calm, peaceful village and start learning divya prabhandham and work in a temple. Could you, kindly, guide me how I should go about it or where I should go for the same? Please let me know. Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan, Vijayaraghavan Rangachari.
GOD GAVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE, RIGHT! PEACE, ENERGY OR ENJOYMENT ETC., WILL NOT REST IN THE THINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR IN THE SUBJECT WE LEARN. IT DWELLS, IN THE MIND AS AND HOW WE RECEIVE THINGS AROUND AND WITHIN OURSELVES.
“RECEIVING AND INTERPRETING THEM” ARE VERY IMPORTANT THINGS. EVEN IF YOU GO TO A VILLAGE AND LEARN PRABANDHAS, START CHANTING… EVEN THEN ALSO THAT CHANTING MAY BECOME MECHANICAL AFTE SOME TIME. YOU MAY SEE MANY PEOPLE CHANTING VEDAS AND PRABANDHAM, LIKE THAT. SO LEARNING SUBJECTS IS ONE PART. STARTING RECEIVING
THINGS IN A POSITIVE WAY IS MAIN PART OF THE WHOLE.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU THINK THAT JOB IS YOURS, THEN YOU MAY FEEL BORED TO DO THAT. IF YOU EITHER FEEL IT DUTY FOR YOUR SURVIVAL, THEN YOU DO IT AS A BURDEN. IF YOU THINK THAT IT IS A WAY TO SERVE GOD, THROUGH YOUR OFFICE, CUSTEMER, DEALER OR BOSS, INSTRUMENTS LIKE PAPER & PEN & MACHINES ETC., THEN YOU LOVE EVERY MOVEMENT, FOR YOU ARE WITH GOD AND SERVING HIM ONLY. ALL THAT WE CHANT MANTHRAS, PRABANDHAS OR PUJAS ETC., SHOULD ALLOW US TO FEEL THIS. THEN ONLY THEY, WE CAN SAY, ARE BEING UTILIZED WELL. OTHERWISE, IT IS ONLY SPENDING ENERGIES ON
SOMETHING. YOU MAY TRY THIS FOR SOME TIME AND GET BACK TO US. OK!!