Knowing to Live a Full Life
Wise men, holy monks and philosophies have spoken and written much about sweet and harmonious life. Roman philosopher of first century has said about life: “As long as you live, learn the art of living”. That is to say, A sweet life consists in the art of learning to live a full life all through one’s life.
In the world of spirituality there is a very famous book: The Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Through the Spiritual Exercises, based completely on the Bible, St. Ignatius shows the way to live and enjoy a full life, a sweet life. On the way a man/woman can help others and himself/herself to achieve salvation.
In the poems of Gitanjali, the famous poet Tagore has portrayed Death as the final goal of life. If the final goal is death, then the whole life of a person, that is his/her values, attitudes, orientation, in short everything should be directed to death.
Nourishing and cherishing such thoughts and attitudes as well as the experiences of life of mine and others have been kept in mind in writing these essays in this book. The book is meant to help a person to cultivate equanimity towards life’s offerings of joy and pain, happiness and suffering and enjoy a Sweet Life.