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Fight to Win
Win your fight
An astounding note about Jesus Teachings
If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also”. This is a quote from the sermon on mount of Jesus.
What Jesus was trying to teach his disciples?
No one wants to be defeated. Evey one wants to be a conquerer. Win the battle and rule others. Not to be ruled by others. That is what everyone wants and desired for. Genius people teach peoples to fight till you win. Till death, fight. Life is a battle field. Every one accept that. And are doing their own fighting every day.
Fighting with family members, friends, colleges, neighbors, etc. Fathers fighting with their children, Children fighting with their parents, Husbands fights with their wifes, Mother-in-law fights with the daughter-in-law, Politicians fighting each other, Students fighting in the school, Terrorists fighting for their religion or region. The endless list of fighting community is there.
With a hope to win. Without knowing the consequences, or even though knowing not caring. Hurting is the part of the fight. Hurting and hurt-ed by others, we are living. Pain full life. Trying to win. Our government ask us to fight for our right. Right to know!!! - new law. There are organizations who will fight for human right. Every one wants their own freedom.
In this fighting world what is the importance of Jesus teachings “If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also”. What is the meaning of this saying? Surrendering to others. Make available oneself to be misused by others. Make available one self to be stepped by others while they making their success stories.
No. Not at all. Jesus was trying to teach how to lead a successful, peaceful and happy life. Life, not resisting others. A nonresistant life. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also, in a peaceful and loving manner. So that after striking your both cheek he will go without leaving any grudge against you.
At the same time you should not keep any kind of negative feelings towards the one who strike you. Also pray for him and love him. And greet him with a smile on your face when you meet him next time. So that he wont feel that you are angry with him. Thereby keeping a loving, peaceful environment and helping him to love you. Let him feel that there is no danger for him in your presence. Making his life enjoyable. Thereby you, as well as, he can concentrate on something positive and creative rather than negative things. Both of you can engage in constructive and enjoyable things rather than fear of destruction or painful things.
If you fight against the one who strike your right cheek, rather than you suffer or endure, the fighting will goes on till the one is defeated or eliminated. Even if you defeated or conquered, till the enemy is not eliminated, you will have the fear of the enemy and expect an another attack from the defeated one. Defeated people also carry the grudge against the one who defeated them. They won't feel happy in the presence of the conquered one.
But Jesus wants to tell us that endure the suffering and live a full and a happy king size life and let other to live fearlessly and enjoyably. Forget and forgive the bad things happened in your life and be thankful for all that good things and occasions God has given you in this beautiful planet. Because we all are dependent.
But people seek for Independence. But if you look carefully we cannot live in this world without depending on others. We all are dependent on everybody in one way or other. We all are dependent on the Mill owners who make beautiful cloths in which we look sharp. Mill owners are depended on the farmers who produce cotton in their filed as well as the workers who working in their mill, and the Manufactures of machines etc. We are depended on Farmers who produce Grains in their field for us to eat.
A new born baby is depended on the parents. A growing child is dependent on his parents and his teachers. A married women is dependent on her husband. At the old age people are dependent on their children. In our daily life we all are dependent on others. In this present age we cannot live a life of Independence.
Our dependency means we need people around us on a daily – or you may say on a momently – basis. If we need people around us, we need to endure sufferings so that people may be available around us every time when we need them. Thank them for being around us when we desperately need them. Love others and people will love you. You may find joy in the happiness of others. It is rather better than find joy in the pain of others.
If you find joy in the pain of others, you will face same kind of situation throughout your life.
So Jesus wants to teach his disciples that live a happy life and let others live a happy life.
May God Bless You.