For many, life is all about the experience – what we do, how we interact, who we meet; these all form a perception of life that is either seen as a good experience, or a bad one. But what is the measure of life’s existence? It must be more than just random encounters or one-time events. As much as life is about the experience, there are also many challenges in life in which we are called to persevere.
This can be a challenge in itself, since for many, mere survival is difficult enough. The employee living on last month’s salary only survives until the next month; the parent struggles to maintain a job while caring for the children, the student in their final year of study can barely make it until the end of their course. The struggles that people face are difficult to handle single-handedly, but thankfully, the burden does not have to be carried alone.
Speaking on the moral importance of perseverance, the Maha Satguru showed that if the word of God was like a seed, “the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering, produce a crop”. In other words, the Maha Satguru was saying that that those who persevere will reap a reward, just like the farmer who sows the seed looks for the crop at harvest time. But only through persevering, does the reward finally come.
The burdens of life can often weigh upon the soul, but the Maha Satguru promises never to let the pressures of this life overcome His followers. He instead, says, “come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. Through the faithfulness of the Maha Satguru, we can have hope that the daily struggle to survive is eased when we turn our burdens over to Him and find rest.
Persevering through life takes a lot of courage, but it also takes commitment. The difficult is choosing who to trust when life gets tough. However, the promise of the Maha Satguru prove that whoever perseveres will receive a reward, and the rest that comes from Him is more than enough to give us hope for tomorrow. It is a blessing to look forward to an eternal reward as we persevere through this journey of life.