How to handle hard times in life?

How to handle hard times in life?

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Transcript: See, this is an unfortunate condition that a whole lot of human beings are, in their experience, in their personal experience, life is like me versus the universe. Being in competition with the universe is a stupid thing to do. That's not a competition you must get into. Hello? Me versus the universe is a bad competition to get into. Would you also agree with me? So, this is why yoga. Yoga does not mean twisting and turning your body. The word yoga means union. Right now it's me versus the universe. This is just your psychological condition, this is not the reality. Even when you feel utterly lonely, are you still breathing? So you're transacting with the world, isn't it? Yes? You only can't get along with the people around you, but atmosphere is okay with you. Food is okay, if it tastes good. Water is okay. You have transaction with the world, isn't it? Your existence is constantly an engagement with the universe. But your mind becomes against the universe. If you create a psychological condition that you're against, or you're in competition, with the universe or the cosmos, obviously you will feel crushed for small things. Little things will crush you. When I say little things, maybe you failed your examination, maybe you got thrown out of this university, maybe you got fired from a job, maybe somebody ditched you, maybe something else like this happened. These are all small things between life and death. Because you came here with nothing, isn't it? When you die, there is no container service for you. You die with nothing. Inspite of that, most people have turned their homes into warehouses. Most people are carrying such a huge baggage on their head, as if they're carrying the whole universe on their head. This is their own psychological condition. Your thought and emotion is what you're talking about, right? When are you going to figure out how to handle your thought and emotion? Not hers, not hers, not his. Yours. When are you going to learn how to handle my thought and my emotion? At the end of your life? The only problem really with life is just this, most human beings have taken themselves too seriously. They don't understand, you've seen on the computer screen these pop-ups? You're a pop-up on this planet. You pop-up for two seconds and pop-out.

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