Full text of "Every body dies, but not everybody lives" by Prince EA

Full text of “Every body dies, but not everybody loves” by Prince EA

“It is not death most people are afraid of
It is getting to the end of life
Only to realize that you never truly lived

There was a study done –
A hospital study – on 100 elderly people facing death
Close to their last breath
They were asked to reflect about their life’s biggest regret.

Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did
But the things they didn’t do
The risks they never took, the dreams they didn’t pursue

I ask you
Would your last words be: if only I had

Hey, you wake up!
Why do you exist?
Life is not meant to simply work, wait for the weekend and pay rent
No, no I don’t know much
But I know this, every person on this earth has a gift
And I apologize to the black community
But I can no longer pretend… Martin Luther King
That man never had a dream, that dream had him

See people don’t choose dreams, dreams choose them
So the question I’m getting to…
Is do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you?
That befits you and grips you, or will you let it get away and slip through?

You know I learned a fact about airplanes the other day
This was – this was so surprising see
I was talking to a pilot and he told me
That many of his passengers think planes are dangerous to fly in
But he said actually…
It is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground
I say what?
Like how does that sound
Well he said because on the ground, the plane starts to rust, malfunction and wear
Much faster than it ever would if it was in the air

As I walked away I thought
Yeah, makes total sense because planes were built to live in the skies
And every person was built to live out the dream they have inside
So it is perhaps the safest loss to live a life on the ground
Without ever taking off

See most of us are afraid of the thief
That comes in the night to steal all of our things
But there is a thief in your mind who is after your dreams
His name is doubt
If you see him call the cops and keep him away from the kids
Cos he is wanted for murder
For he has killed more dreams than failure ever did
He wears many disguises and like a virus will leave you…
Blinded, divided and turn you into a “kinda”

See “kinda” is lethal
You know what kinda is?
There’s a lot of kinda people
You kinda want a career change
You kinda want to get straight A’s
You kinda want to get in shape
Simple math, no numbers to crunch
If you kinda want something, then you will kinda get the results you want

What is your dream?
What ignites that spark?
You can’t kinda want that
You got to want it with every part of your whole heart

Would you struggle?
Yeah you will struggle, no way around it
You will fall many times, but who’s counting?
Just remember, there’s no such thing as a smooth mountain
If you want to make it to the top
Then there are sharp ridges that must be stepped over
There will be times you get stressed and things you get depressed over

But let me tell you something
Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times
Three times, but he kept going
The television execs fired Oprah, said she was unfit for TV
But she kept going
Critics told Beyonce that she couldn’t sing, she went through depression
But she kept going

Struggle and criticisms are prerequisites for greatness
That is the law of this universe and no one escapes it
Because pain is life, but you can choose what type
Either the pain on the road to success
Or the pain of being haunted with regret

You want my advice? Don’t think twice
We have been given a gift that we call life
So don’t blow it
You were not defined by your past
Instead you were born anew in each moment
So own it now

Sometimes you gotta leap
And grow your wings on the way down
You better get the shot off before the clock runs out
Cos there ain’t no over time in life, no do over
And I know I sound like I’m preaching on speaking with force
But if you don’t use your gift, then you sell not only yourself
But the whole world… short

So what invention do you have buried in your mind?
What idea? What cure?
What skill did you have inside to bring out to this universe?
Uni meaning one, verse meaning song
You have a part to play in this song
So grab that microphone and be brave
Sing your heart out on life’s stage

You cannot go back and make a brand new beginning
But you can start now and make a brand new ending”

Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

The Rock – T.S. Eliot

The Eagle soars in the summit of Heaven,
The Hunter with his dogs pursues his circuit.

O perpetual revolution of configured stars,
O perpetual recurrence of determined seasons,
O world of spring and autumn, birth and dying!

The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word.
All our knowledge brings us nearer to death,
But nearness to death no nearer to God.

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

The cycles of heaven in twenty centuries
Brings us farther from God and nearer to the Dust.
The lot of man is ceaseless labor,
Or ceaseless idleness, which is still harder,
Or irregular labour, which is not pleasant.

I have trodden the winepress alone, and I know
That it is hard to be really useful, resigning
The things that men count for happiness, seeking
The good deeds that lead to obscurity, accepting
With equal face those that bring ignominy,
The applause of all or the love of none.

All men are ready to invest their money
But most expect dividends.
I say to you: Make perfect your will.
I say: take no thought of the harvest,
But only of proper sowing.

The world turns and the world changes,
But one thing does not change.
In all of my years, one thing does not change,
However you disguise it, this thing does not change:
The perpetual struggle of Good and Evil.

-T.S.Eliot

Bhagvad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 47

Action alone is in your control
Not the results ever
Let not the fruit of action be your motive
Nor should you keep company of inaction

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KARMANYEVA ADHIKAARASTE
Action alone is in your control

कर्मण्य/Karmanya = In the work
एव/Eva = Only
अधिकार/Adhikar = Right / Control
ते/Te = Your

MAA PHALESHU KADAACHANA
Not the results ever

मा/Ma = No/Not
फलेषु/Phaleshu = In the fruit/result (the root word is “फल”/”Phal” here, means, “fruit of work”)
कदाचन/Kadachana = Ever

MAA KARMA PHALA HETUR BHUR:
Let not your motive be the fruit of action

मा/Ma = No/Not
कर्मफल/Karmaphala = Two words, Karma+Phala, कर्म/Karma = work and फल/phala = result or fruit of the work.
हेतु /हेतु = Here it means “motive” (the word “hetu” may mean “reason” too)
भु /bhu = be

MAA TE SANGOSTVAKARMANI:
Nor should you keep company of inaction

मा/Ma = No/Not
ते/Te = Your
संग /Sang =attachment (this word may mean “companion too”, like “satsang”)
अस्तु /Astu = Let there be
अकर्मणि /Akarmani = In action

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Example:

The duty of a student is to study. The result of studies could be obtaining good marks. But a student must not study just for the sake of passing his exams. When he studies, he learns. Whether he passes or fails he should not be too happy or too sad about it.

If ever a student studies for the sole purpose of passing his exams, in the end he has not learned anything even if he has passed. But if he studies because he considers learning and studying as his duty, he won’t even need to be worried whether he will pass or fail. And such a student as we have always seen they are most likely to pass their exams, unless they are not able to appear for it for some reason. But still he should not be sad about it. Why? Because the most important is at least he performed his duty well.

Similarly :

When we help someone, we should not do it for the sake of something we will get in return. If we are concerned about the reward for our action, then it not a charitable action at all. And when we help someone without worrying about our own gains, this is selflessness. What is important is for us to realize that as a human being we have been able to help someone.