Each soul is different, on a different level, finishing different karmas, moving at a different pace, different in mental and emotional levels; basically a different individual created by God .
(This orange flower blooms in Joy. The soul-Jeevatma, when reaches this inner joyful state, blooms like a flower; spreading its fragrance far and wide without any expectation other then spreading this inner joy to all others.
This particular flower is from a garden in Mumbai).
It takes just a moment for you to not exist as yourself on this planet.
That moment can be any moment, who knows? Next breath could be the last..
When you leave this body, only the karmas will travel with you as your sanskars. These karmic sanskars is what will give you results in the next birth.
So just think, “Is all this Raag, Dwesh, Lobh”, (Attachments, Rivalry, Greed) really worth it?
Create karmas which will give higher and positive situations in the next birth.
(This particular photo is of entangled leaves on a branch. The twisted leaves remind us of the agitation in a mind which is full of Raag, Dwesh, Lobh. It is a very negative and selfish mind who fails to find the required peace).
Does your Belief stem from understanding or from fear ?
Any Belief that has its roots in right understanding is positive and helps in spiritual growth.
A Belief system that originates from Fear does not facilitate positive growth, even though the person may spend hours in some rituals.
Before starting any process of worship or sewa, it would be helpful, if first some time is spent in understanding why you are doing what you do.
As then the entire pursuit becomes growth oriented, even though time spent in it may be less.
( This particular photo is from the ancient Vishvanath (Shivji) mandir located at Gupt Kashi, Rudra Prayag. This is a Kund in the courtyard, which has Ganga and Yamuna flowing in the Kund. Every km of the Himalayas is full of sacred sthals)