“Life is not meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived. Sometimes happy, other times rough. But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong.” – Anonymous
Even much before you click on the play icon of this video, its title – “LIFE IS EASY. WHY DO WE MAKE IT SO HARD?/ Jon Jandai” triggers your adrenaline rush to learn the magical mantras which will pause your supersonic lifestyle for a moment.
Irrespective of your social strata or professional hierarchy, how many times have you found yourself in a standstill situation with blue streak environment surrounding you at 360 degrees?
Well, I have daydreamt this scenario more than once and specifically when I am overburdened with work pressure.
In the given video, Jon Jandai, the founder of the Pun Pun Centre for self-reliance, exemplifies his life, to make us confront the basic facts of living. This video follows a serene rhythm which illustrates every essential of living in a very progressive manner. Jon Jandai, communicates, how the urge to follow the cat race of the modern world, makes us take a subconscious shift from comfort to distress. No book or no university can decipher the art experiential learning when the subject is LIFE. The craving for more and more leaves us with no morsel. He preaches that minimalistic approach to life is the richest form of living life where ideally an individual is possessed with every essential in abundance for himself and for others too. And most significantly, he has time. Time for himself and for others.
Jon Jandai, quoted his real life on stage, articulating how working merely two months a year and simply fifteen minutes a day, made him a content and happy man. He had enough of everything to consume and sell in the market. Thereafter, he made his own house from earthly materials within three months and on the contrary, his most intelligent classmate bought a new house in three months all to have debt on his shoulders for next 30 years.
So, all my amigos who are distancing themselves from the beauty of life, simply to earn a big fat salary which can give you a house of your own; Jon Jandai has an open challenge for you. Today he is the owner of so many houses, that he has to maintain a schedule to make sure, he visits every house of his once.
Recently there was this shopping offer at one of the premium brands, which did lure me and unburdened my wallet by 10,000 INR in a click of a moment. And all I had in return were clothes, clothes and clothes (although there was no particular need for them). But still the next day, I looked the same. No elevation in my looks.
This made me realize, how a significant portion of my hard earned salary got pulled out by those tiny colourful threads. On the contrary, Jon Jandai proclaims that he did not buy clothes since last 20 years (BELIEVE IT). The clothes he wears are the one left by the visitors (who felt he needed them more). Today, he has so many clothes, to distribute to the needy. So the question is, why were those clothes even bought by visitors if they did not NEED them? Was it to simply increase the burden on their life?
Lastly, he deciphers the need for medicines by our body. He believes that when our body feels sick, it is a sign of something wrong within. And nature has all the resources especially water to heal all the injuries to man. So why to complicate our body system by introducing it to the medical aliens who suck our blood and money both?
Jon Jandai, through his optimistic approach towards life, mentors that easy living has all the attribute of comfort living. There is no need to testify your life through struggles in search of more and more comfort. Because comfort has no degrees prefixed to it. Self-dependency is the perfect synonym to easy and complex free life.