Sunday, August 23, 2015

One with God...

There is lot of suffering around the world - poverty, disease, tensions, anxieties, endless desires, dualities, pain, depression, jealousy, enmity, struggle to survive, competition, insecurity, ignorance, stress, madness, old age, homeless, and finally death and the unimaginable pain that one has to go through at the time of death.

Thoughts started rising ,is this what life is all about?, As life takes shape at the time of  birth, the unbearable pain mother has to go through to give life to that what is known as "life". A life whose ingredients are fear, disease, old age, pain, stress, madness, insecurity, flesh and bones and finally death. No there should be something beyond all this, this cannot be termed as life. But if there is something more to it, something more positive to it but what is it?

Some books like the Bhagvad Gita, Yog Vasisht and other ISKON books, some reading from the laws of manu, and some reading from the books on Osho, Ashtvakra Geeta and other religious texts did throw some light on the hidden darkness of life. For me it's like nothing is in our hands and each and everything, every event good and bad is predetermined as per the Supreme lords will. The Supreme Infinite consciousness exists in all directions, up and down, in and out, existss to both the ends of extremity, it exists within and without. It in itself is the seed giving father of the universe. It automatically strikes a balance when it has to uphold righteousness and justice by punishing the unjust in due course of time. The problem is that the living entity is not ready to accept the monopoly of the Supreme Lord , not ready to accept that the Suoreme Infinite consciousness alone exists and nothing else does because everything else is only an illusion. The world is an illusion. It's only "Thought" which is known as mind and which has given birth to the illusion known as universe and the objects around.

We all have already reached to the stage of believing and living this illusion known as life and universe and it's difficult to come out of it though not impossible. Once the illusionary universe and it's objects were created the living entity felt the need to co relate with them by desiring to understand them and for which the living entity wanted to measure it hence he created "Time".

Time, there is actually nothing known as time hence the concept of measuring is also illusionary and untrue because one may realise that for one in pleasure the size of an epoch is not more then few moments but for the one in distress even a small moment is like an epoch. This is the basics of understanding the concept of a "Peaceful life".  Having realised this the living entity needs to understand that this universe is the product of the three modes of nature - The modes of Goodness, passion and ignorance.

It was because of the good, passionate and vulnerable thoughts of the Infinite consciousness that this universe came into existence.  A little agitation out of the combination of the three modes of nature on the surface of the infinite consciousness gave rise to that what is known as universe and jiva. When  a part of Infinity separated from itself it became jiva. Having reached this state it became difficult for the jiva or living entity to differentiate whether this illusionary universe is real or the supreme consciousness from which it came is real and still this battle is on to find out if God and the living entity have anything in common and are they related to each other and whether God really exists.

Our approach that God is something that is to be known, in itself rises division between the living entity and God. It creates two identities - 1) God and 2) The living entity. Though basically they both are "one", During birth the living entity comes in contact with the three modes of nature and gets conditioned by them and then starts performing good, bad and crazy actions and accordingly gets results too.  But the one who is in knowledge of this science of material nature neither is effected by quality of goodness nor by evil qualities and thus performs actions only as a matter of duty, not to satisfy the body senses, not for sense gratification. Thus for him the question of good or bad, happiness or sadness, loss or gain, does not arise. He is self satisfied, always enjoying within, enjoying the pure soul he is and knows what to do and what not to do. For such a man works hard but as a matter of duty and is ever satisfied with gain that comes on its own accord. He is in an awakening state as the world sleeps and when the world is actively involved he goes to sleep from within. For such a person sees that the Infinite conscious alone exists and his material existence has no value in front of the limitless infinity and hence the living entity when understands this truth relates itself and identifies itself as one with the Supreme infinite consciousness and thus can live peacefully "one" with God.