Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bhagavad Gita - Practical implementation in Life

The simple unassuming character of mind has changed with the march of time and has assumed a colorful disposition, and begun to shed its effect on everything in us, both outer and inner. Whatever, therefore, we take into our thought or action exhibits colorfulness in all its phases. Our excessive attachment to the environment, and surroundings of a similar nature, create in us heaviness and grossness. Subtleness is lost and everything that comes to our view is interpreted in the same light. This not only veils our understanding, but the heart and brain also get affected by it. It was the same tendency of mind, which displayed itself through all the writings of men of knowledge and learning. For thorough understanding of things, one must have practically attained the state of mind required, before one can come out to explain it to others. The same was the case with our sacred GITA. There are numerous commentaries and more are still being added. Almost everyone attempted it from his level of learning and reason for the people to understand it from the same level of thinking. But though their physical labour in this respect may be appreciable to some extent, the actual purpose is not served at all; and to be more frank, the commentaries have made the original text all the more complicated by putting the bare truth under coverings or misconceptions. In other words, we increase our own limitations by adding more and more complexities to it.

Who will be happy during Death?

The end of life is death. Spiritualists say that there is life after death. Lord Sri Krishna in his Gita says that the soul still exists even after death and the air, water, even fire cannot destroy the soul.

“Soul is the thing, that the weapon can’t destroy, the fire can’t burn, the water can’t wet and the wind can’t blow away.”
It exists till it merges with the ultimate at the time of total dissolution. By this it is understood that death is not at all the end. It is just a fall of outermost sheath called Annamayakosa (the body), which is a solid one around the soul. This fall of outer sheath is only due to its wear and tear, or otherwise this can be understood as a pause for rest, brought by Nature. When we subject this body to overwork mentally or physically, we get sleep, which is nothing but a pause that is brought up automatically. Death can also be understood in the same line. After rest one has to wake up and continue the work left out, which is still at his disposal.