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.
Sunday 29 August 2010
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.
At the time of death, one gets a reel of pictures relating to his past happenings at which he has acted rightly or wrongly i.e., with selfish motives or as selfless service, now for which the mind responds. Therefore what we want is we should not be in a condition of repentance for the faults committed during the course of life. However we should meet our end (death) with full satisfaction about our deeds of life. For that, one should make his own preparations well before we reach the point of death.
No sufferings and joys come without reason and cause. So desiring for peaceful death is also of no avail. Instead of desiring for it, one should make his will so strong so that he may face all the effects of Samskaras (past and present) patiently. By this we get rid of all the coverings of the soul and fly out freely making sure that we need not come back (take rebirth) to this material world once again because there is nothing to undergo or to do in this world. Any resistance from our side to this process of undergoing the effects of Samskaras will lead to bondage which drags us to the cycle of births and deaths once again.
So we have to lead a life in life as said by Sri Ramachandraji Maharaj of Shajahanpur by following the ten commandments of Sahajmarg System, to free ourselves from all the bondages within the span of this life itself and fly freely towards the Ultimate, averting the fall permanently. For all these benefits Sahajmarg is the best and for more details please refer to the other spiritual articles like Real goal of human life, Escape the punishment on the Earth and also in the Hell by following the Real Spirituality as defined by Sahaj Marg, Cycle of Birth and Deaths etc., labeled as ‘Sahaj Marg’ or ‘Spirituality’.
Courtesy: Sri P. Subbarayudu, Preceptor, and Sri. B.E. Sampath Kumar, Abhyasi of Sri Rama Chandraji Maharaj Seva Trust, Kadapa.