[Advaita-l] About samsara
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Mon Aug 8 03:46:43 CDT 2011
Once the cause, nature and effects of samsara are determined the process
for eliminating the cause becomes possible. Sadhana becomes relevant.
of the shAstra becomes meaningful.
I do agree with the above statements. But practicals of life stares at
mundane saMsAri-s like me always without giving any room for any sort of
compromises and sacrifices in the sAmsArik front. Yes, I do agree that
cause of my saMsAra is avidyA, nature of this avidyA is bandha and effect
is suffering in rAga-dvesha. But all these data is just like another
material or technical data in my mind...I know the 'information' that
saMsAra is avidyAtmaka, there is janana-maraNa punarAvrutti rahita mOksha
etc. just like I know what transaction codes I have to use to work in SAP
modules & what modalities I have to use to keep my family members
satisfied !! IMO, there is no much difference in these different datas
in my mind compartment as all these 'information' have same degree of
usage at different point of time in my daily life. I know what type of
terminologies I have to use while talking vedAnta & what to be used in
office, home, cricket ground, party functions, with friends etc. I
think me the lip service vedAnti is master in balancing both RAMA & KAMA
and always ready to justify my deeds by saying 'runaway' from saMsAra is
not required, physical renunciation is not required, only thing is we
have to mentally renounce everything & we have to be there in saMsAra
like water on the lotus leaf (padma patra ivambhasa) etc.etc. But
unfortunately, despite all these 'useful' data in our mind and with all
these excuses & explanations we are knowingly or unknowingly engaging in
that same saMsAra and enjoying sometimes & suffering most of the times
:-)) I sincerely think, the REAL & serious sAdhana with the 'teekshNata'
(intensity) & ( ananyA chinta) for the mOksha is miserably lacking in
the sAdhana of most of the saMsAri-s like us. I dont know how many of us
ready to straightaway leave our saMsAra when bhagavan appeared and offered
us instantaneous mOksha :-)) I dont know when we are going to get that
REAL vairAgya to do any meaningful sAdhana.
Just thinking aloud!!
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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