Monday, 16 June 2014

Spirituality - Part II.

Spirituality, materialism and physicality(ramifications of the human body) are neither at variance nor in conflict with one another. There is no need to renounce one in order to follow the other. There is nothing wrong in following the path of renunciation of worldly possessions in order to follow the path of spirituality by certain ascetics but it is not a pre-condition to tread on the path of spirituality. Similarly, deprivation of bodily needs is also not a pre-requisite. Too much is made out of the negative influences
of KAAM (Lechery), KRODH (Anger), LOBH (Greed), MOH (Obsessive attachment) and AHANKAR (Pride) as deterrents to the attainment of highest spiritual state i.e. MUKTI or salvation.All these traits can stay in moderation in a human being without causing any hindrance in his way to attainment of higher level of living. The ultimate destination of spirituality is just a mental state of equanimity that transcends all material possessions and bodily deprivations and creates in the achiever what in Hindi is called Sam Bhaav (Equanimity).. At this stage nothing shakes the achiever and no happening of the world, howsoever bad ,sad or shocking from the viewpoint of ordinary mortals, can raise even a ripple in his mind. Now it is his choice he can stay in this regime as long as he wants or he can join back his routine worldly duties.He may be the same person for people around him but he alone knows what he has become with his physical and mental potential much higher than others. Most of the Indians have often heard such things, they themselves know these well and can teach them to others but there are very few who can live them. Living is that matters.

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