Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Life is much more than Goosebumps and Heartburns

Life is much more than goosebumps and heartburns Modern culture and especially modern eduction system has made our understanding very shallow about life. We feel life is just about trying to aquire things for own sense pleasures and becoming happy by obtaining it and if we fail in getting those things then becoming sad and in this way keep life going on in midst of pleasures and miseries cantered around senses. Goosebumps are reaction of body when we become excited for something which can give us sense enjoyment and heartburns means we burn in agony when we lose something or we don't get something which we really want for sense satisfaction. So in both cases one thing is common and that is 'senses'. We are so much caught up by senses that we, all the time are thinking about senses and their pleasure, which food should I serve to my tongue, which scene will give pleasure for my eyes, which song will give peace to my ears and my mind, which finest touch will give my body a soothing sensation, which smell will please my nose thus we are always concentrating on senses. But interesting thing is we are trying to satisfy something which we are not, we are not these senses, we are something else, something more than senses. We are soul who has nothing to do with this temporary material creation named 'body'. Life is meant to do something meaningful than just experiencing enjoyment and suffering. Human life is meant for doing austerities and penances which will lead to sense and heart purification thus one can achieve life's chief success, Love of Godhead. Actually sense gratification is not big deal it's really ordinary and any one including all species of life can indulge into it without special endeavour. Something really extraordinary is to starve the senses and thus purify them, starve the senses doesn't mean you don't eat it or don't fulfil any need of senses but it means you engage yourself in the service of God. Sense enjoyment has very dark future but sense control and purification of mind and senses creates very bright future for practitioner thus devotee gets entrance into eternal transcendental world which is filled with bliss. By Rupeshgauranga Dasa Based on sb 5.5.1 Lord Ṛṣabhadeva told His sons: My dear boys, of all the living entities who have accepted material bodies in this world, one who has been awarded this human form should not work hard day and night simply for sense gratification, which is available even for dogs and hogs that eat stool. One should engage in penance and austerity to attain the divine position of devotional service. By such activity, one’s heart is purified, and when one attains this position, he attains eternal, blissful life, which is transcendental to material happiness and which continues forever.

Video Archive

Powered by Blogger.