Sunday, March 12, 2006

EverNew Joy

I have always been pondering over the fact that for most of us God is a matter of convenience that is only when we are stuck or are in trouble do we seek if we are happy then there is no need of God at all?!!

I read an excellent book - "The Science of Relegion" -Sri Paramahamsa Yogananda

This was an eye-opener to me.If God is not part of our daily life then there is no need for God.So what is God?What is Relegion?

He says that

"whatever we do the ultimate objective is to remove pain or gain pleasure.This quest of mankind is to acheive permanent bliss i.e a state which is supreme pleasure without an iota of pain.However even sleep is such a state.So the state has to be one of which we are aware.Death is permanent sleep and none of us like to die.So God is this state of Immortal Bliss with complete awareness.That is called Sat-Chit-Ananda This quest towards acheiving that state is called Relegion."

So whatever we do is towards fulfilling that ultimate objective.So we can say all scientists,atheletes,people working in any sphere are all highly religious.
So we can say that there are no atheists in this world and very few really relegious.

The real objective of all Relegions is also the same.Only thing is we have missed the forest for the trees!!!

So God is in every respect omniscient,Omnipresent and Omnipotent cause we are all at every moment engaged in reaching that state.Now I understand Tat Tvam Asi meaning YOU ARE THAT!!!

So what we do is in search for happiness then why not be happy this instance itself.
Then I guess every part of Life becomes a celebration,every work a worship and every acheivement an offering.

1 comment:

Shiv said...

I don't know what to comment on this. This is so true. Will share something that happened yesterday.
Swamiji had come here yesterday. In response to a doubt somebody asked, Swamiji replied:
"There is only a small difference between us and Amma. Amma does not do anything different from what we do, but Amma enjoys each activity. Sometimes when giving darshan, Amma's body will be paining, but Amma enjoys the pain. Amma enjoys pleasure as well as pain. A person like that can never become sad. And in front of that person, destiny/fate will be defeated."
Swamiji added: "A small difference in attitude can become a major difference in life."