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Philosophy - Freedom From Worldly Pain, (M. M.Kaushal) - Part 2

Philosophy - Freedom From Worldly Pain, (M. M.Kaushal) - Part 2

3.  Shastra Nididhiaasana Maatrena Mokshah
Death is not the only method of getting away from the world; but, mere hearing, reading, thinking and practice of Scriptures leads to Freedom from the worldly web.

First of all, the time passed in hearing, reading and thinking over the scriptures is well utilized to keep the man away from the malpractices and pain of the world for that much time at least.

Later, by putting the teachings of the Scriptures to practice in one’s life, one will gradually move towards Freedom. It is true that the path is not simple because the worldly system is so strong that it does not let go of its prey easily. This befools the man once in the form of a friend and again as a foe, or in the form of a husband, and again as a son. It is, therefore, compulsory to repeat, practice and implement the scriptures in life.

If someone thinks that the pains of life will be relieved by going to the temple and saluting the deity once a day, it is foolish. The deity has to be carried in the mind forever and has to be remembered / consulted before every action. Only then the Almighty may shower His blessings on the individual.

4.   Sarvamidamanityam
Throughout the philosophical literature it has been repeatedly said that this world is false like a dream. None of the Upnishads is without this message and all the wise people have stressed the knowledge of ‘Eternal’ (SAT – Sanskrit word in roman script) and ‘Temporary’(ASAT - Sanskrit word in roman script). Eternal are those items which remain forever. They have no beginning or ending . Some people mix up "Sat" i.e. "Eternal" with "Satya" i.e. Truth.

On deep thought we shall realize that every worldly object can be enlisted as ‘Temporary’ i.e. "Asat". The (combined) words Sarvamidamanityam mean that every worldly object is temporary. Nothing remains stable. Everything visible comes to an end, early or late and has ‘Beginning’ (Birth), ‘Growth’, and ‘End’ (Death). Thus the expectation that some friend or facility will remain with us forever is improper. Thinking in contrary is the first step of ignorance which leads to pain.

Every worldly person gathers friends, relatives, wealth and property around him and hopes that they will provide limitless happiness to him. He forgets that they are temporary and when some of those come to an end, one is jolted into reality which is painful.

5.   Vishayaiv Bandhanam
What binds us to this worldly system?

We can not severe our bonds until we know what the chains are made of.

All the ancient philosophers agree that the chains binding us to the world are ‘Vishaya (Objects)’. ‘Vishaya (Objects)’ are all those articles / feelings / actions and emotions which our senses grasp.

In our body we have five senses of knowledge as eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin which receive the form, sound, smell, taste and touch of various worldly objects. Our brain and our mind analyses them. These forms, sound, smell, taste and touch attract the mind and brain towards various worldly objects and develop longing to enjoy them. Thus a creature gets addicted to them by repeated use resulting in bondage.

A very small example can be cited here. Food has only one use and that is to sustain and develop the body; but the humans have thought of varios tastes in it to satisfy their tongue and mind with consequence of habit formation. There is one who longs for sweet and the other who loves sharp, bitter chillies. They cannot eat without the favourite tastes. Let us try to imagine how many such bonds of ‘Vishaya (Objects)’ we have developed.

Philosophy - Freedom From Worldly Pain, (M. M.Kaushal) - Part 3