Sunday, December 06, 2009

Unattached in Mind

We at all times are involved in the daily affairs of our family & our life. In this way, things of this world always revolve in our mind. We become so much engrossed in our mind about this world that we are unable to see beyond our daily day to day life. In such a state, our mind cannot think beyond what you are used to in your routine daily life. The higher purpose of life, what is beyond the daily routine life is always missing in your life. That higher purpose is knowing the true nature of your self & knowing the God.

Now is there any way in which we are able to live our daily day to day life normally & also able to achieve higher goals of knowing our self & making our next births beautiful. Yes, there is a way to do so. Bhagwat Gita gives us a solution for this. In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna that if a person's mind is unattached internally to worldly things then that person lives in this world just like a water drop living on a lotus leaf, which is there on it but is still not attached to it. If you turn your mind towards God's devotion internally then your mind shall start revolving around God internally & shall not be wandering in the outer worldly things. So if you do all your duties thinking of God only then though living with your family & living a normal life you can yet attain to higher goals.

"brahmany adhaya karmani
sangam tyaktva karoti yah
lipyate na sa papena
padma-patram ivambhasa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water."

So do not let anything else take control of your mind & let God be always on your mind. Here below is the story of two monks which describes that if you are always absorbed in thought of God then how you can still remain unattached in mind.

"Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. At one place a beautiful young woman was standing unable to walk across because of a puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went up to a her lifted her in his alms and left her on the other side of the road, and continued his way to the monastery.

In the evening the younger monk came to the elder monk and said, "Sir, as monks, we cannot touch a woman?"

The elder monk answered "yes, brother".

Then the younger monk asks again, "but then Sir, how is that you lifted that woman on the roadside?"

The elder monk smiled at him and told him "I left her on the other side of the road, but you are still carrying her"

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