Sunday, February 17, 2013

Live in this World but don’t let World Live in You

Does Hindu religion ask you to renounce the family life & live a secluded life? No, it does not say so. It only says that we should not to get attached to someone madly, as deep attachment to anyone takes our mind away from the reality of this world & God. So how should we live in this world?

As per Hindu philosophy, we should not attach our mind greatly to any material thing, place or human being, as one day we shall have to leave these or these shall go away from us. On that day, if we have great attachment to these then we shall feel great pain, otherwise it shall be a normal life for us. So let us not allow our mind to be INFATUATED by anything, which can lead us to sorrow.

Too much attachment to anything is also called Infatuation & it is the cause of most sorrows. Infatuation is something that we get attached to some object, place or person very badly. We are always thinking of that & without that thing, our life seems impossible. Due to such Infatuation our mind always wanders about that & forgets other important things in life.

Nature of our mind is so that it gets attached to some object, place or person badly. In such a state our mind is swayed by the emotions than the intellect. We always think of that object, place or person & without it, our life seems impossible.

Bhagwat Gita also teaches us to live in this world like that without getting attached to anything or any being. Just like a drop of water on Lotus, where though it is there on it but it is not attached to it.

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

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, one who performs his duty without any Attachment, surrendering all the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the Lotus leaf is untouched by water."

So, "Live in this World but don’t let World Live in You". It simply means that we should live in this world unattached & devote our mind towards the God as then, though living in this world, our mind shall be unattached to the things & beings of this world. That is the way to peace & happiness of life.

Jai Sri Krishna

1 comment:

  1. this verse give a way to me. before some month i was disturbed..
    but after reading this i left that cause, and now im painless..