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Allow life to take its own course

Published: 25th June 2013 11:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2013 11:49 AM   |  A+A-

Love is like a spring, which can never go dry. It is a bountiful cup and overflows without any restrictions.

It remains outside the purview of time and space and does not need any objects or aids as its subject. But ignorance forces man to realize the futility of binding people in relationships.

Once they realise the futility of binding people in relationship as a consequence of which love fast disappears, they are frustrated and start hating the very people they loved.

You can’t imprison love or your loved ones. Love should be free of qualifications and distinctions. Only then can man recognize the true character of love.

Most of the people are overcome with pride, which leads to intolerance. Jealousy and envy also manifest themselves through pride. In short, if pride is the form of man, jealousy is the other name of woman. (Remember the famous adage: Woman thy name is jealousy). But true love is like a flower whose fragrance cannot be restricted.

But since man sees other beings and things as the object of his desire, how can he ever experience true love? Both arrogance as well as envy conspires to keep man away from this blissful experience.

Transcend beyond love and hatred: Never take life easily. Likewise, one should never be too serious about it.

Never get attached to anyone as a friend at one juncture might easily end being an enemy the next movement while the reverse is also true. This is Maya in action. Each relationship moulds itself to suit the changing times and needs. But an ignorant person identifies himself as the friends of some while as the enemy of others.

Instead of taking cognizance of changing times, he gets stubbornly attached to relationships and as a result suffers in grief.

Life should be allowed to take its own course while we remain unfazed and sangfroid. You are God and do not fear the world or its trappings. Neither do you have to fear the effect of Karma. A man in Yoga goes beyond being a mere friend or an enemy.

Man rejoices when he gets the object of his desire and grieves when it remains out of his reach. He is happy when his expectations comes true and finds himself in sorrow when they turn false. He is happy when loved most and sad when faced with rejection.

Once he realises that neither friendship nor enmity is enduring, he escapes the phase of Maya. Since there is nothing permanent than change in this world, man should realize that life is a battle between illusion and reality.

Both friendship as well as enmity is the same. In Mahabharata, Krishna launched a battle against enmity and not enemies. This Dharma yuddha not only kills enemies but also enmity.

Hence, with the death of each enemy, enmity also dies a slow but sure death, bringing about a change in the person. While many good thoughts may appear in the mind of the man, it is only with the assistance of the Guru that it can be transformed into action. But a mind dominated by conceit can never understand the utility of a Guru.

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