Sunday, February 3, 2013
You Have the Power!
The Bhagavad-Gita states that by fulfilling one’s duty and detaching oneself from the fruits of action, one is liberated from the cycle of birth and rebirth – and ascends to the indestructible state that is free from all bonds. Since we largely remain unconscious of the laws of life, we resent what is meted out by nature which errs not. Deeper understanding of cause and effect enables inner introspection and peace of mind – a precondition for spirituality. Vedanta is an ancient philosophy in India and long before other religious teachings got their act together, though not a religion but a way of life – it was the first to institutionalize the concept of justice “dharma’ and compassion. Unlike other religions Vedanta did not have any bitter clash with the theory of evolution. It teaches us to be rational and practical to understand the self as part of a larger scheme of things. Selfless service, guidance of the wise, self introspection and sadhana are the pillars resting on the benevolence of the cosmic power that abounds in the Universe.