Thursday, 15 January 2015

Aim of human life

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji now takes the Karyakartas to the destiny of Human Being. He begins :
As we all experience, it is a long journey from birth to death in the case of every individual. And howsoever painful, difficult and long the road may be, still there is a constant urge or hunger to go to the end of it. It is true of the history of mankind in the whole world that there is a continuous uninterrupted march to complete this journey.

We recall Swamiji's address in the Parliament of World Religions, Chicago in 1893. He had said :
Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often with human blood, destroyed civilisation and sent whole nations to despair. Had it not been for these horrible demons, human society would be far more advanced than it is now.
But then also man progresses. As Sri Thakur had said : The goal of human life is to realise God.
Mananeeya Eknathji observes:
Man goes on making an upward progress from very crude and gross hunger to the highest type of hunger, the hunger for immortality – for liberation. He may not realize this, but for ages together he has been continuously striving for that highest goal, for that is the goal of human life. The world must follow this path only, as there is no other way. Rivers, wherever they may have their origin and in wherever direction they may flow, with whatever obstacles in the way, have to reach the ocean. The Sanskrit Subhashita has declared categorically that every drop of water that falls from the sky has ultimately to reach the ocean in one form or other. Aakashat Patitam toyam tatha gachchati sagaram Human destiny shows this direction only and there is no short cut to it.
All are to take up this path and become nar se Narayan. The whole struggle should be for this and each one needs to undertake this. Then only the society would be an evolved one. Though having kama and artha, one strives for moksha as that is the goal of human life.