Sunday 16 August 2015

Everything is a boon

|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||

Mananeeya Eknathji says : The world has charm because it is with all pains, pleasures, imitations and uncertainties.

Moreover, one important point has also to be considered in this respect. The world remains as it is. It is said that the world is not perfect. In one sense, we feel sorry about this, but thinking deeper we realize that had the world not been what it is, the charm would have been lost. There is joy because there has been untold suffering. If death were not there, life would be a perfect misery to anyone after some time. Moreover, there would not be accommodation for all on this globe. Death, however painful it may be, is essential and adds beauty to life. Things which appear to be bad at the outset may prove to be good in the long run. They can be beneficial to the society.

We have the limitations of our sense-organs, but if the power of the eyes was increased to see piercing through the objects, the physical beauty would cease to be appreciated because the eyes would also see the bones, muscles, blood and all nasty things in the body. If the ears were to hear long range sounds, it would be difficult for us to live, as all types of good and bad, pleasant and jarring sounds would make life most miserable. Thus, the limited powers of the sense-organs are a boon.

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