Saturday 5 September 2015
Moksha is in arts n sciences of India
|| योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् ||
Mananeeya Eknathji recalls the importance of the goal of life given in the arts and sciences of Bharat. He says : At the beginning of every text relating to a Science and Art there is what is technically called as Anubandha Chatushtaya (the fourfold adjuncts) stating the topic of the treatise, the eligible reader, the purpose and the relation between all of them. The ultimate purpose in all cases is stated to be Moksha, liberation. The treatise may be on warfare, statecraft, defense, astronomy, dancing, singing or grammar, the purpose is the same. A man must not only live a full life of hundred years, but he must be enabled to do proper justice to every phase of human life and ultimately to attain Moksha. The sages have laid down the path and a pious, honest man should proceed along the path to reach the goal unobstructed and unhindered. The discovery of the aim and its path was made by the wise through penance, austerity and scholarship. The goal of philosophy, of all human activity is the same. Every man is to be prepared and every soul is to be helped. Fine arts create higher values and fine music reveals one's own self and enables one to abide in it.