Thursday, 13 August 2015

How does bondage happen ?

HARI OM 
The Gita revisited.
How does bondage happen ?

                 If  I , the individual knower , and the infinite Knower  are one and the same , why is it then that  I go through sorrow and suffering living  like a limited finite being  and  not as an infinite Knower ,  who is  all Bliss?   Vedanta says  the cause  of bondage  is my ignorance   of  my own real nature. This  ignorance  is beginningless. God 's  inscrutable power  Maya   is  also beginningless .. The  infinite Knower  is also beginningless. . Ignorance  ends only with knowledge  as darkness  is removed  only by light  . So Vedanta asks us not to waste our time  in asking  fruitless  questions  about the  beginning of ignorance  or our first birth. . We  should rather  enquire  to find out as to how we  can put an end to ignorance   and  become  free  from bondage  ,the cycle  of birth and death.

             Matter  and spirit come  together  and  become  the cause  for  the world of things and beings  and  in turn they become  cause for our bondage. . Matter  manifests  as both  the gross  and subtle  world  and  is enlivened  by spirit ,which is a reflection  of infinite Consciousness  . The  individual knower  identifies  with  his  body-mind-intellect  equipments  and becomes  the  karta  and bhokta . He considers  each and   every object  and being  as separate  from him .He  forgets  his essential nature  , his oneness  with the  infinite  Consciousness  . This  forgetting  , this  ignorance  of  its  own divine  nature  becomes the cause  for his  bondage.


            

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