Friday, 23 October 2015

The three types of ideals

HARIH  OM 

The  Gita  revisited.
The three  types  of  ideals.

              Sri  Krishna  elaborates  on the  three  types  of  ideals  we  worship  through  our  faith . He  says  that  whatever   we  worship  , whom  we  worship  ,  how  we worship  ,all these  reflect  whether  we are  sattvik,  rajasik  or  tamasik. . 

             One  with  sattvik faith  worships  God  as   his  Ista  devata  .In  his  daily  life  ,he  comes  to admire  the  great, the  noble  and  gains  inspiration  from  them. . Men  of  sattvik  temperament  ,who are  always  peace  loving  ,seek  fulfillment  at  an  altar  of  divinity  ,which   represents  higher  values  and  noble  qualities. . So  they  always  seek  a  divine  Godly  altar. 

            The  one  with  rajasik  faith  worships  the  presiding  deities  of  nature  . He   admires  the  rich  and  the  famous  and  tries  to emulate  the  behaviour  and  lifestyle  of  the  celebrities . The  rajasik  temperaments  push  the  rajasik  men  ,who  have  great  ambition ,  to  seek  semi-gods  . So  the  rajasik  people  worship  the   active  and  passionate  demi-gods  or  deities  to  get their  desires  fulfilled .

             The  one  with  the  tamasik  faith   worships   ghosts  ,spirits  and  negative  forces  . He  admires  criminals  and  violent  acts  . He  has  extreme  fanatical  ideals  and  invokes  tamasik  forces  which  ultimately  destroy  him. . The  men  with  tamasik  temperament  worship  low  and  vicious  powers  for  satisfying  their  lower  urges  for  sense  gratifications  .

               In  short  , the  sattvik  seek  the  help  of good  friends  and  the  company  of  noble  people  , the  rajasik  seek  protection  from  the  rich  and  the  powerful and  the  tamasik  seek  strength  from  criminal  minded  people  . From  the  nature  of  a  man's  field  of  activity ,of  what  he  worships  ,adores, reveres  ,we  can  to a  great  extent  understand  the  type  of  faith  he  has . So  each  man  selects  his  altar  of  devotion  according  to  the  type  of  shraddha  he  has.  

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