Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Peace in Life

I just came out of cancer hospital and could have a look at the Ashram and the pupils of the Guru I better don't name on this public forum for my own betterment. I could see the aura around it. The members of the ashram, mostly with the skin having ruled us for centuries, seemed to be in complete peace with their souls, roaming around in plane simple cloths, having sips of coffee in Barista and enjoying their cigarettes. I could see the peace, satisfaction and all the words even remotely related to wisdom and Moksha. It does take courage to give up the luxuries of life and devote your self to God, completely.
All crap. It's a total status symbol nothing else. All searching for an entity with doubtful existence, God, are nothing but people lost in search after having enjoyed all the pleasures and luxuries of life. You start thinking of Moksha, peace of soul and stuff when you do not have to worry about more brutal aspects of life. Henceforth I can believe a Vinod Khanna joining such an ashram but have you ever seen an Auto wala, your vegetable vendor or you yourself going in search of such intangibles? That is because life has been cruel enough to keep them busy in quest of those luxuries, these Gurus preach to forget.
I doubt the entire concept of Moksha. If one is suggested to spend the life just in mere quest of God till it lasts, better make this expenditure shorter and kill yourself. The soul anyhow is believed to be meeting the all mighty after death if we go by the rule books of the game. God did not create us to meet him back in his world. He created us to run his industry of species in most practical and balanced way, be it good or bad.
I have always doubted the scripting of such paths leading to Mokhsa. Is it not running away from the misery of life towards the shelter of saints which is nothing but a mere act of cowardice? Life is all about fighting it hard and fighting it out. It's about killing it all before you get killed. Mysticism is not in staying in secluded aloof mountains or lush green ashrams and meditating but in facing the dirt of this very real world. The former option is a more for those who are on the right side of the term "done it all" or those who are simply too not intrepid enough. Life is like a relay race. You just pass on the baton once you finish while the race goes on. Why to quit the race in between and enjoy your air conditioned dressing room when you actually are supposed to sweat it out?
I have always doubted the scripting of such paths leading to Mokhsa. Is it not running away from the misery of life towards the shelter of saints which is nothing but a mere act of cowardice? Life is all about fighting it hard and fighting it out. It's about killing it all before you get killed. Mysticism is not in staying in secluded aloof mountains or lush green ashrams and meditating but in facing the dirt of this very real world. The former option is a more for those who are on the right side of the term "done it all" or those who are simply too not intrepid enough.
Life is like a relay race. You just pass on the baton once you finish while the race goes on. Why to quit the race in between and enjoy your air conditioned dressing room when you actually are supposed to sweat it out?

1 comment:

Mamta said...

Completely agree with u..these ashrams are a business now same any other..for ex. Educational Institutes