No result exists sans action- The New Indian Express
- June 6, 2021
- Posted by: BeTranced Online Holistic Healing Centre
- Category: Blog
What’s the function of all of the onerous work of realisation of the Self if such an individual can be going to have joys and sorrows like everybody else? Acharya Sankara clarifies within the Vivekachoodamani on a possible query the scholar might ask.
If the person is established in meditation, he but has experiences of thought actions by way of the sense organs. The scriptures say that the expertise is due to the actions that they’ve already initiated after their delivery on this planet.
The world has hundreds of thousands and hundreds of thousands of individuals, bushes, animals, landscapes and completely different environments. But every one in all us has solely a really restricted or a big publicity to our share of experiences which repeat themselves day after day.
Why is it that I, being in India, don’t expertise as I want the happenings within the US, Australia or Japan? Why do I’ve to expertise what is going on solely round my home or workplace in my metropolis or village? The reply is our previous ideas, phrases and actions achieved by way of the physique, speech and thoughts, born out of numerous choices made by the mind. What we get in life—objects, individuals and circumstances—are on account of our prarabdha or, merely put, what’s properly begun.
Prarabdha is like an arrow that has been aimed toward an animal and has left the bow. After leaving the bow, the animal might need moved, one other animal could also be in that place or it may be an individual or simply plain house. After the arrow has left, the person’s thoughts might need modified from offence and assault to compassion. But, none of those adjustments will have an effect on the course of the arrow. It’s going to go in the direction of the goal it was aimed toward.
It’s the identical with the outcomes of the actions that we might get on having accomplished them earlier than realisation. The realisation of the Self isn’t going to alter the outcomes of previous actions. Nonetheless, the realisation could cause an incredible change within the response given to what’s skilled.
If a person is experiencing pleasure or sorrow, then so long as these experiences final, it signifies that the consequences of previous actions are figuring out. There will be no impact with out initiation of an motion, phrase or thought earlier than. If there is no such thing as a motion, then no consequence will come out of it. With absorption within the understanding of ‘I’m Brahman,’ the resultant expertise—the results of all actions achieved for numerous lifetimes—merely dissolves like a dream and is not any extra actual on waking up.
The author is Sevika, Chinmaya Mission, Coimbatore (www.chinmayamission.com); e-mail: email@example.com