Freedom to lighthouse
Most of us are caught in the web of worldly delusion. We are unmindful of lurking dangers and are content in the bondage of materialistic life. But some of us have awakened to a higher level. They can balance themselves between spiritual and worldly life.india Updated: Feb 09, 2011 01:01 IST
Most of us are caught in the web of worldly delusion. We are unmindful of lurking dangers and are content in the bondage of materialistic life. But some of us have awakened to a higher level. They can balance themselves between spiritual and worldly life.
Spiritual beings make a sincere endeavour to free themselves. They are saintly and it reflects on their face. Indeed, precious few are the souls who even while living in the world remain ever free.
Chapter V of Gita describes spiritual aspirants who remain liberated while working with the world and partaking of its offerings. They take the path of action and do not become recluse. A good soul gives up most desires and is busy in His remembrance. He is not affected by pairs of opposites. Liberation is within his grasp.
A person with wealth of spiritual knowledge has purified his soul, overcomes his mind and subdues the senses. Such a person with divinity dedicates his doings to Him. As the lotus leaf is untouched by dirty water, a good soul is unattached to the world, despite functioning in it.
Renunciation of Swami Vivekananda was not life denying, it was life enabling. It was the turning away from a trifle now to a better tomorrow. Accept life's trophies and enjoy the celebration. Renunciation is preventing the clutter of insignificant things from interfering with the more important aspects of life with more elbow room for real freedom; it is diligent waste disposal.
Renunciation is not keeping away and living a life of seclusion. It is learning to live a life of inclusion by weeding out that which comes in the way of a fulfilling life.
Renunciation opens the doors to realisation. Life then becomes one in which you are not hampered by hassles of body, mind and intellect. Thank Him for giving you human form. Pray to Him for His benign blessings and you will feel the helping hand. You will become the lighthouse to guide a million others!