Self realization and purpose of human life

Self realization and purpose of human life

Om Namo Bhagavate Vāsudevāya

The child is changing his body to baby, the baby is changing his body to boy, and the boy is changing his body to youthhood, then in this way you are changing bodies, that’s what you have experienced.

You had a child’s body, you remember. But the body is no longer existing, but you are existing.

Therefore the conclusion is that when this body will be no more fit for existing we shall have to accept another body.

This is called: tahtha dehantara praptih

So we have to change. This is nature’s law. The soul is immortal.

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 20

na jāyate mriyate vā kadāchin
nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ

ajo nityaḥ śhāśhvato ’yaṁ purāṇo
na hanyate hanyamāne śharīre

The soul is not finished, simply a particular type of the body being finished.

Many people do not know it. And because they’re simply engaged in sinful activities, their brain has become so dull that they cannot understand this simple truth that as you are changing body in this life, therefore you’ll change this body to another life.

This is the very simple truth. But with the advancement of material civilization, we have become so dull and rascal that we cannot understand.

sarvopādhi-vinirmuktaṃ tat-paratvena nirmalam

hṛṣīkeṇa hṛṣīkeśa-sevanaṃ bhaktir ucyate

This bhakti means that we have to clear ourselves from the designations.

What is that Designation?

Everyone is thinking “I am American, I am Indian, I am European, I am Cat, I am Dog, I am this, I am that body”.

We have to cleanse these bodily concepts of life. That I am not this body.

Aham Brahmasmi

I am Spirit Soul. This you have to realise. Then there will be no distinction. 

Panditah same darsinah

Pandita means learned, One who knows things as they are.

For them:

vidya-vinaya-sampanne brahmane gavi hastini
suni caiva sva-pake ca panditah sama-darsinah

A person is very learned and very gentle. Vidya means educated, which means he/she is gentle and sober.

He is not rouge or ruffian. That is Vidya, that is the test of education.

Therefore this human form of life should be properly utilized. Not simply engaged in a sense of gratification like cats and dogs. That is not a very responsible life. Responsible life is that I have got this improved form of life, with more intelligence. 

Now I have got good intelligence, how shall I utilize it?

vedaiś ca sarvair 

aham eva vedyaḥ

The whole knowledge is meant for understanding God. That is the end of Knowledge.

By progressive knowledge, you can make progress.

But unless you do not come to the point of understanding what is God, then your knowledge is imperfect.

That is called Vedanta.

Athato brahma jigyansa

Actually, the designation has no value. The person is important, not the designation.

Nature is a machine. So do you think a machine works without an operator? Is there any evidence?

There is no such evidence, right?

So how do you think that the nature machine is working without the supreme operator, God’s Instruction?

How do you think it? This is not very reasonable.

We have to judge. There are different shreds of evidence. 

One of the pieces of evidence is a hypothesis. That hypothesis is that because we see that no machine works without an operator; therefore we should conclude that nature is working under some supreme operator i.e. God, even if we do not know what is God or what is nature.

So the human life is meant for finding that operator. We must find out who is the operator?

Athato Brahma jigyasa

Now the human form of life is meant for inquiring about the supreme operator.

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