Peace of mind27th December 2013
Brahman and Maya27th December 2013
The following acid test would show our fitness:
(a) If required to do so, am I willing to do what I do not like and give up what I like?
(b) If I am told the truth would disturb or end my present way of life, am I still willing to give it up and know the Truth?
(c) If I am faced with the fact that the Truth is somehow terrible and bitter, am I willing to know it?
(d) Am I willing to pursue it, whatever the cost? I may even have to face death like Nachiketas.
If I answer yes to all of the above, I stand a good chance. On the other hand if I say,
(a) What is the material benefit of knowing the Truth?
(b) What is the use of this knowledge, in continuing my worldly life comfortably?
(c) I am willing to accept only what appeals to my mind and inclinations;
(d) I am unwilling to sacrifice anything;
then I am unfit for this knowledge, because I am more interested in the comforts of my present life than in knowing the Truth.
Yes or No?