Sunday, 19 October 2014

No Cause of Grief

The belief in incarnation or the descent of God on earth in human form, is the conception of all religions in one form or the other. This idea dwells in the realization of man in his own powerlessness and looking towards something superhuman to intercede on his behalf, with infinite mercy and unique power in all situations, which befalls the man and baffles his resources.

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A Sufi accent goes, (As quoted in The Sufi Path of Love : The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (1983) by William C. Chittick, p. 162, reference, Creative‎)

“I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as a plant and rose to animal,
I died as an animal and I was a man,
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying”.

Death here is termed as a threshold of another life.
On the lines of incarnation, there certainly would be another reincarnation, or “The Second Coming”, and the man is no exception.

On the other hand “The Bhagwad Geeta” says, that whenever torn by anguish, doubt or despair; one should go to the dweller or the consciousness in the innermost, and listen to the counsel emanating therein; obey its dictates implicitly and there will be no cause to gief.

The philosophy of Geeta presents the highest form of practical wisdom, to enable the man to realize the consciousness and the purpose of life.