'God sleeps in the minerals,
dreams in the flowers,
awakens in the animals,
and in man knows that He is awake.'
- Paramhansa Yogananda
|A child being programmed to |
take life seriously..:(
|Joy in climbing a mountain|
There is a saying that 'when the pupil is ready the guru will appear'. The guru appeared in the form of various books, the most important of which was the book ' Conversation with God'. The book mentioned a story which went like this..
" In the beginning, there was just 'one supreme being'. This 'being' was all and everything. There was nobody else. It got bored as there was nobody else with whom it could talk or communicate with. There was no struggle as it got everything it wanted. So the being decided to do something about it. He utilised his sole power of dreaming and dreamt the universe. At first, he divided himself into innumerable things, both animate and inanimate and the drama began.
But there was a problem, no matter how much he divided himself, every part knew that all are the one and the same being. As such, there was no excitement or fear. So the 'being' decided to alter the program of the dream so as to make everybody forget who they are and also that they are the one and the same being. And as such the universe came into existence and the drama of life started."
|Joy in Exploration|
Infact, research has proved that every living and moving thing be it animals and even babies are born with an innate power to dream and create their own universe.
Wow.. it was so simple I thought. From this perspective, when I went deep into science , the entire mysteries of science, be it the formation of the universe, the emptiness of atom, the power of thought over matter etc.. began to seem so simple and no mystery at all.
God definitely created this universe for time-pass and enjoyment by having nice and different experiences. This is also implied by the design of the human body which is made for enjoyment and begins to age faster in the presence of stress.
Understanding the reason for life made me a lot less serious. My dad's guru was right..life is for time pass and enjoyment..I am doing it by writing this blog..and you are doing it by reading this blog....:)
( ofcourse..do not tell the same to your kid right now..else their studies will go down the drain..)