Is it wrong to have desires? Is the desire to have wealth considered a bad thing? Do you feel ashamed of your desires?
Desire can be a major conflict for many people when they don’t have the right understanding about desire. I am a classic example, because of various childhood conditioning, I used to think that people who desire to have huge wealth in their life is a curse, it is better not to have such desire and just live a mediocre life. I was also influenced by my superficial understanding of Buddhism which says “desire and ignorance lie at the root of suffering”. My shallow cognition was that all desires are cause of suffering. By desire, Buddhists refer to craving pleasure, material goods and immortality, all of which are wants that can never be satisfied. As a result, desiring them can only bring suffering.
It is no surprise that I didn’t choose a rich husband or have a desire to be a multi-millionaire! I was carrying many wrong ideas about desires which formed the basis of my cognition till I came upon the complete understanding of desires from Vedic tradition.
Here are the truths you need to catch!
Read more →
Do you know that our original state is that of bliss (Ananda)?
In that pure original state, we are the embodiment of intelligence, love and bliss. However, many of us have forgotten this original state and we seek many other things in life such as material possessions, name and fame and power which only lead us in the wrong direction filled with intense suffering. It is our ignorance which is responsible for all of our powerlessness and sufferings. We already have enough energy and power, what we lack is knowledge (Gnana).
Time and again, the enlightened masters, sages and rishis, who happened on planet earth, constantly remind us to the truths that we need to evolve our body-mind to realise our original state of being. Patanjali, the sage who compiled the Yoga Sutras, warned us of the deeper truths about ignorance. He said that “Ignorance is the cause of unawareness of purusha (consciousness) about its real nature. Ignorance is the cause of identification of consciousness as matter, matter as consciousness and responsible for all the sufferings we have in our lives.”
Read more →
Do you know what causes boredom in your life?
It is the poverty in your cognition that brings boredom in your life. That is why you feel life is boring or dull. Just like tiredness, feeling of boredom is a kind of physical powerlessness which makes you feel that you are not strong enough to continue the task before you.
Boredom is a pattern that many people are suffering from in today’s world. Living in boredom is like life imprisonment because one is not able to flow with the wheel of life, he destroys his own life just by wandering aimlessly and feeling bored. Wandering aimlessly has become a lifestyle in this millennium and being in ignorance is the living trend.
Read more →