Dr. Vijai S Shankar MD.PhD.
Published on www.academy-advaita.com
5 May 2020
I try, I tried, I am trying (2)
How does one understand the cycle of attachments and absence of peace? You cannot get rid of attachment? Plan A. Get enlightened. Mind you, you will get attached to the very effort which gets you enlightened.
The more you get attached to it, the more you will keep trying. Trying will be there in the background. You will try and try and try and try. Trying only instils the desire to try more. Trying does not get you peace.
You try, you tried and you are trying to get enlightened and the price you pay for trying is the loss of peace.
Life is intelligent. Very, very intelligent. As life was gifting, man was accumulating. Knowledge convinced man that because he tried he could accumulate.
Wisdom reveals that gifts of life were coming his or her way. Whatever had to come his or her way was coming his or her way, because what was coming his or her way was the journey of whatever was coming its way.
Understand that whatever man or woman came in contact with was its journey to come in contact with man or woman. Understand how man and woman journey to meet whatever or whoever they come in contact with was its journey also to meet man and woman to be in contact with them.
Understand that at a precise moment both met each other. When this meeting and contact was going on, life put into human mind words of collection and possession and that he or she tried and got it.
The words ‘try, tried and trying’ has followed you for a very long time. Even now man believes that whatever he got in his life is because he tried for it. You even tell your children, try hard, because the words ‘try, tried and trying has never left man.
Life is intelligence. It has created its web of illusion very slowly. It has spun it, just as a spider spins his web from inside out. So too life has spun its web of illusion very beautifully from inside out.
The wise understand that daily life is a play of light and sound.
The enlightened live the play of light and sound.
Author: Dr. Vijai S. Shankar
© Copyright V.S. Shankar 2020
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