Relationship between one individual and another individual(s) is the driving force behind actions and reactions – cause and effect in this material world. This is the cause of continuous material existence.
This world is full of false compromises in relationships – one trying to please the other but in the end neither is pleased. It is the individual’s ego that dominates situations. Compromises happen only during the time when one individual anticipates a favour from the other. At that time, the other individual’s ego is hidden for the time being under the surface only to raise its ugly face again in the expectation of a favour for favour done.
There is absolutely no true love in any relationship. It is only the sense of false inter dependence that is driving any relationship.
Is there any relationship that exist without any mutual expectations – rewards and punishments in this material world?
Does this kind of relationships fulfill the individual’s needs – mind, heart and soul for life?
On one uncertain day, the life particle lodged in this body has to separate from it – at that time where does all these relationships destined to go?
If one doesn’t relinquish all the reactions – the effects because of causes – will it not bind him to this material world and enter into cycle of birth and death again?
Okay, all said and done – What is the solution? – It is the basic realization to re-think about the process of birth and death.
What are our possessions at the time of birth?
What are the sense organs and organs of action that were in a developed state during that time?
The only developed sense at that time that is of some purpose to the infant was to seek out its mother through smell and the knowledge of how to suckle the breast milk. The infant is not aware of anything else that is happening because it cannot perceive anything and even though it may perceive pain, it just cannot do anything about it. Also, the people around him doesn’t feel the agony the child is undergoing.
This is the reason no one talks about the pain of birth which is actually much much higher than the pain experienced at death.
Let’s think about death. Everyone dreads it. What will happen to us and our possessions? Where will we go after death?
Again, the fear of death is induced because of lack of awareness. Even with our so called advanced scientific improvements as the mundane scientists working day and night with the limited power of their senses and their equipment, they are neither able to ascertain the cause of death nor give a reasonable explanation about the origin of life. It is useless to look out for solutions from them because it is beyond anyone’s sense perceptions. All they can do is to prolong our life and let us face further pain and suffering in an invalid body and face death in a more agonizing way.
Time and again it has been said in our scriptures that the life particle or soul doesn’t have birth or death, unborn and indivisible. It has to take a body again and again because of its association with the material senses and mind. Our ancient seers have long realized this and handed to us this knowledge in the form of Vedas, Ithihaasas, Puranas and Upanishads.
The question is why are we blind to these timeless wisdom when it is readily available and look for knowledge from materialistic sources that are unable to answer the basic questions of life? In the midst of our purposeless life seeking family honour, insignificant wealth, mundane education etc. why can’t we spend some time trying to realize the absolute truth to learn the real purpose of life instead of fervently indulge in pursuits that are for nought – that do not either serve any purpose in this life or the next? –What it will be like to acquire the knowledge to overcome the perpetual cycle of birth and death and implement the same in our life?