Vedanta (Part -1) Discovery of happiness
The Sanskrit word Vedanta means the ultimate part or anta of every of the four Vedas. The primary part of Vedas is dedicated mostly to prayer and rituals whereas the last part is concentrated on the spiritual wisdom of the traditional rishis. The actual text that forms this last part is called Upanishads. So, Vedanta contains the wisdom of the traditional rishis as found in Upanishad just like the Bhaghavad Gita. From the standpoint of spiritual practise, Vedanta is known to be moksha Shastra, which suggests scriptural teachings that cause liberation, moksha. Moksha means freedom, it also means freedom from suffering. An enlightened or liberated person is one who`s has been completed free of suffering through the teachings of Vedanta.
Simply speaking Vedanta may be a solution to the issues of human suffering. But then, is it even possible to be completely free from suffering? All experiences, physical and emotional pains. Is moksha like an anaesthetic that some have numbed our bodies and deadens our emotions. To eliminate any quiet pain? That might be desirable in the least. Pains call our responsiveness to problems that need our attention. It’s a sort of warning system. Within the absence of pain, serious physical and emotional problems could go unaddressed. But there’s a difference between pain and suffering. Once you feel the pain you furthermore may react or answer that pain. Once you have a splitting headache you would possibly think when will this awful throbbing stop? Or when a beloved dies and you are feeling deep sadness and loss, you would possibly answer such painful feelings, by thinking, How am I able to continue living without him? My life would never be the same.
These anguished responses and tormented feelings are samples of suffering. The suffering that arises as a reaction to physical or emotional pain. To be clear, pain may be a basic physical or emotional feeling, but suffering on the opposite hand is that the distress or anguish that arises in response to pain. Once we experience pain, however bad it’d be, the sensation of suffering that accompanies it’ll make us feel even more miserable. For all pain is inevitable. But fortunately suffering are often avoided. It’s possible to experience pain excluding suffering. That’s you’ll feel physical or emotional pain without all the distress or anguish that sometimes accompanies it. This isn`t improbable. You, yourself experience this once you watch a tragic movie. It’s just a movie, the sadness you are feeling is real sadness, and your tears are real tears. But once you cry during a movie, you don’t experience the distress or anguish of suffering. If a personality tragically dies during a heartbreaking scene, you are feeling really sad but you won`t think, why did this need to happen to me? Why me? The movie will not disturb you because it is not true.
In fact, you really enjoy the sadness you are feeling during a movie. So if you’ll enjoy, sadness, theatre, movie, does one thing it must be possible to experience real-world sadness with none suffering? It will be possible but as long as physical and emotional pain doesn’t truly affect you. This is strictly the traditional rishis discovered – that the reality or the essence of who you’re is utterly unaffected by pain. They used the word Atma to designate what something is named “the inner divinity” or “your divine nature” or the “presence of God within you”.
According to rishis, atma, your essential nature, is full, perfect, and complete. It’s a true inner source of happiness. It’s concealed or covered by a dark veil of ignorance. But, that inner reality is really the reality of yourself, so how are you able to remain unknown? There’s a drag here, a drag that we will call Self non-recognition. Self non-recognition means the failure to understand your true nature to be full, complete and therefore the source of happiness. Self non-recognition may be a fancy term that simply means ignorance of your true self, atma. Ignorance, in fact, is removed by knowledge. And ignorance within the sort of Self non-recognition is removed by the knowledge of true self, atma. This self-knowledge or atma vidya is often gained through the teachings of Vedanta.
These teaching lead you step-by-step to get what the traditional rishis discovered. The invention of your true nature is named liberation or moksha because it leads to complete freedom from suffering. You yourself are often free from suffering once you discover that your essential nature is utterly untouched by pain, which you’re ok, regardless of what. Now, we all want to be free from suffering. Desire or kama may be a basic universal feeling. We desire whatever it’s can remove suffering and produce happiness. Actually, desire seems to drive everything we do. Believe it, getting to work, what you are doing reception, some time with friends and relatives, – all this in a method or another, is driven by your desire to avoid suffering and luxuriate in happiness.
Desire provides the impetus or enthusiasm for our actions. It`s true, that your desires are likely to vary from the desires of others have, but these desires have something in common. That’s when our desire remains unfulfilled, we suffer. We feel lacking or unfinished.
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