after attaining physical and material pleasures, you sometimes feel
that you are missing out on something in life. What is this "something" You tend to feel that all your desires are not
fulfilled, that there is a void. After attaining all the worldly
pleasures, there is still misery, mental dissatisfaction due to many
reasons. Why is it that one is not in a state of bliss all the time?
Why is it that you feel peace in the company of an honest and wise
person? It is his knowledge which illuminates him.
physical pleasures of eating, sleeping and sex are the same in humans
and animals. So what is it that makes us different from animals? It
is the power of wisdom. This is why the human form is a "Karma yoni" in which you can improve your present and future by the karmas
you do. The animal form is the "Bhoga yoni" the animal's karmas
cannot improve it's present or future.
are advancing in the scientific world, but we will always lag behind
in our search of true bliss, which is not an external search. True
knowledge is hidden inside us -- in our heart -- and it can be
attained by understanding the science of life and soul.
person who sets on the path of knowledge is the seeker and is known
as a 'sadhaka'. Sadhaka is a person who is making an effort to attain
bliss by doing sadhana or practicing spirituality. A true sadhaka
shields himself with his knowledge. This gives his life a stability?
in sorrow and in happiness. He is not moved by emotions, and is
always in a state of bliss.
is one entity, true and pure. He is not a mixture of any elements,
and according to the sages, he is jyoti (the flame) or light. So He
is pure and made up of only one element, fire. Everything is purified
when put into fire. We humans on the other hand are made up of five
elements and are thus the complex creatures. To get close to God we
have to purify our body. Our body is the medium to attain
spirituality. If you want to attain bliss, you need to purify
yourself, starting with your body.
"Self" or "I" is an aggregate of two 'tattvas' -- Jada and Chetan. Jada
is inert matter and Chetan is consciousness. Consciousness abides in
matter. It is made up of three major parts and the soul is a
combination of the three bodies.
in order to attain bliss, our journey starts from the gross body to
the subtle body or from the physical body to the causal body. When
this journey is complete, one becomes renounced and is untouched by
external or mental forces.
With Ganesha's Grace,
Alka Vijh - Celebrity Astrologer
The GaneshaSpeaks Team