Tuesday, March 8, 2011

a deep thought...

while we celebrate birth, while we celebrate the beginning of the new life we show sorrow and resentment towards death. why? i have never been able to understand why? aren't both the processes interlinked?it has been said again and again that in Bhagvad Gita, Lord Krishna says that a soul leaves the old body and takes a new one just as we leave our old clothes and take new one. without death there will be no birth.

people celebrate in life without realizing that this life has resulted in someone's death somewhere.

similarly people mourn in death without realizing that this death has taken life somewhere.

one needs to understand that this life and death is a circle. it keeps on happening irrespective of everything. where there is nothing to be sad about it, there is nothing to be happy about it either. both are beautiful. they have to be! after all they are gods creation. they are nature's gift to us. perhaps the only way to restart a life all over again and do everything from the very start. the only way to come over the emotions we have towards them is by being inert towards them.
but isnt it the emotions that we have towards them that make us human?it is the emotions, the way we think that make us different from other people. it is our very own emotions that make us special. and on the same hand to escape this suffering, we have to become inert.
yes this is confusing. this is a big problem that life throws at us. if we kill the emotions we  r insensitive. and if we keep them, freedom from the suffering is nowhere near.

so..what should we do??


  1. Soul kindling thoughts - just the type saints have!

  2. Its great that you are pondering over things most people shrug away from.. Keep going!

    Find ur own answers.. :)

  3. thank you neha!!will keep on writing!!

  4. just on a humorous note, if "a soul leaves the old body and takes a new one just as we leave our old clothes and take new one.." then why is the human population increasing....?
    life n death indeed is a question that transcends the realm of limited human intellect... and that is why faith comes into play..

  5. i have the answer to that question!!!there are lots of other species which are going extinct...a soul leaves an old body and takes a new one...it is not necessary that it leaves a human body and takes another human body..!!