Thursday, February 5, 2009

Know thyself

I have never been a religious person but I always had the desire of knowing: Who I am? Where am I from? Why am I here? What is death? These four questions troubled me in childhood and being young, I was never able to express my thoughts clearly and constantly felt sad. And now, when I know the answers to my queries and logic of our existence, I feel more than happy always. To me, life has become an open ocean of likeminded people and I feel that I am truly blessed in every way.

The basis of all this comes when you know your true identity through meditation. Meditation is not the route you take when you have some severe problem, as someone from Spain commented on this blog; it is the way to a peaceful, healthy and happy living. So what is this true identity? It is the ‘soul’ that resides in each of us. And what is soul, you might want to ask – Soul is nothing but a form of conscious energy. Any science student can immediately tell you one most important property of energy which is – Energy can neither be created nor destroyed – and in the same way, soul never dies or vanishes, it only travels from one living body to another. So when a person dies, it is the soul that leaves the body and takes birth at a different place.

Well, most of you might not agree with what I have written and may want to raise questions, and to be honest I also took time to understand and digest this knowledge. Given that scenario, I would be least surprised if you react to this in a totally non believer’s way.

My point is a simple one: Knowing yourself is such a beautiful thing, makes you feel strong, focused and happy and it is our birth right to feel like that. Take this as a challenge and see if there is anything that you can not achieve with this knowledge.

4 comments:

Vincenzo Cucinotta said...

I think that we should go one step forward, and consider our energy, which, if we like, we can call soul, as a part of the energy of universe. It is difficult to beleive that the individuals really exist, that we are something different from a temporary undulation of a whole. The soul is thus only the energy that the universe has put in a body, which thus is only matter put in a specific temporal and spatial point. We should understand that we never were born, and we will never die. Maybe, you think not very differently from me, but what I do not like is to imagine that there is something that dies, the body, and something that is immortal, the soul. I think that the separate existence of the two entities (body and soul) is only a trick of our language. Enzo

Kim Richard Smith said...

I like to look at it this way: I am the only place at which the world's phenomena intersect once in this way and never again.

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