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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

we are alone here - who am I kidding?

We come into this world alone and leave alone. In the middle, we accumulate layers of stuff in the name of family, friends, entertainment, career, hobby, sports, science etc.

All these so called layers are built by man to forget our lonely condition. Loneliness brings depression which is all-miserable. Just to deny this singular truth of loneliness, we have created a complex society with many rules. Unfortunately, death brings an end to the society we have built. Death is seen as the end. If we think about it, everyone knows we will die but then why do we lament over death? But it is not death per se which is sad but the void the person leaves behind is what is depressing. This feeling of void and eventually loneliness is a symptom of temporary nature.

So, let us get real for a minute. If everything and everyone will fade away with time, then is there a way out of this temporary lonely nature? Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita that He is the true and real friend for all living beings. He stands the test of time and accompanies the individual in all ups and downs of life and in life and in death. Those who do not know or understand Krishna, from the Bhagavad Gita, we understand that Krishna is the Supreme Being and that He is the eternal well wisher for us. So it is in our best interest to try to know and understand Him.

The saints who follow the Vedic paradigm understand the very nature of this world. Therefore they vehemently dissuade us from cultivating an attitude of attachment to the material world. So we may have our family, friends, money, house etc but if we are deeply attached to them and when it fades away with time, we will feel the void and loneliness leading to depression. Therefore it is in our best interest to understand Krishna who does not fade away with time and who actually will stand beside us when everything fades away.

So who are we kidding, everything and everyone here is temporary and at one point or the other there will be a void that cannot be filled and this void will make us lonely and depressed. The only way according to the Bhagavad Gita is to spend our human life (apart from maintaining a worldly life) trying to understand and know Krishna. Knowing Krishna will help us fight this temporary lonely world. Seek and find Krishna!

Hare Krishna.

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