The desire to live, the desire to do and the desire to acquire – these are three main desires of man. To the extent that these desires are strong, to that extent we will remain entangled in worldly things, and will have difficulty in understanding the Truth. If our desires are rooted out, then our task will become easy.

We have a keen desire to live forever. But will this desire prolong our life? If we have lived one fourth of our life, in reality it means the body has died 25%. We do not understand this because of our desire to live. Let us take the example of a tank full of water. Day by day, it empties and one day it dries up completely. On the day that it is completely empty, one may say that it has dried up today. In the same manner, a person begins to die, the day he is born. When he finally dies, the process of death is complete. Similarly, the entire Universe is perishing and ceasing to exist every moment.

In the Vanaparva of the Mahabharat, the genie asks King Yudhisthira – “What is the greatest wonder in the world?” King Yudhisthira replied – “The creatures of the world are going to the abode of death each day, yet those that are alive contine to desire to live on forever. What greater wonder can there be than this?”

Living beings, begin to die the moment they are born. They continue their journey to the abode of death from that very moment of birth. On the last day of life, they complete the process of death. The seen is merging into the unseen, and one day all will be invisible (unseen). By accepting this truth that the existing is ceasing to exist, we can very soon attain emancipation and God Realization.

From “Let Us Know the Truth” in Hindi pg 32 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram

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About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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