Friday, 13 July 2012

Relevance of salvation (moksha)

As referred to in Vedic philosophy salvation called moksha is the state of securing an abode in heaven with freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Budhism too talks of it and so do certain other religions. Apparently it looks like a total loss of one’s own entity in whatever form and shape it could be but the belief of the people as it practically works is entirely different. The advocates of this conviction believe that their entity as such remaining intact it transcends to the horizons of peace and tranquillity in the heaven when they are able to attain the moksha. It looks to be so intriguing and confusing on the face of the fact that once total entity of an individual living being is lost on attaining moksha where is the question of any element left as some residual to enjoy and relish its fruits and if there is nothing of this sort why should one surrender its soul to the unknown. Mahadevi Verma, the great poetess, once wrote “…rahne do hey deo hamara marne jeene ka adhikar” (O! Lord, allow me to keep my right to live and die to myself intact). Possibly the practitioners of path to moksha are oblivious of the real truth behind the phenomenon as otherwise none will ever compromise his/ her own entity as such for any thing whatever it is.

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