posted on Apr, 28 2006 @ 09:24 AM
Before I start, I do apologise for the spelling mistake. It was mortal body which I was trying to say not moral. Thankyou for overlooking the spell
error and comprehending the correct word.
I must confess I am not a scholar on this debate and I usually reflect on some reading which I have done mingled with a bit of my thoughts. As I
understand the soul has to go through a number of life cycles before it attains the human form, which is as we know the highest order or form of
existence. During these life cycles the soul goes through the karmic cycle and the attraction of Maya [illusion]. To achieve the way to God one must
free himself/herself from the clutches of Maya. Maya is a very broad definition which encompess everything around us, from materialism to attachment
to our loved ones. It is total detachment with the thought of God only as a sole purpose of existence. During these birth cycles we accumlate as per
our deeds and this influences our re birth. If we have done good deeds in a life, as a human form, then when we are re born again, we may not be born
as the lowest life form. This all depends however on our deeds. The highest form known is human. It has the understanding to distinguish between Good
and Evil. It is due to this complexity of the role, that God puts us in this position, to choose his path or not choose his path or partially choice
his path. It is upto us. We have the option to make the decision to wipe out bad karma by good deeds and devote ourselves to achieve the path of God.
The point is to understand the good karma and bad karma an individual may have. However, this is something which I guess is a huge secret and maybe
only known to the highly enlightened souls.
What volatile has mentioned is correct. Nirvana or Moksha, is what he attained. As I recollect the story, Siddartha, was a king who was married and
had a son. He enjoyed all the luxory of life as a king. There were three instances which changed his life. I cannot recollect all three but they were
to do with the misery which he noticed around him. He wanted to know why people die and why there is poverty and suffering. He decided to leave
everything he had and went into the forest to meditate and seek god. When he came back he had changed his name to Buddha and had attained answers to
his questions. If a soul achieved Moksha or Nirvana, it is free from the cycle of birth and death.
Dnt take me as a scholar on this topic but as i have mentioned based on readings in Hindu scriptures and my comprehension of the reading. It is a
debate which is open and i guess only those who have attained such levels can confirm our thoughts. I do understand if such individuals dnt due to
critism which is mostly due to the current enviornment around us. I would myself be a skeptic if someone did claim. On a lighter note, this shows my
karmic points which i guess are not that good :-). Going back to the topic, i think this is something which needs to be felt from inside and which
doesnt have an explanation or logic attached. It is something which is tough to understand. I consider the Bhagvat Gita as a good source of
information along with the bible as a good source to understand the hidden secrets. For the Bhagvat Gita I would recomment to read about Mahabharat so
that it gives you an understanding of the texts. This will be a long read but a read which i would recommend. I would however like to warn you that to
understand these texts you must detach yourself from your own feelings. Read it with an open mind and dnt try to reflect on your current situation
with what is in the text. Read it with an open mind. Some good takes from the text is on doing our tasks on hand without focusing on the result. It is
the attachment to the result which diverts and puts pressure on the task and when it is not achieved we are faced with anguish. We must understand
that we can do as much. We can control the task that we are doing but do not have any control on the outcome.It is the attachment to the fruit of
appreciation and not the task which creates the pain. This is a great intake in our present world. There is so much competition in todays world. We
need to achieve to advance in life. But here we are told to concerntrate on our task rather than result. I personally reflect alot on it in everydays
life. To summon the above, the focus should be on the task rather than the outcome....
In Google if you typed Mahabharat and Bhagvat Gita I am sure youll find alot of links. However if you cant just let me know, and ill ensure to attach
links for your convienence.
I have tried to explain myself however if there is something which is not clear please feel free to ask and ill try my best to explain. It is an open
[edit on 28-4-2006 by knowledge23]