Too little an amount of life to live:



Like it applies to every object on this earth, a life too is subject to depreciation, discount, wear and tear, bad debts and wastages with hardly a little amount of it left to live and that too on moment to moment basis. Jeevem Sharda Shatam (wish to live a life of hundred years) is the Vedic saying but it practically boils down only to a too little percentage of it if indispositions, ailments, bottom low forms, cloudy moods, desperate moments, depressive tendencies, moroseness and too week levels of mental faculties are reduced out of it. Only lucky few ones are able to make it in full measure after certain essentially inevitable cuts. There are persons trying their best to console themselves like a close friend of mine and a poet of repute Awadhesh Pandey penned his otherwise quite well received a poem a part of which reads like this:

सच बोलूंगा सत्य कहूँगा

गीता की सौगंध कहूँगा

जिसको मरना हो मरे

किन्तु मैं नहीं मरूंगा।

(Death doesn’t concern me and this I say as a truth with faith. I am not afraid of death and it is for them to adore it who fear it as such)

This is so bold an expression capable of inspiring the people on earth and appears strong enough to prove life meaningfully worth it of course as against the very fact that the amount of a well meant aspired life at our disposal is too short.

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7 thoughts on “Too little an amount of life to live:”

  1. The Blog explains – what happens in the life of a man on day to day basis while on the other hand Sri Avadesh Pandey has taken a philosophical view on the Blog.He bifurcated body and soul.In view of him body die again and again but soul never die. Geeta it self says the same.

    WONDERFUL – VERY NICE

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  2. Life for most people is a struggle regardless of wealth. It’s not where you are born or into what family that matters, it’s what you do with your life that matters. We don’t all make an impact to society, but looking for inner peace is the journey of all journeys we must take.

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  3. A little before parliamentary elections, K. Natwar Singh, former statesman, union minister and now an outclass congressman, penned a book titled ‘One Life is not Enough’. Although the subject matter of the book is his views on his journey in public life including comments on ‘Gandhi’ clan which became a hot topic of discussion on national, say English, news channels primarily due to his ‘infidelity’ towards his former politcial masters and the timing of the book, it drew my attention due to title of the book. Our civilisation has given us people like the great Shankaracharya and Swamy Vivekananda who lived for only one third of the normal life span of 100 years of human beings but during that short span they have done so much that many great people taken together cannot do in many life times! And also, it is not that they did not encounter problems related to human or biological sufferings. It demonstrates that ones’ actions, are real measurement of ones’ life, may be small in span. The immortality of ‘being’ has been an undisputed truth of dualists as well as non-dualists in Sanatana darshan. Our sages from times immemorial, have been preaching the indestrustructibility of one’s being or the separate existence of the body mass and soul, the former one the chariot and the later the charioteer. This eternal philosophy has been told and taught in all texts and scriptures but the truth of the day remains that it has been known and accepted by all but practised by exception only. In today’s times, when oriental teaching and preachings are not being taught and told and entire education is getting westernised, the Vedantic truth is unlikely to make any impact in foreseeable future. But if this truth comes to us through western books and English toungue, it can gain some ground. The all pervasive idolatory which has become real dharma, has also done irreparable damage to Vedantic teachings. Brahma vidya is getting away from us with every passing day. We need some Shankaracharya and Vivekananda to stop the fast paced damage of our Brahma vidya. Till then the death remains the most unwelcome and horrible fear, although the most certain happening in any biological creation!

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    1. I feel glad to find that your reaction is virtually far beyond to the very theme of the post, it has rather supplanted the whole thing in a novel measure amply highlighting the very oriental concept on life to some added interest to the readers of this blog. My thanks with love and affection.

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