17 days ago
Looking at the world of a saint
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Whenever it is the topic about a saint, numerous questions appear inside my head. Such as; has he known the world around me, any better? Does he stay in a different world and what separates us from the world which he lives in? Is it about our understanding of life; we develop consciousness and enslave with owning the things we care? And many more which makes me think for the answers like — the things that are too rigorous for him is always trivial and beyond the binary of forgiveness and reconciliation, the moments disappear or possessions are not worthy; those worldly things vanish, clear images of the mind, the sensibilities that you can produce and reach the horizon and be close to the limit where one can reach appears to be true. The saint can be the grace of attaining a perpetual mokshya or salvation.
If a binary exists between the world and the things or being in it, can renunciation be the step for attaining something supreme? I don’t mean it to be religious or holy if such state could be considered for the capacity to fill that void or the event that centers on nothing resulting it to be “the eternity”. These are rhetoric questions becoming the answers giving the feeling of the unending sense of time and existence.
Looking at the life of a saint, getting back to nature is a step that predates the present scenario. It’s like losing the things that you could hold on to. Getting to be in nature is itself a bliss and very fundamental essence of willing to change the scenario. To oppose is to create another world which is only filled with another being. Any crude form of events could be a mode of existence. The saint may claim to know the sin and abstain from the worldly matter of it. The soul receives the idea of blatant purification. The shower of the absolving spirit is rained from the other world and the very idea of not living in the materiality of this world sets a demarcation. All of it lies in the expectation of a different world altogether. We can also say that it is for this world that the saint strives to live. But, he is in contemplation of mantras and another worldly belief at the same time. He lives a duality of life. For, him this is all ‘Maya Moha’, which roughly translates as perishable nature of the world around him/her.
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