Our theme of the month: MOKSHA, Freedom!
MOKSHA: OUR STATE OF INNATE AND OMNIPRESENT FREEDOM!
In this surreal context, don't some of you feel prevented or coerced, others controlled or abused?
As Yogi, we have this awareness of the thoughts that go through us: some are positive: Shanti Vritti (example: "we are going towards a better world...") and others are negative ("we are still stuck at home!"), and cause us suffering: Duka Vritti.
But whatever the nature of these thoughts, we Yogis, have only one goal, to be free of them, to be free, to be a Mumukshu!
Indeed this state of liberation from external constraints, from the constraint of the mind on our own Peace is called Moksha.
The next question then would be how to reach the Moksha state? What is this spiritual way of life designed to sincerely and deeply live my true nature of freedom? Free and Peaceful, say the Upanishads (sacred texts of India).
To put it in simple language, Karma Yogaḥ or Spiritual Life is the answer. It has three aspects, three factors are essential:
सत कमावरण (sat karmāṇi),
सत गणम (sat guṇāḥ),
सत भातना (sat bhāvanā).
- The first part of karma yogaḥ Satkarmāṇi means, good deeds or noble deeds. A good deed is defined as one that contributes to the greatest number, to the collective, in which the number of beneficiaries is important. The greater the number of beneficiaries, the greater the action.
- The second part of karma yogaḥ is Satguṇāḥ. This implies healthy virtues, healthy values such as truthfulness, compassion, humility, consideration of others, etc. These healthy virtues, healthy values and healthy morals are called sat guṇāḥ.
- The third part of karma yogaḥ is sat bhāvanā. It refers to a healthy attitude towards everything in creation. It would include attitude towards family members, neighbours, human beings, animals, plants, nature, etc. It would include attitude towards the family members, neighbours, human beings, animals, plants, nature, etc. It would include attitude towards the family members, neighbours, human beings, animals, plants, nature, etc. A general attitude emphasised in our Scriptures is an attitude of reverence towards everything.
The ancient scriptures of Yoga and Vedanta beg us not to regard creation as an enemy to be defeated, but rather as a friend with whom we coexist, work and grow. That is why in our Vedic culture, as in many others, we treat everything with reverence.
The land is sacred to us, the water is sacred, the air is sacred, the sun is sacred, the moon is sacred and the food is sacred. Everything and everything is sacred. Money is sacred. The goddess Lakṣmī Dēvī symbolises wealth. This respectful attitude towards everything is a bhāvanā (state) which is the guarantor of our inner Freedom, the only one that is unconditional. Do you want to be conditional?
Thus, sat karmāṇi plus sat guṇāḥ plus sat bhāvanā constitute Karma Yoga: The Spiritual Life, our Path to Freedom: Moksha.
Hari OM Tat Sat. Anandi- Audrey