Cognition & Reality

Friday, 26 November 2010

Wouldn’t It…Be Loverly?

Filed under: Attachment,Perennial Philosophy,Radical Constructivism — drtone @ 10:07 am

“Work done as a sacrifice for Vishnu has to be performed, otherwise work binds one to this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain unattached and free from bondage.” Bhagavad Gita, Ch. 3

If only we could, through good works, grant ourselves future health, wealth, and happiness. It doesn’t work that way. For one thing, acquiring “good karma” in that way presupposes a future in the past and a past in the future. As we know, “past” and “future” are the very fabric of Maya. Furthermore, my works become “good” through the operation of my ego, the seat of illusion, with its attachment to this and to that.

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