Love for Challenges
Freedom is the end goal of all religions, objective of all countries. Freedom from any material attachment, freedom from evil thoughts, The countries, states and villages are decided on the basis of man made geographical boundaries and authoritarian territory, economic rights for the resources of the area and built on the basis of a strong thought. But none of the place in the globe is free from the affect or effect of nature. Then also our temptation for the beauties of the world, the beautiful flowers, colours, melodies in the roadside, attraction for love etc. which binds us to the world and worldly systems. Prohibits us to stay free, think freely and act independently. The nature’s beauties are to see, but not being biased by the sense organs, but by the decision of mind. Meditation is the way to regulate our minds to choose between the right and wrong, good and bad etc. Courage to pick the best builds the world around us.
A baby is born with tiny hands, tiny feet and soft bones and body. Immediately, it is wrapped with soft clothes very softly. Baby sleeps on the soft bed for five to six months, till the moment its body and bones become strong. While it becomes little stronger, it crawls on the hard floor, slowly while it grows and become stronger, it runs on the road with tight shoes and tight dresses without any difficulties. This is the evidence that stronger body and mind can take up big challenges without difficulty, if they are put into practice. So from the child hood, the children are advised to start learning at very early age like three and are taught to follow instructions. Before, a child develop the power to understand and memorise, it feels and expresses through sense organs. Once it starts understanding the environment, hot, cold, sharp, beautiful etc. it starts connecting itself to challenges with strong will to explore the surroundings around it. Once it starts memorising the things, it recognises good, bad, danger, bliss etc. and act accordingly.
Once a priest of a temple, who was staying inside the temple and was engaged in activities of temple starting from collection of flowers up to Puja fell sick. He was sleeping on the floor of the temple in the afternoon, while suddenly he opened his eyes and realised that the gold necklace of the idol is missing. Suddenly, he could see an unknown face beside the idol and rushed inside to catch him. But, that person pushed him back to fall down on the floor and tried to run away. He suddenly, caught his leg and stopped the person to recover the necklace, fought with him for some time, while he was dragged by the person on the floor. He asked his fellow colleagues for the help and they came and saved the necklace. The person could take the decision because of his devotion for the Goddess. That is the situation where the spirit of soul is rubbed with the inner voice and the strength of the body becomes immaterial to achieve anything. This incident shows how a sick person tried to fight by uplifting his power and ignoring the weaknesses.
A monk, while takes his disciple for educating him about the life and engages himself in search of truth, he builds up his confidence by creating the reasons in his heart through demonstration of virtues and kindness the monk has earned through his good deeds. Understanding of goodness creates the power to take up challenges. The false vanity of showing overpower of strong body fails, but small hopes bring the success.
As we know the story, a mouse in a monks house was distressed from the fear of cat and was afraid of coming out its hole. One day monk converted it to cat. But again it went to hide on the roof and was resistant to go out. While monk asked, it said it is afraid of dog. Then monk converted it to dog. It went inside the den outside the cottage. While asked, it said it is afraid of the tiger of the jungle outside the den. Monk made it tiger. Monk saw that it is hiding behind the bush. While asked, it said, it is afraid of the hunter. So Monk understood the reason that it has the heart of a mouse. So any kind of over powering Body con not change the heart.
The drive of heart can ignore the body, but the power of the body can’t ignore the soul. So, soul is supreme and it can drive the human being for accomplishment of higher goal. Love for the Goodness and Spark to take up the challenges can bring bliss into existence.