Understanding Life Flow and its Temporariness
The key to eternal happiness lies in understanding the life flow. We should acknowledge its temporariness while enduring it happily.
Understanding life flow is a pre-condition to understand the life itself. Flow is an important concept which is inherent to the very meaning of life. It is dynamic & has amazing force. Despite this, temporariness is its hallmark.
The flow as explained by the Vedas 💫
1. They are Anadi (timeless)
2. They are Nitya (Continuous) and
3. They are Apaurusheya (without a human origin).
The Nitya part is a deep concept. There are two kinds of Nitya- Aparimani Nitya is one whose gunas or the inherent quality doesn’t change. For eg. The Brahm. Whereas, the Pravaah Nitya changes every moment but is always there in existence. For eg. Prakriti (Nature).
The Nitya gives rise to the concept of the ‘FLOW’. The flow is dynamic and ever changing. It is futile to resist it and it is futile to make fixed wishful palaces on it. Fritjof Capra in his famous book The Tao of Physics sheds light on this flow. He says that this flow emerges out of Shunya (Vacuum) and vanishes into it spontaneously.
The Brahman of Hindus, the Dharmakaya of Buddhists and the Tao of Taoists can be seen as the ultimate unified field from which spring not only the phenomena studied in physics, but all other phenomena as well. The Shunya or void of the eastern mystics can be compared to the quantum field of subatomic physics. Just like there is continuous birth and death of particles so is the samsara where there is continuous birth and death.
Understanding life flow is the key to eternal bliss 💫
Life is flowing like a river. When we understand the life flow, we get a new way to interpret the planetary energies. These energies affect us all the time. The biggest takeaway of understanding the flow is that everything is ‘temporary’. We cannot and should not cling to anything as such. Be it persons, things or events. This understanding is the beginning of the end of all sufferings of our body and mind. As we mature into the process, we start to observe ourselves apart from our body and mind. Even if we see our planetary period (dasha) very harsh on us, we only see our mind and body getting affected. In any circumstance, the pure consciousness that we are is not affected. This is what is enlightenment or Moksha.
How can we understand the life flow? 💫
There are two profound ways to understand the life flow – awareness and detachment. But the first step in this journey is Observation. We need to observe everything that happens around us every moment. This will lead to awareness and eventually detachment.
The level of distraction trying to sway our mind from focus is very high. For instance, we often keep eating our meals thinking something else in mind or in front of TV. We are not aware of our food, our speech, our thoughts, our actions. The digital age has reduced us to zombies. We are now more stressed and depressed than we ever were.
To start observing whatever we are doing is a revolutionary step that we can take every moment. In a few days this awareness will become automatic. We will re-discover our life flow. Once we get a glimpse of this, there is no looking back. The feeling of peace and happiness then becomes self-motivating.
Once we are aware of ourself, of others around us and of our surroundings, life is different. This is what scientists call mindfulness. We start discovering how interconnected we are with our environment. The more we discover, the better we are able to detach. The more we detach, more the bliss that surfaces in our mind.
The Powerful Magha Nakshatra Sutram helps us observe the life flow 💫
Magha Nakshatra Lord is Ketu – the planet of detachment. We call it the ‘star of magnificence’. The more we are detached, the more we are able to observe and experience the life flow. The more we understand the flow, the more we are in bliss and peace.
Let’s listen in to 21 chants of the divine Magha Nakshatra Sutram-
🙏 Om Tat Sat 🙏
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