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Science of life-Attainment of God by Karma

Science of life-Attainment of God by Karma

According to the Indian philosophy, a man is born to achieve Purushartha i.e. excellence in superb spiritual deeds.

The first ladder to achieve the Purushartha is religion which literally means the Karma worth upholding. A human being has to perform a journey in the world with human thoughts from childhood to old age and all this requires various materialistic means and resources. It is essential in human life also to care for the journey of life of the kith and kin and not only for self. Whatever we do for this journey of life, it badly needs physical and material resources and for this, a man has to execute Karma and virtually following this with sincerity he strides forward towards the perfection. The perfection in human life is known as Salvation - a stage where there is no fear or fright, no bindings and thus, a feeling of the full contentment is the Salvage or Salvation. To reach the level of Salvation we need to pass through three ladders and the first one is Dharma (religion) or Karma.

Dharma (Religion):- In accordance with his experience and will-power, a man upholds various Karmas. As per the Vedas and the Geeta, only that upheld Karma is the religion of every human being. The religion of an engineer is to construct or manufacture, the religion of a teacher is to teach, the religion of a student is to learn or pursue studies, the religion of a soldier is to defend the country and fight a war against the enemy and the religion of a trader is to trade. As such, every person has some kind of rich experiences and skills and only that deed or Karma of the particular person becomes his own religion. Only the thing that is required is a sense of dedication, sincerity and honesty towards that Karma, a sense of succor, empathy and compassion towards other creatures. Karma full of dedication, sincerity, servitude and sympathy becomes the religion of a man.

Artha (Wealth or resources):- The Artha follows the Dharma or Karma. For the journey of life, physical or material resources are earned or gained through physical Karma. Everybody depends on others. Nobody can create all necessary objects and resources required to lead life with his own efforts and skills. A doctor can not produce food-grains or cereals like a peasant and a peasant is unable to cure any disease. Therefore, a peasant and a doctor are mutually dependent. In this process, the role of an intermediary is performed by the Artha (wealth) that comes through Karma.

Kaam (Lust):- The meaning of the word Kaam is will, satiation of desire or fulfillment of wishes. The physical journey of human life is full of desires. Apart from some essential desires pertaining to daily life like food, clothes and shelter, it is also necessary to focus on some other socio-human necessities like education of children, their marriages, managing household affairs, public relations etc. To fulfill all these desires one has to have money. What kind of Artha should be that? That should be as per Dharma e.g. gained through good and sincere efforts or Satkarma.

Mokhsha (Salvattion) when a human being performs his life-journey with such kind of Artha or resources, we can witness Salvation. According to the Geeta, the best way to attain the Salvation is to see the God in Karma. Lord Sri Krishna has unambiguously stated in the Geeta that everybody should worship the God with his duty or Karma. That is to say, everybody should have a glimpse of God in his own Karma. A sense of morality, dedication and compassion in one's deed or Karma may be taken as attainment of God. Even if a soldier commits a murder to defend the boundaries of his country or to devastate terrorists, it is a holy worship of God. Thus, to have a glimpse of God in his duty or Karma is the best direction to reach the God. At such a stage, a man does not require to run hither in search of God or salvation. One should step ahead towards perfection of life with adoration of God through one's Karma only. This has beautifully been summed up in the following Shloka .

"Swa karmana tamaphyarcha siddhim vindanti manavah"

 


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