Most of the time…..
We make our desires as our goal
We chase them
We achieve them
We dont get satisfied
We chase for more
Still not satisfied
So we chase for more and this goes on
Once upon a time lived a King Yayati who had innate desire for women. To quench his thirst of desire he even exchanged his old age with the youth of his son.
After chasing his desire for a long time , he concluded that
na jatu kamah kamanam
upa bhogena shamyati
As supplying butter to a fire does not diminish the fire but instead increases it more and more, the endeavour to stop lusty desires by continual enjoyment can never be successful.
Fire likes butter, Fire’s desire is butter, no matter how much butter you pour in fire, fire doesn’t get satisfied.
Similarly, there is nothing called end of desire unless you voluntarily cease the temptation for more.
How to identify a desire?
Desire leads to Anger which in turn leads to Fear
ఆచార్య అభినోతి | స్వయం ఆచరేతి | ఆచరే స్థాపయతి
ఆచార్య అభినోతి – Aachaarya Abhinothi
A person with his self effort and curiosity gathers so much of knowledge. By reading, observing and serving other teachers he becomes an inventory of knowledge. Thus he becomes a TEACHER.
But a Good Teacher also does….
స్వయం ఆచరేతి – Swayam Aacharethi
Implements what he learned
ఆచరే స్థాపయతి – Aachare Sthaapayathi
and gains Pragmatic Knowledge (Practical Knowledge)
ఆచార్యాత్ పాదమాదత్తే పాదం శిష్య స్వమేధయా |
పాదం సబ్రహ్మచారిభ్యః శేషం కాలక్రమేణచ ||
1/4 of learning comes from Guru (Teacher) – ఆచార్యాత్ పాదమాదత్తే – Aachaaryat Paadamaadatthe
1/4 of learning comes from Self learning with the foundations taught by Guru (teacher) – పాదం శిష్య స్వమేధయా – Paadam Shishyamedhayaa
1/4 of learning comes from observing the lives of people (Students, Colleagues etc) around you – పాదం సబ్రహ్మచారిభ్యః – Paadam sabrahmachaaribhyaha
1/4 of learning comes from eventual experiences – శేషం కాలక్రమేణచ – shesham kaalakramenacha
Either directly or indirectly, all ancient scriptures teaching about the self. None of those scriptures are included in the current education system or Current education system teaches none about the self. Are we evolving or devolving? I feel like we are devolving.
Salute to all those people who are still taking time to spread our seers knowledge to the next generations.