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Life Is A Dance – Nataraja’s Dance!

  • Posted on March 25, 2016 at 3:42 pm

 

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The Art of Living

 

The real fountain of joy, peace and love is within. This is only a theory in

the mind until experienced, but a necessary theory to diligently

investigate to give more meaning to life. A mind that does not interrogate

the mysteries of life and death lives a life full of fear, ignorance and

sorrow. It is an uninteresting and mechanical life to say the least.

In the art of living, the flower of life should naturally blossom to give out

the fragrance of joy, peace and love.

 

So, why should I interrogate the very cause of life? Because all our

actions are based on causes. Why do we act the way we do? Whether you

are a realized soul or an ignorant materialist, we all have to act. That is

the common denominator. There is however, a propelling

motivating desire behind every action that fuels the action. Without that

focused desire, action does not bear the desired fruit. The art of living lies

in balancing every action to the benefit of an individual’s best interest.

Desire for experience is the very cause of life but experiences are never

ending as one experience follows another. Experiences come and go but

that ‘experience’ is not me. I am conscious or aware of that experience

that comes and goes. While that experience comes and goes, I am myself

present constantly without changing,  as a witness, who is aware of that

experience. So who am  I?  “I” is “Pure Consciousness” or “Pure

Awareness,” who is Absolute and unrelated to any experience, object

or relationship. 

 

It is this investigation that will get us out of the wheel of life and death –

“samsara chakra.” What is this samsara chakra? Every action has an

effect. Our scriptures say that when we act without attachment to our

actions and renounce all fruits of our actions then we will get off this

wheel of life and death.

 

The main ‘take-home point’ here is that we all have to act since life is

movement. Everything is kinetic and yet the only static is our

consciousness, which is all pervading and therefore, where can it move?

All that movement happens on the background of the static,

consciousness and stems from the power of the energy that is also part of

the consciousness, like the power of the magician, who wields his power,

and creates so many illusions. So by the power of the energy,

Consciousness creates the external world of illusions with its own material

of consciousness!

 

Once we investigate the true essence of ‘I’, we realize that life is a matter

of a balancing act. It is like walking on a tight rope (consciousness), and

balancing ourselves on the tight rope of consciousness making the right

choices, and activities (the act of walking on that tight rope) that keep us

from excesses and deprivations as we go through life, so we don’t fall into

the deep abyss of illusions. 

 

We can make life a beautiful dance as we balance our body, mind and

spirit with the right yogic practice of sustaining our determination to

exercise control over our mind, life force and our senses. To be able to

sustain our understanding and concentration on our true essence

of consciousness is a boon by itself, for it is the ‘director’ of all our ctions.

To connect the dots of our desires, thoughts and actions is finding true

integrity in everything we do. When we do so, our life is like a beautiful

dance!