By Anil Antony
This physical world, which consists of the inert objects like Sun, Moon, Stars Air, Earth etc., is not the world, which is binding you and this is not The world from which you have to attain the liberation or salvation If you get salvation from this physical world it is called the death
Death is not the salvation since even after death you are bound by the bonds The bonds are not with the physical world but they are with your family members It is this family that constitutes your entire world from which you must be salvated
The physical world is real and it is unreal for the creator only and not for you You are a part and parcel of this world and if you say that this world is unreal You too become unreal, your unreal world is your own family, which is created By yourself only and why this is unreal?
If you analyse, these bonds did not exist Before this birth and do not exist after this birth and hence are not existing During this birth also, Sankara told that temporary is always unreal Therefore, Gita emphasizes for the detachment from these worldly bonds
Jesus goes one step further and advises you even to hate these family bonds This is surprising but if you analyse, I should say, He is absolutely correct If you analyse deeply, these family members deserve your hatred and not love The reason is that these family members were very vehement enemies to you In the previous birth you stole their hard earned property and fought with them Now they have come to collect their wealth from you along with the Compound interest, they are in the form of wife and children and you are bound
To pay them according to the force of Karma Chakra i.e., associated with Kala Chakra Payment of loans is Karma Chakra and payment in this birth is Kala Chakra The same is said “Runanubandha Rupena Pasu Patni Sutalayaah”
The three strongest bonds are with money, wife and children and these three Are called as “Eeshanaas”, which are the stainless steel chains, which never Corrode, the secret in the force of these three bonds is only the force of Karma The Karma is the payment of the loans with interest and for that you have to earn Therefore, you are forced by Karma to earn the money and that is the spontaneous Attraction to the money, the Karma is dragging you to earn the money so that You can pay to your enemies who are surrounding you for the collection of loans
Thus these three bonds are inter related and amalgamated by the force of Karma These enemies are in the mask of friendship and love with you and you do not Remember your previous birth, which is again due to the force of karma only If you remember the previous birth and that enmity you will not repay the loan Therefore, by the force of Karma Chakra only you do not remember previous birth These enemies can collect their money only under the mask of love and friendship
These enemies are collecting their money in the form of work and also money The mother repays the loan by doing work like bathing and clothing the children Such sacrifice of work by the mother is coming under Karma Sanyasa The father repays the money by giving his hard earned property to the children And this repayment of direct wealth comes under Karma Phala Tyaga.
But these enemies are not satisfied with simple repayment of their loans If a thief steals your money and if you catch him will you leave him Just by taking your money? You will torture him and then only leave Similarly, you have stolen their property and you tortured them Therefore, they have caught the thief in this birth and collect their money Apart from that they will torture you by dragging you down from the Lord
If you progress in your spiritual path and reach and please the Lord You are saved permanently and attain eternal happiness here and there Now these enemies obstruct your spiritual path and drag you back From that Eternal divine benefit and due to that you will fall in this world-cycle In this cycle, which is the permanent hell, you are tortured forever By this, their vengeance is subsided and they stand around you even In your last minutes so that you will be attracted by them then also
And you will not remember the Lord even in the last minute This is the reason why all your family members reach you even before your death They reach you when they hear that you are seriously ill, they are very alert But you fool! You are not alert about them and remember them only even on the Death bed! Is your this world not really unreal? You analyse the fact
I say this family world is the most unreal world because these bonds are not only Unreal according to the analysis of Sankara, but also they are the bonds Of enmity and so must be hated according to the Holy Jesus You are thinking the enemy as your friend! How unreal is this bond?
First you come out of this unreal world created by you due to your past deeds
People say often that the world is unreal, yes! It is absolutely unreal But the world is not this physical world created by the Lord The unreal world is your family created by yourself due to your past karma
Similarly, your religion is another broader unreal world created by you Your fellow religious people obstruct you from entering Universal spirituality Because they are your enemies in the mask of friendship in this birth You harmed them spiritually in the previous birth and therefore they have come Now here as your friends belonging to the same religion and revenge upon you When you come out of these two worlds, which are well and river You will enter the Universal Spirituality, which is the infinite ocean
At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami
Universal Spirituality for World Peace