Foundations Of An Ideal State Of Mind
by Dr. Pradyumn Kumar Jain
Why are we overpowered by compulsion, despair and grief? Not
because the individual is isolated, his/her worldly existence is transient,
and his/her physical being is unclean. It is because the individual has not
understood these truths in the proper context. The individual has been a
victim of irrationalism and so he/she did not attain rational knowledge.
Things such as wealth, precious materials like gold
and kingly pleasures can be obtained effortlessly;
but, in this mundane world, it is extremely difficult
to acquire the indubitable knowledge of reality.
All material comforts are easily obtained in life but it is extremely
difficult to attain true knowledge. True knowledge can only be obtained
through an omniscient. Further, one has to have the ingrained capacity
to comprehend the omniscient. When an individual acquires the
knowledge of reality, grief vanishes. The individual realizes that pain and
sorrow are mere parts of reality of life. Sorrowful meditation disappears.
Thus the realization of true knowledge, though difficult, is such an
auspicious feat that helps us deal with grief. Full Article