Love, Money, Immortality, ‘Moksh / Nirvaana’ – these are the four things, which we may find, in every one’s wish list.
Among these, Moksh is much sought-after / desired, but the least understood, rarest of rare, happening in the journey of the Soul. One good reason for being ‘rarest of rare’ is the ‘full stop’ which it puts, to the journey.
Arn’t we blindly following others in wishing Moksh ? Do we really understand it ?
To the best of my knowledge, there is only one known example of it – Lord Krishna. And at what cost he achieved / attained ‘Moksh’ !!
The Geeta, the epic, is a story of many heroes and heroines but for me it is the story of Lord Krishna and Gandhari ( the blind-folded queen of the blind king ) which in turn, is actually the story of Lord Krishna attaining Moksh.
After the Battle of Mahabharat is over, she tells the Lord :
” You could have prevented the killing of millions of people and my sons but you did not. I curse you. You and your family shall meet ‘sarvnaash’ ( total annihilation )”.
Lord Krishna knew that her curse would surely come true and he also knew, even in the beginning of the War itself, that how the War was going to end and how he would get the Curse, still he did every thing to ‘earn’ that Curse !! He WAS ready to pay the price.
Therefore, He accepts the curse, with folded hands !!
That ladies and gentlemen , is Moksh,…. plus and minus – zero. Cease to exist as an individual soul.
No more “I love you” no more “yes I do”. No more worldly music, no more good food. Beautiful girls will look beautiful but not for me. Best painters will paint but not for me. Best cooks will cook but not for me.
Best cricketers will play but not for me……!!
Yours truly is kind of scared.
What is (and where is ) the use of attaining something when ‘you’ know it too well that by the time you ‘achieve’ it… you will cease to exist.. cease to exist….. to celebrate…… what ‘you’ have……. achieved !!
Thanks but No.
After you, ladies and gentlemen !!