THUS IS DEFINED
'THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF MAN ON THE EARTH!'
'na karmanam anarambhan naiskarmyam puruso snute
na ca sanyasanad eva siddhim samadhigacchati'
(Sloka 4, Karma Yoga of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)
'A person can never achieve freedom from reactions to activities without first performing vedic rites; neither perfection can be attained by renouncing them as well!'
When the ignorance is deep in me, the curtains behind my stage of my action drama become totally opaque and I'd solely be concentrating on the stage identifying myself in the roles and accordingly would be expressing my emotions..
The changing colors of flood lights on the stage create dramatic effect to each and every emotion I display which indirectly is the effect of day and night, sun and rain, moon and breeze, pleasure and pain around me in my life..
Thus, at my level that living should continue with many conflicts as I constantly interact with people around me with wide differences of course, all remaining within the legal boundaries..
Swadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharmo bhayaavahah.'
(Sloka 35, Karma Yoga of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)
'Ever safe is one’s own duty than the duty of another even well discharged. Better is even death in one’s own duty than the duty of another full of fear!'
When the ignorance lessens in me for reasons unknown with the back ground curtains becoming a bit transparent to me, I see through them too along with the drama enacted with the back ground scenery revealing partly the Reality..
Still my mind would be interested in identifying with the stage drama alone but in a lighter way not giving much importance to the minute details and accordingly I would be expressing my emotions..
I should ever remember that in spite of experiencing such a lightness in my life, I should never question others around me through an authority nor crave for their acceptance of me thru' submission!
jahi satrum maha baho kama rupamdurasadam'
(Sloka 43, Karma Yoga of Srimad Bhagavad Gita)
'Thus knowing the individual consciousness to be superior to the intelligence, O mighty armed one, steady the mind by self realization conquer this insatiable enemy in the form of lust!'
As one gets elevated in life which happens purely because of the Divine Grace, the interest in drama reduces far more in the individual with more attention shifting to the Reality behind..
Thus more calmness returns to the mind of the individual and own personal opinions carry lesser and lesser importance as the consciousness is seen superior..
The ability of an individual to differentiate the drama from the Reality seen beyond the stage of action is the Spiritual Attitude in his/her life and every one to some extent is gifted with this ability in their lives of course, in varying gradations!