It can be readily accepted by one and all that the life of man is full
of problems. What cannot be so readily accepted is that there are
solutions to all the problems. Proper solutions are easily and quickly
available for deep-thinking, clear-headed individuals. For others,
however, pain and misery flow from every problem. Unlike other
living beings, man is a peculiar phenomenon comprised of dual forces.
Nature and Will are in constant conflict, one striving to overcome the
other. In other living beings, Will is subdued by Nature, and as a
result, there is no conflict between Nature and Will. Will functioning
in harmony with Nature is known as instinct. Generally, Will in men
is very powerful, and always tries to overcome Nature. Will registers
some success and failure every now and then through its zeal and
actions. But until perfection is achieved through accurately assessing
the relative strength of Will and Nature, possibilities of failure Will
exist in every moment of zeal or action. This will be in accordance
with the time, place and object of contact.
In its effort to subdue Nature, Will, by taking an incorrect approach,
creates more problems than it solves. Even though there are solutions
to all problems, the intervening period between problem and solution
becomes one of trouble and disturbance both to the body and to the
mind. So the preventive method is better than the curative.
The purpose of man’s birth on earth is to develop knowledge to its
fullest in order to experience joy, satisfaction, and peace. In the process
of developing knowledge, it is also necessary to have sufficient mental
and physical comforts to maintain the body in proper condition.
The span of man’s life is limited. If he spends most of his life
undergoing pain and misery created by Will, then he will not fulfill the
purpose of his birth.
In order to make life purposeful and to enjoy happiness, success,
peace and harmony, a man should simultaneously maintain harmony in
thought and deed in conjunction with three factors: (1) The creation
of problems produced by Will should be reduced and stopped; (2)
Ability to solve the problems arising from the law of Nature should
be developed, and (3) The opportunity for everyone in society to
enjoy his birthright, and full freedom, which would enable him to
reach the goal of perfection, should be developed and maintained.
To achieve, maintain and enjoy all these values in life, one must:
(1) Regulate one’s moral behavior; (2) Achieve sufficient material
prosperity in society, and (3) Realize the law of Nature and it’s unfailing
cause and effect system.
These are essential requirements. Ignorance, neglect, or the absence
of even one of these three requirements will proportionately result in
pain, misery, and disturbance to man.
philosophy of life,
philosophy of life force,
philosophy of life definition,
philosophy of life and force,
philosophy of life and social values,
philosophy of daily life,
philosophy of life description,
philosophy of good life,
philosophy of life and god,
philosophy of life happiness,
philosophy of life hard work,
philosophy of life human nature,
philosophy of human life,
philosophy of life is,
philosophy of living life,
philosophy of our life,
Words of Wisdom from Journey of Consciousness by Sri. Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi.
Be blessed by the divine,
Krish Murali Eswar.