ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Nothing, we have brought nor we will carry!

Updated on November 6, 2012

The Fakir of Shirdi!

The ephemeral journey of life

We have come ‘empty handed’ in this world and we are going to depart in the same fashion when we die. Not a grain of sand we can carry when we leave. Then why there is so much conflict and hatred. Our life in this world is a ‘three day show’, so to say. None is going to remain on earth forever. Knowing this fundamental truth and keeping it ever on mind, we should lead our life here. If everybody remembers this great Truth, the world will be far better than the present state. The creation and Cosmos is the outcome of the supreme Will of God. He owes everything and in fact, He is everything.

In the above circumstances, is it not a folly to demarcate some portion of the land and saying, ‘this portion is mine, that portion is yours’? Which portion we will carry to the world above when we depart. Hence, remain peaceful with whatever is provided by God to you and be happy about it. Do not hanker for more or covet others properties. In the Bagawat Geeta, Lord Krishna illumines the ignorant Arjuna on the eternal Truths. “Nothing, we have brought, nothing, we will carry back; everything has been taken from here only. Everything is given back here only. Then why do you cry? This is a gist of some teachings contained in the Bagawat Gita. It is relevant even today.

All the troubles and grief are the outcome of man’s greed and jealousy. If only we can remain content with what we have, then we can remain happy forever. This simple truth is cast aside and people are engaged in rat race for wealth and properties. Let us assume that you have a long life and you possess lot of wealth and properties. When you become old and infirm, your relations will be anxiously awaiting for your departure from this world so that they can grab the property. Taxman and thief are the next category of people, waiting to take their share. You will have more worries to safeguard your property earned through hard labor. You will be pained to see many claimants for the hard earned money. Oh Man! You have toiled for years together. You have not earned the real rest. Now all are pestering you for their share though they have no role in earning the wealth. This is the world. Hence develop discrimination and do not attach yourself unduly to the fleeting wealth. None really loves you wholeheartedly except God. People are greedy. They have no real affection. They are waiting for the moment when they can acquire your money!

Understanding the dilemma faced by each soul in this world, the philosophers all over the globe, warned mankind of undue attachment to the ephemeral things of the world and relationships. There is a beautiful passage in the Upanishad scriptures of India. “Neither the Mother, nor the Father, or the relatives will last forever. Wealth will vanish, the home will be destroyed, hence beware Oh Man! The idea behind these warning is simple. Do not attach yourself to kith and kin, wealth and properties! One day you will have to perforce leave them and depart. Why not develop detachment from now onwards towards the fleeting things and pleasures of possessions?

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)