From Suffering to Happiness
By Dr. Dwaraka Nath on 02-11-2017
For bearing Happiness, we need more preparation, because we are always ready for suffering! You want to know if divine vision is frightening, because Arjuna was scared. It can be so, if you are not prepared for it. Even happiness, if it comes to you unexpectedly, will suddenly frighten you. People who won lotteries should know about it. Poverty does not kill so much as wealth does if it floods all of a sudden.
What happened to Arjuna was very sudden. It was not so with Sariputra, Maudgalyan, Bheshma, Buddha and even with Ravana. They had long preparation and practice. People on the path of meditation are not scared of divine vision. But it is so shattering for those who experience without meditation. Because the experience is itself so great, so sudden and so blissful, that it is difficult to bear it. Its suddenness and the excessive joy it brings with it can choke our heart, can even kill us.
Suffering does not scare us so much, because we are used to it. In fact we are always prepared for it. There are so many great people in the world, who can cope with great suffering but are incapable to face situations of flooding happiness. Although we always pray God for happiness, it is granted in measures we are capable of managing. Even in Gita if we try and understand it clearly, we can see in some instances even for Krishna, giving Moksha (the ultimate realization) through killing the wicked was easier. There we have to understand that Krishna was not killing the demons but he was even giving them moksha! We may feel why God should grant Moksha to demons? In reality, we all are angels and demons in the core. Some instances brings out the Angel and some other the demons. With innumerable lives, the soul accumulates the vasana (karma). When the time comes for moksha, some get the path of meditation; other few are made an example in the game of Krishna.
Even for Krishna, giving divine vision and realization with absolute happiness was difficult. It needs the perseverance of the seeker but in the form of demons, but with clean slate of Karma it is easier with the sacrifice in Krishna’s play of life. We shall have deeper analysis in future about the paths, differences, difficulties and solution to be Happy and yet be not scared of Happiness.
About The Author
Dr. Dwaraka Nath, who took his doctorate from Mangalore University in 2007 is a qualified healer in Naturopathy and Yogic sciences. The insatiable fire within, to exploit the good old Indian preventive health care strategies to its full, ended up in Mitran Foundation, dedicated to humanity.