By Dr. Dwaraka Nath on 10-02-2014
The opposite has great attraction. Let us look at it from different angles. Often people who love good clothing are becoming disciple of naked fakir. People who love delicious food are attracted and become disciple of starving/ fasting master. It is ironic that the followers of a renunciation attained saint comprise those who are known for their indulgence. It deserves of serious consideration that Mahavira, a great Thirthankara’s remained naked; most of the jainas chose to sell clothes. It is surprising but true that Mahavira renounced a kingdom and became a monk and the Jains are the richest community of India. This happening is not accidental. When Mahavira renounced his kingdom and wealth, he did give away every bit of his worldly possessions. It was the wealthy class which was impressed by this sacrifice. He became god in their mind.
A person already in renunciation would not be influenced by Mahavira. Even one who cannot give up a thing cherishes a desire to give up, so the renunciation becomes his ideal, his dream. He knows in his heart of hearts that clinging is painful and he dreams of the day when he will be capable of renunciation. So a renunciate becomes his polestar. And he worships him as his God. This is how renunciates are surrounded by those who are steeped in indulgence. The opposite works like a magnet, it is magnetic. And it works on its own as every scientific law does. If we understand correctly we can divide the whole world into different magnetic fields of consciousness, as physicists do in regard to matter and energy. Then we will know how consciousness is distracted by mind, drawn and formed and then disappears. Very strange things happen in the world of consciousness when mind plays the mediators which are not apparent.
So whenever we are attracted to someone, we should know well that he/ she is not our type, but the opposite, our complimentary. That person can never help us in our spiritual journey. The person can however be helpful in our worldly life. And can also help us in a way to know our type. We must remember, Spiritualism is a search of the self, of self-nature. We have to know who we are. And once we know who we are, we attain to inaction without quitting action. We will attain to truth without leaving this world. The world will remain as it is, but will undergo a mutation. Everything will remain as it is, but we will not remain the same, we will be transformed. And the day we are transformed, everything is transformed for us because what we see is our world. Our realization of self creates the perception of our world.
Let us contemplate on this concept to realize the true-self of us.
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.