Lord of the universe

The only worthwhile goal to be attained by all is moksha and the only path is renunciation, say the scriptures. Hence, only when a jivatma gives up attachment to the world does he become qualified to be selected to the most exalted and coveted status, the state of liberation, pointed out Swami Omkarananda in a discourse. The state of moksha, known by the term “Parama Pada,” is described as the Lord’s eternal dwelling place, the ultimate destination. Having attained it, there is no question of re-entry into this world. All other worlds such as Brahma loka, Indra loka, etc, are only temporary residences for the jivatma. The brightness of the sun, moon, stars and agni reveals the objects of the world to the jivatma, who in turn is able to experience them through the senses, mind and intellect. But these luminous bodies have no role in Parama Pada. How is one to reach this? By training to perceive through the inner eye the truth of the atma as the essence of pure consciousness, which is the very cause of the effective working of the senses, mind and intellect. When this awareness takes strong root in the jivatma, one is able to transcend the attractions of the world, renounce the same with a firm will and seek one’s identity with this undying aspect within oneself. Seers and saints strive to attain this state through living a life of purity in thought, word and deed at all times. Their effort is the yoga by which they see the vibrant presence of the Lord as the indwelling spirit in creation. He whom the Vedas describe as the Para Brahma swaroopa, the very essence of Sat-Chit-Ananda, is to be realised. He is the faculty of awareness or prajna or consciousness in every jivatma. His everlasting greatness is reflected in every aspect of change that is constantly taking place in this universe.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-miscellaneous/lord-of-the-universe/article25232210.ece

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