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The binding factor
In the Sanatsujatiya , Sanatsujata, the mind-born son of Brahma, expounds to Dhritarashtra the quintessence of Jnana that leads to liberation. The code of ethics is applicable and relevant to all Jivatmas, who have to ultimately cross the cycle of birth. The philosophical content may appear esoteric, but the explanation of Adi Sankara to this valuable text aims to open the eyes of the Jivatma to the truth of Self-realisation, pointed out Sri Mani Dravid Sastrigal in a lecture.
The ideal which a Jivatma has to strive for • Vairagya (detachment) • is unambiguously specified. The stages by which this can be attained are also explained. Avidya or ignorance envelops a Jivatma right from the time of birth. The association with Samsara intensifies its involvement with worldly objects. The Jivatma believes in this world and is deeply attached to its varied attractions.
The five senses are drawn to their respective sense objects and each such contact leads to an experience. Once these experiences are enjoyed they become habitual and get embedded in the consciousness and stay forever as Vasanas. In this new-fangled experience, the inner Self is forgotten.
This attachment is the chief binding factor that holds the Atma captive. The senses are the capturers; the sense objects are the greater capturers, more powerful and dangerous. As long as attachment is absent there is no problem. But when one succumbs to it, one loses even common sense. This is the binding effect of Samsara and this has to be cut asunder with Viveka Jnana or discriminating knowledge.
The senses of Jnanis are intact and untouched by the sense objects. They are not captives of the forces of like and dislike (Raga-Dvesha). They are aware of the impact of the association of senses with the objects but remain unaffected because they also know of the false nature of these objects that generally seem attractive.
The senses that draw our attention to the outside world have to be turned inwards. Just as fire is not satiated with the offerings of ahuti, desires also do not get satiated with fulfilment. The sense objects, the senses, the body and the ego are all dreadful enemies.---The Hindu dated 20-12-11
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