Monday, March 30, 2009

Present is Present




Caution: I do not know what is to live in present. I just want to express my thoughts to support the views of enlightened being of living in 'present'. It is only a possibility, not a certainty.

All living things have one common thing. Birth and death ,our initial and final state, between it there is process which we call life. Life is process of change, a change to welcome the death, the ultimate state. If there is something certain in life that is death. Time creates illusion. We can live only in present. So only present is reality. Past and future do not exist. But most of our actions are motivated by past and inspired by future. We forget present. The remembrance of past and dream of future clouds the present. Therefore we live life virtually. Perhaps this may be reason why gurdijeff says that people lives their whole life in sleep. But it is not easy either to be live in present and perhaps one who learns is known as enlightened. A fictitious happiness cannot content us and perhaps this may be a reason why we never get contentment. From centuries we are told, live in present, live with awareness. Just by living completely in present, the distance of your birth and death vanishes. Birth, death and present coincide at one point. For a man living in present, it does not matter whether he dies today or will die after 20 years, because today and after 20 years he will be in present. He still has same being, filling him a sensation of his existence at that moment. He conquers the fear of the death and get detached from the attachment of past. When we are hungry, we eat at that time. One cannot free from hunger by thinking about food in past or desiring about food in future. Even hunger cannot, how one can get peace, enjoyment, thinking about the past and future. Even if he gets it, it is virtual and psychological.
Desires are product of future. Attachments are the product of past. This is why desires and attachment are claimed as reason of all distress. One cannot free from desires and attachment until he lives in present. So someone has well said,” past is history, future is mystery, present is gift that’s why we call it as present.”

2 comments:

Yayaver said...

wonderful writeup....
from where do you get all this idea..

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

just i have interest in philosophy. i am reading these types of books for a longtime and sometime life presents me situations which makes me to understand it more.