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Tragedy of life 9 years 7 months ago #381

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One child asked this question, "What is the life's greatest tragedy". Death is inevitable and so death is not the tragedy of life.

The greatest tragedy is to die without realizing our talent.

There are five levels of tragic death.
1. Dying without knowing our body talents. This means without knowing that we have endurance and physical stamina to accomplish lot of things.
In other words, we don't know or never gave a thought while living, what we need to fulfill our physical desires.
2. Dying without knowing that we can love someone and also be loved by others. In other words, we don't know or never gave a thought , what our mind really wants.
3. Without realizing that we have the ability to learn and contribute knowledge.
In other words, we don't know or never thought what we needed to learn.
4. To die without knowing our own individuality or uniqueness (Self- Awareness). In other words, we don't know or never analyzed whether we are conditioned or an unconditioned personality.
5. To die without knowing that we are the Supreme Consciousness, that has the potential to create, maintain and dissolve Consciousness.

Through every rebirth and reincarnation, we keep to overcome tragedies from level one to level five.

So the basis for everything is lack of knowledge. The reason for this tragedy is the thamasic quality of not willing to learn.

But the biggest tragedy is not realizing or experiencing after knowing.

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Re: Tragedy of life 9 years 7 months ago #384

Lets see, the first level of tragic death.
How will we know our body talents? We may feel we are good in many things like Singing, dancing, drawing, Speaking or Sports etc.We may be interested in all the said things. What is the method to identify one's true talent? The feel the answer to this question would also help to identify the talents hidden in kids and to bring them up in that particular direction of interest and talent.

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Re: Tragedy of life 9 years 7 months ago #385

First Level of Tragedy - Physical Level (Not knowing what we need to fulfill our physical desires)

@ Neelima - I think the talents doesn't come in the first level. As far as I see the first level is something which is basic for life (Body), without that nothing cam be achieved. So the tragedy in this level comes when we don't know what is mandatory needs for our physical needs like (Food, water, sleep etc).

I would recommend a link for Maslow's hierarchy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs

This can be applied for any aspects of life (Career, education, spiritual, religious etc)

My understanding is the tragedy comes at first level when we keep changing our mandatory needs.

For example I decide I need to have rice as a mandatory food for me, so I start working to earn money where I can afford rice. When I see my earning is more where rice becomes an easy affordability, I decide I need to have pizza as mandatory food which is a bit expensive, then automatically my spending increases and savings decreases which I see as sorrow, so I end up in earning more where we can afford pizza and do have more savings also. But once again when I earn more we see now I can afford pizza, now I decide I need to pizza from a particular store as mandatory, which leads to spending and less saving. This chain continues unless we come to an understanding what is that we need to keep the body live.

Here we see at the beginning stage I didn't specify my requirement clearly which will make me happy, so the mandatory needs kept changing based on the earning. This is because I don't know have knowledge at the first stage which food is mandatory without which I can't live.

This is just an example of first stage tragedy.

But the biggest tragedy is after few pizzas, I see my saving is coming down and then I remember that rice will meet my needs, but I don't want to do it because of the habit which I accumulated by eating pizza. This will eventually lead to less saving and do more work to earn. The reason for this big tragedy is none but myself. The nature of life is only when we completely satisfy our needs at one level, we can be happy at other level.

"We can be comfortable with others when we feel comfortable with ourselves."

Imagine when I earn more and eating my first requirement of rice always, my earning will grow exponentially, where I built some security that even when I'm sick, I'm don't depend on my work because I already saved some money which can feed me.

The above example is just to explain the pattern.

This same kind of pattern can be seen at all 5 levels of our life.

So a simple remedy is clearly mention yourself what you want (Sankalpa) and go for it. Once you reached the destination don't change your wants to go for something else. Always remember (be aware of) your first Sankalpa. Or get the knowledge which will give eternal happiness, then keep doing your actions to achieve that happiness.

An example is

When I start my trip from St. Louis to San Francisco, I decide to stay over night in Dallas and then Denver and then Phoenix so that I can reach San Francisco in 2 days. But when we reach Dallas, we hear there is Austin closeby which has a a nice temple, so we go to Austin then go to Denver, then again we hear near Denver there is a nice natural park and end up in going there. If we keep doing this, we might end up in San Francisco in 4 or 5 days.

In this case there are gain like visiting new places, but we lost time. I need to decide which is more priority for me, visiting new place or go to San Francisco on time.

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Re: Tragedy of life 9 years 7 months ago #386

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wow deep thinking muthu. Are you a problem or a solution to modern economics?

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Re: Tragedy of life 9 years 7 months ago #388

@ Muthi
Thanks for placing thoughtful practical scenario for "we don't know or never gave a thought while living, what we need to fulfill our physical desires".

But "Dying without knowing our body talents" is still a question?

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Re: Tragedy of life 9 years 7 months ago #389

@Neelima

Before going forward. Could you please define what you are referring to "Body Talent". This will help us to be on the same page to discuss further.

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