21. THEN WHEN SHALL
WE GET MOKSHA ?
your lifetime you acquire and possess innumerable worldly materialistic
objects and things like bungalows, cars, money, wealth and what not
for your insatiable sense gratification by ceaselessly doing Kriyaman
Karmas all throughout your life. But you are getting and amassing all
these things only for losing them ultimately and you remain spiritually
bankrupt at the end of your life.
purpose of having a human body is to acquire MOKSHA i.e liberation from
the cycle of birth and death and secure union (YOGA) with God from whom
you are separated. That is the only final target and ultimate goal of
human life. It is within the means of every person to unshackle himself
from the mortal bondage, merging his
essential self into the supreme universal reality. What is more, every
person has also the freedom of choice to accept this as his goal, because
in the ultimate analysis
he is surely an intrinsic part of the same Supreme Reality and is irrefutably
destined to be merged into the same, thereby achieving true salvation
which is the birthright and essence of the soul.
But you cannot
get MOKSHA so long as there is a single Kriyaman, Sanchit of Prarabdha
Karma Iying in balance in your account. Therefore, for acquiring Moksha
what you should do is that you should perform and act so carefully,
tactfully and skilfully during your present lifetime that you would
be sufficiently capable to successfully wipe out completely all the
Kriyaman, Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas anyhow before you leave your
present human body. Then and then only you will not be required and
compelled to have again any new birth and death. Thus you can
easily come out from the cycle of birth and death once and for all.
In this way you can secure union (YOGA) with God which is the ultimate
goal of life.
and skilful handling of Karmas with prudence and proper discrimination
is precisely called Yoga (union with God) as defined and enunciated
in Geeta- YOGAH KARMASU KAUSHALAM
Yoga is an
art of discernment and prudence in the indulgence of daily activities.
to wipe off completely all the Kriyaman Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas
is prescribed as under:
of all you should control your present Kriyaman Karmas which is within
your powers and competence. You should perform only those Kriyaman Karmas
which would not be accumulated as Sanchit Karmas during your present
lifetime (see para 23). Thus you ptop the flow and do not allow any
new Karmas to be accumulated increasing the present stock of your Sanchit
Karmas which you have earned during your past births.
all the Sanchit Karmas in balance earned and accumulated uptill now
because of your past deeds should be got completely burnt in the fire
(jnanagni - self realisation - see para 40).
(3) And the
Prarabdha Karmas have to be exhausted only by enjoying and suffering
them during this lifetime in the present birth (see paras 32 to 37).