CREDOS : Spirituality — IV

Ajay Shukla

Whereas matters of the mind can change overnight, the strength gained by the body will last longer. However, if one can truly attain the state of a yogi, then nothing else is required. That is why it is better to keep the body fit and at the same time develop a spiritual way of looking at this world.

There are several philosophies in this world, some of these religious, some not. Philosophies like the Indian philosophy of Vedanta as propounded in the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita gives answers that we need to free us from the delusions, and relieves the stress and strains of the mind.

I would like to point out that this ancient Indian philosophy should not be looked upon as the philosophy of a particular religion, because this philosophy developed, and became a way of life in India, much before the concept of religion arose. Indian philosophy does not divide people on the grounds of religion. It unites all living beings, with the term sambhava being propounded much before anyone even thought of secularism. Since sambhava is the essence of the Vedanta, it is most secular teaching available on earth.

Chapter VI of the Gita deals with the concept of having sambhava, the attitude of equivalence or sameness in everything. It means having same feeling towards everything.

I consider the philosophy of the Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita as the ultimate in clearing all human doubts and delusions. — Stress Management