CREDOS : Spirituality — V

Ajay Shukla

The man of knowledge realises that the entire universe is nothing but different forms or manifestation of the same Brahman. It is only Nature (prakriti) acting upon matter that has made things different. Thus, there is nothing good or bad, nothing small or big. Nature has not only made material things different, but also it is Nature that is making people act in the way they do. In fact, men are like puppets in the hands of their nature. Therefore, the differences that we see are only superficial, created by Nature. Otherwise, everything is the same.

This is why the yogi has the same feelings towards everyone and everything. He sees Brahman in everyone and in everything, and thus does not discriminate between the two. He himself is also Brahman. As such there is no reason to assume any difference between individuals. The yogi sees everything in oneness with himself. Therefore, there is no reason for ego and he is neither attached to anyone nor does he abhor anyone because everyone is the same to him. Each of us, however, sees a situation individually and, therefore, differently. We see things according to out own mindset, with out preconceived notions, through the filter of our extant value systems and in relation to our own context. Everything is contextual. Since a yogi realises that it is only the force of Maya that is causing actions, and all material things are only instruments, he is neither sad nor angry, thus always at peace with himself. — Stress Management, concluded