(29) How does one get liberated

One goal liberation, many paths to it

Choose one that suits you best

 

Few intellectually endowed better

Engage in contemplation on Singular

 

Majority seekers live life normally

Do duty righteous, discard fruit totally

 

Withdrawing from life worldly

To retreat to forests lonely

 

But worldly desires still active

Holding one’s mind captive

 

Such a person can’t get liberated

Liberation is mind reformed

 

Be with family, but without desires

In total acceptance of life as it comes

 

Not reacting mechanically

To every desire worldly

 

But being aware and questioning

If a desire really needs fulfilling

 

Three gunas make our nature play

Surrender to Almighty only way

 

Giving up all desires and duality

Becoming one with Almighty

 

If you are very close to life worldly

You cannot understand it at all fully

 

Stand at a distance, detached

And you will feel liberated

 

Surrender to the guru self-realised

With mind, body and soul dedicated

 

Guru makes disciple’s perception special

Like Arjuna’s, to behold form universal

 

Gita specifies time right, wrong for dying

For liberation, but liberation is while living

 

Desire, anger, greed enemies three

Vanquish them for becoming free

 

Worshipping god with form is easier

Though worshipping formless is better

 

Worship is not about material used

Nor rituals elaborate, but mind focused

 

Without concerns of world external

With detachment, bhakti non-dual

 

This is a process gradual of practice

Needs persistence and patience

 

If such bhakti not possible for some

Then do karma giving up outcome

 

Dharma, adharma are immaterial

Surrender to One God is material

 

Matter not past deeds in life worldly

If one starts pursuing liberation sincerely

 

 

 

 

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About kishorkulkarni

I am happily retired and enjoy writing and communicating with friends.
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