Sunday, February 3, 2008
~ Mundane to Moksha ~
Mundane to Moksha is the measuring scale for one's own use to have the actual understanding of moment of total awareness or being in the now. Simple mundane activities like having a bath, cutting vegetables, cleaning the house etc which are usually performed without much awareness can really be used as a tool to observe one's own progress towards witnessing the being in the now. If we notice, mostly when we do these activities, the mind would be busy planning something else ahead or reliving in the past because these everyday routine jobs do not need our attention much. Its indeed a great opportunity to make use of these mundane moments and turn to make it moments of now. Thats when even a mundane turns to moksha. Then comes the adversities in life wherein the same mundane jobs can go for a toss. Sometimes, one in adversity would just fail to perform these jobs because the mind is in turmoil with the past or the future and it becomes a task to even focus on the regular routine work. Sometimes, mundane work will be performed but needs a lot of pushing.Hereagain, these are the opportunities to assess and access the silence within. So, at adversity or an upswing, one needs to use the tool (opprtunity) to measure one's own level of being in the now until the final moment of total awareness happens. Its these mundane activities which act as steps towards moksha. Meditation is the way to turn the mundane to moksha. Every tiny little step taken takes us ahead. Every tiny little slip takes us away from being in this moment. As Master says, spirituality is the way from somewhere to here.