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.


Anonymous said...

I will give this a try. I love the line "Hereagain, these are the opportunities to assess and access the silence within."
It has given me pause to think. Who knows, a future post?
Take care.

Merging Point said...

Try them at the utmost adversity too to experience the ultimate, JD!An experiential exercise to pause to rejeuvenate and move ahead...
Thank you.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Merging Point, I have been thinking along these lines myself lately and it must be because of you. :D I couldn't put it into words but you have.

Great post for awareness!!!

Hugs, JJ

Merging Point said...

Glad to know this JJ! Morethan words, just how well we apply is what matters, isnt it? all of us move ahead in our own pace with the steps and slips

Secret Simon said...

I agree that mundane tasks are a great way to be in the now. I once spent a blissful few minutes while doing some photocopying! Most of all, I like to do this practice while I am gardening. It is easier to connect with the now while we are out in nature. What with the birdsong and the breeze, the present moment is so much more obviously alive while we are outside. There is so much to entice us away from the drudgery of thought.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will call again!

Merging Point said...

Welcome to the blog, secret simon!
yes, its much easier to connect with nature because there is no interference of one more mind to deal with. But then, we have to be back with the world again with the same balance. It is a learning process.