Friday, April 30, 2010

Is December 21, 2012 the END?

Vamsi asks:

Is Dec 21,2012 - end of the world?



Natarajan Amirapu answers:

Several such dates have come and gone. What of it? These doomsday predictions are outright stupid. All this discussion arises out of the idea that the physical body of the man is real. But we know that the Gita declares that such bodies we had several and would still have many. Whether the world remains or perishes, what does it matter? we would go on forever.

A paragraph from Complete works of Swami Vivekananda

A paragraph from Complete works of Swami Vivekananda

Discussion between Vamsi and Natarajan Amirapu.

Vamsi asks:

Dear Nataraj anna,

I didn't understand the meaning of this paragraph. Please explain the meaning of this paragraph.

"Their minds have been turned to external nature and nature's God. Look within yourself and find the truth that you had [forgotten]. Is it possible for mind to come out of this dream without the help of the gods? Once you start the action, there is no help unless the merciful Father takes us out. That would not be freedom, even at the hands of the merciful God. Slavery is slavery. The chain of gold is quite as bad as the chain of iron. Is there a way out?"

Natarajan Amirapu answers:

Dear Vamsi,

Chain is a chain, everywhere. There is a theory that man will not be able to find salvation unless God gives his assent out of his mercy. Swamiji says that cannot be true according to Karma Yoga. We get what we work for. Nobody has any power to stop us from getting what we deserve.