Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Driving and The Science of Self Realizations

I’m not a fan of cars or other “petrol base” vehicles…I preferred the self propelled machine called the bicycle…

ridin’ in this city always give me time to ponder about life and self realizations…one scary topic to linger during paddlin’ your bike eh?

while browsin’ the virtual world yesterday I found one article (iskcon) about self realizations in a very urban style…read on then…

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A car cannot run without a driver. Similarly, the body will not work without the presence of the soul.

Just as a young child may not realize that each and every car needs a driver for it to move, those without developed knowledge perceive the body but fail to see the soul within.

The driver may identify with his car and even feel kinship with drivers of a similar model. Similarly feelings of friendship or enmity arise from identifying with the body.

The driver develops a deep attachment to the car, so in an accident he commonly cries out "You hit me!” If the soul identifies with the body in the same way, then – preoccupied with the body's condition – he becomes caught in a web of distress and happiness.

The driver is not satisfied maintaining the car alone without looking after his own needs. Similarly, looking after the body alone cannot satisfy the soul.

Although the driver is not the vehicle, he will move according to the nature of the car, namely fast, slow, etc.

The same driver can get out of one vehicle and drive another. Similarly, the soul leaves one body and enters another…

-ISKCON-

funny but nice :)

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