Ending our Divorce From Reality ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Aug 21, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13, Text 22

Imagine a group of people who desire to play a virtual-reality video game. Their desire divorces them from the reality of their identity and propels them into an illusory cyber-world. In that world, they experience virtual emotions by misidentifying with a video game character.

Similarly, when we desire to enjoy material things, the Bhagavad-gita (13.22) indicates that our desiredivorces us from the reality of our spiritual identity. Further, it propels us into the illusory material world that we presently inhabit. Here, we experience artificial emotions by misidentifying with our physical bodies.

Usually people’s involvement with a video game is casual and enjoyable. In contrast, our involvement with the material world is consuming and distressing. It is so consuming that it often obliterates our awareness of our spiritual identity, making us believe erroneously that the material reality is the totality of reality. And it is largely distressing because it subjects us to the many miseries of material existence — physical-mental, social and environmental — as we limp our way to the terminal sufferings of old age, disease and death.

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