The supreme state of being
You hurt me, I have rage
but I control it, no, it’s not
the way; you hurt me, I
don’t have rage, yes, that is
Akrodh dasha*, the ultimate
state of joyous absence of rage.
I say you don’t teach students
about death, you teach them
about sex; you excluded moral
science from the aggregate,
now it’s no longer taught,
students moving with condoms
and guns in schools; pupils,
right from schools should have
death consciousness; they need
to know that death is not a bad
thing; it’ll reduce suicides, violence,
distress and other diseases;
All right, all right, are you saying
this with rage, with the feeling of
duality? Accept it first with oneness,
in the life you’re living, there’s
one file in one folder.
When you give alms to the poor,
what do you think? Ah, they’re
the less fortunate, this is duality,
think of yourself giving and taking
alms, just as you wash your hands,
you don’t leave your arms.
You are the seen, you are the seer
for life has only one file in one folder.
Akrodh dasha* – complete absence of rage, it is not forbearance, it is a state where you do not have rage. Akrodh dasha is a skill that may be learned through practice.
I like the ‘one file in one folder’ expression. The thing that is forgotten is that the file has so many innumerable facets. In the duality of that, are you saying that some ‘files’ are content to be just files trapped within one folder, whilst others are continually trying to peer over the top of the folder to see what is to follow?
Certainly one to set us thinking, Supratik.
Thank you, Allen for your response. The poem is talking about a state where one doesn’t have rage, it is called Akrodh dasha, the supreme state of being, it is a skill practised and honed by many sages, Jesus had been a prolific student in this domain. There are many sages still living in the Himalayas in whom this state is manifested to the fullest. The point I am trying to make here is that with practice, it is possible to get into that state, you don’t necessarily have to renounce the material life. What happens when you become successful… Read more »
Children are taught so many things in school. The good student regurgitates from memory and so passes exams. They are not taught about death..or life and how to learn to live in balance and harmony. How to conquer the monkey mind and so bring inner peace and equanimity. They are not taught about extortion and other subterfuges placed upon their innocent minds, nor the dangers of social media. I follow the teachings of Sadhguru and if I had my time as a mother over again? I would be a very different mother than the one I was. 🙁 One who… Read more »
Thank you, Alison, for that wonderful response; felt as if I were rewriting the verse in prose, I echo your feelings of experiencing parenthood again, how similar. Keep following Sadhguru and keep applying what he teaches because Rishi Vasishta says, “The Lord cannot be seen with the help of the sacred texts of the Guru. The self is seen by the Self alone with the pure intellect.” The awakening of the self is primordial. The next generation needs to learn this before regarding intelligence as memory. Sadhguru says that intelligence is not memory and the modern-day computer had established that… Read more »