Illusion – Can Life be One?

Illusion – Can Life be One?

Illusion – Can Life be One? I wandered about this question many a times, in fact too often, at my time of reflection.

Now life has two different views. Or life is viewed in two different ways. First from a scientific point of view; Life is a quality that distinguishes matter that has biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from the matter that does not.  And this is defined by the capacity for growth, reaction to stimuli, metabolism, energy transformation, and reproduction.

But you know what, let’s focus on the spiritual essence that it carries.

Knowing that our lives have significance in a context beyond an everyday existence at the level of biological needs that drives selfishness and aggression and that we are a significant part of a purposeful unfolding of Life in our universe is something that is not easy to digest, yet nice to know.

Now, there are ways of living that one can only imagine and ways that one cannot even imagine, both in a good and a bad way. But what if all these ways were actually just a sham and life itself is something else.

We have sort of created an illusion for us where we have put standards on what life should be like and shouldn’t be like. In the bigger picture isn’t being happy and content the most important aspect. People like to think that in order to reach this stage of happiness and content, they need to have certain, well what can we say… ‘things’ in life which can help them reach this level.

Is it so? Isn’t it true that the more things we add the more insecure we become?

We live in a “thought-world” rather than the world as it is. We interpret life through our thoughts. And we generate thoughts from the conditioning of the circumstances that we live through. We perceive things as per our senses, eyes, ear, nose etc. We process them in our mind & then prepare a concoction which feed on…in life.

Aren’t our sense organs are limited in their capacities. For instance, can our eyes see beyond a particular spectrum of light & nose can smell like that of a dog?

Then isn’t what we perceive as life is a life of limitations? Isn’t it all illusion? And we keep on living & living, running after more & more…to become happy & content because that’s the ultimate goal.

Finally, one day…the curtain is raised. Life unmasks. Everything was illusion, everything was Maya. We feel entrapped & entangled.

The soul is a victim of this compulsive illusion. We identify our soul with our body & our material possessions. In the process we become miserable humans.

And that ultimate day, when the universe cracks the truth, it becomes a sudden upheaval but slowly we understand, that we don’t need any standards to put on us. We just need to raise our standard of perceiving life in its true sense….

Illusion – Can Life be One?

This Article Has been written by  Aaditya Mahapatra. View him at @antimeridian14

This is my post for the Alphabet I written for #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge 2023 by Blogchatter 


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