Young mind that things being spiritually aligned means not enjoying life and there is no truth to it. Because, I can be absolutely spiritually aligned, and I can still be absolutely happy. Some people by nature are introvertedly blissful, they may not be extrovertedly blissful. There is an adult generation which believes, spiritually aligned means, I should be serious. There’s a tremendous, you should be sincere. There is a lot of difference between being sincere and being serious. You need to be sincere.
Traditionally you will have to understand festivals has been given to you fundamentally by religion. So, lot of celebration that has been given has been given part of the religion itself. So, religion itself believed there must be celebration. So, it doesn’t mean just because I’ve embraced something spiritual that I will have to alienate happiness. Happy spirituality is absolutely possible as long as there is no compromise on the sincerity with which the whole thing is done.
When “Krishna” approaches “Duryodhana”, “Duryodhana” tells “Krishna”. “Krishna”, I know what is right, but I am not able to indulge in it. I know what is wrong, but I’m not able to avoid it. It’s called the “Duryodhana” predicament. See, we are all “Duryodhana’s”. Only the degree varies. I think all of us in some way know what is right, but we are not able to indulge in it. We know what is wrong we are not able to avoid it.
None of us are an exception to it. Just that some of us are 10% “Duryodhana”, some of us 25% “Duryodhana”, some 53% “Duryodhana” and some of you “Duryodhana” reincarnate. Okay. In fact, it will give a complex to “Duryodhana”. “Duryodhana” was there. Nammalavada mosama irukkane avan. Okay. So, “Duryodhana” reincarnate. Now his question is, when we deal with this “Duryodhana” predicament with people where we know that they know what is right, but they are not indulging in it.
We know that they know what is wrong, but they are not avoiding it. What do we do? How do we go through this? I think you go through that first by understanding. There is a “Duryodhana ” within you still. I like what Leo Buscaglia, his full name is Leonardo Felice Buscaglia. Okay. And he said something very beautiful. He said, I will not expect perfection from you till I make myself perfect. And then added, which means you’re safe for this lifetime.
I tell you that I have a cycle. You come and ask me show me the cycle. I show you the cycle and you say handbar is there, pedal is there, spokes is there, tyre is there, wheel is there, crossbar is there, carrier is there, pedal is there, cables are there, bell is there. Where is the cycle? In reality, there is nothing called cycle. Cycle is a name that given to sum of all the parts that come together function an order to serve a functionality.
If there pedal alone is there, here spokes alone is there, that wheel alone is there you will not call it a cycle. You call parts. Yet when all the parts come together, and they function in certain order to serve a functionality you call that a cycle. First. All the creation individually is creation. You are you. She is she. He is he. That is that. This is this. And yet, when all the parts come together and function in an order to serve this functionality called existence, that one collective name that you give to all the sum of the parts cycle is called “God”.
What is important is this, which part of the cycle if you touch have you touched the cycle when it’s together. Whichever part you touch. When you touch only the pedal in isolation, you’ve touched the pedal. But when pedal is part of the cycle, in touching the pedal have you not touched the cycle. In touching the seat, I have not touched the cycle. I am one collective functional whole. Which part of me if you touch have you touched me?
Whatever you touch me, you’ve touched me. Touch this finger of mine, has he not touched me.
Touch this finger of mine, has he not touched me. What part of me if you touch, have you touched me? Then what part of creation if you touch, have you touched the creator. Saundarya Lahari. Wherever I see beauty there is “God”. Ananda Lahari wherever I see bliss there is “God”. What part of me if you have touch, you touched me.