Daily nectar of word meaning Day 32

நாள்தோறும் சொற்பொருள் அமிர்தம்

We need happiness in this life and in every life-after. Only by karma or the actions, we achieve results. We learnt about the three types of action ‘sādhana-triam’ leading potentially to the three types of results, namely the ‘sādhya-triam’. (Can you still remember?)

We have also learnt that our ACTIONS should be based only on righteousness to accumulate the punyā for vouching positive RESULTS. If we all follow these then all seems set for our goal and we should go ahead and perform and attain the happiness as the result.

But do we ever attain the lasting happiness from these attainments? No!

Veda which guides us to achieve the purushārta through karma, also warns us about the inherent faults in the objects we desire. In fact there are three faults, known as ‘dosha-triam’. You may know that the word ‘dosha’ means blemish or a limitation.

What are these blemishes? How can such blemishes be uniformly inherent in every object of desire?

Strangely yes, irrespective of the nature of the objects, all objects are intrinsically faulty. We can easily concur with this assertion just by our experiences.

Check this out! The first inherent fault in every object of desire, even though it is giving joy, is that it is intrinsically woven in grief. It is called ‘dhukka-mizrita’.

Have you not experienced the thing that gave joy to you actually ended in grief! When we have not attained, the desire on the object raises our anxiety, when attained, there is the fear of losing and upon acquaintances, there is erosion of joy and to grief. You can verify this with every object, person, relationship and any such object of your desire… you can never say there is lasting happiness in any of those.
Of course we know this fault yet we persist due to our ignorance and the perceived pleasures in those objects.

There are two other inherent faults in the objects of desire that we must be aware of.

(to be continued – Mee. Rajagopalan – 10/06/2017)


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(தொடரும் – மீ. ராஜகோபாலன், 10/06/2017)

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