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Monday, August 16, 2004

Thought for the day -16th August 2004

目の覚めている間に知覚する世界が本物で、究極の目的がこの世界での幸福を手に入れることだと信じて、人は幸福のための道具や象徴を蓄積していきます。つまり、人はその幸福を増すであろう自分の嗜好や趣味、習慣、理念、制度や原則を後にして形作ります。しかし、人生の目的とはかようなものでしょうか―この目に見える物質世界で波打つ喜びと悲しみの狭間で苦しみ、尽きない欲望、食べ物、家、快楽と悦びをむさぼり続け、そして最後には、死地でもがき苦しむのでしょうか?人間もがこのような人生を送るならば、まさに動物となんら変わりはありません。

ババ

プラシャンティ・ニラヤムの掲示板より
2004年8月16日

Believing that the world as cognized during the waking state is real and that the highest goal is the attainment of happiness in that world, man accumulates the instruments and symbols of that happiness; he fashions after his own taste and inclination, the laws, ideals, institutions and principles that would bolster that happiness. But can the goal of Life be just this - to struggle amidst the waves of joy and grief that rise and fall in this visible objective world, to be carried along the current of desire, gathering food, shelter, comfort and pleasure, and finally, to flounder into the jaws of death? If man too leads life in this manner, verily he is no better than a mere animal.

- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today
16th August 2004

http://sai.way-nifty.com/sainews/audio/TFTD16.mp3

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