The other day I got a pamphlet from Tata Sky cable (usko laga dala to life jhingalala!!). Anyway, they have these ACTIVE channels where they offer movie on demand, games, cooking and other customized channels. And one of them is ACTIVE Darshan. I got to know that on ACTIVE Darshan you can see temples across
Colleague: I know. Why can’t they understand that they don’t need a TV to have Darshan at home?
Colleague: There will be an option list on TV: which God's Darshan do you want? And a list of Gods.
Colleague: yeah… But it would be fun! Lets say Lord Vishnu would promise Moksha. And Lord Shiva will sell nirvana………… (Lots of giggling!) What’s the difference by the way?
Colleague: Dude you are a bhogi…you want all luxuries of life… you are like at the lowest level of Maslow’s hierarchy… Think of self actualization.
Colleague: It’s a freedom from suffering that we all get from our boyfriends and bosses. It’s like no responsibility. Only freedom. You have no body, no material, only soul floating around in universe.
We had big laugh obviously… then my colleague saw the light of the logic in my argument… “Yeah flying around may have some supernatural fun but I think we are content with normal natural fun!!!”
If the gods heard us, our candidature for Moksha would be forfeited for at least seven lives!!!
Now, seriously, if I start believing that reincarnation happens (which I don’t) and Moksha is getting out of the cycle of life and death, why would I want Moksha? Isn’t life worth the little suffering that we go through? Isn’t the love, pain, laughter, learning and struggle in life worth coming back to? I think it is.