(NaturalNews) When I first got involved in spiritual life I was told that everything animate and inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord and that one should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and that one should not accept other things knowing well to whom they belong.
A living being who lives in the mundane world has four defects:
He is certain to commit mistakes.
He is subject to illusion.
He has a propensity to cheat others.
His senses are imperfect.
So, a person with these four imperfections cannot deliver perfect knowledge.
Since God is all-perfect, there is no possibility of His being subjected to the laws of material nature, which He controls. Yet, both the living entities and inanimate objects are controlled by His potency. When He speaks through His written word in scripture, it is perfect.
The elements of nature - earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and ego - all belong to His inferior, material energy, whereas the living being, the organic energy, is His superior energy.
Both of these energies are emanations from Him, and ultimately He is the controller of everything that exists. There is nothing in the universe that does not belong to either the inferior or superior energy. Therefore everything is His property.
Because the Supreme Being is the complete person, He has complete and perfect intelligence to adjust everything by means of His different potencies.
He is often compared to a fire, and everything organic and inorganic is compared to the heat and light of that fire.
Just as a fire distributes energy in the form of heat and light, He displays His energy in different ways thus remaining the ultimate controller, sustainer and dictator of everything. He is the possessor of all potencies, the knower of everything and the benefactor of everyone. He is full of inconceivable opulence, power, fame, beauty, knowledge and renunciation.
Given all that, one should therefore be intelligent enough to know that except for God no one is a proprietor of anything but rather a caretaker.
In adherence to only accepting those things that are set aside for us as our quota, we should be satisfied with those things and we should always consider to whom those things we possess actually belong.
Take for example, where you live. It is made of earth, wood, stone, cement and so many other material things.
If we think in terms of the opening paragraph we must know that we cannot produce any of these building materials ourselves. We can simply bring them together into different shapes by our labor and a laborer cannot claim to be a proprietor of a thing just because he has worked hard to manufacture it.
In modern society there is always a great hassle between the laborers and the capitalists. This hassle, unfortunately, has taken an international shape putting the whole world in danger.
People face each other in enmity and growl like cats and dogs. Spirituality cannot give advice to cats and dogs, but it can deliver His message to humanity through bona fide spiritual masters. But, that in itself poses another dilemma: charlatans. Who is bona fide and who is not? That's a long subject for another time.
The human race should not quarrel over material possessions. One must be satisfied with whatever privileges are given to him by the mercy of God.
There can be no peace if we long for what the other guy has or if someone or some country claims ownership over the resources of nature, which are entirely the property of God. If this cannot be seen, all the property they claim to be their own is simply stolen property. Consequently they will be liable to punishment by the laws of nature otherwise known as karma.
Right now the world is overridden with God wannabees, all striving to rule the world and possess nuclear weapons. If the ownership and proprietorship of God is not recognized, these bombs will eventually go boom and all will be destroyed.
Human beings are not meant to quarrel like cats and dogs. They must be intelligent enough to realize the importance and aim of human life.
Cats and dogs can kill other animals for food without incurring karma. But if a man kills an animal for the satisfaction of his uncontrolled taste buds, he is responsible for breaking the laws of nature and will pay his dues, be it in this life or the next.
The standard of life for human beings cannot be applied to animals. The tiger does not eat rice and wheat or drink milk, because he has been given food in the shape of animal flesh. Yet, among the many animals and birds, some are vegetarians and some are carnivorous, but none of them will transgress the laws of nature; therefore there is no question of karmic reaction for them.
Human life and human life alone is a life of responsibility.
It is a fallacy to think that simply by becoming a vegetarian one can avoid transgressing the laws of nature. Vegetable also have life, and while it is nature's law that one living being is meant to feed on another, for human beings the point is to recognize the Supreme Lord.
Thus one should not take pride in being a strict vegetarian. Animals do not have developed consciousness by which to recognize God, but a human being is sufficiently intelligent to know that God's instructions to them are out there and should endeavor to find them.
Just as a policeman says when writing out the ticket while you are saying you didn't know you were supposed to not do something, "Ignorance is no excuse for the law."
If a man neglects his spiritual duties, his life becomes very risky.
The human being is therefore required to recognize the authority of the Supreme Lord and become his devoted servant. He must offer everything other than that having a face and a mother and a chicken's menstrual cycle to Him and engage in doing everything for Him.
The reasoning behind this is as follows: vegetables, fruits and grains have life. We kill them to eat them. If we offer these foods to God first, out of love, he will remove the sinful reaction (karma) of the killing and allow us to eat foods that has been purified of all karma. In addition, the offering allows us to get closer to Him and to relate to Him in a variety of ways.
The root of karma or sin is deliberate disobedience of the laws of nature through disregarding the proprietorship of the Lord. Disobeying the laws of nature or the order of His instructions brings ruin to a human being.
Conversely, one who is sober, who knows the laws of nature, and who is not influenced by unnecessary attachment or aversion is sure to be recognized by God and thus become eligible to go back to Him when they leave their body. This is the purpose of the human form.
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