Every one of us have grown from a baby to toddler, toddler to teens, teens to twenties, twenties to thirties, and on. As a teenager, parents prepare us for next decade by sharing their experiences on how important it is to study well, learn good practises etc. As an adult, we prepare ourselves for old age by saving some money to face any challenges in health. What about after exiting the current body? What kind of preparation is necessary for a better state?
Some people say, there is nothing called ‘you’ after the death and so don’t worry about anything. Some people say, soul is permanent – it will take its natural course of picking another body and life continues. And therefore, don’t worry about anything.
The current body we have is limited by what it is capable of. Acharyas recommend us to prepare for a superior state, just like we prepare our children for a better state in the upcoming years.
It is said that, when one knows Bramha while one is in the current body, he/she will attain Bramha. When you read the statement carefully, you might ponder on three questions.
Our acharyas recommend us to be prepared for this state. This readiness begins with knowing about that superior state. It continues with slowly tuning our thoughts, actions, words and surroundings accordingly. Shall we get ready?
– From the discourse of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji (Morning session, Dhanurmasam – 12th Jan 2018)