Hinduism: Poll: Which one will you choose for eternity ?
The two choices are 1) Meditate all alone 24 hours a day and enjoy your “self” as the only activity 2) You can serve Bhagawan directly and experience all satvik (divine) events in the company of devotees with no hierarchy. Serving includes maintaining garden, collecting flowers, tying garlands, preparing sandal paste, all such activities related to worship and also enjoy singing, dancing, processions and even discussions (divine) and much more as a group activity. @All respected members The word "eternity" could only mean "in moksha" and should have been answered in that context. Anyway it is my mistake for not indicating it clearly. @Banzi madam, Veers ji and others To serve humanity eternally as a goal puts you in an desirable position of repeated birth and death in this bhuloka. It defeats the very purpose of human birth which is to liberate from samsara. @Great Ape references for eternal soul (anantham- brahma / athma) BG 2.12 na tv evaham jatu nasam na tvam neme janadhipah na caiva na bhavisyamah sarve vayam atah param Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be. BG 2.17 avinasi tu tad viddhi yena sarvam idam tatam vinasam avyayasyasya na kascit kartum arhati Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul. Katha Upanishad 2.2.13 nityo nityanam chetanas chetananam eko bahunam yo vidadhati kam contd.. He is the prime eternal among all eternals. He is the supreme living entity of all living entities, and He alone is maintaining all life. Please read as "@Banzi madam, Veers ji and others To serve humanity eternally as a goal puts you in an UNDESIRABLE position ............." Final poll standing The two options 1.Kailvalya 2.Bhagawalabha (Kainkaryam) It is highly improbabale in this yuga of kali to practice the dhyana marg. No one really qualifies for this type of sadhana. The answers are also in line with this. One section of answerers are in favour of the service to humanity which is indeed noble. But such a service devoid of the devotion to the Absolute reality is but body centric activity. Krishna in Bhagawad Gita stressed karma yoga for everyone which means the central theme is “sarvam Krishnarpanamasthu”. The purpose of creation is not to make our stay comfortable here (Bhuloka) but to use this opportunity to attain his lotus feet. Kainkaryam is the highest purushartham as shown by the acharyas. To serve Bhagawan and His adiyars (devotees). “This is our original constitutional position” as quoted by the member Sri Nitai Gaura in his answer. All of His creation (both cith and achith) has to be engaged for the purpose of kainkarya. Using the n
Asked By: Mathuraiyar Mannan - 6/20/2011
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The choice no. 2. Serving the Lord, with Right Knowledge and Actions... More
Answered By: govind - 6/20/2011
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Where is choice number 3, "Getting laid with gorgeous models"?
Answered By: address man - 6/20/2011
read bhagwat geeta..........simplest way 2 get eternity
Answered By: yogesh - 6/20/2011
I'm going to have to go with Address Man's choice #3.
Answered By: Mikey, just Mikey - 6/20/2011
3) Serving humanity is best option.
Answered By: banji - 6/20/2011
None the above... More
Answered By: SHABEER ALI KHAN - 6/20/2011
i choose... More
Answered By: Praveen Kumar - 6/20/2011
Your second option is better than the first option in my opinion. But observing HUMANITY & Loving all beings is much superior to even the second option. மக்கள் சேவையே மஹேசன் சேவை ! ஆண்ம நேயமே அனைத்து அற்ங்களினும் மேலானது !
Answered By: Veers தமிழ் - 6/20/2011
Help helpless aged and orphan people. It will give Happiness to you and to your family.
Answered By: Prakash Murugesan - 6/20/2011
Out of two choices, I shall choose second... More
Answered By: Ramakant S - 6/20/2011
Well sir, whether I choose 1 or 2, how you are going to give 10 points.
Answered By: Nitha M - 6/20/2011
What is eternity? Where does Hinduism talk about eternity? Pls quote from Hindu texts... More
Answered By: Great Ape ◈☼◈ - 6/20/2011
2) That is our original constitutional position... More
Answered By: nitai gaura - 6/20/2011
I would like to Serve the bakthas[devotees] of the Baghvan[God] like Madurakavi Alwar. This was the noblest serving on the universe.
Answered By: ram - 6/20/2011
HARE RAM, HARE KRISHNA... More
Answered By: Krishan Ram - 6/21/2011
One derives energy from god by meditation to do the rest of the divine activities of serving god and humanity. Thus the beauty of yoga is achieved by jgnana and karma which Sri Krishna emphasizes in Srimad Bhagavad Githa... More
Answered By: khagolam - 6/21/2011
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