We were born millions of years ago as souls and have taken birth in physical bodies of millions of different species including the human species. Every time we take birth in a physical body, it is to be understood as a transmigration stage, as after death we (the soul) would get into another physical body of any other species. This means there is no permanency in any body and we cannot be guaranteed a human body all the time.
This also implies that we must have no ego whatsoever of being born as a human being. It is only that temporarily we are in this body and nobody knows what we would be in our next birth: a monkey, a donkey, a bird, a snake or a fish. Or we could be a mosquito, a bacteria or a cancer cell in somebody’s body (may be in a body of a person who has been our own relative in the past birth) and kill the same person.
The false pride of being wealthy, healthy, intelligent, having a high status, position and knowledge is all temporary and that too is in a transmigration stage. Before we had acquired these things, they belonged to somebody else and after us they will belong to others. We possess these things temporarily but develop a permanent ego. And the rule is, temporary things will give temporary pleasure — permanent things will give permanent happiness.
As our body itself is temporary, everything which is related, connected and acquired by the body is temporary too. We will leave all things, including the body behind, while carrying on with our journey beyond death.
But if we can acquire what is permanent, while we are in a human body, then we can put a full-stop to our journey from body to body. We can live the life of a liberated soul till the body is alive and remain liberated even after we leave the body.
And now the search has to begin as to what is that which is permanent. And by acquiring that, we get permanent happiness as well as live the life of a liberated soul while we are alive and after death too! Search… search… and research! Find out who you are? What is your true identity? From where have you come? Where will you go after death? What is the purpose of your coming into existence in this world? And so on. The answers to these questions will take you to that which is permanent and eternal in creation.
Find out answers to these questions as quickly as possible if you wish to live the life of a liberated soul (enlightened soul). The world is different when it is lived and experienced in an ignorant state and is different in an enlightened state.
Establish yourself in the true enlightened state and experience the difference yourself!
Sadguru Rameshji is a modern age spiritual guru and the force behind Poorna Ananda, a Hyderabad-based centre for spiritual evolution and joyful living. He can be contacted at www.poornaananda.org...