What is the meaning of life? This is a question asked at one time or another. Lately, I’ve been writing articles on liberation theology in regards to health and this article is to elaborate on that subject in another way. Hopefully, it will enlighten readers who asked for more information on liberation.
Liberation is surrender to God. When we just surrender, all areas of our lives, including health, is affected. All religions point to surrender as the path to God. However, surrender is not talked about much. At this time of evolution, surrendered individuals have much to teach.
When willing to serve God, the world takes on a different meaning. We serve our families, our employers, our government and on and on. So, it’s natural to serve and according to Vedic scriptures, surrender starts when it’s realized the materialistic way of life is temporary and unfulfillable. The focus on the material brings more desires for more sense gratification and this is unending.
To just surrender desires to God, results in lives become more fulfilling and dedicated to evolution rather than acquirement of the materialistic way of life. The individual then begins to evolve and develop. Through recent consciousness studies it’s now understood that ” psychological and spiritual development go hand in hand.”
In other words, develop ourselves, according to our nature, to a higher state of spiritual awareness through step-by-step surrender. Jesus tells us the kingdom of heaven is within you and in Matthew 11: 15, “the kingdom of heaven has been administered by force, and only those in power control it.”
So, if the kingdom of heaven is within us, then how is it entered? According to Jesus, it is through power, which only comes from God. How do we get God’s power? Through our surrender to God. However, God doesn’t give power indiscriminately, it’s earned through development, to receive it. It’s no wonder Vedic scriptures teach of controlling the senses, meditation and service for higher spiritual states. These actions are opposite to pursuit of the material life and therefore, take great determination or force, on our part. Considering this lifestyle, it’s no wonder scriptures say, “do not imitate the way of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.”
The Vedic scriptures relate an incident where a seeker was breaking through the barriers of his mind to experience God. However, he was not taking his progression, or evolution, step-by-step. It is explained to him by a great teacher in this way, “progressive transcendence (of ego-consciousness) through divine activities take a mortal towards the immortal truth.”
What is the Meaning of Life
So, surrender to God develops the individual spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The questions about the meaning of life become apparent as one learns to serve God through surrendering ones development to Him.
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