Samsara means sadness

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Samsara means sadness

Post by AiR_Ravimelwani on Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:48 am

Very recently, somebody asked me this question: why should God make me miserable? Why should God make me sad? But God doesnít make us miserable or sad. We make our self miserable and we make our self sad through attachments to people, to things. Something becomes very dear to us, somebody becomes very dear to us and when we donít have that or †when we lose that, we become miserable. Why do we blame God? God did not create that attachment. God only created samsara and when God created samsara, he gave us the option to be in samsara or to be in Nirvana. Nirvana doesnít have the sense pleasures. It has absolute bliss, aananda. Samsara has the sense pleasures, but it also has the misery and the sadness, along with the gladness. So, what is your choice? Do you want to be in samasar and be glad and sad? In samsara, there is going to be day and night, pleasure and pain, loss and gain, sun and rain; the choice is yours - to be in samsara and to face the sadness or to go to nirvana, escape from samsara and realize the ultimate bliss and joy.

Donít blame God in any case, because God is not controlling the every day actions of this samsara. This samsara is a drama; itís a movie, itís going on and on and on. There are millions of people, just imagine - God trying to control 8 billion people - what each one of us †is doing every day, morning and night; what happens to me today, what happens to you tomorrow and what will happen to somebody else the day after tomorrow. Imagine, how can God control everything? Itís impossible. Yes, there is a computer program, itís all automated. Its automatic and this is controlled by the law of cause and effect or Karma, but a) donít blame God for your misery and b) realize that samsara means sadness.



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