Bhagavad Gita: You Are Not The Body

Source: Huff Post Religion

When I first came across this concept, in theBhagavad Gita, about 20 years ago, I was immediately fascinated by it. Not being subjected to birth, old age, disease and death got my attention. It’s safe to say that no one is looking forward to these aspects of life.

We do our very best to avoid old age, disease and death, but to no avail. We don’t want to look or get old and the proof of this is in the hundreds of billions of dollars that are spent by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries in trying to preserve our youth and vigor. We’ll do just about anything to keep on looking young — stretch, pull, nip, tuck — whatever it takes. It’s an attempt to have eternal youth.



Categories: Hinduism, Religion

1 reply

  1. What an impractical way of living life and what a waste of time and money, too, in a useless pursuit!

    In Eastern cultures as well as African, it’s considered an honour to be older, i.e. one gets more respect from others around in particular the younger ones.

    Unfortunately, the West has infected the rest of the world with it’s hedonistic pursuit of youth, etc., to an unbelievable degree.

    I wish they would just accept the inevitable and age gracefully and with dignity.

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