Life....A Paradox

by Gian Kumar
(New Delhi)

A paradox is a statement or concept that is contradictory, yet true.

Hence, because it is a mystery and is derived validly from its origin, it means that at least one or even both the premises are incorrect, and must be abandoned. In this article therefore, we delve into the mysteries of the paradoxical Nature of our lives, how we are trapped unknowingly, and what is the solution to the same.

We live in a world of paradoxes, where things are seldom what they seem. This occurs in most aspects of our lives, since our existence is dependent on dualities or opposites.

In order to define or understand anything, we have to rely on its dichotomy, and relate it to something meaningful to us. So what is real or good for one may be unreal and bad for the other.

Meaning of life wouldn't exist without knowing about death. This is where paradoxes come in, confusing us and making our lives imbalanced and inadequate.

Today we buy more enjoy less, we have bigger houses smaller families, more knowledge but less wisdom, more medicines less wellness. We have technology to save time in everything we do, but still are always short of time. We fall in love, but do not know what it means to rise in love.

The cycle of birth and death in itself is a paradox, both are different and yet the same, both come from nothing and decay into nothing.

Imagine, even oxygen which is so essential for our lives, is one of our main causes of decay, by the process of oxidation, thereby forming dangerous free radicals to imbalance our cellular structure.

Furthermore, we assume that there is a difference between a male and female, but that is relative reality, apparent and paradoxical. Both originate from Mother Nature, live in the bondages of attachments, fear and greed, i.e. dualities, and then both decay and turn into the same ingredients of nature. Absolute reality defines each as one and the same. Forms like us come and go, we are not eternal.

Besides, we as humans have been blessed with the power of choice. This blessing is also a curse, because choice creates conflicts. We then turn to the Lord for help. We tend to choose and accumulate all that will provide comfort and security, hoping this will give us strength and everlasting youth and beauty. The more we have, however, less is the security within, and more the conflicts. Even if all wants are fulfilled, we still need to decide between this and that, not realizing the certainty that we have all come here to perish and die one day. This happens because we become attached to everything we do and choose, and are also judgmental about our choices. Our perceptions become deceptive with attachments, leading to greed and fear, and eventually, to gradual disintegration.

Now, suppose we gradually reduce our thinking towards such dichotomies, which are relatively real, meaning only apparent, not real, and become less judgmental. Do not try to always differentiate between what is good or bad, beautiful or ugly, but think of them as one, just as nature has perceived them. Then you are in unison with nature that is absolute, where there is no relativity, only reality, which is not a paradox. Imagine, a lotus flower, which blossoms out of sheer muddy water, and yet remains a part of it. This will bring you closer to the immense beauty of nature, which provides abundant energies, so the more you require, the more you receive. On the other hand, in the man-made concrete world, with its life of egocentric surroundings, you only deplete your energies, in becoming mentally and physically weak. This is the Law of Nature, which says that even if you have to eventually decay, you must live a life of oneness, and not in duality.

Be with me in compassion, and you will start rising in love, full of godliness and bliss, because I am the Absolute, and the Almighty.

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