Bondage or Moha
(role played in gaining Enlightenment)
Attachment bondage... Moha...
may mean different to many but meaning of all three words remains the same. Christians
call it water, Hindus Jala and followers of Islamic Dharma Paani... the intent
and meaning of all the three remains the same.
Let me explain the concept
from the beginning...
there was no attachment bondage or moha... the need for soul to traverse a long
journey of 8.4 million lives (a total earthly journey of 96.4 million years) would
never arise (rather would not have been required at all). If God
Almighty desired the chain of all manifestations right from very first
manifestation to the last manifestation (the 8.4 millionth manifestation... the
last in the series of evolution)... there must have been a most plausible reason
for it. And what was that?
the time of big
bang when cosmos was evolving (at the time of start of creation)...
all souls atmans scattered all over the cosmos. These souls in their cosmic journey
gathered impurities on the way. To come back to their pristine pure form these
souls required removal of the dross within. Taking an example...
Let us assume
a lump of gold ore weighing one hundred KG. If we presume this lump of gold ore
contains one KG of pure gold then in spiritual terms... this one KG of pure gold
is a single soul (atman
as we call it in Hinduism)
and it does not have powers within it (means) to remove these impurities. These
99 KG of impurities to separate from one KG of pure gold requires requisite mining
It is this
process of purification of one KG of pure gold from a lump of hundred
KG of gold ore that we are interested in. This journey for a human
being gets completed in a total of 8.4 million manifestations (On
earthly plane it means a journey of 96.4 million years... a long
As we see above... to separate pure gold from the dross (within
the ore) we need requisite machinery. Similarly, every soul atman
on its cosmic journey requires a body to work out its karma
and remove the dross within. Now what is it that keeps the total
entity binded for such a long period of time. Is it not moha bondage...
attachment that keeps every body glued to each other... the materialistic
riches of life?
This was necessitated as God Almighty did not desire the journey
to be completed in a short time. Now, unless we cut through every
attachment moha or bondage... can we expect to get out of the clutches
of karma. No, it is just not possible! To gain enlightenment within
this life we need take absolute control over the five senses and
the mind. This becomes possible only after gaining absolute control
over any feeling of attachment moha or bondage!
In other words we need to cut across the shackles of attachment
for overcoming the senses and the mind. It is easy to talk of attachment
but difficult to control in physical life. In the life of a true
seeker of enlightenment... To detach self completely from the bondage
of parents, teachers, friends, relatives and well-wishers is the
most difficult part of life! Why?
A moment before... one was your dearest son or daughter! The moment
you crossed the threshhold of attachment... both become unknown
to you. All the children in the world becoming like sons and daughters...
the distinct divide between your own and others vanishing... you
are nearer to god almighty!
Attachment Bondage or Moha... need for soul to traverse a long journey of 8.4
million lives would not exist!
said than done... the path
of enlightenment is the ultimate goal of every human being... come
whatever may! None can deviate from this absolute and the only truth of life.
And the absolute truth being that the body of a human being is merely a garment
for the soul atman within and whence comes the time it shall be cast away mercilessly
in the hope of getting a new garment... a new body... a new manifestation! On
earthly plane someone dies but on the spiritual level... nothing is lost... all
is the result of process of evolution taking place every moment of life.
And the final truth
that emerges is, the soul atman proceeds on its cosmic journey truthfully and
mercilessly and in the physical manifested world... a death has occurred. In the
domain of soul (atman in Hinduism)... life is a continuous process... nothing
is lost for everything owes its existence to god almighty. It is for soul to shed
its dross manifestation after manifestation, become purer and finally reach the
original pristine form it longed for. Having come full circle... this purified
soul atman becomes enlightened!
And now the question arises... how-to
come out of the feeling of attachment... bondage or moha (as we call it in Hinduism).
We have to break free from the clutches of attachment bondage or Moha for ever...
It is the process of yoga
and meditation that helps become free of shackles of attachment bondage
or moha forever.
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains the role attachment bondage
or moha plays in gaining enlightenment. For more details on attachment and moha
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