From the viewpoint of lila (purpose-less play) everything is fine the way it is; here emphasis is on perspective, not accomplishments. The object, then, is not to achieve some end point but to learn to experience ananda, that pointless "enjoyment" which transcends the dualistic distinction of happiness and unhappiness. In fact, from this perspective, it is goal-oriented activity - striving for some other condition - that causes unhappiness and takes us away from enjoying the form that the lila assumes right here and now. The promise of a more perfect goal creates a sense of imperfection in that which is.

--David L. Haberman (Excerpt from : Journey Though the Twelve Forests)

Published: May 05, 2011
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