Maha Upadesh of Aadishri; Part – 14
O’ people lying in confusion and grief. It is the eternal truth that one day all of will die. This is confirmed in the Gita which says in chapter 2 verse 27 that all those who are born are certain to die and rebirth is certain for all those who have passed away.
The strange truth is that everyone knows this and yet most people operate as if they will live forever. The average person wants to live forever and then live through his son and then his son’s son. So far reaching is the planning of the earth bound person that there is no end to his desires. Not only do you want your business to grow by leaps and bounds but you want that to happen endlessly-forever. Yet this flies in the face of the fact that no-one and nothing is eternal. Even the tallest mountains will fade away so can you desires live forever?
The truth is that death is waiting around the corner-It has to come one day, by any means-illness, accident, old age or any unanticipated means, so all attempts to avoid it are futile.
So I ask you-if the reality of death is so certain that why do you we still want to be eternal? The answer friend is that something inside tells us that we could be eternal. And friends that inner instinct is not wrong.
What if I tell you that there is a way to be eternal? Will you believe me? You may not believe me right now but I assure you that this is possible. You can do this if you follow my advice sincerely.
There is a fable called the Amar Katha, which Lord Shiva narrated to his wife goddess Parvati. It is said that Lord Shiva narrated the tale in a secret cave to preserve the sanctity of the story but even after taking these elaborate precautions, two pigeons, sitting in the cave, heard the tale and as a result those two pigeons were said to have become immortal.
So friends, if pigeons can become immortal then so can you. Follow my advice faithfully and I will show you the path to eternal life.
If you are agreeable to what I am saying then come to me. I will narrate the AmarKatha to you and as long as you follow the conditions, you will get to your goal. And the conditions are not difficult… All you have to become is a sincere devotee of God and obey all of God’s percepts faithfully.