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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

About Mumukshutva


Mumukshutva means intense yearning for liberation. It gives us the strength in developing dispassion and detachment. People who don’t have intense yearning for liberation couldn’t resist the temptations in sensual pleasures and continuously to indulge in worldly enjoyments; and lack of self-discipline in the path of self-realization. There is nothing wrong in the worldly enjoyments but everything is transitory and impermanent. Very soon all these enjoyments will change and disappear. In order to satisfy our desire for enjoyments, we have to spend a lot of time, energy and effort in chasing after these enjoyments which is very tiring and meaningless at the end. Because either we will be frustrated and disappointed when we couldn’t get what we want; or we will be very upset and unhappy when the enjoyments change into something else, or are no longer available.

We can never satisfy our mind. The more the mind indulge in enjoyments; the more greedy the mind will become; and the more desires are being generated waiting to be gratified. And if the desires are not being attended or gratified, we will be so irritated, frustrated, furious and unhappy.

Most of us will need to go through so much painful sorrow and disappointment repeatedly and continuously hurting ourselves and other beings selfishly, then only we will start to feel disgust about the fleeting sensual pleasure enjoyments and the meaninglessness in chasing after impermanent worldly objects.

The real Mumukshutva is not about running away from the duties and responsibilities in our lives and being afraid of the suffering in this world, but it is a greater “desire” to attain purity and eternity of real freedom and peace or happiness/contentment that is unlimited and unconditioned by time, space and causation. The real freedom and peace that will last forever and unchanging is by attaining self-realization or enlightenment towards SELFLESSNESS in the mind perception of a selfless impermanent worldly life of all kinds of names and forms, which is the realization of oneness, non-separateness, wholeness, namelessness, formlessness and attributelessness.

At the beginning of our path, we might feel difficult and have doubts all the time; and there are lots of distractions and obstacles on the path. We might fall down for many times. Sometimes the path is clear, but sometimes it is very unclear to us. But with strong Mumukshutva and determination, we can march forward step by step and will eventually reach our destination one day, without attachment and expectation. Patience, courage, detachment, faith, perseverance, acceptance, adaptation, adjustment, accommodation, willpower and cheerfulness are the stamina, strength  and flexibility for us to keep going in this path towards self-realization.

May we all be endowed with Mumukshutva and great inner strength and flexibility in the path of self-realization. It is a path that we have to walk on our own, but we are not alone. All our gurus, teachers (whether human beings or non-human beings), and our very own Self will always be here with us in the path, guiding us, help us and support us.

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