“Our inner consciousness is the most basic thing, like your God Particle. It is as natural as the natural world around us and to put it across the intellectual microscope is like trying to find which part of the thread has the whole design of cosmic fabric. And when one understands that there is something beyond the scope of our search, it may do well to go with that understanding. It is most natural to do so. The problem with most of us is that we infer our understanding with imagination and logic, and not accept as it is.” – Anishka to Ayan in the book “Songs of the Mist” (Page 172)
In the book Songs of the Mist, the mysterious Monk takes the protagonist Ashutosh along with him in his journey across Himalaya. During these wanderings, he used to breakout into singing some songs, which as he explained to Ashutosh is based on the teachings of Bhagwad Gita. The 3rd Song is about the most powerful Shlokas of Bhagwad Gita from Chapter 3 in which Lord Krishna talks about Karma Yoga.
In the shloka 33, Krishna talks about the natural tendency of a person to do things according their nature (prakriti), so what can one gain by repressing those sense desires born out of ones own nature… but then Lord Krishna goes on to say in the next Shloka 34, that the naturally experienced desires and its fulfilment, should not control us.
The mysterious Monk explains the process of Karma Yogi, to overcome these natural tendencies to Ashutosh, as he says…
“There is a small gap (window of opportunity) between the subconscious desire and the subsequent action (karma) to acquire that sense object. This is where a you as a Karma Yogi or a Seeker has to focus. This is where all meditation, practice of abstinence, filtering our thoughts, choosing positive thoughts etc. works, because this momentary gap alone, which is in between transition from subconscious desire to action, is controllable.” – The Monk
Even wise people act according to their natures, for all living beings are propelled by their natural tendencies. What will one gain by repression?
***** Bhagwad Gita Chapter 3 Verse 34
इन्द्रियस्येन्द्रियस्यार्थे रागद्वेषौ व्यवस्थितौ |
तयोर्न वशमागच्छेत्तौ ह्यस्य परिपन्थिनौ || 34|| indriyasyendriyasyārthe rāga-dveṣhau vyavasthitau tayor na vaśham āgachchhet tau hyasya paripanthinau
The senses naturally experience attachment and aversion to the sense objects, but do not be controlled by them, for they are way-layers and foes.
******* NOTE from the Author: Only 2 songs of the mysterious monks are published in the book, all 9 songs are going to be published soon…
The 3 Part Book Series, follow the life of a mysterious Monk and a young heart broken boy in Himalaya, who is on the path of self discovery. The first book "Songs of the Mist" has been published in Dec, 2015 to wide critical acclaim.