I want a new shirt...

He had a toy that broke one day...
He threw it away

He had a beautiful fountain pen that lost his tip one day...
He threw it away

He had a story book that torn into pieces...
He threw it away

He had a watch that stopped working one day...
He threw it away

He had a bicycle that got its wheels damaged...
He threw it away

He had an old car that he felt was not suiting his status...
He threw it away

He had a shirt that became old, not worthy of wearing anymore...
He threw it away

His body became old unable to work further...
He STRONGLY refused to throw it away...

We all have experienced this in our lives. We all know that one day we will vanish from this world but we are so tightly coupled with our bodies that we find it a terrible idea. In Bhagvat Gita it is nicely explained as - "The way we change our clothes; soul needs to change the physical bodies". In Yoga this tendency is called as - Abhinivesha i.e. clinging to life...




Bipin Joshi is an independent software consultant and trainer by profession specializing in Microsoft web development technologies. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he is also a yoga mentor, meditation teacher, and spiritual guide to his students. He is a prolific author and writes regularly about software development and yoga on his websites. He is programming, meditating, writing, and teaching for over 27 years. To read more about him go here. More details about his Kriya and Meditation online course are available here.


Posted On : 01 April 2006


Tags : Life