Building a house just to burn it
Posted on December 9, 2013
This bodily affection is false affection. Because the body will not exist. Suppose I and my wife, or my children, we are all very happy. Pasyann api na pasyati. Tesam nidhanam pramattah pasyann api na pasyati. It is said in the Bhagavata that... Now, for example, suppose if you are preparing very nice thing, a nice, very nice house. All right. If somebody asks you, "Well, sir, why you are building such nice house?" Now, if you answer, "Yes, just to set fire in it," so what the people will think? "What a fool he is, that he is building such a nice house, and at the end he'll set fire in it? Then why you are taking so much trouble, sir?" "No. Yes." Actually our position is like this. Actually our position is like this because the whole life I am working so hard because of maintaining this temporary body of myself, my son, my daughter, my father, my mother. So setting fire. At the end the setting fire. Setting fire I am speaking specially because after death, as you put it into graveyard, in India, Hindus, they set fire to the dead body.
So everything that we are creating, at the end it will be set into fire.
>>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 2.55-58 -- New York, April 15, 1966