It started with a probing question on What is the purpose of our life and what do we want from it? We often think of ideas associated with Past & Future births, but we decided not to believe in these thoughts and simply look at the Present. While inquiring on this question, a realization appears that we don’t want to be selfish but be selfish in the sense that let us leave aside all the religious sermons & find out how to be joyful all the time in physical and mental situations. This is how Vedas define “Sat-Chit-Anand”.
To us religion, whether it is Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism etc., is nothing but a Way of Life. So when we talk about Paap (Sin) and Punya (Piety) – the concept itself is not acceptable, because Paap brings Fear and Punya brings Greed in us.
We are extremely fortunate to be blessed by 5 humble spiritual Gurus in our journey. Each one of them attaining the objective of “Sat-Chit-Anand” in their own way either by Seva or Sadhana or both.
Being from a Jain family, our learnings most comes from Jainism. However, experience has taught us that these principles are of Humanity and nothing to do with religion.
Our Gurus taught us that the first step towards Happiness & Peace is to eliminate 4 Kasai’s:
Once these actions are performed with Earnestness through Seva (Dana) or Sadhana (Tapa), a sort of cleansing process begins within our Bhava. This internal reformation automatically improves our Sheel & Sadachar.
Birth of Humanity
Once you progress on this path earnestly, unknowingly you realize a sudden surge in development of four qualities
Maitri and Karuna activates you to develop LOVE FOR ALL. Irrespective of the situations and events in your day-to-day life, there is only feeling of compassion and love. Even when somebody acts like an enemy, there is only action of pity and compassion.
Samyaktva is the ultimate goal to attain “Sat-Chit-Anand” through Samyak Gyan, Samyak Darshan, Samyak Charitra & Samyak Tapa with right understanding, right faith and right conduct. Establish yourself in such a way that Samyaktva becomes natural to you and oneness (non- duality) becomes your character.
Oneness or non-duality is that state with Nature where one will have only love and compassion for all living beings. So where is the question of “helping others” or “being fearful of others” including animals. This is the ultimate space where one is in a state of “witnessing self” or Sakshi Bhava, etc.
For us at Quest Family, this is our religion and way of life where One becomes Nishwarth (Desireless) and Abhay (Fearless).