Thought At Sunrise: Thought at Sunrise 149

Published: 24.05.2007
Updated: 02.07.2015

24th May

In hot summer, the wafting cool breeze feels pleasant.
The same breeze seems unpleasant in winter.

Pleasantness and unpleasantness are relative terms.
In absolute terms (ekanta), nothing is pleasant or unpleasant.
The famous saying is: In hunger even bread (roti) seems sweet.
On being satisfied, even sweets do not taste good.

Music is sweet to the ears.
But if a person running a fever of 105' F is made to hear music, it will not seem sweet to him.
According to the time and place, something gets labelled as good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant.

In the language of Ekanta, or in isolation, one can not decide on what is pleasant or unpleasant.

Sources
  • Thoughts At Sunrise by Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Publisher: Jain Vishva Bharti, Ladnun - 341306, India
  • Donated by Budhmalji Surender Kumar Choraria, Chadwash, Calcutta
  • Edition: 1999

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