I And Mine: [02.15] - A Religious Revolution - The Power of Enclosure

Published: 16.11.2005
Updated: 06.08.2008

A vow puts a limit on life. Development means extension. For unfolding one needs space. Development is possible only within the confines of time and space. Nothing can be interpreted without time and space. Vows and development apparently seem contradictory, but I think they are not really so. The contradiction lies in a man's viewpoint, understanding and imagination. There is no element in this world, which is devoid of the quality of co-existence. There is no contradiction in the phenomenal world. It is in a man' s attitude. If our point of view becomes relative, all contradiction will vanish.

According to me more development is possible under limitation. One can walk a mile in fifteen to seventeen minutes. With enhanced speed he may take ten to twelve minutes to cover one mile. It took Acharya Shree four months to walk from Rajasthan to Ahmedabad. You can cover the same distance by plane in two hours. Why so? Because the aeroplane is an enclosure of speed power. If the plane did not have this enclosure, it could not catch such speed. They destroy themselves who want development by breaking the enclosure. A person sitting in a car moves at a speed of fifty miles an hour. Can he run at that speed? This raises the question, 'Should we accept narrowness?' Let the question be tackled from a relative point of view. Narrowness is not an exclusive defect. Often we dismiss things by dubbing them as narrow. But it is essential to understand the propriety of limits and narrowness.

  • I And Mine by Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Edited by Muni Dulahraj ji
  • Translated by R.P. Bhatnagar, formerly Prof. Dept. of English at Jaipur University
  • Published by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun, India, 1st Edition, 1995

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