Anekanta: The Third Eye: [02.10] Mutual Connection - Anekanta Is Life's Philosophy

Published: 27.02.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

Nothing is independent. Everything is connected. Always a difference or always a similarity, always opposition or always synchronization, always one's own or always somebody else's... these are all just illusions, not reality. If we want to live in reality then we have to develop the anekantic view in our practical life. The biggest mistake is that we have mistaken anekanta for philosophy. That only in discussions of truth does one use anekanta. This is a mistaken belief. That explanation which does not apply to real life does not apply to the quest for truth either. Life is also a truth. It is a great truth and all explanations derive from it. All principles, streams of thought and arguments originate from it. No truth or discussion can be located away from life.

The principle that does not have any link with life does not have validity anywhere.

“yatha pinde tatha brahmande"

The one who gave this dictum gave something very significant.

That much truth as is contained in a small particle is contained in the whole universe.
All the truth that is contained in the universe is contained in a small particle.

Our life is indeed very extraordinary and so is our body. How many infinite truths are hidden within our body! From the gross viewpoint we see this as our leg or eye. In reality are they two? If in reality they were two different parts then the Ayurved Acharya's contention that when the eye hurts rub balm over the foot to heal it, would be proved wrong. How strange is this link and yet it is not separated from reality. Just as there are eyes on the face, there are eyes on the foot too. If the pituitary gland is located between the eyebrows, it is also located on the big toe. There are just as many glands or organs in the upper part of the body as there are in the lower part. Today science has established that. The whole body is a connected one. It is based on this principle that we have acupuncture and acupressure. The entire body is interconnected. The leg hurts, press the backbone and the pain will disappear. Press the big toe and headache will disappear. There is a method of applying pressure and that has to be learnt.

  • Anekanta: The Third Eye by Acharya Mahaprajna, © 2002
  • Translated by Sudhamahi Regunathan
  • Published by Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University), Ladnun, Rajasthan, India

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