Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-2. Part - 16.

Ch-2.  Siva – The Mystic Night ( Sivaratri)


Generally, to know is to know an object; and if it is not to know an object, it is not to know anything at all.

For example, take the state of deep sleep.

Why do we fall asleep?

Do you know the reason?

What is the cause for our going to sleep every night?

Where is the necessity?

The necessity is psychological and, to some extent, highly metaphysical.

The senses cannot always continue perceiving objects, because perception is a fatiguing process.

The whole body, the whole nervous system, the entire psychological apparatus becomes active in the process of the perception of objects.

And without our knowing what is happening, the senses get tired.

They cannot go on contemplating things all twenty-four hours of the day.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued   ...

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