March 07, 2010

Freedom & What Is Not

Ask oneself, what is freedom? What does it compose of, any material or just abstract? What kind of noun is it in grammar, is it a countable noun or uncountable one? Question such as these all speak together to answer the simple question, what freedom is. Albert Einstein had once said:
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
From this, are we to understand that we do not own freedom now? Is it more ungenerous than just happiness of daily lives? By daily lives, I mean what we experience everyday. Is it freedom when we walk everyday to school, sometimes without our will, without our patience but have to and do it that's why?
Let us look at a different perspective on the same thing
This video shows a simulation of the words from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Is it thus freedom to gain from the individualism, from money and the material existance? Is it not freedom to gain from the living, and being free from the soul and the body, being free from the pain and sorrow, being free from the happiness and merry? Is it only freedom when we gain freedom to talk which we do not claim much often? Is it freedom when we are between the time and admire the time as our fear? Is it freedom to be fearful of death and freedom to be free?

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