Is The Myth Of Liberation?

1207 Words May 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
The myth that I believe in strongly is the myth of liberation. This is the case due to my commitment to the Hinduism religion. Whenever I face tough choices or questions in life, I often think about what is the Hinduism perspective on that topic. In Hinduism, the ultimate goal is to attain liberation through your actions. Whenever my faith is tested, I think of a verse form the Bhagwat Gita: “The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain" (Asitis). This verse speaks volumes to me. I interpret this quote as the soul lives forever and it doesn’t die along with the human body. Since the soul lives forever, it responsible for paying for one’s dues even after death. On the contrary, if one has lived the way he/she should have in accordance to god, his/her soul will experience freedom ever after. On the other hand, the soul will suffer for eternity. I understand that many factors go into living the right way in the eyes of god in order to attain liberation. Some of the big ones to me are abstaining from adultery, cheating and having a clear heart. I feel as if my pursuit for liberation has kept me on the right path in life and gave my life purpose. There was a phase in my life where I didn’t know what I wanted. I had no goals nor ambitions. That was a really difficult time in my life. However,…

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