By Aranyakananda

As a practitioner of the life-teachings taught within the slokas of the Bhagavad-Gita, I am in some small way averse to the concept of wishing for things coming to “fruition” in some ways.

Why should we be? Fruition is success. It is overcoming adversity. It is a landmark.

This weekend, much, much sooner than I expected (for the record “expectation” is another word I tend to pause at) my local Temple is beginning preparation to open its library. I have been wanting (uh-huh) this for years.

Is any of this so wrong when there is no personal gain involved other than the possible chance to conveniently exchange more books on dharma than my local public library can offer?

Jai Ganeshaye Namah!

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2 Responses to Fruition

  1. Dhrishti says:

    You mention being typically averse to “fruition” feelings. You also bring attention to your use of words like expect/expectation and want. These are all anti-ego, and fine enough. But being averse to something is still karma and can create very similar samsaric impressions. 🙂

    I think it’s great that your temple is establishing a library – which will surely offer more than your local library. I also think it’s great that a non-Indian is having a hand in this. Represent!

    • treadmarkz says:

      OK fine you make a good point about being averse. That too is right there in the Gita that Aversion is the same as attachment. But you get what I am saying…

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