Before i start to highlight the problems & solution for leading material life, it is important to understand the context of the theory. Just imagine if a fish is taken out of the water, it cannot be happy or live by any material arrangements of land and must be supplied with water to live. In the same way, the minute “anandam”(Peace) living entity cannot be really happy through any amount of planning conceived by one’s illusion brain in this material universe. The individual must therefore be given a different type of happiness which is spiritual in essence. Our ambition should be aimed at enjoying spiritual bliss and not this temporary happiness. Some great learned philosophers claim that spiritual bliss is attained by negating or decreasing material happiness and material existence in your life.However theoretical negation of material activities may be effective for an insignificant section of mankind, but the best and surest way of everyone to attain spiritual bliss was propounded by the great “Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu” by means of devotional activities. These devotional activities can change the very face of material nature..
Here Srimad Bhagvatam has elaborated the secret of attaining complete satisfaction in your life through the following sloka.
“sa vai pumsam parodharmo
yato bhaktir adhoksaje
The above sloka says that the supreme occupation (dharma) for a human being or for all humanity is that by which every individual can attain to loving devotional service unto the transcendent lord. Such devotional service must be unmotivated and uninterrupted to completely satisfy the self.
I will further try to elaborate/ explain the essence of material problems & solution in my forthcoming posts under the Life Management Education series.
So keep reading and ask freely for suggestions and solutions.
Akash Sharma (Jyotish Adhyeta)