Reflection Enjoyment

Andha darpana nyāyaḥ (blind and mirror)

For a blind man it is useless to have a mirror, because it is of no use to him.

Present pelf civilization is forcibly pushing forth useless want for myriads of commodities in the form of food, clothing, computerized gadgets, entertainment, etc., totally unnecessary for man's happiness, but happily making huge amounts of money just to squander them on same useless commodities.

According to the principle mention by Śrī Īśopaniṣad 1:

īśāvāsyam idaṁ sarvaṁ yat kiñca jagatyāṁ jagat tena tyaktena bhuñjīthā mā gṛdhaḥ kasya svid dhanam

We will not make use of things, even we may pretend to try very hard, which are not predestined for us by the arrangement of the Supreme Lord through the agencies of His administrators. By the spell of the envy we are imagining some sort of enjoyment that we see in others' doings. But we will make ourselves just a clown by trying to imitate how others enjoy, exactly like a blind man facing mirror, because he came to know how other people do that. In the ultimate sense everyone in the material world is a clown on his own by trying to imitate the enjoyment seen in the case of Supreme Lord, who is ultimate enjoyer, and we are enjoyed. Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa is the original image, and we are his mirror-like reflections.

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