What exactly is समत्वम्ं Samathvam?
The Yogin is greater than the Ascetic,
he is considered greater than the man of knowledge,
greater than the man of ritual works.
As Shyam Sundar Goswami said in his wonderful book about his named Master’s teaching:
a real yogi is unconcerned with his own environment as he is with himself.
You will only bring out your divine nature and develop Samathvam (equanimity), compassion and mercy to achieve oneness with ब्रह्मन् (Brahman) by the sincere and sustained practice of ध्यान (Dhyan or Dhyana).
It does not matter which religion you belong to, all religions finally preach the same thing:
Oneness or Union with Brahman and Brahman’s creation.
समत्वम्ं योग उच्यते (Samathvam Yoga Ucyate)
If we want to achieve anything great in life, we require yoga (समत्वम्ं Samathvam) for control over the mind, equanimity of thoughts, and dexterity in action.
You must be the same in thought, practice and preaching.
Equanimity or even mindedness.
समत्वम् Samathvam means that one should treat their enemies the same as they would treat their friends and family.
समत्वम् Samathvam means that one should treat a bucket of manure and a pot of gold equally.
समत्वम् Samathvam means that one should treat death same as they would treat birth.
समत्वम् Samathvam means that they should treat pain same as they would treat pleasure.
समत्वम् Samathvam is extremely difficult to practice.
Unlike the Abrahamic religions, where the ultimate reward is a heaven or paradise filled with material pleasures or 7th century Arab sexual fantasies, the ultimate goal of the Sanathan Dharma is Moksha (NO THING Shunyata)
So finally, its all about nothing 🙂
After all the hard work you put in to understand and practice the Sanathan Dharma hopefully you would have achieved nothing 🤦
They are inborn and naturally endowed to be the highest ideal of mankind.
We get distracted by their crying, but remember the saying:
Only the crying baby gets milk.
But if you disregard the crying, they are much better than adults who have already been corrupted by the “wonder” of our FUKUS based education system.
We should value and treasure and honour our children.