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Hello sir,
         Previously you said that 'When we enjoy the sense pleasures of the world, we plant the seed for suffering. It is like a cutting tool which holds the nut in one arm and cracks it with the other arm. Similarly, enjoying binds us to the sense objects and we get hit when the situation changes for worse.'
This means if you got sense pleasure you are under bondage, please make me understand how only this enjoying objects can keep you under bondage? What is the exact tatva/theory behind this?


Thanks

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Dear Jagat,

The whole universe consists of NOTHING but sense objects. The universe feed us with sense pleasures through five senses. It is impossible for anyone to live without enjoying the sense pleasures. However, if a person is ignorant he will be bound. Every enjoyment will cause him to suffer more in the future. For example if you enjoy sweets and if your doctor advices you not to eat sweets you will suffer. Greater the attachment to the sweets greater the suffering. So it is a bondage.

For enlightened beings this is not a bondage because they are aware of the source of happiness. They will continue to enjoy sense pleasures offered by the world but they will not be bound. They do not have any attachment to the world because the knowledge (of God) sets them free. Liberated.

There is no complicated theory or philosophy behind this. List down all the objects in the world (including your family and friends) who give you happiness. Imagine if they disappear from the world, will you not suffer? That's why the nut cracker example is used. Just because you enjoy an object you will end up suffering.

The way out is to gain self-knowledge or god-knowledge by studying vedanta consistently and systematically under a guru for a length of time.

Thanks for asking this important question. If you need more clarifications please do ask a new question.

Best wishes,
Raja Subramaniyan  

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