The Pleasure that is Pregnant with Suffering ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Aug 08, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05, Text 22

The Bhagavad-gita (05.22) explains that wise people avoid sense pleasures because they know that such pleasures are the wombs of suffering. The Gita’s use of the graphic analogy of a womb (yoni) can protect us from mistakenly equating invisibility with non-existence. Just as the infant within the womb is not visible in the early stages of pregnancy, the suffering within sensual indulgence is not visible in the early stages of enjoyment.

But just as the infant will be born with the passage of time, the suffering will become evident in due course of time. When we see hedonistic lifestyles glamorized on billboards and in commercials, we don’t see the distressing and disastrous consequences of such living.
However,such invisibility of those consequences doesn’t imply their non-existence; we just need to look in the right places.A simple look at sociological surveys reveals alarming statistics of sexually transmitted diseases, divorces, rapes, and lust-induced psychological problems that range from depression and addiction to suicide and murder. These problems may have varying specific causes, but they frequently have an underlying generic cause: uncontrolled sexuality.
In terms of the womb analogy, they comprise the delivery of the suffering pregnant in sense pleasure.

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