Why does the wind blow? Why does man live?

Acharya Prashant
3 min readAug 31, 2019

Everything that is there in existence, whether prakritik or man-made, is nothing but an oblation to the Lord.

A devoted saint sees that the entire expanse of Prakriti, is nothing but an offering to the Lord. Why does he see the flowers on the plants, as an offering to the Lord? Because he sees his own hands, eyes, the entire physical system, as an offering to the Lord. As you are, so you see.

And it is not also just a matter of saint’s perception. It is actually so.

Prakriti is trying everything.

It is trying creation, it is trying dissolution. It is trying flowers, it is trying animals, it is trying insects, it is trying mammals. It’s trying intellect, it’s trying emotions. It’s also trying, survival of the fittest.

What is Prakriti upto? It surely wants something. Why is there so much movement in Prakriti? It is as if Prakriti too wants to meet the husband, Lord. That’s what the Gurus are clearly seeing.

The Flower does not bloom for nothing, the Sun does not rise for nothing, Man does not live for nothing. A new Child is not born for nothing. There is a purpose. The entire Prakritik movement has a purpose. And the purpose is to meet the Lord, to be devoted to the service of Lord.

Now, there is another aspect of existence. And what is that aspect? Stuff that is man-made.

So, what is the saint seeing? What are the Gurus realizing? They are realizing that the prakritik aspects of the body, are for the service of Truth. And also for the service of Truth, is the intellect. So, all the things that man creates through intellect, are actually created just to achieve God.

And that is absolutely so.

Why else does man create this and that, using his intellect? Because he wants Peace. Doesn’t he? When you say, “We want progress and development, and science and technology, and discoveries and inventions, and we want to explore outer space,” what do you want?

What have you wanted all this while when you have created hospitals and schools, and public systems and social institutions? All of them have been a result of the intellect. Why has man created and built so much using the intellect? Because he wants Peace…

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