When we are fully free, I dont mean the spiritual freedom, I mean as the normal human, then you dont know what to do with this life and when you are not free you find the purpose of life to find that freedom…what a conundrum? We are only going in circles in this materialistic, logical and philosophical world. Its time to understand the Spiritual realm.
“I wanna make a difference to society”
“I care for my fellow beings”
“I want to make a difference to the people I love”
“Its my passion”
“I want to make money”
“This is what drives me”
These are some of the statements you will hear from a lot of people who are doing something with their lives to make a difference to society, proclaiming that they are trying to solve a problem in society. Are we really making a difference or is it just for us(humans)?
What is incomprehensible to me is the fact that when we care about other people, that’s what we mean, we only care about other people, not the environment, not the animals, organisms, oceans, trees and everything else that inhabits this world. What will happen if we only love our fellow beings. What will we be left with?
Imagine a society free from evil or hatred, “Where Only Humans Love Each Other”. There is no fraud or cheating or robbery or rape or murder or anything that is evil. How would the world be? Wouldn’t the population be so huge that there would not be sufficient resources to take care of everyone? If that happened humans will be annihilated from this world without doubt. Our love for ourselves will be the reason for our destruction. That everything else can wait but not for humans is not something that is realistic?
We will only be left with humans and nothing else. A world where we can’t breathe the air, drink the water and eat the food. With all our progress we are the evil that kills everything else around us. So, how are we making a difference to our fellow beings by doing anything that we are doing, when we are actually destroying everything else around us. We are told that we must multiply, love and care for humans, but then we go around killing and destroying everything else till they become extinct so that we can take care of our fellow beings and their desires. Why???
Is it because we felt like it or we wanted to ensure that we gave better food to our fellow beings, or wanted to make a better house or wanted to build a new machine. Whatever may be the reason, whether the intentions are good or bad we are still squeezing everything out of this earth just to keep our fellow beings happy and content, in the process keeping ourselves happy.
Happiness is when everything around you can live its life too. We are the evil to everything else in nature, as much as we are the reason for the good in nature. Hence, evil plays an unequivocal role as good itself to balance earth. It exists for the betterment of the earth and not the betterment of humans. It creates a balance of creation and destruction, so that one species cannot dictate terms.
Learn to walk with the unknown everyday and you will no longer fear the unknown…but gather a respect that you can look it in the eye and say…Let’s do this.
“By oneself, indeed, is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself, indeed, is one purified. Purity and impurity depend on oneself. No one purifies another.” (Dhammapada, chapter 12, verse 165)
After all you have done
You really deserve better
Nothing makes sense in this world
Its all a big pile of crazy
And the kings are all fools
Where is the honor when a solemn promise
Is just a pretty lie
And the mighty mock the courage
Of the humble
Although I am just ordinary
I have learnt
You dont need to be colossal
To be a great heart
You dont need to be famous
To be of value
You dont need money
To be strong
And to all those who mock
I stand alone in the storm
In a world where loyalty, trust and honesty have no value, meaning or respect – I despise them … its better to get rid of these traits and focus on being loyal, trustworthy and honest to yourself, then do what is right without fear and everything else will fall in place.
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
― Hunter S. Thompson
My Thoughts:How do we know that a person who stayed ashore and merely existed… that that is what he wanted to do. In his point of view he his happy, who is anyone to question. Since, the question is about an individual. If you are to ask me… I like the risky life, but who says I am happy. Happiness is momentary, suffering is real. if we took risks or created something does not mean we are happy and if we did not do anything and merely existed does not mean that that person is not happy. Who are we to judge, but animals that disregard and disrespect nature and all other beings that are the reason for the earth’s harmony. Human beings are the worst lot. I doubt if anyone is really happy. I am in agreement with Marcus Aurelius. If only we had better quality thoughts that led to actions.