In short life, people squander their life in the dark shadows of ignorance with an individual empathy even though, two eyes wide opened. Our perception of this reality world mesmerize by tangible sense organs and enigmatic senses dreams, thinking, intuition etc… We created history, and will shape future by our decisions, where prior every decision, these senses tremor in the form of psychology, draconian destruction and insanity, manhood, humanity, crisis, savior; routing with so called the light in the dark. Our skimpy knowledge often put us in delusional light, which in fact, is dark side.
Feb. 12, 2007, vol. 169, No. 5 page no. 50, one can see with a stolid monk picture; FMRI scans of meditating monks showed dramatic changes in the parts of the brain associated with happiness, under title ‘THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING’ and also highlights with ’10,000 Number of hours of their lives some monks have spent in meditation. The practice can actually move their happiness set point’. Then, it gets a place in one of the most prestigious magazine, ‘Time’. On the other hand, Imagine the current pinnacle of human adversity in African nations where the god of death approaching everyday to take someone, even so called survived are in a procession to the mouth of death. Now, can you shower these destitute African people to the pinnacle of happiness with meditation? The ‘sweet’ grapes for an unfortunate fox are sour.
It sounds funny, very funny!!. This is a delusional light, which in fact, is dark side. I guarantee a provision of food to famished dire people will move them to happiness set point that monks achieved who receive complimentary foods everyday and night. I believe, if these needy, famished people were provisioned for meditation with complementary food, I am sure, they can also stay more than 10,000 numbers of hours their lives in meditation. It is two eyes, wide opened, seen an absolute truth.
War is no exception. Who in fact, have fought for an absolute humanity? All fights for himself in the name of duty, medals, jobs, national identity. We stand our leaders for our security and happiness. All these means your two senses are threatened. What is the cost of happiness and peace? Doing meditation or killing method, no doubt, both bring mental peace. Otherwise, to kill someone is not an easy job for novice. Our precepts allow decimating others in the name of war, after all killing is killing. There’s just a thin, intangible, enigmatic ‘line of thinking’, that differentiates the designation of killing.
So called religions are also no exception that have brought debacle in human relations. People never understood it as a principle to live a happy life, nothing more. One of the prominent religious leaders, Dalai Lama, who ran futile a free Tibet rally, a question rise upon it. Why the protest didn’t follow a peace path? In fact, why does he need autonomy, if he is selfless, humanitarian? So far to my understanding of his preaching, his so called Buddhism is not different from what Gautama, the Buddha discovered. The Gautama, after he achieved enlightenment, he never had any attachment or aversion towards anything or anybody. It is shame and a sheep that ordinary people invite him to the United Nation assembly program for discourse and grant him a ‘Noble Peace Prize’. It is no different in Hindu religions; the god named ‘Krishna’, romanced with about 16,665 ladies and scripted such womanish with beautiful sentences that ‘in previous life, they had a desire to be with him as husband. One foreign lady was obstructed to one Hindu temple and she wept and did her futile best to persuade temple priests. She told them she was even consecrated as a Hindu. With hopes and dreams, she came just to see this temple. But, it is people who still see the skin colors rather than humanity. It is just an example; People can even shed their bloods from veins for religion which they might not have understood its root meaning and function.
I doubt, that in such temples, if there is god, then a pristine God never abides. God is omnipotent, omniscient. Why don’t we think that such omniscient fellow assumes that all people are equal for him? A masked god only discriminates others. When Jesus Christ says, ‘I am omnipotent and come to me.’ We misunderstood him. The meaning of ‘I’ means not him; it is his complete compassion, love, forgiveness. Once Oscar Wilde, the British author, was returning at dawn from the first night of an unpopular play by him, a friend asked him how the new play succeeded. Wilde replied, ‘The play was a magnificent success. But, the audience was a miserable failure.’ Our actual understanding of so called ‘GOD’ is an analogous to the Oscar Wilde’s response. The iconic leaders of religions may have understood the complete sense and the blind followers breach the meanings. These days I see, the religious leaders just a masked human who have neither experienced such compassion nor they have operated such precepts on themselves.
Pondering as an unbiased, un-iconoclastic, bystander trying to exhume the meaning of existence in this world, ‘Thinking of Thinking’ tickled my so far awakened mind. Our mind is also great; simply it is a playground or a computer hard disk. What has been filled up or will be: the type of operating system (The Mind) in your hard disk (The Brain)? This question is the greatest of all so far with the software of the variety religions, circle that affects you. In fact, it seems everybody is either right or wrong, only the conditional factor (programmed inside us) need to be deciphered.
I say, ‘Breathe oxygen and live life with less attachment and aversion and addendum of forgiveness, love’. The time you squander reading voluminous books on religion, it is better to do a good job for money; walking and nutritious eating for good health. Let us distinguish ‘The light in the dark or Dark in the light’. We are super-animal with advanced brain capacity; so, it is just a matter of time.