Saturday, February 11, 2006

birth, actions and truth...

"Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true. " - BUDDHA

janma - the birth...

"so... do you really believe in rebirth? or do you believe only in eternal hell and eternal heaven?" a couple of questions often asked by people in search of opinions and points of view from the second person... to say the least, these are real tough questions to answer... the main reason for the complexity involved in giving a reasonable answer is the lack of scientific evidence or practical proof to any theories...

if there is anything that is really hard to measure in this world, it is the absoluteness of a new born's innocence... innocence - what a beautiful concept... if anyone tells you it does not exist, it is out of ignorance... every time when we learn something new, we must realize that we have either not known it thus far, or have learnt to ignore learning about it thus far... 'the signs' are all around us asking us to learn, every single moment...

another tough thing to describe, quantify and frame-in-a-box, is to recognice the 'value' of someone's life... i mean, in terms of 'what', 'why' and 'how much' somebody has done in their lifetime for the greater good... we all have a race against time, in the course of which we have an inbuilt overhead of safeguarding one's self against disease... an analogy would be the concept of installing an anti-virus program in a computer... it is not part of the plan to acheive results, but it is a necessity to guard the system against evil viruses... while a major part of everyone's lifetime is consumed heavily by this guarding process, a lot of time is also spent in survival essentials... from our earlier analogy case, we can correspond this case to the power/space requirements...

apart from all the time used up for promiting self-interests, there sure comes enough time when we make the 'choices'... these choices dictate our actions... and our actions our destiny, sometimes even others' destinies...


karma with dharma - actions with 'truth'...

our actions... for the most part, we do think that we have an idea of 'why', and some other times we learn 'why' with time... it becomes of utmost importance to realize the value of 'the greater good' and 'contextual truth'... contextual truth - not the one we all conveniently like to use for promoting self interests and gaining financial and materialistic gains, but the one when the greater good IS kept in mind and does not directly or indirectly alter or affect another person's balanced life in a bad way... the 'intent' being truthful, and the 'consequences' being for the greater good, is what is called for...

the only point of reference for us being ourselves, pointing to another person's mistake and claiming truth in it would be not just absurd, but would be against the truth in the first place... every action done against the call from the heart, be it as small as a penny or as big as the pacific ocean, is like adding fuel to the burning fire, in this corrupted, lying and selfish world that it already is... the fruits of planting such seeds lie not in the present, but in the future...

while there are seasons every year, the cycle for the seasons is within every year... the best part in this context being that, the present does not stand in a specific season, but in the head and heart of the living soul...

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