posted by admin on Sep 7
Once upon a time, there was a wise king who had nine learned nobles. The king thought that after they die, their knowledge would get waste and not be available to the future generations. So he called his nobles and asked them to put all their knowledge in writing so that it can be passed of to the future generation.
The nobles complied all their knowledge in the form of nine voluminous books and submitted to the king. The king said, “Who would read so many books? Make the knowledge simpler and shorter.” The nobles worked again and finally compiled the whole knowledge into a single voluminous book. “Make it shorter”, Asked the king again. The book was then reduced to just few pages. The king was still not satisfied and asked them to reduce it further. The knowledge was then reduced to a single page. The king asked them to make it even shorter. Finally the whole knowledge was reduced to just one line and submitted to king. The wise king saw the wisdom and felt quite happy. He announced the wisdom loudly in his court,
“THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH.”
This indeed is the greatest wisdom of the world. You can never get anything in this world without paying a price for it. So better to pay is now when you are enjoying the lunch else you might have to pay it with interest at a later date.
Who are You?
Human being is extremely complex creatures. One can write many volumes to describe a single person. In fact, there are thousands of books written on the famous personalities like Gandhi or Hitler to describe and understand them. Even if no book is written for most of us, yet it would require many volumes of books to describe any one of us and explain who we are.
Is it possible to simply to describe us in just a single sentence or even by a single word? Can you describe a person in a single word?
Can you describe yourself in a single word?
Here is an opportunity for you. Please choose a single word from Type A or Type B that describes you most accurately.
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Though, you find it extremely difficult to describe yourself in a single word yet in all likelihood, you would have chosen one word which describe your essence from the “Type A” attributes.
Now, let me give you an option to choose upto 7 words instead of one which describe you most accurately.
Have you still chosen all 7 options from Type A only. Don’t you find any of the Type B attribute suitable to you?
The Kingdom oflies within You
All Holysay that resides in us. Yet we never believed these things. “What is the proof” We say. Let us, therefore, proceed logically and rationally.
Have you noticed that all attributes given of Type A represents the nature of God which are frequently used to describe goodness while the words in the category of Type B represents Devil and use to represent evil.
This simple exercise demonstrates that the basic nature of all human beings is divine i.e. of God. It is for this reason that all scriptures say that the kingdom of God is in you. If all of us are really blessed with the nature of God, why the world has not become like? Why there is so much pain and injustice in this world?
What We Have Become Devilish?
While we all believe to have the divine nature, yet when we are asked to describe another person, we would have no hesitation to use some of the characteristics of Type B to describe him or her. So we can also be sure that if other people are asked to describe us they would not be using all Type A words for us. What makes us lose divinity and become devilish?
The answer lies in the dichotomy of the creation of all living beings. This had been a mystery in science as well which was resolved by Albert Einstein in his Noble wining paper on photoelectric effect. He explained that every wave and every particle is in fact having the dual character of wave as well particle. This concept is known as wave-particle duality and the waves are called as “quanta” which gave birth to the Quantum Physics and started a new era in the physics.
The living beings too are simultaneously a “Body” as well as a “Soul”. As a Soul, all beings are an integral part of the Cosmic Soul, Universal Soul or God and follow the law of the Spirit and have the divine nature. However as a body, the beings are part of the world and follows the laws of the matter. Thus man is constantly experiencing the twin effect on his mind which can receive signal both from the body and the soul.
In any living person, body can not exist without soul and no soul can exist without body. Therefore, man is bound by the laws of this material world to sustain his body. He have to fulfill the material needs of the body like food, water, air, sex or shelter. The material needs can not be satisfied by spiritual way and everyone has to adopt the other path for the fulfillment of the material needs.
It is not always possible to be good, when the other people are doing evil against you. While the spiritual world is unlimited, all material goods are limited. Therefore, there is always competition amongst the human beings for the possession of the material things. Therefore, in the real world situation, one can not survive by practicing only divine nature. You have to be bad to people who are bad for you, unkind to them who are cruel to you and so on.
Does that mean that we can never be divine as we all have material requirement to live in this world?
Divinity is the Only True Nature of Man
It is a fact that we all have the nature of Type B as well. All of us at some point of time do practice the behaviour of Type B (Devil) which the world classifies as evil. Yet, one can easily see that being evil in not our true nature and we always want to come back to our divine nature. We may be bad, unjust, unkind, cruel for sometime, yet we are very uncomfortable when we are practicing Type B characteristics. We lose all our peace and happiness when we are doing evil. Thus every person desperately wants to come back to his natural state which is divine as only in this stage one can become human and live life happily.
It is therefore, certain that the true nature of all human beings is nothing but divine. It is only due to our need to fulfillment of the requirement of our physical self i.e. our body that we have to often engage in activity which is called devilish by the world. Yet this stage is temporary and everyone try to get out of it as soon as possible. However, our engagement with worldly needs has to be minimum i.e. only to sustain our body. Man does not live to eat but eats only to live. Jesus too said that man will not live for bread alone. Because, bread is needed only for his body while soul is the essence of human race. Man has no option but to live like Holy Spirit due to his divine nature that alone can bring peace and happiness in his life.