Thursday, May 22, 2014

474. Looking at the Positive trait is like appreciating Divinity!

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A gazelle was chased by a cheetah; the gazelle was running zigzag confusing the predator. After a hot pursuit the cheetah stroke the leg of the gazelle sending it off balance and jumped over it to grab the neck. My daughter who was watching the sequence on the Animal Plant Channel said “Oh no, poor gazelle” I asked her would not the cheetah starved if it had not caught the gazelle for the lunch. She said, “Why, should it not eat grass or plants like the gazelle did to fill its stomach?”

"If it were to be so, there would not have been enough grass for all the animals. As it is now there is an annual great migration by the Wildebeest from Serengeti to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara. What would happen if all the canines and felines start eating grass?" I asked my daughter. She understood the Law of Nature i suppose.  

Everything that is happening in this world is neither bad nor good. It is only the way we think which brands the event as good or bad. It is become a routine to think from one point of view only, if we develop to think from the other point as well we can understand the secrets behind all this and there is nothing for us to acknowledge also. This is in accordance with the Law of Universe. With such a thought a seeker can try to look at the positive trait in every event rather than looking for negativity in it.


It is difficult to look at positive aspects at the start as we are used to looking at the black dot on the white board. It is hard to find good virtues in others since there is lack of it in us. If one starts to find for the merits in others his own life begins to be filled with them. Upanishad says “Isavasyam Idam Sarvam” meaning: This entire universe is pervaded by Him. Those who believe this always look at the core and finds divinity in everything. They do not differentiate between good or bad as they find everything to be His. Thus divine qualities of harmony, equanimity and holiness begin to advance in them.


Once Guru Drona called young Duryodhana and Yudhisthira, both were learning war skills from him. He asked Duryodhana to go to his kingdom and count how many of them praiseworthy. At the same time he asked Yudhisthira also to go and find out how many of them in the kingdom were immoral. He asked them to give the count the next day.


When Guru Drona asked them the next day neither of them could find a single person, while Duryodhana did not find a single person who was praiseworthy and Yudhisthira did not find a single person who was immoral. By this episode it does not mean that people in the kingdom were lifeless like zombies. There were both positive and negative trait in them but the perceiver could find what his heart was filled with.     


So there is nothing bad or good in this world. It is only our perceptions which make it become one. There is no point in try to judge others as it will never take us anywhere, instead if we look for the Divinity in them it will help us excel further. The only way to make it happen is by constantly remembering that Divinity resides in the heart of every individual being…………Am I right????? 

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