Nov 282005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma

Each living entity prospers in and enjoys a favourable environment. The species of man is unique among all living beings in that it has developed science and technology to the extent that everything seems within its reach, if not now, then in the future. Also, it is busy creating a favourable environment to its maximum advantage.

Mankind is evolved to the extent that it is not part of the food chain but a consumer of all living and non-living resources. Now it is capable of synthesizing many new products for itself from the ingredients of nature (synthetic items like plastic, allopathic medicines, etc.). But at the same time a formidable fear also is gripping mankind in new ventures.

The greatest threat for mankind is not from species other than its own clan. The whole of mankind is divided into many groups based on views, gender, caste, creed, race, state, country, etc. and each group has developed walls of vested interests.

A slave mind happens to enjoy pleasure through its senses within the set walls of the society to which it belongs. If it tries to go beyond, it takes the risk of becoming a target for society. An honest man may be pressed by his family or the so-called well-wishers to accept bribery or adopt a selfish attitude. Then, what should he do? Such people are rare who dare to go against set norms and, if they do so, either they perish in the process or become immortal. It all depends upon the attitude of mind; if it is set on pursuing the truth in life then immortality results, otherwise one meets with annihilation.

It’s a challenge to come out from any group in which one happened to be born. If anyone does that, either he is finished or he may be counted as a saint having compassion at heart for all the creatures in the universe. Otherwise his mind is the slave of the set objectives of a particular group.

A better option for a person desiring freedom would be to follow the righteousness of his religion and society norms and then oppose existing blind faiths and useless customs, which have degenerated in the course of time. Usually societies throughout the world have been governed by religions and political powers, hence any reform is possible through these two means.

It is only through the feeling of serving mankind, which is considered by mankind as the best creation of nature+spirit, that one may go beyond man-made bondage.

SP Sharma, India

e-mail: swamiprasad.sharma@gmail.com

About me.
I was born on 8 December 1945 and had self-realisation on 20 August 1977 at the age of 32. Thereafter I automatically shifted to the devotion path and a sort of relationship developed with God. Starting as a servant to God, then friendliness with God and then started liking God in child form. There is nothing left except to enjoy divine love and feel its presence in the whole world.