Sep 22, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
by T. A. Ramesh
One cannot understand the feelings of others. If one understands one is called the human being, who has the human mind to understand the human heart - joy or sorrow, love or hatred, fear or courage, etc.
Not the intellect but the emotion is important for a human being; understanding the heart to administer the work is the mark of a man! Religion, literature and art all highlight the importance of human heart and so, the identity of a human being is ascertained by heart but not by head.
Pleasure or virtue, for living material wealth is needed. To earn wealth, by dying man has to live in this world. But when he starts living, he dies sooner than before! Living or dying, human nature changes little in life.
Human nature at the lowest is animal and at the highest is divine; to maintain poise between the two is man’s perennial problem. Hell or heaven, it is man’s mind that makes or mars everything! So, man’s mind ever under control only makes him a human being.
Emotion is the very stuff of every human being here. Sentiments and passions keep alive all human beings. Sympathy, kindness and love raise human value to divine level. Cruelty, arrogance and hatred lowers human being to an animal.
Fight between thoughts and feelings burn the light of spirit in man; to choose between the two is the endless dilemma of every man! The ambiguous state of man keeps his soul look for peace and liberty that he tries by perfecting human nature in something everlasting.
Neither animal nor divine man is ambiguous and incomplete. To confirm or contradict he needs the company of someone for communicating or communing to make himself complete; and that is the cause of creation of man and woman in the world.
All by instinct, animals and insects act everywhere in the world. Thirsty and hungry for food, water and sex they are very aggressive. In fulfilling their needs they forget all in carelessness and laziness feeling nothing about the feeling of the prey they have tortured.
Desire directs man to live free and comfortable in this world. If he succeeds, he jumps in jollity and celebrates with everybody. If he fails, he drowns in misery and mourns alone without company; but conscience before and after his deeds pricks and controls him.
By intuition he understands the indwelling spirit, his real Self. By mysticism he communes his Self with the All Pervading Spirit. By this experience he is capable of enjoying a pleasure called bliss and is able to live a divine life not in the other world but here itself!
Such a powerful being is comical or majestic or mystical in nature; and his mind works sub-consciously, consciously and super-consciously, an inbuilt system helping him to overcome his imperfections by Nature; and the perfection he achieves through Art, Woman and Nature at last!
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