Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dissatisfaction as growth.

Without dissatisfaction there is no growth, just like without happiness there is no life, but we should not divide them. There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way, or we can choose to be happily dissatisfied.

Anything that we know as truth today might become false or irrelevant tomorrow, and what we take as false or non-existent today, might change drastically tomorrow. Human beings have one major flaw: we don’t like to say or accept that we know very little about the world around us. We have set ideas about life and we judge everything from our own viewpoint, which is a mixture of inborn qualities and the way we are conditioned. It is like eating pizza, all of us see only a particular slice of life, much like seeing only one slice of a pizza that we are about to bite, without being able to see the whole of it.
It is because of this narrow vision that we tend to divide everything in life. We cannot help dividing, because that is how we are programmed.
The idea of division is also acceptable to the human mind. In this way, our minds divide everything in existence, creating what is called the illusion. The whole process of spiritual growth is to move from being ‘many’ to ‘one’. The ultimate enlightenment of our souls is to reach this point via the negative path that negates everything that is false, till nothing remains to be negated, or have reached it via the positive path, by accepting everything that exists as one. Either way, the end result is the same.

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