What I have found in interacting with a few friends on my last article - its difficult for most of us to act without any reference to thought - thought which is a product of past. I sincerely agree - and one thing I want to tell all of you that this words which I write here are not words to be taken as a theory or as an analysis or as a preaching - never - because whenever you accept authority of anyone on anything, you will simply close the doors of true awareness and get attached to a fixed path. I want to discuss these observations and also request you to truly ask your own self or try to be aware from where all our action comes.
Its difficult to imagine a blank canvas but not un-attainable. We simple have to get inside everything to truly be aware of the phenomenon. If we are to observe our own actions - we meaning the product of our immoral and evil past - we, meaning the living example of mankind - we need to look at our actions without getting influenced by knowledge. Else - if we just think that this act of ours is violent or that act is an act of hatred then we will be creating a difference between the observer and the action. We are the violent - we are greedy - we are envious - and all these comes from the self which is a product of time and knowledge - where we are conditioned to response hate with hate, violence with violence and be on a continuous chase under the influence of the immoral society which we have build so far.
Evil exists in us - in our mind - knowledge is evil. We - each one of us is a reflection of the mankind - our past - a product of time and knowledge - knowledge being the evil root of this immoral society with intellectual divisions we have build so far and where we continue to live. There is no concept of evil - we are the evil - we promote violence - hatred - greed - jealousy - brutality - everyday as the immoral society created by us - shapes all our thoughts and actions. We also need to understand how this society drives us to a constant chase for more of everything - be it arms, territory, love, material, knowledge, spirituality, acceptance, technology, everything - which again contributes to our envy, greed, hatred and violence.
The human mind always seeks security from childhood till the day we die - and the circle of security gets build from all knowledge we acquire - knowledge being incomplete in all sphere - the wall of security and corresponding illusion of self-image is also incomplete - we imagine we are secure with this religion, we are secure with this nation, we are secure in a relation, we are secure in a position, we are secure in health - but since the image of security in our mind is never complete and based on incomplete knowledge and understanding - conflict occurs at all level. Even in a relation the mind builds images of the other person based on 10 or 100 or maybe a 1000 or more impressions - but can that image be a complete image of the person ? And we merrily base our interactions on some assumptions based on this ‘ incomplete’ image in our mind. We assume if I say this, he or she will feel / say/ think or act like this - we have got so conditioned - that this happens unconsciously sometimes. And since this images are never complete image - conflicts occur at all levels. Conflicts which give birth to depression, frustration, hatred, violence, competition, anger, envy and all the evils.
But our tradition says - to live you must suffer - you must toil - you must work hard - you must make an effort - else the traditional evils like religion, state, commerce, economy and all other notional divisions cannot reap their harvest of fear, conflict, hatred and violence.