Rules and Regulations never made us obedient or happy. Did they ever?
Unconditional love frees us from age old slavery but humanity suffers with an ancient curse to not to have that kind of wisdom which is pioue enough to not only know but also challenge the iniquities of so called gods towards love which, by the way for the novice naives, happens to be the original creator of all the so called dummy gods. Neither do we possess the cosmic consciousness or the guts to transgress the man made boundaries or limits dictated to us unanimously by so called godly men or scriptures.
FEAR RULES UPON US - OVERWHELMINGLY COWARD WE ARE.
Have some coffee if lamenting isn't kaafi (enough). Nicotine ot tea can't be always tearful. Caffeine of coffee can't be always cheerful. Choose any one or both if you wanna transgress but please "Don't worry - Be happy."(M. C. HAMMER)
Feel the above lines. Drink them like you drink wine. Kiss them like you kiss your ardent lover's lips and then they will no longer be just the lines, wine or lips but the abstract message that one must read between the lines, sips or kisses.
Biblically, our character is indeed measured by what we do when no one is looking.
Remember - "to him/her who knows to do good and does not do it, to him/her is sin." (James 4:17)
Scientific west seeks 'individual consciousness' in the form of THOUGHT and sorely doubts existence of 'universal consciousness'. Plagriatic East, on the other hand seeks universal consciousness based on the SIXTH SENSE or non-dualistic approach which is germane to every THOUGHT, whatsoever. When west succeeds - materialism results. When east succeeds - spiriual glory beyond the comprehension of materialistic world alongwith vast and incredible joy gets revealed to the seeker. But only to the seeker or experiencer and not the rest of the world whereas materialist results of the western world can be easily-readily-technologically shared with all and sundry. Everything depends on your choice and so, choose the principal aim of your existence.
Worst intellectual matchups:
a) Einstein debating theory of relativity with a first-grader.
b) A prejudiced mind discussing SPIRIT.
c) A man arguing about God's plan for mankind.
d) I, walking on a path thinking it to be the most righteous one.
WE BECOME WHAT GOD MEANT US TO BE BY GIVING UP OURSELVES COMPLETELY TO HIS/HER WILL.
I totally agree Sir, but the totality inside me doesn't and tells me absurdly (as per your concepts i.e);
ALL EFFORTS GO IN VAIN,
ALL DREAMS GO DISDAIN,
ALL AIMS LOOSE THE GOAL,
ALL DIFFERENCES DIG UP HOLE,
IF VEINS AWAKE NOT TO love AS HOLY WHOLE.
Oh yes Sir/Ma'm!
World chain-links may not be able to eradicate our "Six degrees of separation" but the dynamic link of words of wisdom keep us connected providentially.
"Blood in water" triggers feeding frenzy in sharks. Similarly, human predators attack the failing and faulty. It seems to be their Job but even a vulnerable sinner needs as much mercy as we do.
4 states of consciousness according to Hindu occultism:
- Waking - The most remote from the True, the most illusory state.
- Sleep - already nearer to the True.
- Deep sleep without dreams - contact with the True.
- Samadhi or ecstasy - union with the True.
Yup...emotions do transform into intellect which then manifests itself as matter but the quest is "Whose emotions are they?"
Your, mine, our, their, life's or love's?
Knowledge that not this world but that world or heaven is our true home germanes creation of a hellish life now and here - taking us NOWHWERE.
Man is a bad case....isn't it?