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Friday, 16 September 2016

Righteousness & Safety

How does the lone boy playing on the abandoned railway tracks save himself? Those other boys, playing on the used tracks aren't right. But in case of an emergency, the train driver is likely to run down the lone boy in order to save the other boys. It seems right to sacrifice one to save many.

It is fatal to stick to righteousness if everyone else is on the other track. Is there a way to stick on without compromising on safety?

It's a dilemma. The one unable to overlook righteousness can't have fun on the wrong track. But whatever he does or says, no one among the others comes to play with him. Everyone is scared of the the train running over or missing out on fun.

So, what does the lone boy do? Have fun till he's run over rather than be scared till being run over!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Regulations of Love

I was introduced to the regulations in the initial years - very subtly. It details whom to love, whom more, whom less, how to express, etc. It spoke of different kinds of love - brotherly, husbandly, fatherly, for motherland, for money, etc.

When I complied and felt honest, when I didn't, guilty.

It took me years to know of civilisation. These are attempts to rein in nature, to bring in an order. But how is love in natural form?

It is within me - powerful, but not forceful. I just need to be conscious of it. It isn't for one and not for the other. It just is. Simple, unrelated to reciprocation, bonding, expectations and measurements.

Anything otherwise would have another name. But love is misused in its place.

I must experience it deeply enough. Not do anything, just experience its existence. Let the regulations not distract me. Let my expectations, my need to possess, my tendency to measure not adulterate it.