Newton’s third law is not a law of opposites or a law of clashes. It is law that holds. Force of reaction can never be greater than the force of action. If you are pushing a car, you can either push it away or you can’t, but it can never happen that the car is able to push you back.
One cannot react to violence with his brand of violence. He can only act with his brand of violence. But, that is VIKARMA (विकर्म), the prohibited action, a word that has been used only once in Geeta. In my opinion, Vikarma is a product of ‘greedy intellect’ of human being. Human intellect, as such, can not possess its own qualities. It is merely a highly sophisticated tool that can be used by the man for his well being. However, if the man uses this tool persistently to satisfy his greed it develops some kind of hysteresis and compels the man to think in his self interest only. It is due to the above referred hysteresis of intellect the man starts reacting to the right with a wrong and to the wrong with a bigger wrong. The man in possession of a ‘neutral’ intellect can err, but can also recognize his error and can endeavour to rectify his error.
When human intellect, due to the persistent use in the man’s self interests, suffers from the wrong type of hysteresis and humanity is in peril, the superposing process of rectification is triggered. Whether it is triggered by the inherent quality of humanity or by the God (as believed by many), is not exactly known. However, that the rectification process is implemented on the man’s land is certain. Many believe that at such times the God takes birth in the man’s land. We have learned that if the God takes birth in the man’s land, he is not born there for installing new religions or constructing many more places for helping the man worship Him, but for waging a war against the intellectual hysteresis of the man. Whether it is done through a coercive force that is apparently violent or through a persistent reaction of most humble nonviolence to make the violent tired, and, die their own death that depends on the place, time and circumstances. When this happens the hysterical rituals of hollow pretentiousness are dumped, and, a culture of human duties is commissioned.
Reincarnation repose faith, not that much in the God, as in humanity. The man cannot turn his face away from his own historical reality. The hope is the nascent stage of faith; hence it must be nurtured.
PROMOD KUMAR SHARMA
[The writer of this blog is also the author of “Mahatma A Scientist of the Intuitively Obvious” and “In Search of Our Wonderful Words”.]