Out of the physical, intellectual and spiritual aspects of human life, it is only the spiritual aspect that can help one in coming out of the worst kind of all gone situation. However, for this there are two conditions; and, they both are necessary and sufficient. The first is that one must have faith that he is not as lifeless as a stone, and, that he shares his life with others. The second is that one must be prepared to make a commitment to himself that he would stop repeating any mistakes of the past.
Unfortunately, most people do not satisfy the above two conditions, though they are not really the very difficult ones.
There is an Indian mythological story. Lord Krishna warned a devil that he would forgive him for 99 of his mistakes, but not for the 100th one. The devil committed the 100th mistake. Lord Krishna killed him. Incidentally, the most appropriate way to define a devil is, ‘a devil is the one who thinks he has a legitimate right over others’ lives’.
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”.]