Being a part of the nature, we cannot and should not go against the cycles of nature as we have no control over them. The nature has given us intelligence to think so that we can explore the truth of the things and act accordingly. Hence, traditionally, we human beings are explorers of the truth and are thinkers.
There are also man-made traditions; a few of them have been created by selfless people having compassionate nature who were primarily concerned about the welfare of mankind, but many have been socially enforced by selfish people to get their own interests served by others.
The human tradition of being a thinker and explorer of the truth must supersede all man-made traditions; otherwise, human societies may become tools in the hands of selfish people whose survival entirely depends on attaining physical power or adopting deceptive ways to make others serve their self interests. We must never overlook the fact that human violence contributes more to human sufferings than anything else.
The traditions created by selfless people for the welfare of mankind may also need modifications from time to time and changing circumstances; hence, the tradition of thinking and exploring the truth may be of use in that case also.
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”.]