The man has always felt that his individual efforts of survival in his life have ever been found lacking, hence, he conceptualized human societies to augment his strength by exercising collective restraint. But, human societies increased human desires to unimaginable proportions and made them multifarious and multidimensional. We all are well aware that greater the number of the desires, more fearful more fearful we tend to become.
When we accept to depend on others for our survival, conditionally, or unconditionally, we find it extremely difficult to avoid buying fears of others, notwithstanding the damages that may cause to us. As social beings, it is our duty to exercise restraint in matters of our desires, but, it does not mean that we kill the explorer in us under the ever increasing burden of taming compliances of farcical and fictitious systems, traditions, practices and demands sourced by burgeoning loads of the desires of the selfish, greedy and weak elements of the society whose members have ever shown an increasing trend.
The societies, those are not congenial to the growth of courageous explorers, and, the non-conformists valuing freedom of thought and experimenting produce herds of foolish mules that are difficult to stop once they get going in the wrong direction laden with the errors of the past. Such societies can produce only jackals and foxes on the one side and sheep and the foolish mules on the other.
The societies that do not encourage courageous explorers and the experimenters create an environment that blocks the process of spiritual advancement. Not buying the fears of the others comes first; expressly denying the wrong or protesting there against comes later.
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”.]