Dec 1, 2011

How does his happiness affect yours?

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein


     Who thought Albert Einstein could be such deep thinker too!!! If you care enough to scrutinize the cultures and religions of the world - you'll find one basic core to 'em all - LOVE. Each culture and religion promotes love and its various manifestations. Its all about loving your family, your friends, your neighbours, yourself and the God (i.e. if you believe in the concept of God). But then there are countless, needless rules sinking its teeth deep into the religion. So much so, it becomes loving your kinds "absolute necessity" and the other kinds are ignored, often hated. Oh'yes we all should choose the belief system that resonates with our own but in the process we should also make sure the other kinds are respected along the way.


     If they all promote LOVE, I don't know why the confusions are created. The Nazi's picked the kinds they thought were less humans "The Jews", and did the unfathomable thing we all know. Down the line of history, currently, Jew occupied area (Israel) are inflicting the pain upon Palestinians. In Indian sub-continent, Hindu - Muslim clashes are legendary. Its not surprising to see countries hating their neighbouring countries. Neither is it surprising to see many countries - investing more on war than the basic needs of its population. Black's fought against slavery and again for their rights. Gays still struggle for the rights to marry...


     I simply don't understand, how can't we just co-exist. My happiness doesn't effect yours and vice-versa - so why bother to ruffle someone else's feather!!! Diversity is a beautiful thing. Imagine a world with just one color. Sky is blue and beautiful. Forests are green and beautiful. Deserts are brown and beautiful. These montage of colorful and beautiful things create our world. We're no different. The human world is flavored and vivid only because of the presence of diversity. I'm not a saint, nor am I trying to prove a point. I'm just a living breathing individual who contributes to this great world just like anybody else. So bare in mind what Albert Einstein said and widen your horizon. Remove your blinders because world is so much bigger. Below I leave you with the video proving just the point I'm trying to make. After you watch the video question yourself - "How does his happiness affect yours?" Love conquers all.

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5 comments:

  1. Absolutely great topic there to blog about.I must say Einstein was inspired by me, just a bad joke haha. The other day I was watching old videos of Shilpa Shetty racism and bullying in Big Brother House back in 2007, why because people refusing to accept Miss Shetty's religion, background, her being different from them and all. May Jade Goody's soul RiP but still those things said and done are simply unforgivable.
    I love travelling and to explore something which is beyond those walls of my present life. I can't really say it prison but my life is actually a widespread grassland where I run freely at the moment. Hope you find that Love,freedom, closeness and happiness that you are seeking in this blog.
    :)

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  2. Agreed wholeheartedly. I always remember one line from Brokeback Mountain. It says "Love is a force of nature" so why do we bother painting it and seeing it through our own narrow mind and eyes. Sigh, wish you message reaches out to the world and they listen. But who knows it just might :)

    Abt video: First time i saw it, I was so touched and it moved me. I was like: This must be shared. Thank goodness, you felt same and shared :)
    hallelujah

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  3. Love conquers all :)
    I think one of the biggest reasons we can't co-exist is because we we are afraid of each other. Anything that is different is a threat, because it just might take over the world. And looking at the examples we've seen : slavery, Nazi's, violent crusaders, jihads, why wouldn't the average person be afraid? Funny thing is, the antidote to fear is love. Perfect love casts out all fear!

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  4. I enjoyed reading this article.
    It was deep and mixed with human feelings from across the world!

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stay insanely happy ♥