Continued from the previous – The Right in the Wrong (Part 1)
The simplest explanation is that either cannot exist without the other. Every Wrong has a right hidden and every Right a wrong. The whole phenomena of existence is based on this theory.
Let’s look at nature for a moment —- the beautiful and calm Deer is hunted by the majestic Lion. We can say it is wrong for the Lion to kill the Deer, but what option does it have, none, it just follows its own instinct, or rather it does not have a choice. Us Humans, do we have choice in killing an animal or even an insect, Yes we do. I have seen people killing ants in huge number with heavy pesticides. Come on what have they done to you, actually nothing. If you left your food out in the open the ant will certainly grab it, but then it does the same with a dead cockroach lying around.
So every time we do something wrong, we will find the right in it to justify or convince the self and others. The converse is not so, when we do something right we believe that there is no wrong in it. I am sure most of us would have heard or read the story of the struggling butterfly trying to get out of the cocoon and how the onlooker helped and in the process grounded it. Another scenario is wherein parents go out of the way helping their children and in the process crippling their growth(not necessarily physical) and wisdom.
Now that’s confusing. You must be wondering then how do I go about doing anything at all. Well initially it is about unlearning. The many good and right things we do are only good and right for the 5 senses. It is time to re-discover the 6th invisible sense, which is the prime. The awakening of the 6th will help mankind to live in harmony with our surroundings, we will still fight but not wage wars and violence will exist to subdue or stop greater violence’s.
So the next time you set out to do something, step back and give it a few moments of your neutral thought, and then proceed. This activity could leave you clueless initially but with passing time your 6th sense will endow you with thoughts.
Note: In the south of India, there is a custom of drawing “kolam” (rangoli in other places) on the ground in front of the house using white rice powder. It is believed that in the olden days coarse rice flour was used, so the ants would not have to walk too far or too long for a meal. The rice powder also provided birds and other small creatures something to eat it. This concept of welcoming other living beings into one’s home and everyday life is an example of harmonious co-existence.