Don’t glorify the skins of the mango, but just peel out the skin, enter in and eat the pulp of the fruit. More often we live and fight fanatically for the territory of covers and peripheral things. Thereby we shut the door and remain dumb and blind to the gist of essence and essential things of life.
Essence is the seed; peripheral things are just the erratic or random expansion and expression of the essence. When we operate from the essence, our peripheral things too gain meaning and relation. But when we forgo the essence and tend to play merely with peripheral things blindly, we are bound to uproot the essence and life force.
Fanaticisms, parochialism, discrimination, false fight for supremacy are all rooted and rampant in our peripheral living. As long as our senses only can sense the peripheral things and can not sense the essence, we lead a deprived miserable life, a false life, a fanatic life. That is what we see around us. We claim supremacy of our own borrowed religion and sermons. As long as we dare not enter the essence, we blindly cling to the words, morals, scriptures, books, rituals just like a baby monkey so that we fall not. When we see the essence, when we see the ‘actual’, there is absolutely no place for the ritual, blind sermons and scriptures.
Not only in the name of religions, but in almost all domains of our daily life we find there a rampant peripheral style of living. Political ideologies, philosophical schools of thoughts, moral and ethical schools tend to move abundantly on a peripheral track; somewhere they go off the root of essence and living life force.
The essence and essential things of life are one and the same existentially and universally. Our thinkers, seers, religionists, scientists and all are just making their own attempt to express the same. But the paradox is that this essence transcends all the expressed expressions and it is most catastrophic to cling to the expressed expressions.
Essence is the centre of life. The whole circle out there around the point of the centre is the periphery. From the centre point we will have the whole spectrum of the view, we have everything and the whole world is ours. But if we forsake the centre and sit on a point of periphery, we will have only that patch of the periphery territory and we miss the whole lot of the rest of bigger world.
When one enters into the essence, one starts seeing even the opposites as related and complemented.
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