Existence doesn’t know what is small, what is big or great. It is mankind’s trap and crap way of categorising things and themselves into a kind of confining comparative ‘superior – inferior’ mode. There in the world of existence the life of an ant is as unique or significant as that of the life of an elephant. Neither one is smaller, nor greater. Everything and everyone is equally significant and interrelated in the being of this existence. Everything is a spontaneous expression and expansion in the ‘nature world’ there. A small tree never worries looking at a taller tree, nor does a tall tree take self-pride in seeing at a smaller tree. Contrary and variety are the very essence of the expression of living and non-living entities that altogether merge and emerge into a single cohesive arena of the existence. That’s the grace of the existence.
But men have come off that grace and flow of the existence. He is constantly engaged in duality and duel. He wants to prove and shove his cerebral as well as muscular greatness. He is in the maze of attaining and exhibiting the false pride of greatness and fame. Humankind is always caught up in the dream desire of becoming great and famous. He is always on his feet and fleet of mind to become extraordinary, famous and great, as if to remain just ordinary were the forbidden defeat or debacle of life. Constant comparison and competition mode of our lifestyle has turned our life into an unnecessary saga of struggle and stress, eating into the very vibration and vitality of the life force. Our poise and balance of life is poisoned in this wrong ordeal of attaining greatness and extraordinary status. This false greed is in its full grip at all levels, may be at an individual level or a nation as a whole. Over prosperity in one place and dire hunger and poverty in another corner of the globe; exploitation and aggression; violence and war – these are all the ugly faces of this greedy virus.
We have so moved off the track that now for us the only ‘mantra’ of life is: ‘How to become great; how to become extraordinary; how to become famous; how to grab national and international awards and ecognitions?’ As far as the existence is considered the desire to become great is the most childish and false moving of the mankind. This false force of drive can only make our life an ordeal of misery and battle with no end of this madness anywhere in the sight. The value of the so called recognition of greatnesses, awards, honours are no more than the value of the toys to amuse the kids.
It needs tremendous courage to remain ordinary and doing nothing to grab that so called ‘greatness’ tag. Creativity and expression of this existence (human species included) is functioning in its natural order and flow. It’s most ugly and trivial of mankind to strike and work to grab greatness and superiority tags/ toys. Existence doesn’t care a bit about our status and stature. Whether a scavenger or a scientist, whether a toilet cleaner or an enlightened guru, whether an illiterate tribe or a Nobel laureate – the existence doesn’t make any difference there. Everyone and every particle there is unique and never to be compared in terms of ‘great or small’. That’s the way of this existence.
From our set pattern of perception it may appear stupid or inconceivable to say that there should not be much difference between the pay cheques of a laboratory scientist and a field farmer, or a toilet cleaner or a man on toil in the soil – but that is the reality of the existence and respect for might or labour.
“We are not created for any grander purpose than the ants that are there, or the flies that are hovering around us …”
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