It is paradoxical and extremely unfortunate that there are elements among humanity who seek to take advantage of the heightened faith that we humans tend to have at times like this, when we don’t really know the cause of our suffering, or its remedy… the ‘fake news’ pandemic is what we see growing all around us, and we are likely victims of it with every other message we receive…
It is a very opportune time I feel, for each one of us to recall that the only Truth is what we believe in. Truth is what we give credibility to. Even the dictionary defines Truth as a Definite set of beliefs. So what is the truth? Lets talk a little more about what it is not.
Taking advantage of the faith and belief that we, the people repose in them, scamsters like Baba Ram Rahim (an example from some months ago), and thousands before and after him, grow in their influence and prosperity. Our faith also needs to evolve to keep pace with their increasingly ridiculous statements, until we can safely label our faith as ‘blind’, after which there seems no remedy to our future. I can recall many living ‘legends’ who may qualify in the category who we repose faith in as ‘lay’ people.. Heads of state the world over are joining this club.. Or have we been pushing them towards it ourselves?
So called ‘God-men’, and they abound in every part of the world where they have people to believe in them, were the founder-members of this club. In fact even in play, we realize that GOD actually stands for ‘Greater On Demand’… the one we demand to be greater becomes God! We just need to realize the ways we are demanding them to be greater, and we will get all the answers to the questions popping up in our heads. We, the herd, have been pushing forward the sheep who don the lion’s skin at the front, and make sure the herd always believes in their own ignorance (sheep-like). This ignorance of ours is what gives them their power over us.
Many years ago I had thought FAITH was the Feeling of Adoration Inspired by Trust and Hope. I do not discount for a minute, the possibility of hope arising out of helplessness, ignorant faith being confused for trust, and sycophancy being mistaken for adoration. Let’s us be mindful of the monsters we create ourselves.
So what is the Truth? What can we have Faith in? What must our behavior be like?
The answers lie within us, within every one of us. Discerning, meditative inquiry, and mindful behavior lead us to the manifestation of our Truths, while at the same time protecting us from what is not the truth.
- Discerning, meditative Inquiry
- Mindful Behavior
Stay mindful, stay safe, stay enlightened… the ultimate responsibility is our own!