Make the differences disappear… seek awareness within.
By: Himanshu K. Gandhi
Just ask Scott Kelly, a US Astronaut, who is scheduled to return back on Earth on March 1st, after spending 11 months in space...
... how many Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Jews, Buddhists... he could see on Earth?
... Or, how many Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Indians, Japanese, Germans, Britons, Egyptians, Pakistanis, Brazilians, Russians, Saudi Arabians, Canadians, Turks, French, Albanians, Mexicans, Australians, Nepalese, South Africans, Sri Lankans, Kenyans... he could see on Earth?
... Or, how many Accountants, Doctors, Sweepers, Engineers, Politicians, Pharmacists, Businessmen, Artists, Attorneys, Sportsmen, Coolies, Cooks, Bankers... he could see on Earth?
All divisions are man made... artificial... and non-existent the moment you are out of body...
... or, even when, in Scott's case... to a large extent... out of the Earth.
Then, why quibble on them?
Can we make our own life better... by changing our own perspective?
No amount of learning, reading, writing... any where on Earth or in space... will conclusively change our perspective for good...
... unless we trek closer to our deep conscience...
... and arrive at the seat of all knowledge... Atma-Tatva/soul/Self/Him within.
About the author: Himanshu is based in Boston, MA and is an avid follower of Jainism. He administers a Facebook group ‘SSS… Solution Starts with Self’, where his effort is to support thoughts that enrich the base ethos of simple, straightforward and honest conduct, to break the pace of greed and vice, everywhere we see. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org