Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Real Independence…

We grew up conceiving peacemakers, enlightened Gurus and those alike as fellow humans who take birth amongst us, evolve and help the society. It doesn’t occur to us that peacemakers or gurus can also take the form of a society as a whole. Our body is a gigantic combination of many elements (cells) like society is, and if we are cells situated at cellular level, we can’t conceive the idea of all the cells coming together and forming a body beyond them. Similarly we, as individuals, can’t conceive society as a whole being a peacemaker or a Jesus or a Buddha. Those that are enlightened have transcended the notions of form, space and time. They can assume different forms as per the time and space. Certain peacemakers or those who bring about renaissance may take the form of a society in the future and if we are attached to the notion of form, we can’t conceive this and act accordingly. We can’t act as Jesus’s eyes or hands if we think Jesus will always come in flesh and bones as a fellow human.

When we act harmoniously as a single body, we can bring about a powerful change that can undo all the damage we did to this planet, as individuals who acted out of a separate disconnected selves. The real independence and freedom, therefore, is the freedom from our notions of a separate, disconnected selves.

#Reflection

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.