Throughout the universe, there is light
and darkness, great and small and what we call good and evil.
Throughout the universe, there is progress and regression, movement and
stillness and what we consider to be success and failure. Throughout
the universe, there is war and peace, ascent and descent and what we
perceive to be building and destruction.
Throughout the universe there is that
which our minds consider, what our heart feels, what our eyes see and
what our ears hear. Yet, our human perceptions are quite limited. We
never really ever see the whole picture.
We believe that things ought to be a
certain way. We believe that there is in life a certain definition of
right and wrong. We believe that we know and understand how things
should be. Yet, convinced as we are as to the correctness of our ways,
life and the universe always seems to follow their own course; one that
takes us all along a path very different from that which we would like
to see materialize.
Life in our eyes is precious, yet try as
we do to preserve life, death still predominates and in the end conquers
all. Justice is so important in our eyes, yet every day we see
horrible injustices that make no sense. All around us, at every moment,
we are surrounded by life and death, justice and injustice. There seems
to be no way of telling to which we will succumb.
It always appears that there is never
any real balance in things. The righteous always appear to suffer and
those who appear to be undeserving always seem to benefit most. We look
to Heaven and demand justice; yet almost always our cries appear to go
unanswered. However much we try to gain, there is always so much loss.
Is the universe indeed imbalanced, or is
it possible that our vision does not encompass the greater picture
allowing us to see a greater truth behind things? Does Heaven really
turn a blind eye to injustice, or is there an ultimate accounting and
balancing that we are not privy to?
Let us remember, that in life there is
that which is seen and that which is unseen. In the mind, there is the
conscious and the unconscious. In the universe, there is the visible and
the invisible. If there exists that which is unseen, that which is
unconscious and invisible, how then can we consider what we see to be
comprehensive or correct?
What do we know about what is truly
right or wrong, or what is truly good or evil, best or worst? When we
see a young child die we mourn the loss of an innocent, yet was this the
child who if he had grown and matured would have become the next
dictator to have murdered millions or would he have become the next
medical savior finding the cure to numerous diseases. We will never
This is the point. We do not know. What
is hidden will always remain hidden; what is unknowable will always
remain unknowable. Until such a time comes that brings fundamental
changes to the way we look at things, the way we perceive the world will
Life at present is nothing but a mystery
that no one can understand or unravel. We are all subject to fates and
forces far beyond our mortal control. There is nothing we can do to
change this. All we can do is to aspire to at least understand this.
Only with an understanding of Higher Truth can we ever expect to
understand our world and thus know how to make it a better place.
If only we cared enough to invest the
time to expand our vision. Yet, most do not care, most are too lazy.
What a shame that we do not learn from the mistakes of the past. No
wonder then that we repeat them over and over again. We call ourselves
an intelligent species. I am sure that somewhere there are others who
would tend to disagree.