Monday 22 August 2022

Human Being and Being Human

I shudder to read news-reports these days.

In today's world, there is a lot of hatred and crime. People mindlessly indulge in shooting, stabbing, killing... Many times, I feel human-beings behave worse than beasts.

 "The difference between the reason of man and the instinct of the beast is this, that the beast does but know, but the man knows that he knows.” John Donne (Poet)

What is the use of knowing and knowledge?

Some human-beings easily get "offended" and forget "reason". 

In the words of prize-winning author, Salman Rushdie, himself a recent victim:

“Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn’t exist in any declaration I have ever read. If you are offended, it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people.

I can walk into a bookshop & point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn’t occur to me to burn the bookshop down.

If you don’t like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book & decide you don’t like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.

To read a 600-page novel and then say that it deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended.” 

Human-beings are social creatures. They must be together. 

Like John Donne said:

"No man is an island, entire of itself.; every man is a piece of the continent."

Yet, why do human-beings forget that they need to "BE HUMAN"?


I always sincerely pray and think of this line from the Rig Veda - 

May noble thoughts come to us from all directions.


Source: @bharat_sanskrit

Imagine if all in the world think and behave nobly, there will be nobility all around. 

We will have a world where humanity reigns...where there is no intolerance.

Where there is- "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’"(The whole world is a family)

Let all human-beings "BE HUMAN", noble, honest, positive, agents of love & peace & optimism & hope.

May all human-beings have noble thoughts of being human and pray-

“Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha, (May all be Happy)
Sarve Santu Niramaya, (May all be Free from Disease)
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, (May all have Well-Being)
Ma Kaschit Dukhkha Bhaga Bhavet” (May there never be Sadness)

Our collective noble thoughts can benefit humanity and our world.

The law I'd like to enact is- May all human-beings have noble thoughts and "BE HUMAN"  & kind & nice & do good and be good.

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  1. I totally agree to this thought. Each and every person is free to have an opinion that's not judgemental. Being offended is our own problem and not of others.

  2. Very good law to enact. I fully support.


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