LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE:
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE – SEP 21
People are spiritual beings.
Spiritual beings need to live spiritual lives.
In science people are called HOMO SAPIENS – WISE BEINGS.
So let us all be spiritual and wise!
Spiritual people show a great deal of love and respect for others, especially if the others are older, religious, educators or service providers. Similarly, parents are loved and respected. They do not indulge in violence in thought, word or deed. This respect and love are due to the fact that spiritual people teach the equality of all in the Spirituality of God. They further teach that all people are born in the same way, drink their mother’s milk, and have the same basic needs of survival, food, shelter, clothing and human relationships. People have the same blood flowing in their bodies, and they are all made of flesh, skin, bones etc. So why should we all not accept one another and live as brothers and sisters accepting God as our parent?
Throughout the ages, great spiritual teachers, saviours, prophets, saints and other enlightened people have laid great emphasis on love, brotherhood, kindness, charity, forgiveness, and acceptance of one another in spite of various religions, doctrines, dogmas, traditions and cultures. Among them Satguru Kabir spoke vehemently against the evils perpetrated by religious people. Being involved in un-spiritual deeds, people do not see the Spirit of God that dwells in every heart. People choose to ignore this basic fact that forms the core of Being, and fight over the chaff, thinking that they are protecting their cherished religious beliefs. What can the saints, saviours, prophets and Sat Gurus do when people’s hearts do not absorb the divine teachings imparted to them? The spiritual teachers have tried their best, teaching by example, parable, metaphor, miracle, analogy, persuasion, exhortation and explanation. They taught realization of the spiritual ideal of liberation from the transitory world of bondage in which the soul feels trapped. Ego, passions, selfishness, greed, and anger remain strong motivators of behavior. How can people of the world find a common ground in which peace, love, harmony, compassion and sharing become a part of daily life?
Let us not make this life spiritually unrewarding for us and for others. Is there any logic in what is happening when innocent lives are lost on a daily basis because of violence? What will be achieved through such violence? People ought to put their religious beliefs in perspective, and live accordingly. What will the violent people achieve even if they pray to God? The sunlight of God’s love is shining brightly, but the man-made “fog” is keeping it at bay. And man is good at creating fog continuously!
Let us take the luminous teachings of our scriptures, saints, prophets and Satgurus to heart, and spiritually enrich our lives. We are not creatures made to grope in the darkness of spiritual ignorance. We are human beings embodying the spirit of God, and made to live in the Light of God’s eternal love. Let us open our hearts to God’s divine love, and manifest it in our daily lives. Only then can we have a universally better world that so far has remained a dream.
Dr. J. Das
Kabir Association of Canada
UN Day of Peace, Spiritual, Scriptures, Homo-Sapiend, Satguru Kabir