“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.” – Mahatma Ghandi
There is a very profound message here. Namely, that what underlies all of life, all of existence, is the Unified Field. It is a field of infinite harmony and perfection. It is the foundation upon which everything rests, just as the depth of the ocean supports all the waves on the surface. Everything comes from that and returns to it. That which is not in harmony with that, loses the support of that foundation, and is short lived.
One country may overtake another in battle, but in time, the people of that land renew their rule of that land. Every person, every nation, every thing has its own essential divine nature. To eventually come to rest in that is the course of all of life.
Jai Guru Dev!
Not denying the final truth of this understanding, I am wondering how to apply it to examples such as the native peoples of the Americas. They did not ultimately retake their land, at least up to now, so the understanding must be at multiple levels. How is their path reflected in the ultimate harmony of Unified Field? Sincere thanks in advance for your further thoughts.
Do we “rest upon” the Unified Field? Are we an integral part of the Unified Field? I have a sense we may be like some sort of super conductor for the Unified Field. Can you speak to that?
Tyrants and murderers happen on all levels too. On the things that have an essential divine nature, I was watching a documentary on PBS called “The Dust Bowl”. The tyrants and murderers were the farmers that came to plow up the prairie grasslands to plant wheat at the start of the Great Depression. Nature was very unsupportive, generating huge dust clouds that lasted for days and plagues of grasshoppers. Like in all “wars”, people left and people remained. Those that remained learned more respect for the land and better farming tactics. Sober thoughts at the end of the show in the implication that the next “war” will be over water. Nature supports in an cyclical way, I am watching the very strange season we are having here in Texas, and responding to what feels like a very Vata time and being very Kapha introspective. Hopefully not in a personal battle with windmills like Don Quixote.
Thank you. Jai Shiva Sankara.
It is good to hear from you.
Keep in mind that the equations of life, unlike what is aspired to in a laboratory, are multivariable. What is in harmony with nature changes over time, even in the same local. There was a native American Alaskan elder who said something to this effect. In his tradition, they do not hold on to the old. They embrace change. The only constant is pure is-ness… oneness… pure consciousness. Over time our relationship with it changes. This is the nature of life. Yet that is not to say that all is in harmony with Nature… of course not.
Imagine the branches of a tree blowing in the wind, yet rooted to the one trunk. Sometimes they sway right and sometimes left. Yet they remain connected to the trunk. The movement over time is beautiful. If you were to attempt to force a branch in another direction, it would at some point become free of your grasp and return to the natural flow of nature. This does not mean it would be fixed and rigid. See?
Remember: The universe is a reality continuum… an infinite number of simultaneously valid yet contradictory realities.
It is one reality that everything IS the unified field. “I am that. Thou art that. All of this is nothing but that.”
Yet there is another reality that says the unified field underlies ‘things.’ It is separate from thing. In that sense, you could imagine us to be like some sort of conductor.
Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. The more things change, the less things change.
I am realizing in your response that sometimes these tyrants are needed, an overabundance of pitta to burn and transform. Death is transformation; I as human perceive the lesson as hard.
Jai Shiva, Jai Kali Ma!
I love Ghandi’s quote. However, I don’t feel it right now. In the end he was murdered. I feel the quote is true at the core, but we are in Kali Yuga. I feel it can happen over time, but not always in ones lifetime. Hopefully I will be proven wrong, either with my own inner perspective or with my outwardly experience—and maybe both.
The point you bring up here is an important one. How true or false Ghandi’s quote may be depends upon how deeply one looks. On one level it can be viewed as naive. On another level, it is profoundly valid. That is the case with most any quote. But if you look to the truth that is there, a most important principle of nature is revealed. All too often people look at quotes while fixated upon one level and the truth it holds thereby eludes them.