I received some lovely comments to the blog ‘True Happiness.’ One of them ended with:
“We have to make sure that we do not distinguish between our bounded and unbounded states making one more worthy than the other for both have equal worth… it’s the perspective that matters!!”
It is important to understand fundamental differences between the two levels. One that I would like to mention is that you cannot get the depth right by focusing on the surface. However, you can pretty much take care of the surface, through proper attention to the depth. Yes, it is important to put a great deal of attention on the surface, but for the most part, people do so to the exclusion of putting sufficient attention on the depth.
Similarly, water the root of a plant, tend to the root, and the rest of the plant pretty much takes care of itself. Tend as you may to the rest of the plant without providing the root with sufficient water and care, and the rest of the plant is doomed. This is the plight of Kali Yuga… too much attention to the surface.
That is not a matter of perspective. The laws of nature are what they are.
Now I do believe the writer of the comment I quoted above would agree with this. I just want to be sure that we all remains very clear on it. As I look around, most everyone lacks proper balance in this regard.
The Kingdom of Heaven lies within.