Tuesday, February 09, 2010

All about hate

Love is everywhere...In every song I hear...In every movie I watch..
A constant search for love is the ever eternal work of many.
To look at every nook and corner ,to find a pleasant smile shining back on our lonely lives.
The deprived desert cities sing only about rivers,lakes and oceans.
Magical fountains of water flow through the emperor's garden to show his wealth that luck has bestowed upon him.
But I don't know the workings of hate....

How does hate enter into our system?
Where does this dislike expand into cruelty and violence?
Somehow all the tools of logic and reasoning don't seem to work against hate.The germ of hate is planted the moment we hear beliefs which are different than ours.The opposing principles make us into enemies.But I am fine with the hate which brews in our hearts and souls.What I fail to comprehend is how this emotion, gets translated into violent action.After the act of violence is done, is there any way that the perpetuator feels any guilt or pain.I think one of the easiest ways to deal with guilt would be to make a victim of ourselves.This process of victimizing and not taking any responsibility is the only way to commit crimes of the highest order (eg Holocaust )
In my own life I see lot of times when my perception of the person, gives rise to feelings of hate.The only way to reach a higher truth would be to transform this hate into something constructive.
Jealousy can be viewed as a oracle which tells us of things which are missing in our life.
Greed can tell us that we need to live/love unconditionally.It also helps us deal with impermanence.
Sometimes I feel all imperfections are blessings in disguise.Unless we find a way to transform and use them,they will haunt us forever.Hatred can be one of the ways where we can expand our understanding of different views .Our thinking is formed by a closed Circle which is evolved by our own comfort zone.Hate pushes us out of our comfort zone.It teaches us forgiveness...The people we hate can be reformed/may reform to someone we may cherish and this teaches us the importance of evolution of human consciousness.Emotions may never leave us as they are the complex constructs of our mind.But how we react can be easily controlled.I still struggle everyday with automatic triggers of anger and hate.Its as if every cell has a memory of its own and remembers my dislikes.The effort we put today wont give us fruits instantly.The seed is planted and when the monsoon arrives,the glorious sun may shine through.The fight for survival will begin and if I am the chosen one...leaves may spring up...and fruits may ripen...
Till then I wait for transformation to occur where my hate can be turned into love....


Anonymous said...

What gives people comfort?


People beileve in physical realisms.

Whatever happened,happening and will happen is for good. Even though it has different implications.

JK mentions about living conflict because of different beliefs and degree of arrogance.
But what I see in most of the people is not arrogance but lack of humility.

The lack of humility is because of inability to understand the "Scoratic ignorance".

While sages have told about minds power, sages like JK have written books on limits of

Since everything gets explained and established through science and religion, people think
that they have all rights to do anything here within the boundraies of their holy books.

"Katradhu kai mann alavu. Kalladhadhu ulaghalavu" --Avvayar

(What you know fills your palm only. What you do not know is boundless.)

True everyone studies it but whence apply it in life?


Anonymous said...

while i should appreciate ur motive to make people more tend to spirituality, urs website deals only certain aspects in a simple manner. Please share or publish this with ur spiritual people this website:


They are doing pretty similar job but very detail oriented site.

Anonymous said...

I hope science soon fixes the "self" problem soon. I do not mean the "Truth" but the problems of living. -A

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty… The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

from spaceandmotion website.


Karthik Soundarajan said...

Its not just your problem its the problem of mankind. Its our collective conscious that we all have to contend with on a daily basis. Everyone faces this and goes about in his own way, some are consumed by hate and driven by it to do monstrosities while others try to fight with it..

Like you there is hate in me as well, i am very intolerant of others mistakes, views and problems but i want others to be more tolerant to my mistakes and understand me?! Thats so dumb that it makes me numb when i think of it..lol.. what chance do others have when i cant!!

All i know is that love invents hate and hate invents love. I dont see anything wrong in hate, if i have hate i talk about it and notice others feel the same way too but their answers are sure funny to hear.

Anonymous said...

Yes kartik i understand your "you" remark...the only difference in me is that when I am less humble, I realize it internally when I am doing an harmful act. I realize the ignorance but remain helpless.

I always tend to quote or highlight the "problems" that I fail to tackle.(Trying to correct it now)

Preethi and her webpage is all about positive stuff (like the spaceandmotion.com guys) who tries to make only positive impact even after being well informed about our failure to live together or "collective consciousness" (as per karitik.)

But one thing is for sure...only questioning the truth is the only way...not with an intention to achieve it but to continue questioning until we can try to atleast avoid "the problems of living". I am trying to be positive, eventhough I can go and express from the other end of spectrum.