Philosophy of Universe – Balance is what keeps the universe going.
- Nature and Human
- Nature created animals and insects. Humans became the most intelligent among the animals due to their capability of imagination
- Humans created culture and formed societies with an intent to protect the weak and vulnerable
- Defined what is Good, bad and evil in their culture; However as per the nature, there is no universal Truth. Good and bad, right and wrong are perceptions based on individual belief.
- Types of Society and culture
- Masculine style : The masculine way of life is “life by laws”. Laws that could be made by a great leader, perhaps a Vishnu like Lord Ram. Or laws that come down from a religious tradition. Or collective laws decreed by the people themselves. But the masculine way is very clear. Laws are unchangeable and they must be followed rigidly. There is no room for ambiguity. Life is predictable because the populace will always do what has been ordained. The people of this way of life live by the code of Truth, Duty and Honour. Since that’s what they need to be successful in this system.
- Feminine style : The feminine way of life is “life by probabilities”. There are no absolutes. No black or white. People don’t act as per some preordained law, but based on probabilities of different outcomes perceived at that point of time. For example, they will follow a king who they think has a higher probability of remaining in power. The moment the probabilities change, their loyalties do as well. If there are laws in such a society, they are malleable. The same laws can be interpreted differently at different points of time. Change is the only constant. Feminine civilisations are comfortable with contradictions. The code for success in such a system is Passion, Beauty and Freedom.
No one way of life is better than the other? Obviously both types of civilisations must exist. Because they balance each other.
A masculine civilisation at its peak is honourable, consistent, reliable and spectacularly successful in an age suitable for its particular set of laws. There is order and society moves coherently in a preordained direction. But when masculine civilisations decline, they cause horrible turmoil, becoming fanatical and rigid. They will attack those that are different, try to “convert” them to their “truth”, which will lead to violence and chaos. This especially happens when an age changes. Change is difficult for the masculine. They will cling even more rigidly to their laws, even though those laws may be unsuitable for the new age. Masculine civilisations enforce order which is welcome when they are strong, but is suffocating when they decline. The Asuras, who were followers of the masculine way, had faced similar problems when their power started waning.
When fanaticism causes rebellions born of frustration, the openness of the feminine brings a breath of fresh air. The feminine way incorporates all differences. People of varying faiths and belief can coexist in peace. Nobody tries to enforce their own version of the truth. There is a celebration of diversity and freedom, which brings forth renewed creativity and vigour causing tremendous benefits to society. The Devas, who were followers of the feminine way, brought in all this when they defeated the Asuras. But as it happens with too much freedom, the feminine civilisations overreach into decadence, corruption and debauchery.’ ‘Then the people once again welcome the order of the masculine.’
Actually the masculine and the feminine thinking exist at the level of individual man and woman as well as societies and corporates or even nations and civilisations?. Most people have a dominant trait. Either the masculine or the feminine. Which has nothing to do the gender but thought process
- Desire is the root cause of creation and well as destruction; Desire is the root cause of all suffering, all destruction. The purpose of desire is for creation and destruction. It is the beginning and the end of a journey. Without desire, there is nothing. Desire creates attachment. Attachment to this world. And, when you don’t get what you want or get what you don’t want, it leads to suffering. And that to violence and wars. Which finally results in destruction.
- Every good thing inevitably converts to evil and when there is no ways to rectify that evil, a leader emerges and destroy it. Vishnu and Mahadev are not individual names. They are in fact titles, given to persons who are the greatest of leaders, who become god-like. The Vishnus are leaders who create a new way of life, who select a band of followers and lead them to a better path. They are the ‘propagators of good’. They work in partnership with the Mahadevs.
There is a god in every single one of us. And there is evil in every single one of us. The true battle between good and evil is fought within . And the great evil connects itself to the evil within us. Is that why people get attached to it?