Thursday, February 17, 2011
Dont kill the message with the path
Often we try to convince people to act in a certain way to achieve a positive result. We, in our ego, forget that the path was not important that the eventual goal was important. The message might be good, but if the person doesn't agree with the path, and therefore does not follow it, it is a waste.
If there is something good we want to communicate to someone, something that will be beneficial to them in the future, do not force your path on them. Try to learn the path that they took, understand it, and chances are they will try to comprehend yours. The path that that person might take might be very different from yours. That path might work better for them. Their path might work better for you too.
The message remains "Ekonkaar Gurprasad." (http://shivsangels.blogspot.com/2010/03/guru-nanak-elegance-of-ek-omkaar.html): That the universe is one, that I am part of it, that I am grateful to have learned this from my Guru, and that I am and will always be in bliss as long as I remember that. That is the central message that can bring morality without superstition. That is the truth.
But I welcome people to take whatever path they want to take to it. I am happy if you want morality without superstition. I have my own path and I welcome to understand yours. Come and tell me if there is a better way than singing Ekonkaar under the guidance of my Guru.
Convince them of the message, relating the path you took is your duty as a helpful being, but convincing any other of your path is not important, and often not constructive.