Muktha Balaga

What have we become?

Posted on: August 27, 2007

bleeding heart

A white soul with a bleeding heart? Do we have any shame about it? We may look beautiful from outside, but the heart bleeds…. Hyderbad blasts are the fresh example of our living. Are we left with any dignity? Any emotions? Any values?

Condemn the Act of terrorism outrageously.

Let there be only peace all across………………………………….Shanthih! Amen! Inshallah!

10 Responses to "What have we become?"

Breathtaking picture highlighted by the powerful words in the post, truly the need of the hour.

The hard incredible undigestable truth is that to really sincerely completely take responsibility in condemning, we must understand that the world is a reflection of what is within us, and must pledge to remove every shred of non-violence within ourselves, purifying ourselves, healing our bleeding hearts and allowing love to fill it.

Awesome picture…. isn’t that bouganwilla?

Veena now that you mentioned it, even I got that doubt though Im pretty sure its not bougenvilla. Googling showed that the flower’s name as the poster has mentioned is bleeding heart🙂

September 7

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
– Martin Luther King

All of us can play an important part in the conquest of violence. We can do this by throwing our full weight behind peaceful, effective programs for eliminating the situations from which violence arises. But just as importantly, we need to do everything we can to remove every trace of hostility in ourselves.

The violence that is flaring up on our streets and in many corners of the world is the inevitable expression of the hostility in our hearts. Hostility is like an infectious disease. Whenever we indulge in a violent act or even in hostile words, we are passing this disease on to those around us. When we quarrel at home, it is not just a domestic problem; we are contributing to turmoil everywhere.

A teacher of meditation in ancient India, Patanjali, wrote that in the presence of a man or woman in whom all hostility has died, others cannot be hostile. In the presence of a man or woman in whom all fear has died, no one can be afraid. This is the power released in true nonviolence, as we can see in the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Because all hostility had died in his heart, he was a profound force for peace.

~ Eknath Easwaran’s Daily EMail: Thought For The Day

in the presence of a man or woman in whom all hostility has died, others cannot be hostile.

These are really very true words! May not happen always and cannot be taken for granted – but I’m sure each of us would’ve experienced this at some point or the other. Of course very few people where all all hostility has died:mrgreen: but there are many situations even for ordinary people, where most of it is not there, and is not adding fuel to a volatile situation!😉

these terrorist acts are inhuman and no religion supports such things it is henious crime and some unfotunate people young and old will die or suffer and host of their dependents will suffer for the rest of life
life is so short why all these things happen in the name of religion etc., it is really shame on humanity let it happen anywhere in the world
we must condemn these things in toto and this should
come down in the years to come and people should live in peaceful and beautiful world

long live humanity let cruelty end and good senses prevail with all the people who are doing this and wasting their knowledge on unproductive work

We have arrived at a point where you cannot destroy your adversary without destroying yourself. So it is that kind of terror, and not the love and brotherhood that have been preached for centuries, that will help us to live together. But this has to percolate to the level of human consciousness. (I don’t want to use the words ‘consciousness’, or ‘human consciousness’, because there is no such thing as consciousness at all. I use that word only for purposes of communication.) Until this percolates to the level of human consciousness, in the sense that man sees that he cannot destroy his neighbor without destroying himself, I don’t think it will help. I am sure that we have come to that point. Whenever and wherever you have an edge over your adversary or your neighbor, you will still continue to exercise what you have been holding on to for centuries. So how are you going to solve the problem? All utopias have failed.

Q: Is uman nature basically violent?
A: Yes it is. Because thought is violent. Anything that is born out of thought is destructive. You may cover it up with all wonderful and romantic phrases: “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Don’t forget that in the name of “Love thy neighbor as thyself” millions and millions of people have died, more than in all the recent wars put together. But we now have come to a point where we can realize that violence is not the answer, that it is not the way to solve human problems. So, terror seems to be the only way. I am not talking of terrorists blowing up churches, temples, and all that kind of thing, but the terror that if you try to destroy your neighbor you will possibly destroy yourself. That realization has to come down to the level of the common man.

~ U.G.

I follow your blog for a long time and should tell you that your posts always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers.

This is a beautiful photo, but it is not correctly named.

Go to Google Images and search for “bleeding heart” and you will see the difference in all the other photos and this photo. The heart must be completely closed and the drop of “blood” present below it. There IS a white Bleeding Heart but it doesn’t look like this flower.

This is, however, a beautiful flower and I wish I knew the correct name for it.

As for your topic, I believe that we constantly CHOOSE how we will feel and what we will do. We can choose to be PEACE or we can react violently and with hatred. Hatred comes of fear and ignorance. But knowledge and understanding can come and wash the fear away and bring peace.

Interestingly enough some religions teach that when you serve strangers you come to know and love them. I believe this and I practice it.

Beneath the appearance, we are all basically the same: we love our families, we want to be of value, we want to have the basic necessities, we worship some deity and have a code of behavior of some sort which we try to obey.

If we were to focus on the sameness and leave the Devil in the details we could have Peace. So the real question is: what do we really want?

dainty flowers… i love them.. we have them in our small garden

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