Updated: Jun 8, 2018
I learned a valuable lesson during my stay at Hridaya Hermitage, rather many lessons. The one that sticks foremost in my mind is the lesson of humanness. The word human derives from humane, which is defined as having or showing compassion or benevolence. We completely forgot who we are. The birds, bees, and chipmunks remember who they are. They perform all their duties spot on every day, never denying the truth.
Where did we get so lost?
It really is quite simple. To start it off, we are all in this together, we all want the same thing. Guru Bhagavan also known as "Baba" mentioned in his satsang last night, "we all are seeking fulfillment". There is not one human out there that doesn't want that feeling of JOY, LOVE, PEACE, HAPPINESS and most of all FULFILLMENT. We ALL deserve it. Not one person deserves it more than the other.
Our obtainment may look different, but we all share the same desire, fulfillment. We are here to be loving, compassionate, benevolent human beings. We are not here to be violent towards each other, judging, ridiculing, persecuting. We are here to support, listen and understand. That is what humans do, right?
The Dalai Lama quotes it perfectly in his book "How to See Yourself as You Really Are". "Violence does not accord with our basic human nature, which may lead you to wonder why all sorts of violence become news but compassionate acts seldom do. The reason is that violence is shocking and not in conformity with our basic human nature, whereas we take compassionate acts for granted because they are closer to our nature".
So lets return back to the origin of our namesake, to our nature. WE are HUMAN(E)S. Lets start acting like it.
Much love to all Human Beings.