To Be Human

joejo's picture

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Our basic problem is that we know about sages and saints who have reached the pinnacle of spiritual development but do not know what it is to be Human. Without understanding this intermediary link our spirituality will remain mere words at best and the danger is that we may become so thoroughly deluded that we begin to reflect the famous saying of Upanishads which states that sorry is a man who is ignorant but even to greater darkness they fall who worship knowledge (theoretical).

Therefore, we must understand that a large majority of humanity lives much below the Human level. The story of fall in genesis may be referring to this state. Al Ghazali has divided men into those covered by darkness, the ones covered by mixed darkness & light, by light and finally those that attain. We are reminded of the saying that "many come but few are chosen".

So before we aspire to dizzy heights of divinity we must ponder on what it is to be Human.

mbnarayana's picture

Jantunam nara janma

Jantunam nara janma durlabham(human birth is rare to obtain),so if one behaves as a perfect human being his spiritual practice,or attainment is almost complete

mbnarayana | Sat, 06/04/2011 - 08:19
Papalam's picture


yes, a rather important part of our existance that is often left out.... easier to just put up a sparkling goal of heaven, nirvana, etc... I think I'm finely at a place to accept more of what I am, not just cling to the lofty goals of spiritual climax.

Papalam | Fri, 10/07/2011 - 21:01