Humility, tolerance, humanitarianism and wisdom
Here in India more frequently we indulge, interfere or are indifferent rather than involving with humanitarian concerns.
We suffer from two extremes of unloving criticism and uncritical love.
Greater than anything else is the attitude of humility, tolerance and real wisdom evolving from them.
We need to evolve many behavior patterns to make life better on planet Earth [ which itself is a wrong word used for something which has more than 70 per cent water] which has unfortunately been divided by the atlas of national boundaries and spoiled by excessive dominance of human species.
However, evolution fortunately has ensured in all spheres and in all its manifestations that variety has been held in tact which human beings unfortunately have misunderstood as differences.
No one is either big or pig. All are morsels of biochemical organism infused with energy and interrelated in many ways than individual human brains can understand or have bothered to understand.
Love for any language, art, culture, tradition, religion etc need not necessarily lead to either identity veneration or vilification.
It is not what language we speak, what tradition we follow, what culture we love that matter.
What ultimately matters is how we treat others? How we treat other species? How compassionate are we? How humanitarian are we?
But I feel while everyone has every right to feel euphoric about something close to their emotions, heart and mind it also must ensure to imbibe a spontaneous or subconscious or studiously developed sense of humility and tolerance towards others and what others are trying to say and wanting to say with all sense of humor and subtle sarcasm.
These alone can bring many of us out of both egocentric and ethnocentric whirlpools of self deceptions and complexes [either superior or inferior]
There could be multiple versions of wisdom in various forms imparted through myriad scriptures and religious practices.
But real universal wisdom in my humble opinion may be like this whether sanctioned or sanctified by either social mores or religious morality.
Wisdom is the work shop where works of evolutionary trends and experiences of everyone in it emerge to express wisely the essence of everything to enlighten everyone;
A wisdom which prioritizes living in the present context and along with practicing certain time tested values which have relevance in present context but with global perspective to bequeath a livable planet, a lovable society with lovely infrastructures and improved living conditions;
A wisdom that evaluates everything and everyone with contextual relevance and based on the inherent attributes or merits of what or who is being evaluated without extrapolating any presumptions, opinions, judgments, perceptions, expectations, ideologies, doctrines, identity based ideology and so on;
A wisdom which is willing to make minor adjustments, small compromises, spontaneous cooperation to create compatible and conducive atmosphere with humility devoid of any egocentric pride;
A wisdom with the realization and a perspective that must be aware that life is a constant process of learning of the multiple dimensions of many things and the various dynamics of those dimensions involving the constant interaction and interrelationship with everyone and everything.
A wisdom that is willing to accommodate multiple methods or means of life with some overall tolerant attitude embedded on humanitarian concerns towards all human life and environmental or natural concern towards all other species.
A wisdom that gets its clarity of understanding through a churning process that takes into consideration several aspects from the practical to the philosophical to the all fantasies of the mind.