Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Judgement and Recognition

In the following, by recognition, I mean, noticing the differences in people - someone is rich, someone is not, someone is powerful in the society and someone is not, someone is beautiful and someone is not, someone is smart and someone is not, someone is enlightened and someone is not etc etc. By judgment, I mean, our emotional reaction to these differences - for e.g., the idea of VIP's being given special treatment, attraction to taking photographs with well known faces, internally 'valuing' beautiful and smart people more than others etc etc.

As a child, we do not recognize. Hence, we do not judge either. Recognition is a must for judgment.

As we grow up and become adults, we learn to recognize. Hence, we start to judge also. We play games with people in order to benefit us someway or the other. Of course, not with everyone and not all the time. Nevertheless, teachers love smart kids, people like to throw names of the powerful people whom they know etc etc. This is definitely a stage that most of us go through. Unfortunately most of us do not go forward and instead remain there.

The next stage is the spiritually awakened state where an individual recognizes but does not judge. Most differences between humans are understood to be arbitrary and dependent on a series of accidents. All relationships are with the purest essence of the individual and hence no differences are recognized between individuals! Of course at this state, we might stay away from a 'troublesome' person but the constant internal anger directed at them will be missing. Unless one spiritually moves forward, it is difficult to do so.

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Very nice topic...'Most differences between humans are understood to be arbitrary and dependent on a series of accidents'... I agree.. No one can be blamed for the way they are..Inspite of knowing that,the proper way to deal with the 'troublesome person', without us being affected , is a little tough.. and valuing all people equally , without letting the differences affect our judgement is indeed a very nice quality...'All relationships are with the purest essence of the individual ' So true...

Karthik said...

Dig it!

Saravanan Mathialagan said...

Partham

'All relationships are in the purest essence of the individual' - Good coining of words and meaning.

I couldnt agree more. Three things to achieve this state of existence, what i think ..,
- No ego
- Acceptance
- self conscience

The thrid one is sooper important. This applies to all relationships.

The relationship itself got to get pure and beautiful with this.

Thanks dude.