Can we have a world with only good and no evil?
Asked another way, if we put only good, kind and loving humans on a new life-supporting planet, would that be an end to all of humanity 2.0’s problems?
The reason? Our minds.
Hindu scriptures characterize the mind as having six enemies viz. lust, anger, delusion, greed, jealousy and pride.
As long as the mind exists, these six villains prevail. Which is why, one needn’t go far in search of trouble – they exist in our own homes, and within ourselves too!
Is the solution then to get rid of the mind? No, that is not pragmatic.
The six enemies spring forth from self-centeredness. Lust is to satiate physical desire. Anger is from unfulfilled desires. Delusion is from self-aggrandizement. Greed and jealousy come from discontentment. Pride showcases a (k)no(w)-it-all, and goes before a fall.
Moving the attention of the mind from ourselves, to the needs of others, can obliterate the six enemies in one fell swoop.
Once these inner enemies are conquered, no outer enemies remain.Leave a Comment