Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ideal Human being

I got an opportunity to attend a programme of a CD release in which people from different religions and professional background were present. My interest to attend the programme was the title of the CD. The people behind the production of the same are the ones who have been instrumental to work for the benefit of the society. They came up with such events and productions earier also and that made quite an impact on the mind of the people who happened to be the part of such events or were able to listen to the message conveyed through such cassettes and CDs. The title of the CD was Adarsh Inssan that is Ideal Human being. Though the message in the CD is from one particular religious book of a particular faith but it is for the entire human beings community. This is true that all the religions teach a man to be as ideal as possible and not just religious advocates. People can follow different beliefs and faiths but the central meaning and the teachings of all these sccriptures is the same. It is the man who has twisted, molded and interpreted things as per his own convenience. The people behind this production thought of bringing the best of their religious faith (the fact is that nothing is bad) in the language of general public. Sometimes we behave a negative manner out of ignorance and many a times are driven by so called knowledgeable people who befool us for their own benefit. The speakers who spoke kept the audience spellbound and the thoughts put forward by them were heart touching. This could be proved by the fact that in the programmes where you have  speeches only, people hardly prefer to sit for long hours without occasionally feeling bored, but here they were absolutely attentive all through the programme. All the speakers were of the opinion that all religions teach the lesson of humanity. When we talk of humanity that means being a human which makes us to think for our fellow beings also irrespective of caste, religion or the sect they belong to. The lesson of brotherhood is so common but unfortunately this is usually neither shared so often nor followed by all. If it was not so, then there would not have been any violence around us. Thousand of the people would not have been under the shelter of open sky. Not many of the children would have been deprived of food and education they deserve as other children born in affluent families. All religions teach us to respect all human beings and also the nature because of which we survive on this planet. Though it may be too ideal to search an ideal human being in the human being race but even if we can keep the trace of a humble human being within us, that will solve most of the problems which are mostly created but human beings only. But the irony of the situation is that we become so attached to the materialistic things that the human feelings become very short and insignificant. This is the cause of most of the problems which follow thereafter. The speakers were of the opinion that GOD asks every human being to extend help to others at the cost of their own comfort. In Quran, the message is that no human being in your neighborhood should go to sleep without having proper food. Even the ones who have done a lot of harm should not be hated rather embraced by mercy and forgiveness for all the wrong done by them to you. We can see it in all religions that GOD has allowed self to be subjected to all kinds of sufferings for the welfare of the human being. When HE can do this, then why the human being should be shy of following the path shown by HIM. Why should we not learn the lesson of forgiving our own people? I used the words own people because we all are the sons and daughter of the same CREATOR who has been named differently in different religions.
Let us try to take an example from a TV serial which is evident in our daily life also. A family has a lot of respect and affection for each other. The elders are respected by all and the younger ones are loved and liked by elders. All villagers were very much impressed and influenced by this family and respect them a lot. One day the youngest child of this family had some fight with other child and in the process got hurt. The father of the child gets very upset and had a tussle with the parents of the child who had probably caused the problem to his son. The matter became so serious that the family which was appreciated for the good relationship amongst them got separated. There was a lot of stress to all the members of the family and also the villagers but the two children because of whom all this flared up were friends to each other the next day itself forgetting all what had happened the previous day. Look at the difference between the children and the so called educated and experienced elders. The elders were fighting with each other and on the other hand the children (who were at the centre of the problem) were friends again. In this case, another important thing to be noted is that the children did not even know that they had a fight. This is the innocence which is very close to the definition of ideal human being. I would be happy to name this innocence as the pious thought and feelings of the children. If we want to be ideal human beings then this innocence should not be killed. But unfortunately this is what we are not able to do. So if we want to have ideal human beings around us, first we should try to be the same and then inspire others to be the one and at the same time the childhood innocence should be kept alive till we leave this world. We can see in different religious books that GOD behaved as a child in different ways. The ideal human being is very much around us but the problem is that many a times we do not allow the same to enter inside us because we already have a lot of desires and materialistic things filled within. If we can make space by deleting negatives from within us and let the ideal human being enter again within ourselves, then the world will altogether be different for all of us. My question to myself and to all is that, are we losing the ideal human being because of the reason that we are trying to become machines? I understand that if we are trying to be surrounded by machines then the ideal human being will find the home somewhere else but not in or with man. In the end, I would like to reiterate that if the ideal human being is to be made alive then we should not let the childhood die and rather should ensure the proper upbringing of our children without disturbing their innocence. 

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