Beware of hate, it makes you weak
March 21, 2008 4:43am CST
Many people hate other people for various reasons. But in hating they overlook one thing that this hate becomes their weakness. Let me explain it by an example. Two good friends separated due to some misunderstanding. Like a filmy situation, they said to each other that so far you have seen my love, but now you will see my hate. Their enemies saw this as an opportunity to settle their own scores with these two friends turned enemies. When they were friends their enemies could not harm them. But now they were alone and hating each other. And this hate was used as a weapon by their enemies, adding fuel to the fire of hate. Eventually both ex-friends worked to harm each other and in the process destroyed themselves. Communists' unnatural hold over Congress is a classic example of this. Congress' hate for BJP has become its weakness. Communists are exploiting this weakness to further their selfish interests. Congress can not move a step without the permission of communists. Every day communists threaten congress with the fear of loosing power to BJP. Congress to remain in power swallows all insults and become a partner in harming national interests. It is said that congress president is one of the few top strongest persons in the world, but her party and government can not move a step ahead without being allowed by communists. As per a news item, sections of the government are hopeful that despite its usual threats, the communists will allow it to go to Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which is meeting in Johannesburg from May 19. PMO sources talk of a 'cautious optimism' - hoping the communists would remove the barrier and allow Indian negotiators to attend the meeting. Will you ever expect such language for a strong government run by a strong party? But congress and its government have become weak due to their hate for BJP and loosing power to it. If only congress says that it will go ahead on nuclear deal and it is not afraid to loosing power to BJP, the situation will be transformed to that of a strength. But hate has made congress weak and a weak government can not take strong actions.
21 Mar 08
Your post just reminded me of a saying by Ghandi, the godfather of today's India. He said like this, 'An eye for an eye, makes the world blind'. Hatred or detestation can certainly ruin our mood, our future, and even our life. It's a bit easier to say yes, we should not hate this and we should not hate that, because as a normal human being, I would consider such kind of mindset impossible. By the way, no offence, but I don't agree with your description of communists. We better tell apart who is a communist and who is a tyrant. A tyrant is not a communist in the very strict sense. He may hold the banner of communism, but he is nothing but a tyrant in the bone. So, I suggest we call a tyrant a tyrant, a communist a communist...
22 Mar 08
Thanks for your comments. I respect your views. Such mindset may be difficult but not impossible. The important point is to try 'not to hate'. Any amount of achievement in this direction will be a positive development in the self and society. A tyrant, in my opinion, is a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly; or a person or party in a position of authority who exercises power oppressively; or a person or party having a tyrannical or compulsory influence on the above power of authority. Role of communists in influencing UPA government and also of communist government in killings in Nandigram, West Bengal, does not leave me in doubt about a communists and a tyrant.
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25 Mar 08
The thing is that warning anybody off anything only acts to activate the very thing you're warning them against, or it feeds it. By pushing against anything you actually only make it stronger in your vibration by your attention to it. The solution to hate is not in taking a stance 'against' it, but instead to actively seek out love - anywhere you can find it.