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Hu(man) and the beast – the narrowing gap

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‘Humanity has departed from this world’, ‘Man has become worse than a beast’ or ‘Man has become stone-hearted’ are a few words that frequently come out of people’s mouth nowadays. Needless to say that these disappointing words are the result of the pathetic state of society that we are living in.

Today we see when someone doesn’t receive desired treatment from another person; he is often heard saying that the latter lacks humanity, soberness or he is a disgraceful man. With massive viewing of porn, nudity and eroticism in movies, literature & also in arts & theatre, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that man today has become debased or that he has come down to the level of an animal. Also with the increasing number of “Gang Rapes” on minor girls, it is quite evident that there is no difference between man & beast or man & devil.

All of these bring us to an important question that what are those human values or attributes because of which man has been placed on the highest pedestal? Or, in other words, what is it that justifies his rank as the highest and the noblest being in God’s creation?

According to learned saints & sages, in the actual sense, it is humanity that differentiates a man from a demon or a devil. YES!! We all have experienced this in our lives that people with devilish traits or bad-sanskaras are not only unhappy with themselves but they also make others unhappy leaving no stone unturned. Such people, in seeking their selfish ends, don’t care at all that their actions are hurting others & causing mental agony to them.

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Out of arrogance, they always end up violating rules of conduct and morality as well as social conventions. That is why it is said that ‘A demon does not know the value of honesty, faithfulness, obedience and civility, whereas, for a man, these are basic values’.

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Crudeness and wickedness are both combined in the temperament of a demon while man’s disposition shows balance and discipline combined with sweetness. Thus honesty, faithfulness, integrity, civility and etiquette, discipline or self-control and balance of mind are human virtues that help to maintain stability, peace and love in human relations, thereby preventing troubles, quarrels and squabbles and consequent peacelessness in the world. However, the scenario that we see today is very grim & worrying because society is gripped tightly by devilish forces that force man to indulge in various kinds of anti-social, cruel and destructive activities, as a result of which he commits crimes, disrupts social life by resorting to sabotage and vandalism and destroys the peace of the community.

Passions like sex-lust, anger, avarice, attachment and arrogance would obviously lead a person to devilry, hence it’s quite obvious that a sex-ridden person would commit offences like eve-teasing, sexual assault, rape & prostitution etc., thereby violating social peace and order.

Similarly, a person swayed by anger carries its fire and smoke here, there and everywhere, inflicting mental pain and the resultant remorse all around. With his harsh words piercing like poisonous arrows, his fiery fuming eyes and his boiling temper, he commits so many offences, all at once.

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Likewise, a person dominated by greed, attachment or arrogance is liable to commit similar acts. It may thus be said that humility and vicelessness are human values whereas self-conceit and other passions are devilish traits & as the best creation of God, it becomes mandatory that we humans possess these values or virtues. But what we practically see today is that owing to the disruption of these human values, the world has turned from heaven into hell & hence, by re-establishing of these values alone, can New Age be ushered into this world.

So, let’s make a strong resolve to live our life strictly on principles laid down by the Supreme & achieve our ultimate goal of becoming a Divine Being.

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Rajyogi Brahma Kumar Nikunj
Rajyogi Brahma Kumar Nikunj
A spiritual leader of Brahma Kumaris faith, Brahma Kumar Nikunj is a living example of simplicity, wisdom and devotion. Born in business family from Mumbai, Nikunj Ji was an Atheist. However, a chanced encounter with Rajyogini B.K.Didi Nalini Ji changed his life. Inspired by her thoughts & teachings, he decided to pursue spirituality. By virtue of sacrifice, penance, and godly services over the past 22 years he has been able to develop his inner self and enhance his spiritual knowledge. His Philosophy in Life is - “Spirituality cannot be taught, it has to be experienced”.


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