The Right and the Wrong
Contd from previous issue
The answer thus lies in the effort to find the ‘between’ between the two. It is clear that the question of right and wrong cannot wholly rely on one individual’s perception, and nor can it wholly deny the conclusion of one. There must rather exist a universal absolute by taking into consideration the whole perceptions of the entire humanity. But can an inexplicably large entity as this exist and subsequently form a solution ?
These arguments are rather complicated, but as stated before, the notion of the right and wrong are rather simple. These arguments are simply to augment our minds, to evoke questions that are simple but yet seldom noticed.
To me, the right and wrong are free-spirited or extensively personal. To a kind person, the right is being kind to others and thoughtful for the welfare of others. On the contrary, to a rather cruel person, the right is being self-seeking and being a narcissist in our approach and only thinking of our own, and for our own.
Therefore, the more important questions become, instead of identifying what is right and what is wrong, for that we know it all, but how to bring the right to the wrong. How can one possibly and effectively transform the wrong to the right ?
As earlier stated, there is again no absolute, for even to the end of the earth, evil will never cease to exist in the world. The devil will always find its place among saints. This is another truth I know about life. What then is what should be done to maintain the world ?
This is what we should know, on the notion of the right and of the wrong, of what is negative and what is positive and of what is an opportunity and a disgrace: What is truly important is not what is what it is, what is truly important rather is how ‘what it is’ is benefitting another person.
Look around the world and you will see that there is already so much agony, of poverty and pain of sickness, of injustice and of arrogance of ignorance. The world is now divided, with hatred and enmity as the only link between different people. There is little love and little care. If you know of all these, and yet you decide to do nothing about it and if anything you do at all only worsens these sad realities of the world, then that is the universal WRONG, for which I am most confident.
The right, on the other hand is doing what you can as you know you must, in your own capacity, your own capability, regardless. The right is anything that is benefitting to others, as much as to your own. The right is universal and is not being a part of a group, but the whole of mankind.
The right is always choosing for the larger interest of humanity, and of understanding and accepting differences.
The right is being conscious of the more profound dispositions of human mind, of the truth and the good, as opposed to the lies and the bad.
Each of us must be agents today, of peace and reconciliation, not just social relationships, but of economical and political conditions.
Like Osho famously quoted, let us “Never belong to a crowd; Never belong to a Nation; Never belong to a religion; Never belong to a race. Belong to the whole existence. Why limit yourself to small things? When the whole is available.”