I guess I treat meditation as a way for me to tune into that Truth and Love. Most of the time, we humans are selfish creatures. We do wish to be happy and ensuring that those friends and loved ones around us are happy too… well, wouldn’t that be considered a selfish thing too? But I’m sure above all else, we humans wish there to be Truth and Love, and Peace… though those ideals elude multitudes of people around the world. Still, it’s important to be focused on hope and positive aspirations, and meditation for me is a key.
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” —Mahatma Gandhi
I just saw the movie, Gandhi, so can you tell I’m in this whole philosophical mind-set right now?
Gandhi is someone I deeply admire, and wish I could be like, somehow. He spoke about non-violence and solving the worlds problems through non-violence. He was a Hindu and practitioner of Indian Philosophy. He was a strict vegetarian and took to long fasts for spiritual cleansing as well as for political protest. He advocated a simple life where he made his own clothes and lived simply in his ashram. Maybe, in many respects I try to model my life after his as far as simple living is concerned.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always.” —Mahatma Gandhi