Continuous Growth – In Gita Verse 5.18 The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brāhmaṇa, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste].
Krishna tells Arjuna that the realized person, enlightened person will see and treat everyone equally. As they have transformed their sensuality to sensitivity. Person who has transcended their sensuality to sensitivity, they can only treat everyone equally.
We cannot treat everyone equally as we carry jealousy within us. Only when we transcend our sensuality to sensitivity then only will disappear.
Don’t condemn sensuality….
Jealousy is one of the most dangerous elements in human consciousness. To face your number one enemy without hiding it, without whitewashing it, without trying to interpret it favorably – that you are right, the situation is such that of course you have to be jealous – without in any way satisfying yourself by explanations that the jealousy was right.
If you satisfy yourself that it is right, it is going to remain and it will become more powerful; then the energy that you are feeling now, you would not feel, this energy would have been absorbed by jealousy, it would have remained contained in jealousy, and would have remained looking for a moment when it could explode – to find some excuse.
But because you faced it without bringing any explanation to explain it away… you did not justify it, you simply faced it as a fact, that you have this jealousy… and you accepted it, that it has something to do with you, not with anyone else, that nobody else in the whole world is responsible for it.
All those are excuses to protect it.
If you watch the jealousy, jealousy will disappear.
That nothing has to be done; simply face a problem the way a mirror reflects something, with no judgment.
And because it was your number one enemy, it contained a lot of energy. Now it is gone, and the energy is free. That’s why you are feeling more alive, more loving, more sensuous.
Remember one thing: again you can commit the same mistake. Don’t condemn sensuality. It has been condemned by the whole world, and because of their condemnation the energy that can flower in sensuality moves into perversions, jealousy, anger, hatred – a kind of life which is dry, with no juice. Sensuousness is your very life.
That is the difference between you and a stone – because the stone is not sensuous. The more sensuous you are, the more alive you are. And if your whole energy is released in loving, in being playfully sensuous without holding yourself back, without any fear – there is nothing to be afraid of.
Sensuousness is one of the greatest blessings to humanity; it is your sensitivity, it is your consciousness; consciousness filtering through the body is what sensuousness is.
Remember never to compromise. Compromise is absolutely against the whole.
Krishna tells Arjuna that the realized person not only treats everyone equal but they also accept all the circumstances in the same spirit. They don’t judge them for them, all the circumstances are equal and they want to respond to all the circumstances so that they can find a new possibility for growth. As growth is a process and not the end result. For them to be realized is a process to grow, a continuous growth. Opportunity for continuous growth.Tags: Continuous Growth