Recently, one of the biggest stray dogs (let’s call him Max) at my house jumped into the neighbouring abandoned house. In the process of doing so, he broke his front right paw.
I did not see Max jump and break his foot, but I did hear him howl. I was a bit surprised considering that he usually jumps across many times. Since the owner of the house lives overseas, I did not want to unnecessarily trouble either him or an animal agency in these trying times. So I decided to make the neighbouring house as comfortable as possible for Max.
I got Max food twice a day, with special calcium tablets. Soon his foot healed, and on the 9th day, he scaled the compound wall easily and jumped back into our house. Needless to say, Max has never jumped over since.
This entire episode reminded me of a line introduced to me by a Buddhist priest way back in 2001: Humans tend to measure their achievements in an animalistic way. The amount of money, the number of partners, wars, fighting based on territory and on ideology are all observed in the animal world too. Even Max felt that the grass was greener on the other side and decided to jump over. Don’t we as humans do the same things, in one way or another?
Humans have razor-sharp intellect. Therefore, we must strive to use this to suppress our animal tendencies and achieve something even more significant. And I believe that BlackLotus does precisely this, by enhancing our spirituality with the use of technology.
Work everyday to developing a belief and a process to realizing the divine in yourself ?