The True Human Nature
Spirituality is divine and it is beyond human comprehension. No single definition of Spirituality
may be acceptable to everyone. Categorization, classification and ranking of spirituality are
unspiritual. In simplest terms, spirituality is an experience of the presence of divinity. When a
person reestablishes the TRUE HUMAN NATURE he (she) adopts to spiritual life. The beautiful
conversation between the human (Arjun) and the Divine (Lord Krishna) reveals that True Human
Nature can be regained if and only if the human understands what is the role of human in Nature.
At the end of the long dialogue, the Lord asks Arjun whether his ignorance is dispelled? (
Bhagavad Geeta: Chapter XVIII, Verse 72 ). Arjun replies (Bhagavad Geeta Chapter XVIII, Verse
73) that he has regained his memory and understood his True Human Nature!
The true human nature calls for every human being to do their duties spontaneously with a steady
mind without looking for rewards. No spontaneous work without rewards is possible without a
bigger heart filled with love, kindness, goodness, courage and wisdom. Fortunately, the Heart is
the gift of God and it necessarily filled with love, kindness and generosity. If we can take a
moment to understand this` simple fact, then we will enjoy our possessions by sharing with others!
Spontaneity is rule of the Nature and every species other than the human beings follows this rule.
For human beings, Nature is the best training ground to understand spontaneity. The flowers
bloom in the morning spontaneously without anyone asking! The flowers do not get any reward
for their actions nor do they expect any rewards! The presence of flowers brings divinity around
and this may explain why flowers play such an important role in human life in all countries of the
world. Trees and plants do not store their wealth and they share their possession with everyone.
Animals live in nature, they learn from Nature and they obey the Nature. Animals only what they
need from Nature, nothing more and nothing less! The rivers and streams continue to flow day
and night and supply water to plants, animals, birds and the humans. Mountains stand still and
force the clouds to bring rain showers. Nature has a built-in recycling phenomena where Oceans
play a vital role.
The Hindu spiritual masters understood the Nature thoroughly and chose to live either along river
banks, or on mountain tops or in thick forests to practice their spiritual life. To witness the
divinity, everyone needs to open their spiritual eye. Everyone possesses the spiritual eye but our
vision is blinded by the intrusion of our mind. When the spiritual eye opens up, the delusions and
ignorance disappear and one can visualize divinity. To open the spiritual eye, one has to shut the
mind from thoughts. Divinity, the LIGHT from sun is clouded by the evil thoughts of the mind.
During the deep sleep stage, the mind is calm and everyone experiences the bliss momentarily.
Meditation is another way to experience inner peace and tranquility. Other techniques that are
used to achieve inner peace include music, prayers, reading, writing, volunteering, and walking
along the ocean beach, etc. In conclusion, Vedic spirituality is not narrowly confined to any
specific religion or belief. Divinity is always present when a person lives a spiritual life. It hardly
matters whether that person believes in God. Belief in God is an inference and is not a statement!
If I live according to the rules defined by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Geeta, I implicitly believe in
Lord Krishna. It hardly matters whether I state I believe in Lord Krishna or do not believe in
Lord Krishna. Similarly if I state that I believe in Lord Krishna and if all my actions contradict
my statement then by inference I am a nonbeliever. It is my opinion that the subtle message of
Bhagavad Geeta is: "Actions are inevitable and excuses are indefensible."