It is very popular nowadays to take cognitive trips to ancient places of the world in order to study the history of other peoples, their culture. On one such trip, I heard the mysterious story of two lakes mysteriously named Manasarovar and Rakshas-tal.
The waters of Manasarovar are rich in minerals and a variety of fish species, while Lake Rakshas-tal, where the water is salty and storms are frequent (while Manasarovar is always calm), has no vegetation even along the shore.
Both lakes are located on the Tibetan Plateau. One lake is a source of “living” water, the other is a source of “dead” water. The water of one is salty and black, the other is fresh and white, like milk. The lakes are connected by a channel, and when it happens that the waters of Manasarovar flow into Rakshas-tal, it is considered by the local population as a good sign: the balance of water in these lakes symbolizes the balance of energy throughout the world – so the water level in Manasarovar is always higher. The two lakes balance each other out. This is how nature maintains balance and harmony. What happens to a person?
Man needs to learn from nature because he is part of it. All levels of nature exist in harmony and balance. Only man is not balanced with nature, because self-love forces him to be against nature. Man lives under the rule of two forces – nature has placed him between pleasure and suffering. With these two forces, without asking anyone, she leads people wherever she wants. How can we properly evaluate these concepts – good and evil– if we evaluate situations in terms of our selfishness?
The famous Irish poet, playwright, and author Oscar Wilde said, “To be selfish is not to live as you want. It means asking others to live as you would like them to live. Caring only about oneself, about one’s own interests, prevents one from understanding the causes of suffering.
Our life has a beginning and an end, and surely there is a goal that we must eventually reach. Things will get better, and one will find inner peace and tranquility if one understands how to come to balance.
The only way out is to balance the relationship between all of us. Each of us is influenced by our environment. In our relationships with others we depend on each other, although we do not feel this dependence.
If we give free rein to our desires for pleasure for its own sake, we feed our ego, and then it directs us. But in the healthy body of our body, every cell should be in contact with the whole body. If there is no contact, it becomes a big problem for the whole body.
One for all, and all for one. This rule would help arrive at a balance in human society based on the two opposing forces that are in everyone. If we organize our lives in this way in the family, in the collective, we will soon begin to feel the balance, the harmony between ourselves and those around us. And if we find a spiritual environment of like-minded people, in which we begin to work on correcting our selfish desires, we will feel the energy of good that will fill us. We need to maintain a balance in all areas of our lives. These are health, housekeeping, nutrition, attitudes toward family, relationships with society, the environment. All of this has to be learned. And imbalance with nature only brings us suffering.
Turning evil into good is our job. It’s time to choose an approach to life and to the environment: egoistic or altruistic. In other words, it is necessary to achieve a balance with the environment. It’s time to think about lifestyle changes. We need to do some introspection, understand where we need to change our attitude toward life, and agree on a partnership between us. This is the task of our earthly life – to build good relationships with each other and to unite in balance.