Thursday, April 20, 2006

Is everything applicable for everyone

Why did Jesus Christ give this statement?
"Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces
" - Matthew 7.6

Why did Lord Krishna choose Arjuna for delivering Bhagvat Gita, and not Bheema or any other person?

Why were some philosophies kept very secret from the masses? Even the divine prayer "OM Namo Narayana" was kept hidden from the masses for a long time till it eventually got out by the discourse of Ramanujacharya.

This is one concept that is troubling me for a long time - can lions become monkeys or viceversa?

2 comments:

Arun said...

Balaji,

I am not convinced by this article. More over I didnt expect this from you. I have read almost all the articles you have posted on the blog and enjoyed them.
You come to say that "All are equal but some are more equal" which is not quite right. I dont want to get into details now though. I think you understand what I come to say
Thanks,
Arun S

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, if Arun believes that everyone is always capable of understanding, or responding correctly, to every concept... He has obviously not thought through his proposition. The point is not that "some are more equal". Rather, even if all people have the potential to understand and live an esoteric concept, developing that potential takes work, and very few people are willing to endure the hardships of such work. The dogs and swine Balaji refers to, are the people who may be so lost in subjectivity, that they cannot recognize the truly holy even when it is placed in front of them by the high priest himself, as it were. Of course, the same principle applies even to ideas in the mundane sphere. If they are far enough outside of the target's habitual frame of reference, new ideas will appear to contain no meaningful value whatsoever. Do not give yourself over to emotional, knee-jerk "egalitarianism". Rather understand, there is always a right time, a right place, and a right person for any idea.