How does the human mind work?
You would have watched the television ads that run on your television, interrupting your favorite programme.
Well, many of us like to watch these ads.
The ads promote some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Companies or Welfare organizations etc.
For instance, you may see a small child planting a tree sapling with some mushy background music.
You may also see some adults getting emotional on the screen looking at the child.
There is another ad where you see an old woman begging on the road.
A young man feels compassion looking at the old people.
Again the mushy music in the background adds to the emotion.
There is a soft voice describing the scene to you.
You have drops of tears settling in your eyes without your knowledge.
What’s all this happening?
Are these fellows promoting ads on the television to help the grief-stricken world or are they just trying to make a hole in your pocket?
Let us get this straight.
The Big Corporate manipulates us…
Our own emotions cheat us in current times.
They let us down by helping others to rob us in the name of pity and compassion.
In reality, there are corporate goons behind this racket who have stumbled upon, more or less, an authentic means to plunder our savings.
In the name of a green environment and saving the destitute, they have concentrated missions towards attracting donors.
NGOs and private organizations have set up theatres to film mushy movies thus influencing the common man through short-films and ads.
The surprising thing is that- We do not see the very nakedness of life, but become evidently emotional over these ad campaigns.
As a result, we are ready to voluntarily donate towards these made-up causes.
The Truth about ads
Have we ever felt for the homeless man who keeps loitering on the lane across our own apartments?
Have we cared for the small kids who keep nagging the passers-by for a piece of bread?
Familiarity breeds contempt which is common while dealing with the destitute in real life.
But here we are donating generously to these Corporates in the name of being a Samaritan.
Do you really believe that your money is reaching the causes for which it is meant?
Our emotional triggers reside in the multi-million studios of the corporate mafia. Indeed, that is unfortunate.
In the good old days, thieves would break into our houses and do all that hard work to carry out thievery.
Now, things have changed a bit.
One needs to spend a small sum to create motivational ads.
You invest a few thousand dollars and then make millions because you have caught the pulse of the audience.
You have triggered those emotions which normally remain incapacitated.
The causes promoted by these campaigns appear to be genuine.
However, their intentions are mala fide and vicious.
We will talk about the subtler aspects that drive the common man to donate towards such delusory motives although his intentions may appear justified and genuine.
Our Mind and Senses cheat us
Our senses integrate themselves in the mind.
Basically, that integration is primarily responsible for all the donations that we make.
The feelings of love, care and compassion is just a temporary response to some stimulus.
They emerge when the senses are excited in a particular way, inducing feelings of unity, oneness, all-pervasiveness, love, care and what not.
The unfortunate thing is that one can never really tell between the fake and the real emotion.
“Reel emotion” is created because of ad-making skills thus befooling our mind and senses.
Therefore, the feelings of Love, Care and Compassion have to be understood from a truly spiritual standpoint to prevent falling prey to mimicked emotions.
There is no Love Here…
It is to be understood that Love, Care and Compassion is nature’s way.
They come in totality if and only if one is free from the “mundane” view of these words.
The monkey mother loves its kid because it is Mother Nature’s arrangement.
However, the same monkey stamps its kid when it is unable to stand erect in the growing flood waters.
Similarly, the dog (bitch) eats her own children after birth since she is tired and cannot move around to look for food.
She is hungry and so ends up eating a few of her puppies.
The human-mother conspires to kill her own son because he is a disturbance to her ambitions.
Where is the love, care or compassion of the mother now?
Generally, people say that motherly love is the purest and highest emotion.
Does compassion exist?
The source of all love, care and compassion lies beyond the bodies of mothers, spouses, brothers and all kinsmen.
Unless man looks deeper into the nature of things, the cold reality of life shall hit him hard.
There are fathers who have not met their sons because they dislike certain traits in them.
Loving friends have now turned into enemies.
There are disciples who have turned competitors to their own Gurus.
Interestingly, these were the same disciples who would care for every need of their Guru.
Love is being transformed into Hate. Care has turned itself into neglect.
Compassion has been transformed into apathy.
Hence, Love-Hate, Care-Neglect, Compassion-Apathy, all represent two sides of the same coin.
External or internal triggers induce or manipulate these emotions.
How does spirituality help?
Here, spirituality has the answers for this artificial build-up of emotions.
The Sanatana Dharma Scriptures have practical guidelines to decode the way we present or emote ourselves.
Vedanta points to the spirit.
It says that it is the mind that rearranges itself and presents itself as love and hate, as like and dislike.
It is the same energy that manifests as emotions, as temporary as the morning dew.
So it will be sane to work on our minds a little deeper through authentic processes recommended by Dharma.
People who have got the hack to trick us, continue to exploit us via our emotional baggage. Unfortunately, we feel it is a good thing to possess and boast off in public.
Nonetheless, such an activity is the ill-doing of the ego, nothing else.
We go on spitting thrash to others because our mind is spewed out by the notion of “My story”.
Our identity revolves around these mundane emotions and that is the problem.
It is essential to realize that-
Life, as it appears, is only a grand manipulation of our thoughts and emotions.
A skilled man however can press the right buttons and trick us through his schemes.
Who can truly be compassionate?
It is essential to follow a dedicated spiritual practice to escape the traps of the world.
Other than Mother Nature or the Supreme Being (who resides into the nitty gritty of the world), no one else can have care, love or compassion for us or for any other.
How we discover the Supreme Being’s love is a matter of thorough spiritual investigation.
Thereafter, no traps in the world can ever trick you.
Dubious but creative entities use our mundane emotions and self-distorted views as a bait for manipulating the reality of things, to fulfil a very base or demeaning cause.
This is a fact.
Others tend to glorify our emotional weakness.
That is the trap.
We happily swim through those emotions in an unconscious fashion.
Truly, it’s just a sheer waste of energy and time.
This is the tragedy of mankind or at least most of mankind.
A handful of obnoxious but intelligent men use their skill to fool and exploit innocent people.
Today, tragically, ignorance is identified as innocence.
Being innocent or ignorant is an unpardonable excuse in today’s world of glib talk and deceit.
Hence, it is high time that we audit and clear up those mushy emotions.
Thanks for reading!