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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Are we Conscious?

A man hit a priest on his face, because in the morning discourse the priest had said, "Jesus says, if somebody slaps you on one cheek, give him the other." So, the man wanted to try it with the priest and he really hit him hard on his cheek. However, the man was surprised to see that, the priest was really true to his words. He immediately turned his second cheek towards the man.
The man was also serious about his intention and he hit even harder on the other cheek of the priest. Next moment… the priest jumped on the man and started beating him so hard that the man cried out with pain saying, "What are you doing? You are a priest and just this morning you told us that, Jesus had said if somebody hits you on one cheek, give him the other."
The priest replied in a fury, "Yes! But Jesus stops there… Now I am free to do what I want to do. Jesus has not said anything beyond the second cheek…!"

Moral of the Story ….

Friends, that's what character is. It is only a shock absorber. Being humble, one will be able to protect oneself against the ego of others. The ego is very sensitive and it can be covered up with a blanket of humbleness. Humbleness helps, it gives one a kind of smoothness, but it does not transform the person.
One needs to get transformed from unconsciousness into consciousness, from darkness into light. One should live according to one’s own small light of awareness, according to one’s own consciousness and remain responsive to each moment. Most of us respond according to the ready-made answers and that cannot be the true response, it is only a reaction. The man of character reacts but the man of consciousness responds, takes the situation in, reflects the reality as it is and out of that reflection he acts.
Friends, character is always stagnant, like a dirty pond of water, but consciousness is a fresh river, constantly flowing. Character is painting the circumference, consciousness is transformation of the center.

Have a Blissful Day Friends!