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The Whole Human Spectrum

Girish Borkar

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We think too much — each one of us has a 50% good monkey and a 50% bad monkey within us — it depends on us which monkey we wish to feed. In fact, everyone has a potential murderer within him/her. It is not something that we have. In fact, every man, every woman, is the whole humanity in a miniature form. Whatever can be done by any man can be done by us; it is potentially there. We can commit a murder, we can commit suicide; we can become a sinner, we can become a saint.

We can become Genghis Khan and we can also become a Buddha — the whole spectrum, each individual has the whole spectrum. So, never be worried, these are not problems; this is just the spectrum that is available to us. It is like we have a radio, and all the stations are available. We have to tune in to whichever station we want and then we start functioning on that wavelength.

Anger is there, hate is there, love is there; all wavelengths are available. Now it depends on us what we want to be. If we tune ourselves into love, love will become available and all else will recede into the background. It will always remain there; whenever we want to change the wavelength we can.

This is something very important to understand — even a Saint wants to be angry, he can immediately tune himself into the anger. It has not died; it is just lying dormant there; it is still available. He will not use it — that is another matter — but if he wants to use it, it is not that it is not available; it is there.

Our potential always remains there. If we don’t use it, it remains dormant; if we use it, it becomes more manifest. The difference between a Saint and us is not that we have anger and the Saint has no anger. The only difference is that the Saint chooses his anger and our anger chooses us. Our anger becomes our master; the saint is master of his own self. Anger cannot possess him, unless he decides so, but the decision is always his. That is the only difference.

There is no point worrying about things which have a potential to occur. All we need to do is focus on the positive and ensure the negative potential does not pop up! We get stuck in our own mental framework — people coax us to come out and be open — the more they coax us, the more we shrink within.

By meditating, we need to ensure that we allow the positive to flower within us, and once that happens, even though we have the potential to live through the entire spectrum of human emotions — we begin to allow the 50% positive aspect to flower.

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Girish Borkar

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