Society – A Genuinely Fake Congregation

After a long session of repetitive life from the past 30 years I suddenly felt, what made me act in a way that I never wanted to? What is this inbuilt response from the brain as a stimuli, which comes as an automated response when I am in a particular situation? Why am I conditioned in a way which focuses on matters that make no sense as soon as I am out of that so-called “Society”? Why am I forced to act, eat, sleep, dress up in a way decided by some person 1000’s of years ago? Can’t I be spontaneous and act the way I want? Are any of my ideas or responses my own or imposed upon and accepted by me unknowingly? Am I the prisoner of my own locker, making it stronger everyday by putting in new reinforcements or conditions, which make this trap rather stronger as life progresses? Or Is this society a big penitentiary and I am just a barbed wire which seems to be different but is a part of it, protecting it?

As children, we are made to believe that we are individuals and we have our own identity, free will etc. Our questioning mind learns, acts and talks the way we see other people around us. We start thinking ,talking and acting the way we have seen people around us in that society and start feeling that ours is the best way. We have been force fed with this ego-centricity. Other people teach us who we are. Their attitude towards us is the reflection in which we see ourselves growing up but that reflection is not who we truly are. But we cannot realise, rather we accept that reflection to be our true nature and keep acting as if we are programmed computers which will only give mechanical outputs.

The social environment in which we are born creates a massive impact on us. It acts as a mould which makes similar pieces that can only fit into themselves. We never realise that our most private thoughts and emotions are not our own. Our brain can only comprehend thoughts and images which are not invented by us. Everyone has a similar emotional reaction to a situation. We copy emotional reactions from the people of our society, never thinking there can be a different approach to a particular situation. Our minds are severely clouded with the darkness of the social environment we live in and we as individuals cannot exist apart from a society. This whole society is our own extended mind and body.

A child from infancy is socially indoctrinated in a way that he or she cannot resist that indoctrination. Society becomes a vicious loop which has no exit points. A child is taught to think freely within the limits set by the society. He is told to act the way someone acted a century ago and when he acts that way, he is considered the reincarnation and torch bearer of that society. When that child meets a child from a different society, his actions make him look foolish, because those actions are considered to be fools in that society. A child grown in such a social environment becomes permanently confused and grows up being the one having no thinking power of his own, because he has followed what was taught, having no thinking capacity of his own.

Every society is trying to become permanent and rigid. I have realised that the more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.

I cannot live a life following the do’s and don’ts, which paralyses my power of thinking and acting spontaneously. No society teaches us to be spontaneous because if we become one, we won’t be indoctrinated into the past thoughts and future projections of it.

How can a society define terms and conditions for loving, living life and being natural? These all happen themselves as a spontaneous behaviour like a heart beat. We already possess all these qualities which cannot be put into certain terms and conditions.

Society teaches us by comparison and when we put that learning, to test, by looking at the stars at night, we are not able to make any comparison between the right and the wrong stars. Because the universe is spontaneous and always moving, not sticking to a similar pattern.

We are living in a society entirely hypnotised by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between the all powerful causative past and absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectations. We never realise that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than the present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked and described about, with what it actually is. We are sick with the fascination for the names and numbers; symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.

Life is very simple if lived spontaneously. Life is neither carelessly drifting into the future nor fearfully clinging to the past. Life is being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive always.

Living a life according to society is like going to sleep and never waking up and living spontaneously is like waking up and never going to sleep. You and I have slept a lot so try to be awake for the rest of your lives and become a torch bearer of a Cosmic Society.

17 thoughts on “Society – A Genuinely Fake Congregation

  1. Vardhan says:

    We are so doomed right from childhood that it takes a lot of courage to be able to wrote something like this blog. Very nice thoughts and to the point.


  2. Abhijeet says:

    Never thought about myself this way. Points mentioned very aptly and nicely. Great recommendation by wordpress. Will share it with friends and family.


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