There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. -Morpheus, The Matrix
Reality is multi-faceted. Some people think that by snatching the bread and butter of their fellow beings, they can fill their bellies. And most of the time, they prove themselves correct because it gives them all the ‘comfort and luxuries’ available on earth. But in the journey, they lose something more precious than anything else, absolute peace of mind.
Their minds are restless because they have used the ‘means and medium‘ to fulfill their goals.
And once you get to the top to satisfy your hunger, you unnecessarily create more hunger, a never-ending hunger, which is the cause of most of your daily sufferings.
Monetary success is not a symbol that you’re successful in life; it’s just a sign that you have few qualities that ordinary masses don’t have, you’re a master at playing the games of money, and you can trade well in the economic system with few childish tips and tricks.
It's not about 'fair or unfair.' It's not about 'illicit or abusive.'
It’s about asking yourself.
Just a question…
Why are you doing it?
What is the need for it?
“Arrogance is not a symbol of how powerful you’re but a sign of how restless your mind is.” You can gain all you want in your life without disturbing others, without making others suffer.
This planet is abundant. Take your share.
“There is a way. You just ignored that.”
“No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan Law.
The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle is over, that even a god-king can bleed.”
-Spartan King Leonidus
On the other hand, some people are compelling but modest, humble, and creative. They create in this world without a trace of ego, surrendering their ‘little egoic selves’ to Absolute Intelligence, and their creation becomes eternal.
It’s not that mother nature favors ‘them’ more than others, but it’s because they ‘accepted the truth.’ They surrendered themselves at the hands of the creative forces of the Universe. And whatever they created never took credit for it.
It’s not because they were sugar-coated saffron of melody and mimicry but because they knew that they were not the source of creation, they were just a medium.
And a medium serves its purpose without arrogance, much like a baby AI does without arrogance, just fulfilling her destiny, for she has been created in the laboratory of a Genius mind.
You can see a difference between ‘heaven and hell‘ in the lives of above mentioned two kinds of personalities available on the planet earth.
You are given a choice of what you will choose.
How do you define success?
Is a person with millions of dollars who can’t sleep without a pill at night successful?
A peasant at a small farm in a remote village who works hard all day and at night sleeps like a baby within thirty seconds after lying in his bed?
What You Seek is Seeking You. – Rumi
It’s not a comparison, nor proving one is better than the other; it’s just among a few essential questions worth asking, not ‘to’ and for anyone else but ‘to you and yourself.
You don’t need statistical data, philosophical inquiry, or scientific research to verify a simple truth for yourself. You can get all the answers to your questions by yourself without asking a single from anyone else. And it’s not because you’re too intelligent or a genius that you can know the truth; it’s just because of a simple fact that.
You Are THAT.
Unfortunately, no one can be told what the matrix is. You’ve to see it for yourself.
-Morpheus, The Matrix