What is evil and where did it come from? | Mohanji
Where does evil come from?
From the same source. And what is evil? Like Dr. Osmanagić was telling earlier, everything is about frequencies. A frequency which is of dense nature, we call it evil. But the very idea about dark and light is only for the sake of effect. If there were no night, you wouldn’t recognize sunshine. If there’s no other side, this side will not be visible.
Imagine pure brightness. If there’s no darkness, will you appreciate pure brightness? When there’s a possibility of darkness, then brightness is appreciated. Otherwise, we don’t appreciate it. Many times, we see this. When there is something negative, we appreciate the positive.
There are so many people who are loving us around us; we may not appreciate their love. When do we get to appreciate at all? When we don’t have love.
Imagine your new mobile phone. Before you got that mobile phone, that mobile phone was very important. It had great value. We stand in queue as soon as it’s released, we want to buy it. The moment you get it, the value goes down. From 100, the value goes to 40. Then imagine if somebody stole your mobile phone, again it becomes 100. Isn’t it?
A view of life
Look at life and how it works; when you don’t have it, it’s a great demand; that’s the only thing on our minds. When we have it, we don’t value it. When we lose it, the value increases again, which is why evil and good are a play. It’s two sides of the same coin. This play is very interesting; the drama is interesting for us. But do you think they have continuous value?
There’s no continuous value. They have only relative value.
Do you think all the time you can sleep? If you do not wake up at all, what do you call it? A state of coma, a suspended state. Do you think you will enjoy it? We don’t want that. Only when we wake up, we long for sleep. Only if you are awake. If there’s no possibility of waking up, do you think you’ll go to bed?
This is life. Life is really funny. What we don’t have, we crave, and the moment you get it, you have no interest. When you fall in love, you have great attention to detail. The moment you get married, finished! Because once you get it, you don’t value it. If you don’t have it, then you value it. This is the human mind. This is human nature.
There’s no sustained evil. And that idea about evil means we are afraid of habits. Sometimes, some people are by habit jealous, as a pattern. We all have patterns, right? We have patterns within us; we are all controlled by patterns. We are just living our patterns, life afterlife.
Since we are controlled by patterns, we sometimes do not know we have patterns. Patterns express as habits, inclinations, tendencies. Imagine your inclination is like your car, the vehicle. Your desire drives you, or desire motivates you. It gives you momentum. This is how life works.
If you don’t have a tendency for alcohol, you will not even think about alcohol. If you don’t have a tendency for meditation, even if the greatest master comes to you, you wouldn’t care because you don’t care about meditation. That inclination is important. We all have inclinations within us.
Some of the inclinations are by nature negative. For example, some inclinations are destructive, either destructive, self-destructive, or destroying things outside. Both are the same. If you hate yourself, or you hate another person, it’s the same. The basic root is hate, hatred, destruction. This is how it is.
Some things are not expanding you. That’s what we call evil. Something which makes you shrink in fear is called evil. Something that expands you, makes you feel rich and makes you bright is what we call good.
If you look at the whole life, in your life, your own life, everyday life, you will understand this, the whole play of this drama. Multiple roles we play each day, and we enjoy it.
Transcribed by Ulla Bernholdt
Proofread by Yogesh Pandit