Although it does
not belong to the essence of our
being, pain is part and parcel of life. “Dukkha”, suffering, constitutes the first
noble truth of Lord Buddha. Affliction is as old as mankind itself.
On the other hand, we live in the 21st century a
moment of planetary transmutation. There is a karmic fever in our cities:
everything gets quicker, including the suffering of humans and the many
ill-advised attempts to escape from pain.
Whatever the circumstances, a theosophist looks at the
world from the standpoint of its sacred potentialities. He desires the best path to all beings, which is not the most comfortable. And he thinks:
“May humanity be
born - without unnecessary pain - to a wider view of life. Let there be peace, and
healing, as our horizons expand. May each one manage in wise ways his own vital
energy. Let us hope the number of good-willing individuals may grow.”
A sensible citizen knows that anything in which he
dwells in thought gains strength. His focus is, therefore, in the good things.
He sees that there is a small yet potentially decisive number of human beings working
for the good of mankind, having the courage to accept their share of pain and
incertitude, and having discernment to remove the Causes of affliction, as long as this is possible.
He who works for the future builds a correct life
through the practical experience of good will. One who is in peace with himself
is also fundamentally in peace with the others.
Each altruistic person is a healing factor in life. Every
day thousands of anonymous citizens sow the seeds of balance and cooperation.
As to the existence of anxiety and suffering in the
world, it only makes it more valuable to have the right attitude before
afflictions. One must be prepared to act in the right moment, in a balanced rhythm,
so as to obtain beneficent results.
The silent examples of constructive action deserve to
be followed: it is by increasing personal and collective syntony with good
karma that we enter the subtle territory of bliss.
“The Art of Evoking the Future” is available at the associated websites as an
independent item since 28 August 2021. An initial version of the text was
anonymously published in the January 2020 edition of “The Aquarian Theosophist”, pages 1-2.