July 6, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo
We hear people use the term “The Good Fight”. “Keep on fighting the good fight”, we say to each other. What is your interpretation of the good fight? Could the good fight be that one which persons engage in to bring about good things in the lives of fellow brothers and sisters on this Earth?
In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna comes to the point where he cannot see any reason to go into battle and kill other human beings including men who are fathers, uncles, cousins, and friends who have yet to experience true joy in life; they have yet to find the happiness that is the right of every human being.
Arjuna is then to engage in a dialogue with Krishna (God, Creator, Source) which seems to not be a literal blood and guts war, but the spiritual war that is going on inside every person. This war is one which humans have no escape from fighting. Every person has to decide which side of the battle, love or fear, they will fight for.
In the ultimate battle, the battle between love and fear, the decisions that humanity takes regarding the health and well-being of every living thing are arrived at. Despite the continuing reports of violence and other ways that human beings harm each other, we can sense that humanity is rising to a higher way of seeing our common life experience. The most basic principle of all, that of not harming others, is being understood, accepted and fully embraced by many millions of men and women on this Earth.
Humanity has decided to fight the Good Fight and strive to eliminate all forms of actions which do not raise, do not improve, the health and well-being of all living things.
The Good Fight, if you decide to fight it, will result in your greater connection with all of life on this Earth. This includes people, animals, plants and all things.
For whatever reason, my part of the fight includes fighting greed, inequality, poverty, genetic modification of life forms and ending war itself. It is not a struggle that is difficult or very complex to describe. Our educational systems have been very good, yet there are times when we become wrapped up, straight-jacketed, in the over reliance on the complex.
We see this over reliance in educational and spiritual arrogance, where those who have not come across the world of books on the various forms of study in earthly and spiritual endeavors, become looked upon as “less than”, “less important” and to be ignored. Those who have the knowledge of earthly and spiritual things have tended to disregard and turn away from those who have yet to accumulate such knowledge.
This misses the greatest wisdom that we are One.
We have pictures of this Earth from deep space where the planet can be seen as a speck in the universe. This perspective allows us to gain a vision of the immensity of the universe. In this vision we come to think deeply about life and what we can do to find the true purpose of existence.
When we think deeply on these things we have a high probability of arriving at the experiencing of unconditional love. It seems that there is no other destination point available for us as human beings. Unconditional love is the highest spiritual achievement a human being can attain. Fighting “The Good Fight” means that one has made the conscious decision to increase the awareness of unconditional love to the point where every single action taken on this Earth, at every level from individual to collective, shall be sourced, shall be 100% based on, unconditional love.
- Attaining moksha (thehindu.com)