Knowing a Human Being

We often take great pride in our supposed ability to “read people”. We might take great pride in being able to judge the patterns, tendencies, states of mind, and long-term traits that a person exhibits. We think we are seeing them, and knowing them.

In actuality, we’re not. We’re actually seeing a projection of ourselves and our own framework in them. As the cliche goes, when we’re a hammer, all we see around us are nails.

There is a deeper, truer knowing. President Donald Trump resounded Truth in his recent speech in Ahmedabad, India, where he paraphrased Swami Vivekananda, who had stated:

“Moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free”.

Swami Vivekananda

To truly see someone is to see the Divinity in them. A truly realized state is one where Divinity exhibit itself more salient than any of the psychological trait or quality we see in another.

Friend or foe, to truly know a human is to see the Divinity within them.

Ranjeeth Thunga

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