Any idea, any truth, any concept, any theology, the more the person is present in that theology, the more it is useful only for him, not for the whole world, not for the Whole, not for the humanity or society or the whole universe. Less the individual is present, more the concept, the idea, the theory, the philosophy is useful for humanity, society, for the Whole. Less the part is present, more useful for the Whole. More the part is present, less useful for the Whole. Understand, less the individual is present, more the truths, concepts, ideas, are useful to the whole humanity, society, and the universe. More it is universal, less individual. More individual, less universal. The individual’s influence should only be for the sake of enriching, never for the sake of establishing the person’s identity.
I tell you, history is always written by the people who won the wars. That is why it is never factual, “as it happened”. No! No history is factual. Only when the author’s individual vested interests, fear and greed to certain ideologies disappear, only then the history becomes factual, whole, useful for the whole universe and the whole humanity, whole society. History written by the people who do not have any vested interests only is called “Puranas”. Puranas are more factual than any history written by the people with vested interests. Don’t read any book where the author is heavily present. If the author has disappeared within him and he doesn’t have any vested interests, fear or greed for an ideology, then READ THAT PERSON, not just his books! Read that person’s very life! Be around him and learn; you will catch the truth!
Apourushyathwa! Even if the author wants to establish his name, there is a corruption, there is a reason, there is a vested interest, there is a fear or greed. Sometimes authors do not put their name, but they put some popular person’s name, because they wanted that popular identity to protect their work. That is why so many works are attributed to Adi Shankara. Only when the individual is absent, his personal vested interests, fear and greed disappear, dissolve, he becomes a pure channel for Existence to sing its own existence. Upanishads are Existence’s songs about its existence. Existence’s songs about its existence! Read More