Perspective matters more than anything else because it determines how you see the world and how you see determines what you do with it. All these people who go about fighting and killing in the name of their gods and totems have their own perspectives. Those who create the flyovers and skyscrapers have their perspectives too. What should really worry us is the importance enjoyed by the fighter and the killer while the builder remains in the darkness of the background.
The fighters and killers have become important because our own perspectives are so limited, so contaminated and so perverted. If only we could see a world in a grain of sand, like William Blake, and heaven in a wild flower, we would be infinitely more spiritual than all these fighters and killers who claim to be god’s own people.
As Albert Einstein said, a person who is religiously enlightened is one who has liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings and aspirations that foster the welfare of all creatures, of the planet itself. Religion is a relationship. Religion is a benign relationship. It can never seek the destruction of anyone.
That’s why what is being promoted in the country nowadays in the name of religion is not religion at all. It is just a perversion.
The remedy is to widen our perspectives. Learn more. Understand more. Reach out for the stars and you will see the wild flower opening up a heaven at your feet. The perspective makes all the difference.