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Am I Letting Freedom Ring?

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on September 26, 2012

There are three forms of behavioral existence I experience in my life. One defines the relationship I share with myself, my body, mind and soul. Second is how I (a collection of my body, mind and soul) interact with another human being. And third is how I as part of a group of human beings (country, religion, race etc.) interact with or perceive another group of human beings.

Since “I” is common to all three forms of interaction, I assumed that “I” would remain constant in both its nature and essence. I could not be more wrong! I see disturbing changes in the way “I” behaves in the three different dimensions. I describe this change “disturbing” because it exposes the hypocrisy in me and  presents a huge obstacle in my path to Bliss.

And I do not think I am alone in this predicament. Many of us are unaware of this dormant contradiction that is plaguing our being. It is time to take notice of this malady and remove it as soon as possible from our journey towards spiritual awakening.

The title of this post is inspired by the fact that above thoughts came to my mind while I was listening to this:

“…..Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring — when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children — black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics — will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 28, 1963


11 Responses to “Am I Letting Freedom Ring?”

  1. Your maturity of thoughts is both surprising and fascinating especially, at this young age. May God bless you !!

  2. soumyav said

    Such a convincing post of being” I “in three dimensions. I think the one who changes the dimensions or behaves accordingly is just the normal person,the soul always has a word and always remains the same in any situation..It knows best whats happening and the heart always keeps on talking continuously with the soul,asking its advice..Thats our conscience..

  3. Great thoughts, Raunak. Inspiring words…both by you and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. When all who profess to revere Dr. King truly begin to live by the principles he taught, the world will be a different (and better) place. Until then…we continue to work for peace and freedom everywhere. Thanks for doing your part!

  4. This makes me think of the FDR quote that you liked…. This is how “I” interpreted it. Freedom is earned but not from someone else but from ourself.

  5. Good Deed said

    Thanks for showing me these words from Martin Luther…

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