" you are just one more drop in the
ocean, one more leaf in the tree "
Collective view points
Everyone wants to believe at some point of time in their lives, what they think and do is the most perfect than others, but that's just a view point, thankfully no one can be perfect. Samashti is the collective view points of all people and that's why it is even more slippery and tricky to understand than vyashti.
Disciple : Do you mean to say collectiveness include only
view points of the human beings ? Does it not include the
animal and plant life too ?
Master : Need not be. Apart from humans there is none
that carry a singular or even a collective view point !
Disciple : Vyashti and samashti are only about view points?
Master : Exactly they are about just the perspectives,
propensities, both exclusive and collective of humans only !
View points of animals
Animals or plants do not have a sense of exclusiveness or individual view points. They function by simple impulsive mechanism and cannot interpret situations intelligently. The impulsive mechanism of a tiger does not allow itself to change its eating habits from meat to mushrooms. The elephants can never turn to meat eating for extra protein. Their lives are pretty much choice less and changeless too.
Disciple : My life has been pretty choice less too. I eat only
that which comes to my plate. Does it make me less intelligent?
Master : But the food that lands in your plate can excite or
exhaust you and you have a choice to complain or compliment !
Disciple : Ah yes ! I forgot that part. I do a lot of cribbing at times !
Master : That's when your personal view point is showing !
Care but not carried away
If you can pack every one's understanding together about life on earth and create a palette, you will end up with something you can never explain. Its always going to be difficult to arrive at a common conclusion only because the collective view points of people are always changing. They never remain the same. The setting of the sun feels romantic for someone and can cause fear to someone else.
Disciple : Enlightened men know all these view points collectively?
Master : Instead he would drop all these view points totally !
Disciple : You mean he may not have a view point for himself ?
Master : Like everyone he would want to comment about the food he ate!
Disciple : Whats the difference then ?
Master : He is not bothered if anyone agrees to it or not !
Disciple : He can be insensitive to others if he does not care their views?
Master : He may care their views but does not get carried away by them !
Truth has no view point
Truth is neither single pointed nor multi pointed. Truth has neither a particular view nor a exclusive point. But the man who knows the truth appreciates all the view points and does not hold on to any of them. He wastes no time trying to prove his point right and other's wrong. He may appear to have certain views about life always but even as he expresses his view point he is aware of the futility of it and would not make his view point conclusive.
Disciple : In other words he can change his views often?
Master : Not as a rule but he changes his views from time
to time just like everyone else to make his interactions
with others more meaningful !
Disciple : But a man of Truth should not change at all ?
Master : If someone does not change then he missed
the Truth and in fact has distorted the Truth already !
Disciple :Then whats difference between the man of
enlightenment and or ignorance ?
Master : Nothing much except that the awareness of
the truth present beyond the view points is known to
this man of enlightenment always !