Self-interest

It is a terrible joke that people make in their lives to imagine any kind of human contact between two human beings as something worshipful or sacred.

Others take this sacredness a step further and attribute it to ‘divineness’.

It is a kind of intoxication to imagine human relationships as worshipful or sacred.

Intoxicated people take mindless truths created in their heads and live in them for some time. But after the

drunkenness ends, it falls back to the earth very hard.

Human relationships are based on emotions and nothing else.

We form relationships with people who make us feel good.

We form unwanted relationships with people who create unpleasant feelings in us.

Then human emotions are formed based on what?

Human emotions are formed based on self-interest. That is, we feel ‘good’ feelings, such as love, affection, brotherhood, for what we perceive to be directly or indirectly doing us good.

We feel ‘bad’ emotions such as sadness, pain, anger, frustration about what we perceive as directly or indirectly harming us.

If you analyze your feelings towards everyone around you and the nature of your relationships with them, you will be able to understand that this is true.

In other words, human emotions are a kind of waves like sea waves that rise and fall in a man who sees the world in relation to himself, centering on his ambitions.

It is a great folly to take the waves of the sea, which rise and fall from moment to moment, more seriously than they should.

It is an even more serious folly to take the temporary connections built on the sea waves as sacred or worshipful.
The highest respect that can be given to human relationships is to see them in their true form.
Just like any relationship we build in life
Something like a sand castle built on a beach.

Some sand castles are quickly washed away into the sea. Some sand castles last longer than others. But in the end, all those sand castles stop at the same place.

Once we build some sandcastles so big, we think they won’t be swept away by any wave. Therefore, we are tempted to build temples in those sand palaces and make offerings to them.
But at some point in life we have to understand that it is a very delusional thought.

A person who understands the true nature of sand castles can enjoy looking at sand castles. You can also play with them. In fact, sand castles are beautiful only because they wash away into the sea after some time.
If the sand palaces were always the same like the stone pillars of Lowamahapaya in Ceylon, perhaps no one would be happy because of them.

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