A new born baby doesn't know the difference between the two . Life begins with belief . Growth is led by the senses and senses are the store keeper of our memories . So where does this good and evil wind up in the complicated pattern of our life .
Is it the factors of life that determine our status or the intricate genetic pattern that we are born with . If science claims it to be pre-determined , then do we believe in fate ? . The path of life , stores the idea of good and evil in our mind somewhere . Most of us walk in the line in-between , with the possibility of stepping into any side in a moments notice . We either believe or pretend , what we do is right or wrong . Nobody can assume how we will react in a bad situation . Throw a stone into our perfect life , and then we will know how we react .
We see good in a caring mother and evil in a serial killer . One can give a hundred or more examples from myth , movies or real-life . But is it easy to mark a person today ? . Behind the closed doors and the ever smiling mask of being a social animal , there is so much that goes unnoticed . A sudden glint of hatred/anger in a calm soul and a glimpse of love in a murderous monster - anything can happen anytime . These cannot be asked for explanations and cant be reasoned with . It truly is a mystery to understand .
In our life we go through certain amazing moments and a few unavoidable disasters . If there is Jesus , there is lucifer . If there is Gandhi , there is hitler . Black and white is a part of everything . You smashed my building , now I crush your country . This is what world is like . .A thin line is what that separates both .Some openly step over the line and some show us only what they want us to see . Its quite a disturbing thought that we do not know what lures inside the one we walk past in our life .Animals hunt and kill for survival . But aren't we better than them , having an extra sense ?? Even animals dont hunt their own species !!
Unless we learn the clear distinction and move to the enlightenment , we remain as children walking in adult forms , not knowing the reality of life . Being good is not a easy job and i can quote only a few names as examples . All this has become a part of our survival . Today , a pure white finds it hard to shine . It can and does shine only with a glint of black , making it a very lighter shade of grey which we all perceive to be pure and unadulterated .
So can we ever learn this ? Are monks and sages the only few who have mastered the art ? Is that the kind of life one will have if we understand the difference ? Is it , in anyway , possible to separate the colors from grey ? Can the complex pattern be untangled ?
As always this topic leaves us with more questions and a distressed state of mind .