Why Is The Negative So Luring?
It is surprising that though charity is not known to be a negative quality, its excessive practice perhaps begets a suppressed ego in the mind, which can be responsible for one's downfall.
It has been our daily experience that a child picks up a bad habit more quickly than a good habit and then it is difficult to get rid of it. Why do we let ourselves get lured by the negative?
If we look at the physical world, we find that negativity is present -- ordered things have shown the natural tendency to become disordered sooner or later. For example, a delectable snow- capped mountain melts spontaneously to bare its black rocky surface. A beautiful palace in course of time gets reduced to a heap of rubble. There's entropy; there's chaos in the universe.
According to scientists, even the elegantly ordered universe will some time or other die, though it is likely to happen only in the distant future. The entire workable energy of the universe is gradually but decisively being wasted to a degraded form of energy or negative energy, a thermodynamic consequence. Thus, the very system of nature is so programmed that it is invariably destined to follow the path of negativity – that is, towards total chaos in course of time.
It is interesting to see that the human mind which is considered to be the most ordered and conscious system in the world is not left untouched by the negative effect of nature. Negativity is all-pervasive, it seems.
As things look illusory through coloured looking glasses, the human mind gets mesmerized by the impact of greed, anger and the ego. Then it becomes virtually impossible for the doer to detach himself from the mirage-like negativity.
Because of the entropy factor, the destiny of the material world is perhaps fixed as the latter has no inherent power to resist the destruction, whereas this can not be predicted with certainty in the case of human mind vs. the ego. The uncertainty marks the difference between the two worlds indicating that there is still hope for human beings to check regression and continue to evolve to higher states of consciousness. This is made possible because of the combined presence of will power and divinity within all human beings.