WE TEND TO FEAR THE UNKNOWN?

So as humans we tend to fear the unknown, but aren’t most things in everyday life unknown?

Asked By: QuiriousMe 36-40, F  19 minutes ago

Posted by Me Jan 14th, 2014 at 9:43PM

All things are known and unknown.
We fear both the known and the unknown.
In sum, we are in confusion!
What we claim to know is not true knowledge. We only describe the phenomena, the appearances, the properties of things, but we don’t know the essence of anything. We don’t know what is man, what is the earth, what is the universe, and we are completely ignorant about their purpose.
We fear life, we fear disease, we fear death … although we claim to know them. We fear religion, we fear spirituality, we fear aliens… although we know nothing about them. We keep on disputing on all things in complete confusion. That was our mentality in the Age of immaturity.
Let us see, how we will change in this Age of maturity.

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Abdul-Baha says:

Holy souls are like soil which has been plowed and tilled with much earnest labor, the thorns and thistles cast aside and all weeds uprooted. Such soil is most fruitful, and the harvest from it will prove full and plenteous. In this same way man must free himself from the weeds of ignorance, thorns of superstitions and thistles of imitations that he may discover reality in the harvests of true knowledge. Otherwise, the discovery of reality is impossible, contention and divergence of religious belief will always remain, and mankind, like ferocious wolves, will rage and attack each other in hatred and antagonism.

(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 293)

HAIKU

Immature humans

Dispute vainly about things

Beyond their knowledge

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