Some people get annoyed not only by corruption, but also by silly mistakes committed at office, home... Their blood pressure goes up, nerves get frayed... if such an emotional outburst happens, they lose control like Mike Tyson and bite the ear of the opponent.
The result would be like Mike Tyson being banned from the game and we would be branded forever in society.
In boxing it is necessary to control emotions; just think how essential it is for us to be balanced. We are not only in one game; we play many games and that too in multiple roles.
‘Swamiji! What kind of justification is this? It is all right if anti-social elements exist only among politicians or hooligans. It is accepted as a necessary evil. But all around us in offices, police stations, government establishments, in the neighbouring houses, why, at times within our own houses, persons involve in unfair practices! How can we handle them?’ some of you may ask.
As I was wondering how to answer such a question, the following example I thought was the closest in parallel.
In the ocean, there are mainly three categories of fishes....
The first, tiny fish - they are unable to thwart the urges of the predatory fishes. Eventually, they become food for the predatory fishes.
The second, the sharks; they survive by swallowing other fishes.
The third, the dolphins - though they swim in the same ocean as the sharks, they do not succumb like small fishes. They are helpful. They know how to swim with the sharks and still stay alive. Can we be like dolphins - enjoy, be good and keep a wise distance from negative people and still stay alive?
Recently in a TV interview, a person narrated that his hobby was to swim with the crocodiles. He said, if one were to know the psychology of the crocodiles, it is fun to swim with them.
Perhaps this may be true! Haven’t we seen some birds happily cleaning the serrated teeth of a crocodile when its mouth opens?
Understand people’s psychology and be like a dolphin. Can we learn to lead our lives like dolphins?