LINGERING DOUBT SPOILS THE SHOW
In Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna tells the most able Dhanushdhari, Arjuna: One who lacks understanding of the obscure things and is devoid of faith as also is filled with doubt, that soul is lost to spiritual path. In other words, for a doubting soul, there is neither honorable place here on this world nor beyond. Such a soul is bereft of happiness anywhere under the sun. Thus the lingering doubts should be wiped-out from the memory of our mind since it is a fertile ground for creating dissent, confusion and disaffection in the society.
Doubt as a habit which pollutes the mind
Then spreads its tentacles to the entire community
Creating in its wake morality polluted air
Adversely impacting the society as a whole
Becoming a social evil
Lasting for a long time
If not nipped in the bud.
With pervading doubtful feeling
There will not be unity in diversity
Thus impacting the solidarity
And needful harmony in the society
Making the life of people in the society disunited
Which will impede further movement
Since doubt creates polluted air
Which spreads like a wildfire.
Doubt your own abilities,
Find yourself overshadowed with difficulties
Work, you must to earn your esteem,
By effacing the doubt from your being.
Lingering doubt on the spouse of your own,
Will make life a bed filled with thorns,
The spikes of which will prick thee every moment
It’ll also pierce thy conscience the most.
When your employer doubts your sincerity,
Doubt robs thee of the parity,
In respect, that you should have got otherwise,
Be not with doubtful sincerity,
It will give birth to troublesome disparity.
Think of a man with doubtful integrity
He lives, but without a pure soul,
Right he has to breathe on the soil,
Of his birth, but in his heart of hearts he knows
That he is living corpse worth nothing to his friends or foes,
He is nothing to the mother, who showed him the dawn of the day,
Such a man dies umpteenth times before death favours him actually,
On his death gentry just utters,
Gone is the man, who was burden not only to his own self,
But also on the soil which used to withstand his worthless being.+
LINGERING DOUBT IS A RECIPE FOR CREATING DISAFFECTIONS IN THE SOCIETY
Doubt means misgiving, suspicion, distrust, apprehension, confused state of mind etc. These are the negative feelings which originate from our mind when somebody tries to deceive you when you trust such a fellow.
When we nurse a doubt on your spouse’s sincerity, it may rob your peace of mind and with this suspicion, you cannot live a peaceful life. But doubt or suspicion should not be made a habit i.e. to doubt anything and everything under the sun. Many broken homes are the result of this bad act of doubting all the while; when you do not need to doubt the others’ credential still you nurse this awful pursuit without rhyme or reason – of course, as a habit?
WE SHOULD NOT MAKE ‘DOUBT’ AS A HABIT OTHERWISE IT WILL MAKE OUR LIFE DOUBTFUL
When ‘doubt’ becomes a daily routine habit, then, this bad habit becomes a holdup in our path to attain holistic growth and development. And without growth and evolution in life, we live a life of robot programmed to doubt and nothing else.
NO DECISIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN WHILE IN DELUSIVE MINDSET
While we are in skeptic state of mindset, our creative power gets depleted and a chaotic and confusion state of mind engulfs us. The decisions taken in the delusive mindset are always irrational and wrong. It should be our sincere endeavor not to take important decisions while in doubtful mindset.
LIVING WITH AMITY AND COOPERATION
In essence, if we want to live peacefully at our homes, society or anything else, it is must that we become adaptive to change. Nursing doubt will make us a doubtful character to whom nobody trusts. Doubting others creates misconceptions, mistrust and a lot of misgivings and with this sort of mindset will not in anyway. Rather, the society as large will not trust us since trust is two way traffic. Generation of mutual trust cannot happen in isolation. Rather no healthy relations could be established with lingering doubt at each other.
KINGERING DOUBT SHOULD BE RESOLVED INSTANTLY OTHERWISE ITS IMPACT WOULD BE DANGEROUS
Doubtlessly, man is a social animal and can exist only when lingering doubt is mitigated / alleviated with enough of trust, faith and goodwill for each other. Doubt creates chasm/gulf which become impediment in bridging the gap between people with diverse cultural modes of behavior, caste, religion, language barriers, regional differences etc. We must have experienced and observed many a fights between communities’ result with lingering doubt on each other. With doubtful credentials, nothing moves forward – in terms of balanced behavior pattern for each other, peaceful co-existence, fellow-feeling, cooperation etc. If specter of doubt creates in doubtful peaceful existence then why should we make it (doubt) a habit? Why we should we not discard it for good for living a life surfeit of trust, of course, bereft of misgiving.
SHARING AND CARING BEREFT OF DOUBT CREATES CONGENIAL ENVIRONMENT
Factually and importantly, living with cooperation, sharing each other’s good and bad happenings (it may be man-made or natural calamities) will enhance mutual trust and cooperation/team work which will facilitate creating wellness all around and help depletion of misgivings. Since doubt creates distrust and distrust creates suspicion and becomes a recipe for hindrance in upward mobility of a society. And while suspicion pervades, there is air of negativity in the air and negativity, as we all know, prevents mutual trust to take root.
PERSISTING DOUBT PROVES LIKE A SLOW POISON
Doubt or suspicion as a habit is like a slow poison which not only adversely impacts the person concerned but also people around him. It spreads very fast and creates ethical and moral pollution and with its addiction, we cannot have forward movement in any field. In an air of suspicion and uncertainty, everybody becomes whimsical and unpredictable due to which there is an air of trust deficit. When every one suspects each other, we can imagine its fallouts in the society as a whole. There would not a fellow feeling for each other.
ILL-EFFECTS OF DOUBTS ARE TOO MANY
The ill-effects of doubt are many. Skepticism is just like a harmful weed which grows in the crops and spreads like a wild-fire thus harming other plants – the entire crop will give less produce since this toxic weed have taken away almost all the nutrients from the land thus thriving more and more. Similar is the case with the doubt or suspicion. It is a slow poisonous and spreads with great speed.
DOUBT INCULCATION MAKES US ADDICTIVE TO THIS NEGATIVE TRAIT
When we have imbibe the habit of doubting on every point, then, we seek chances in doubting anything, everything and everybody! There is no limit to being suspicious. Such a person becomes toxic and wants to spread toxicity in whatever way he can. He sees no reason why he should not do so and think why anybody should suspect his habit or behavior pattern. It is his freedom of expression and thinks that nobody else has any right to suspect his suspecting mindset.
In essence, if we want to live peace, we’ve to piece together all our efforts for removing our persisting doubt lest it becomes a cause of our down-fall. The key to remove the lingering doubt is to sit across the table, discuss the issue(s) and sort things out. Besides, our spun-out doubt (s) may be the product of our mind, therefore, we’ve to make concerted efforts to have clarity of thought and remove the grudges and remove the suspicions once for all before these gnawing doubts makes inroads in our system, thereby robbing us of a peaceful existence as well peaceful co-existence in the society.