In Search for Evil

In Search for Evil

Bura Jo Dekhan Me Chala, Bura Naa Milya Koye
Jo Munn Khoja Apnaa, To Mujhse Bura Naa Koye…

I went in search of evil, evil I couldn’t find.
When I searched within, then no one is as evil as I…

This doha by Bhagat Kabir is about observing ones own self. Kabir says that he searched the world for the bad guy, the real evil person responsible for all the pain and suffering in the world, But he couldn’t find the evil person no matter where he looked.

Then he looked at and critically examined his own mind, his own thinking process.

There he found the real evil thing that lived hidden inside, and grew unchecked. All evil is caused by thinking, which is the action of the unobserved mind.

When we accuse and condemn another, it is our mind that is doing the finger pointing, the other person is probably innocent or the victim of his circumstances. Were we to inhabit the condemned person’s body, live his life, have his life conditioning, then we too would behave and act the same.