Animals are not called as rational, but we are. The greatest difference is the power of rationality.Rationality is nothing but the discriminatory power to distinguish between the good and bad. The power to discriminate truth. We minus rationality is animal. If we do not use rationality to understand what is truth then our life is an illusion – a waste. People may object to this saying how is it possible to live like this? After all, there is such tough competition for survival. But on sincere introspection, do we really get any happiness from such competition.
People in Mumbai have to board trains of a particular time. A second late and their train has zoomed. Next train means late in office. So people may say that it is impractical to lead a life of truth, but if we do not, we will find ourselves vacant of emotions, love, compassion, and strength. And besides there is nothing wrong with competition, but it has to be for truth pursuits and not sense gratification pursuits. We can try to create many records but all this will not help at the time of death. Only a quest for higher principles – only The Absolute Truth will help us at the time of death, if we had seeked it when we were breathing.