Charms of technology have enthralled the public almost as a danseuse will. If we carefully look back on the history of the world, it is clear we are the saddest generation of humanity. But why? The caveman had his laughter and was happy. The modern days of rat race show improvements only on the outside surface.
In the absence of a set of values for ourselves how can there be happiness for human living? The over-development of one cell to the exclusion of others is called cancer in medical terms. The faster development of one facet of civilization irrespective of the other facets is the cancer of modern times. Instincts and impulses rule us. Each one of us is honestly searching for happiness in the wrong direction. Desire after desire is what makes us unhappy.
What is the purpose of existence? There is an infinite variety in nature. Who created this variety? Why? Such questions do not arise in the animal mind. Question, Enquiry, Discovery – this should be our style of living… There exists something which does not change. Who is knowing that everything is changing?
When you watch the roadside traffic, you are the Subject; everything else is the Object. Is there not in you a centre which is observing, knowing and becoming conscious of all changes? If I am also changing I cannot observe the change. If you are part of the system of movement, you cannot be a witness to the movement. But you are conscious that everything is changing. Therefore, you must be the changeless.
There exists something in you which is changeless – in your BMI. This subjective essence in me is changeless, because it is not conditioned by space and time. This immortal essence, essential ‘I’ in my true nature, is the pure Consciousness, Light or Awareness…Matter is inert (no locomotion) and insentient (no awareness). “I” am also matter but “I” have locomotion and sentience. Therefore, there exists something other than matter… Man in perfection is God.
This is the highest goal…You don’t have to go to the Himalayas to do it. Stay where you are. Nature has kept you in the right place. Strive. Learn to stand erect. Keep the integrity. Judge for yourself. Make the mistakes yourself. Don’t allow others to make them for you. How many times have you fallen before you learnt cycling? How many times have you drank water before you learnt swimming? How many times have you tumbled before you learnt to walk? Uphold the dignity of the intellect. Learn to live a noble life. Hari Om!