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    Coming back to our topic—
    In the given model, the glaring lacuna appears to be the space time. The fate of time, whether it is infinite or finite, hinges on the fate of Creation!
    But the time scale at our disposal is going to be replaced with a new model: Dr. Lene Vestergaard Hau, a Danish physicist and her team of researchers, have been able to slow down the speed of light from three lac km per sec. to 17m per second.(old news now!) The latest photonic experiments involved sodium atoms which had lost their momentum after being super chilled and coalesced into super atoms. Their increased atomic density and very high refractive index, the super-atoms proved to be effective speed dampeners for laser beams which were directed at them. This feat had been possible by using Bose-Einstein condensate put on reverse thrusters on light and bring it to snail’s pace of 17 meters per second. It (Bose-Einstein condensate) is essentially a cluster of atoms which had been cooled using lasers to temperatures approaching absolute zero (-273c), beyond which nothing can get any colder. In near future scientists would assign much more achievable values to ‘c’ and visualize enigmatic speeds and actually move that fast to get back to tomorrow yesterday. As the speed increases, we begin to see around the corners of passing objects and although we are rigidly facing forward, things which are behind us appear within our forward field of vision. As we get closer to the speed of light everything will seem squeezed into tiny dot which stays ahead of us all the time.
    Even if we travel at unimaginable high velocity, the singularities would always be either entirely in the future (like the singularities of gravitational collapse) or entirely in the past (like the Big-Crunch). These singularities would be the end of time in either case: As the laws of science break down at these ‘events’. In the case of time being infinite and with it the universe too, it would be difficult to find the ‘event’ (the point in space—of the beginning of time). This is supported by the fact that the universe is always, either expanding or contracting. However the pace at which the development of science is being exhilarating by the human brain, the day would not be far off, when its searching eyes, through future discoveries of natural laws, would reach that critical ‘event’ (of time), when the Original-Particle ‘Willed’ to duplicate/replicate: as in the case of amoeba—when inorganic cell ‘willed’ to be duplicated in organic cell; that event would be real occasion for humanity for celebration, even if it comes aeons hence! That ‘event’ would be, hypothetically speaking, the zeroing point in scientific research!
    But all this might prove a myth, because if the universe is infinite, then it has no beginning, and if at all it has a beginning that would be event horizon of the beginning of the universe to which we belong! There may be countless other universes! If it is finite, then it has a beginning event. But beginning from what?
    Whether the universe is expanding or contracting: there has been a big-bang or the big-crunch: the goal of the scientists still remains, to find or reach the secrets of Creation. And that would possibly be the probable ‘event’ of the beginning of time, the starting point of the process that ultimately had led to the evolution of life. Scientist may or may not reach their goal but in the process, they are likely to encounter dazzling revelations of Nature, whose mind boggling sustenance laws would enable human beings to re-create its parallel dimensions by erecting their own matching models. Whether he uses those laws for his promotion in the advancement of his evolution or for his early, um-natural, self-annihilation, which has been his wont, depends on the strength of his character.
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    Western Viewpoint.
    Greek mythology is, perhaps, as rich and ancient as Indians’, though it is not as comprehensive, and as deeply imaginative. Their philosophical ‘content/thought’ is also not as deep. Their main endeavor has been the ‘shaping’ of an ideal role-model of a superman by creating requisite environments in the existing society. Their thought content was often in conflict with the prevailing religions, which invariably came out victorious during each conflict, resulting in the religious dominance over human sensitivities. Not that their religions (Zoroastrianism, Christian, Moslem) lacked these qualities. But the domains of their religions were very small. As a result state power was ruthlessly exercised in their expansions. In extending their boundaries, religious expansion (forceful conversions) ensued. History is witness, each onslaught of crusades, Jihads, brought with them destruction of old values and substituting in their place those sanctions, writs, dictates, which were the prerequisites of state power. Subjugation brings in degradation in human values, both of the subjugated and the subjugators. The values which emerge out of these conglomerations are at variance with the older ones and are certainly their diluted version. Fortunately the finer sensitivities (values) are always carried forward by the geniuses—who are their natural repository—and are thus passed on from generation to generation. It does not mean knowledge of both temporal and ecclesiastical disciplines were, ever completely perfected (revealed) in any age: meaning, human values do change with the local conditions of the societies; as such these are neither eternal like the fundament Truth, nor inconsistent like habits.
    Because the original values, viz. Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love and Non-violence are the inscrutable pillars of our culture, which are as eternal as the laws of Creation itself.
    The knowledge gained under stressful conditions is always messy and polluted, than that emerged of its own volition under ideal conditions of complete freedom from stress inducing factors. The former, invariably, leads to negatively charged atmosphere; not a healthy state of mind for its elevation. That is why Zionist religions could produce great conquerors, warriors and statesmen, but very few thinkers, philosophers, artists, scientists. Only during the last three hundred yeas their material science has made a definite mark in the history of mankind. But again their knowledge of physical sciences has been exclusively used in the destruction of human values not to speak of the havocs suffered by humanity at large. Why their intelligence is producing destructive gadgetry and is only concerned in making their living standards more and more comfortable? Why their vast nursery of education institutes are not producing masters like Socrates, Plato or their later version of Max Muller, Kant, Emerson, Bertrand Russell? Why we are interested only in producing material tools, instead of being concerned in unraveling the secrets of these tools, i.e., basic building blocks—the elements?
    Our major thrust in the field of science is in those areas which affect us immediately. The methodology we have followed so far, shall take us very, very long time in tackling the real issue—rather the only subject that has been an enigma—a big irritant to the fraternity of scientists, the cause behind Creation!
    The approach of our scientists in tackling this subject is, naturally through the medium of knowledge of physical sciences. These sciences directly relate to the ephemeral world and its material manifestations. Obviously we have chosen the goal of research—of Creation. As it is going to take a pretty long time, even to know its multifaceted splendid existence of creations; knowing the creative process itself, would prove to be elusive. Because by the time we come to know the basic building blocks (virtual particles), we should as well be prepared to face the eventuality of the event horizon. Instead of reaching the end of time, we might encounter the beginning of real time, i.e., another space-time! So our scientists have, perhaps, deliberately left open the issue of cause-of-creation to the domain of the spiritualists. There is a distinct division of labor between the two. The former are after the ‘what’ (of creation), the latter are after its ‘why’. Actually classifying the latter category as ‘spiritualist’ is a misnomer. They should, appropriately, be called ‘seekers/scientists of ‘Reality’, whereas the fraternity of physical scientist be known as seekers/scientists of Nature.
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    Does this distinction really exist? It has been willfully created. For the scientists, God word is generally scorned upon. Even among the spiritualists, there is a class of ‘wise’ which too disowns the existence of this ‘word’. For fear of being classed as orthodox, like their ‘believer’ brethren, the intellectual class takes refuse behind the facade of phraseology. Otherwise there is, absolutely, no division or distinction in the ‘labor’ of their respective fields and the resultant fruition that accrue ultimately. The scientist discovers a secret of natural laws and immediately proves its authenticity in the laboratory tests or by creating a model; whereas the spiritualist has laboratory in his mind—spiritual mind—and can only experience the results of his Sadhna(penance) individually. He cannot exhibit or demonstrate the results of his research (search) like a scientist. He is not even like a cosmologist, who tries to prove his theories through mathematical calculations. The difference is not between the veracity of the versions of knowledge, gained as a result of their research, but only in their methodology of attaining that knowledge. For when their knowledge is assessed or evaluated, it is unbelievably similar! Not only it is identical, but in the case of the spiritualists, their knowledge is far advanced, though like his counterparts, he has not taken assistance of any scientific tools, in its attainment. Herein lies the cause of conflict and distinction, as according to scientists, without the application of scientific knowledge and its allied tools—invention, technology—knowledge of natural sciences cannot be discovered, merely by the methodology of so-called inner-search/science. This is not only illogical but preposterous.
    The biggest problem the west’s scholars and scientists face today, with regard to their religion, is its lack of test-ability in accordance with their scientific advancement. Their religions have foregone their face value when confronted with the discoveries in the field of science. The religious testaments cannot withstand the scientists’ proven theories, especially with regard to Creation. Even their ‘thought’ has lost its relevance. According to Wittgenstein, the most famous philosopher of the twentieth century, “The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language”. This is the miserable downward trend of their ‘thought’ from Aristotle to Kant!
    Present Continental philosophy’s chief exponents, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau Ponty, were mainly concerned with the earlier principles regarding what it means to be human i.e. ‘Existential phenomenology’. As Heidegger is given the credit for the ‘existential analytic’ by juxtaposing two things—self and being in the world—he is crowned with the idea of identifying Man with Time: that the true being of man is action: That man can create new things and can create himself as a new man. In the process ‘Man’ has emerged as a complete individual unit, negating the self (consciousness). Even the idea of combining self with the being has been relegated to the dustbin. And the new antiphon is Man Machine. “I am just a machine made out of molecules and chemicals”, says Prof. Harod W Kroto winner of 1996 Chemistry Noble prize. This assertion aptly sums up West’s latest ‘thought’!
    Contradiction. Why the Man-Machine of today has disassociated himself completely from the Self? The answer is simple. Whenever the so-called inner-scientist (spiritualist), tried to masquerade as a scientist of the external sciences—they failed miserably. Their ‘revelations’ about Creation, have ingloriously been proven wrong by the scientists; as the people whose business it is to ask “Why” i.e. the thinkers, saints, seers and masters, have not been able to keep pace with the advance of scientific theories. Before the beginning of machine age, they seemed to have answer to every query, including the science. However science, during the last two centuries, has become too technical and mathematical, as a result their trade has flopped. Here are a few examples, which show how poor and shallow was their grasp on ‘knowledge’, which they had supposedly received directly from God as revelations or acquired through self-realization:
    “World was created in 4006 BC; sun and planets move round the all important earth, which is in the center of the universe!” For refuting which Copernicus, Bruno, Galileo suffered imprisonment and death.
    St. Augustine accepts the date of about 5000Bc for the creation of the universe (Book of Genesis)
    “Earth is stationary and the sun, moon, the planets and the stars moved in circular orbit about the earth”. Aristotle (in his book On the Heaven)
    “There are 18000 worlds”. Jews
    Let us also have a jolly good ride at some of the ‘concepts’ of major religions, which are the conscience bearer of their followers:
    Prophet Mohammad and Isa (Christ) are His last messengers; Resurrection from the dead; Predestination by God; Hell and Heaven, Paradise and Hell-fire; Judgment Day; the Balance; only their believers shall find salvation on the day of judgment, non-believers (in them) are heathens, Kefirs(non-believers).
    The Guru is God Himself. Guru is the link between the individual and the Immortal, Etceteras.
    Their concepts of Godhood are as different and varied as the countless philosophies they propound and by as many names they call Him!
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    Creation is the primary as well as the ultimate question that a conscious intellect poses itself—as soon as it matures to that level. But the concept of masters about it is as baffling as the scientific brain of the day is finding itself! Going back to the beginning is not that simple, because till so far there are contrary versions about its origin: whether it has a beginning or it is infinite as is commonly accepted! As earlier discussed, if it is infinite, then it has no definite, specific point of its beginning, and if it has no beginning, its point of origin cannot be reached back.
    But it is also an acceptable proposition that any material entity—animate or inanimate—is encased in a body, whether it be of skin, matter or cell/particle. And every ‘body’ has to disintegrate and de-materialize ultimately. With the disintegration of matter, does the conscious (memory) also vanish with their material bodies or survive the annihilation? The answer to this question is, again, directly related to the basic question of Creation. If the Creation is infinite, it is in the state of continuous flux. It has then neither a beginning nor an end. In that state it would have no final/ultimate beginning or an end. But its material bodies (creations) may have their beginning and end, as each entity is subject to the nature of elements, they are composed of!
    Astronomers are making qualitative guesses about the age of our universe on the bases of deep probes being made into distant galaxies, by the aid of Hubble’s telescopic eye. (More advanced probes are on the way). It is sending astonishing photos of galaxies which, are, still, in the process of formation, and also of clusters of clouds of dust which originally formed into initial galaxies after the Big-Bang. On the basis of these photos a map of the universe is being charted (which might have been completed by now, as this portion of the book was written in March 2002) with all its glamour of 100 crores(billions) galaxies. At the end of these galaxies is an endless blank space, without matter—the big void. Reaching back to the end of (our) universe, i.e. to the event of the beginning of our universe (after big-bang) is hypothetically practical, because matter has its beginning and the end. But what about the big-void, in which the entire mass of our universe is roaming about since its creation! It is moving away, from our universe, as well as from the event of its creation at the astonishing speed of 16 million miles per hour since 12-14 billion years ago, into the fathomless chasm of space. And there might be billions other such universes, which are unknown to us and shall remain unknown because traversing to those universes through the chasm of non-matter and crossing the zones of zero matter with vehicles made of matter, is simply unthinkable, much less practical: taking into account the present mindset of the scientists, that nothing exists beyond matter or the four dimension world!
    This condition of zero matter-zone is, exactly similar to the condition of mind when it is thoughtless. It is as difficult to reach the zero-matter zone, as it is to attain a thoughtless state of mind! In theory both these states exist. But according to one of the latest theory; beyond dematerialized zone, there exists black matter, which constitutes about 90 percent vacant (dark) space. This seemingly dark area too constitutes matter, whether it is in the form of black or non-matter. One thing is certain it is full of activated particles, may be in contracted/non-active or still in the early phase of activation.
    There is also another supposition that the universe is still expanding. This contention gives credence to the fact that there exist countless other universes in the infinite expanse which play around with their finite bodies. These finite universes, with their ephemeral contents, exist for a period of time till the exhaustion of its matter, and vanish forever and transmute into casual (subtlest of subtle)particle, after every Big-Crunch, constricting in the ‘memory’(history) of evolution of the ‘existence’ of each universe.
    Similarly the end (limit) of ‘knowledge’ of each individual-mind, hypothetically, is zero point. As the human brain is underutilized, therefore the thoughtless state varies from individual to individual, and the presumed state of activation of stored data is not the end of intelligence. Beyond the void of unutilized brain-(memory)-cells—layered in memory chambers—is the storage of heredity and extraterrestrial intelligence, in latent form. Even beyond it is the silence zone of casual particles, which finally unveils the source of physical life and the life current (energy). The life-current too has in it the inherent impressions of past shells, since creation.
    It is very interesting to note here that the life current of all beings, ultimately leads to the Original-Seed, after the Big-Crunch: surprising, because after this event nothing survives except the final-image of the universe—which is composite of the totality of images, compressed in single frame of image (memory) in the casual form of formless stationary Elementary-Particle!
    Having thus arrived at the conclusion that there exists no zero state, either beyond the big-crunch or the big-bang: neither in the deepest realms of the mind nor in its source—the life-current! The concretization of particle from its subtle (casual) state requires vast expanse of space that could accommodate its multiple diversity, blossomed through diversity of universes, so as to unfurl its multifarious dimensions. In Sanskrit language, it is aptly called as the Brahmand.
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    An Aside
    The ongoing series of “The Search Within” is in fact the story of a character that I knew very intimately since childhood:-
    Our relationship was such that not only our lifestyle, habits, eating-sleeping-drinking and even our thoughts were completely identical. It would not be off the mark if we were called/classed twins in thought, word and deed, because in the practical sense it was a fact of life. But we were different, as ‘my’ identification’ was in fact on the demise of his ‘identity’. ‘I’ emerged out of his ashes. Wise often ask me as to why I, particularly’ chose him as the medium of my ‘birth’ in this world? My reply to them is very straight forward and simple, that he was the epitome of human life. He had gone through almost every aspect of human life which is very rare. From poverty, he ‘played’ in millions; from illiteracy he attained the heights of an enlightened ‘reader,’ from a Satan to a reformed human being. Others comment that the ‘character’ is fictional the authors totally agree them too, as in the ephemeral world everything is transient and ‘stage-managed’ by the great Grand-Master. He is the producer, director, script writer, actor and the curtain dropper. It is His play---fictional, yes! It His Maya in which we all play fictional roles as we are all His creations; so who are we to claim that it is our life, our identity, our birth and our death even! I don not contest their claim that is why I have given my character a befitting fictional name of “little-self”. Henceforth the main character, round whom this storey revolves shall be known as so; let him be, as this world is Maya, illusion, a dream!

    Human birth and more so its life is very rare and privileged! It is even envied and sought by the proverbial angels; as it is only in this ‘body’ the rare privilege is ‘embodied’, to become aware about their real ‘identity’---that of being ‘divine’! since my own ‘existence’ is suspect, so I have tried and has been adequately successful in realization of my ‘mission’, by being in the fictional ‘body’ of my character and lived a life, whose producer, director, script writer I was, but alas, could not be its final curtain dropper! But the reader can take my word---of whatever worth it is, that the little-self (for convenience sake shall be written as ls.) ‘lived’ only live characters. He was caged, like in circus, only in those characters, whose ‘existence’ in the dream world was ‘real’. What a story it would be; real life characters living in the illusive world

    It is not a novel type story, nor a biography relating to that side of the ‘character’ which portrays his worldly achievements, ups and downs, betrayal and deception; but it can safely be described as an “Autobiography of a reformed-Satan. As the ‘fictional’---the ls., has been given the free ride in this book and he being its central character, thus the name ‘autography’, otherwise it has no material relevance in this material world. This co-existence between the author, the ls., and the Master is so deeply interwoven and assimilated, it becomes difficult to discriminate and make distinction between their ‘thinking’, as these three are one in thought, word and deed. The author is merged in the ls., and the latter has surrendered his self in his Master, so where one begins and the second takes over, all is mingled, vexed and given in to the benign Self! He has vainly tried to distinguish his ‘identity’ from the other two; how far has he succeeded; only the readers shall be able to tell! cont......
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    An Aside.....2
    In the 25000 years, intelligence in man has evolved to such an extent, which he could not attain since his evolution from lower categories of life. This is of course a contestable statement--- whether man has its ancestry to animal lineage, since there is a gaping link of its alleged transformation or upgradation from wild to wise syndrome. During this long period; though on the time scale it has no marking, the evolution of intelligence has to be evaluated in each field of knowledge, it has been able to spread its tentacles to. The knowledge in each aspect of Nature creates in man a conscious level that enables him to assert his suzerainty and execute his writ by establishing his reign, which symbolizes through finer sensitivities like art, culture, architecture, music, social structure, maturity of philosophical thought, health care or through his baser elements like wars, conquests: To ascertain the true authentication of his claim of achievements, in those branches of knowledge, in which he has made his access, and has created material symbols (inventions), matching his intelligence, can well be evaluated from his scientific gadgetry! But how far has he been able to probe the depths of his wisdom (thought) is not encouraging!
    Not confusing intellect with wisdom---it would be right to seek their respective roles in the afore-mentioned fields, so as to be better aware of the extent of ignorance or the level of enlightenment of the ever-pervading Intelligence.
    This ‘ever-pervading intelligence’ is a myth or reality, has also to be delved deep into the realms of Nature or still more so, in the depths of our mind, which is the ultimate instrument, which ‘embodies’ us with intelligence or creates intelligence in itself to (re)discover Nature or itself! Thus their respective fields are distinctly marked. The mind functions in Nature; wisdom within it! Though visibly distinct, both have to function in unison---in perfectly balanced manner---in accordance with the given situation, maintaining harmony in Nature and its creations.
    With the advent of machine, man’s life has certainly changed. He has suddenly been catapulted from cart age to shuttle age. Machine has entered almost every sphere of his life. He has compacted, almost, the entire world in his computer. Sitting in his room, he is connected with the outside world through his tiny computer. Modern war machines, trade, industry, media, communication, and even literature, are controlled by the technological brains, rather than sluggish human brain. Though machine is the creation of human intelligence, it is slowly taking over its many functions. Compared to man’s working (conscious) mind, machine’s capacity of data bank is gigantic. It functions millions times more quickly, efficiently and without the danger of any emotional involvement. Thus during the last two hundred years, man has made tremendous progress in the field of physical sciences. Specially, during the last forty years his accomplishments are more than the total scientific progress made since the entire period of human history. Obviously it all happened because of the advancement of his intelligence. Or is it really so!
    It is also a fact that humanity has evolved through many a civilization and quite a few among them were unique in their history. It is on record, during Mayan, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Babylonian, and still more ancient civilizations of Chinese, Egyptian, and Indus valley, material progress was at its zenith. Though the modern gadgetry was not invented in those times but progress in other spheres of life viz., art, culture, music, architecture, medicines, hygiene, agriculture, trade, industry and general standards of living, was not inferior to today’s standards. Rather in several disciplines they surpassed the current times: excepting physical sciences, these civilizations were far ahead in every other respect. Each civilization nourished on its values and flourished in their peculiar fields. But the most noticeable commonality amongst them was their twofold development; material development as well as the ‘thought’ development. The driving force was intellect and wisdom. Intellect always projects itself through material projections, whereas ‘thought’ finds its expression through the medium of fine arts, literature, music, besides all that makes the inorganic world so beautiful.
    Another similarity which was conspicuous in each civilization was their final enactment of self-disintegration. Each one, when it was at its pinnacle, developed similar symptoms of its ruin. All organs of the state got steeped in luxury and corruption: Sunk in indolence and debauchery, each caved in under its own weight of degenerated values. The ‘thought’, which was once their lifeline, went haywire in each case and the hegemony of materialism reigned: And material progress, at its peek, inevitably leads to war, annihilation and destruction.
    Then should it be surmised, that material progress always dominates the finer sensitivities? That the ultimate pinnacle of each civilization was, moral depravity!
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    An Aside.....3
    Each age produced its own Alexander, Nero, Changez Khan, Halaku Khan, Napoleon, Machiavelli and Hitler. All of them left indelible marks on the pages of human history. But the most lethal of them all was the class of nobility: Subedars, Lords, Sardar Bahadhurs, Nawabs and today’s politicians. Due to the public apathy toward this class of ‘elites’ which emerges after the fall of every history maker and becomes the cause of final nemesis of the very ‘thought’ on which were built the lofty empires of values. History provides us with a long list of such ruffians, who openly loot and usurp public property and warns us repeatedly, but the results have always been the same. We let ourselves be befooled and bludgeoned by the likes of these jokers---the elite, who are, involved in scores of scandals running into millions, but still they continue to show their ugly faces from the equally tainted media.
    Why the ‘civilize’ continue to allow this dehumanization---not only by being deprived of wealth and property but let their conscience be mortgaged by forced conversion---by the baser elements of the decaying societies? Does it indicate some ingrained deficiency in our genes that impel us towards violence, greed, lust and power, which are intrinsically the by-product of material progress?
    Let us have a look around our neighborhood. Pakistan’s PM, and his predecessors are involved in scandals worth thousands of crores(billions) by accepting illegal gratifications and by looting State exchequer. At the same time countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Korea (North & South), Indonesia are involved either in internal strive or fighting with each other. The former President of the most powerful nation of the day, U.S.A., Bill Clinton, faced sexual harassment charges during the term of his office. The other super-power, U.S.S.R., stands disintegrated. The plight of African Continent is even worse. Nearer home, the following extract from an article of a leading daily presents the national scene very aptly:
    “The rise of beasts of violence everywhere; hundreds of citizen getting killed everyday at the hands of the terrorist mercenary mafia or foreign agents; serious law and order situation in 210 out of 535 districts; parallel governments and “jungle raj” in certain areas where these “rulers” realize taxes, hold courts and award punishments including death-sentence; private armies possessing more sophisticated weapons than the police forces who have yielded considerable quantity of arms to them under overwhelming threat; high officials and big businessmen buying peace from criminals for their own safety, for the police, unable to protect themselves, cannot be relied upon to protect them – this is only a slice of the mirror “(Hindustan Times 3rd January 1998) Imagine the present conditions!
    It is not a co-incidence that the decline of moral values is imminent when material progress is at its peak. It is also a fact that moral values, in the form of religions, sects, conventions, customs, creeds and ritualism, are also embedded deep in the psyche of general public. Only it happens so, the real Religion, which encompassed entire humanity, has been transgressed into various sub-deformities. Any civilization’s enrichment---as the name itself connotes---is gauzed by the civilized behavior of its components. That civilized behavior is the outer deportment of inner values, ingrained in its bloodlines through practice for thousands of years. Their sustained continuity manifests through the finer sensitivities. But how these finer sensitivities---the inner (moral) values---allow to be dominated and corrupted by the by-products of material progress, is a big question mark; a big stigma, that has evaded the ‘civilized’ man’s imagination! Or else he would not have allowed the wreckage of his domain, which he visualized, built and nourished with the sweat of his physical, intellectual and spiritual endeavors. Advancement of the materialism and the moral values is contemporary, synonymous and complimentary to each other. But if these are arraigned against each other, there ensues the decline of the system: a way of life: a philosophy (thought) i.e. a civilization, by the very components which enriched it. This is a serious cause for worry. When this downward slide begins, even the terminology of definitions also changes! Moral values are ‘called’ human values, as if humanness is different from morality! Although it is the moral values on which a religion is based, these have also been the major, rather the foundation of any civilization. But on its decline, religion becomes the first causality. Actually its negation and vulgarization cause the downward slide.
    Only when the ‘thought’ is compartmentalized into graded layers of reality, sub-realities, pseudo spirituality, religions, creeds, sects, Mathas (sectarian religious seats, segregated from the mother religions) ), and Gurudom or in so many other nomenclatures, the value of components gets degraded and derided at. Whenever or wherever, the balance between ‘thought’ and matter is in equilibrium, the society becomes an ideal state, which gives rise to a flourishing civilization. But that equilibrium is very sensitive and always tilts in favor of the matter and materialism. Though matter can never be exclusive of ‘thought’, as it is through ‘thought’ that the matter gets itself transformed from inorganic to organic, and from inert to live! Again it is through ‘thought’, that the material progress is attained. But a willful distinction is made between the two as if the ‘body’ can survive without ‘life’!
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    The cause or causes that lead to the fall of a civilization becomes the subject matter of the so-called historians, anthropologists, scholars, littérateurs or the modern Jnaanis. Lust, greed, power, indolence, corruption, violence, war, internal strife, declining values, immortality---are some of the prognosis through which these experts find their escape routes. This is very hypothetical proposition, which is, in itself a contradiction. To make a man civilized is to bring him out of barbarism – to enlighten, to refine him. This transformation is not brought within months or years. From the cave man to today’s ‘civilized’ (!) man, it took many eras. Similarly each civilization went through the same process. The very factors which labeled man as barbaric and had gradually been shed off, through the regimentation of a system that made him civilized, can’t be the cause of his downfall! Or perhaps, some genes of his barbaric past are still left in him, which remain in hibernation and sprout only at a time, when their supporting factors are in their best of elements! Or the man is still uncivilized: as since the recorded history he has fought over 5500 wars and in the process, might have butchered hundred of billions of his kin. Only during the last two world wars some hundred million people were killed. Thus the above prognosis is too preposterous.
    The present-day’s man is considered an epitome of his creed; highly advanced, not only in scientific and technological fields, but also in every branch of nature. Even other planets in the solar system are now within his reach. He is on the threshold of establishing his suzerainty on the far off planets. He is on the verge of---as he proclaims, discovering the basic cell and the particles, which ushered life and the Creation. Thus the ingredients that made him civilized cannot be laid latent in a trice and replaced with those baser traits, from which it took him aeons to emerge, and again behave and deport like a barbarian.
    There is not a single instance in history, when material advancement was at its peak and ‘thought’ enlightenment was lagging behind, or vice versa. If it is not out of context to state here, the genesis of each civilization is primarily the ‘thought’, though its maturity into a full blooming civilization takes thousands of years. Anthropologists and historians may find archeological relics, ancient ruins, artifacts, as easy material for the study of a civilization’s real worth. However actual parameters that determine the real worth is not the material affluence---which anyway is the obvious outcome---but the legacy that each subsequent civilization inherits from the preceding one. It is this legacy that is the interlinking factor, which besides acting, as a bridge passes on its heritage to the succeeding age; which in due course also evolves into another civilization. This inheritance is in the form of literature. Literature here does not represent one branch of knowledge, but the sum total of intelligence of a period of history, which is composite of all aspects of the civilization!
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    Each generation produces its genius and knowledge of the age, which gets assimilated in one or two patriarchs---the actual flag bearer of that ‘knowledge’---very aptly defined as ‘philosophers’ or the wise. Wisdom is not the end product of a man’s evolution from baser to higher attainment of values! It is the essence of human values, which are the common feature in the lives of people and transpires for generations together---going through many disciplines imposed by the society, religions, judiciary, state or self-imposed. These disciplines, when applied earnestly---keeping in view the general welfare of the society in mind, and also keeping in tune with general character of the masses chisel out characteristics of human values, deeply saturated with moral values, which are the epitome of those times, reflected through the lives of the chosen few. Does this minority really represent the totality of intelligence of an era or is this a statement of the vagrant minds? This needs to be probed deeply.
    Here it is equally important to make a distinction between wisdom and perfection in human life which the scholars often confuse as one and the same thing. Wisdom is the byproduct of the finer sensitivities; genesis of values of life; knowledge; good judgment and prudence, etc. It is always relative and subject to many limitations. It is the knowledge that ultimately determines the kind of experience, judgment, prudence one is capable of discharging in daily life. And knowledge is not only progressive but always relates to the intelligence of an era, that is---the progress it has achieved up to a certain time. Wisdom is the essence of intelligence, whereas perfection is the source of all knowledge. Therefore the wisdom of each era is distinct and its values are always at variance. As the material affluence that each civilization supports, is compatible to the advancement in science and technology; similarly culture, the mother of social sciences, determines the maturity of ‘thought’ of that era. The real parameter to evaluate as to how far the ‘thought’ has gone deep into the inner portals of the minds of the people can easily be assessed from the general behavior of the masses: the system of governance: their art and culture etc. The more deeply the mind (intellect) is utilized---which incidentally has never been utilized more than 7 percent of its capacity---more materially exuberant and well versed would be the lives of the people. The resultant euphoria of material affluence, almost always bursts out in the form of over indulgence, violence and corruption.
    It clearly indicates, the factors which make civilizations rich, are either lacking in maturity or are insufficient in content to sustain and retain their shine of refinement---if not forever, then at least for a protracted period of time, till another better ‘thought’ unravels its benign environment and gives birth to a new civilization. Alas, this has never been so! Though civilizations flourished in different regions, during different times in history, each went through the same methodology and employed, invariably, the same tools for their own annihilation. It is pertinent to note, fresh civilization never was born out of the ashes of a bygone civilization. Perhaps when one is vanished it destroys along with, its roots too---its literature.
    There is no disputing the fact that the reason for material advancement is science. Since science is a system of education for the study of nature, fine arts are the result of inner development, cultured by human values. Whether it be, the fine arts or science, the major contributor for their growth is education. Mere study and cramming of books is not education. It is not simply the study of natural sciences but a complete way of life, a process of learning that spans from birth to death. It (education) is the complete study of matter, life and mind, which evolves man from barbarism to civilization: Stone Age to robots: wheel to rockets: and now has brought him out, from his traditional function of reproduction to cloning. Education makes him a better man, helps him create a healthy society in the polluted environments; raise him from immorality to morality. Whenever the purpose of education is deflected or distorted, decline of society is imminent. Its purpose is not to churn out scholars, whose only proficiency is the ability to recite like parrots the crammed data acquired from the books but to make the man more refined in every sphere of life: clean the atmosphere of all impurities he lives in, and finally make the universe a state of peace and happiness. The Master has truly said:
    The end of wisdom is freedom
    The end of culture is perfection
    The end of knowledge is love
    The end of education is character
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    The real purpose of education therefore is to promote human values like love, compassion, peace, righteous conduct, dedication, honesty, duty, discipline and devotion. Education is for life; life is for the sake of humanity; man is society, and society’s purpose is to promote and share ‘knowledge’ for the betterment of humanity; morality and human values are for the betterment of society, nation and the entire humanity. All of these combined together act as an elixir (positive force) for keeping the equilibrium between negative and positive forces, between the elements and the senses. The universe stands for peace, as its innate nature is peace.
    To avoid any misconception about the real meaning of spirituality; it is not, even remotely related to the present day religions. It is the essence of human values, which are universal in nature. For the sake of record, the fundamental meaning and purpose of religion is to lead man to his source, the God. It is wrongly misconstrued as the bundle of doctrines, and dos and don’ts. This is totally a false assumption. The sacred aim of religion is to remind man of his true nature and origin, which is Divine. And it is religion that helps man to reunite with the Supreme, the God. Character is its main ingredient. Only those who preserve impeccable character can be pronounced as religious. Thus the scope of spirituality and religion, in human terms, are not narrow compartments, crammed with the rigmarole of ritualism and bibliography of ‘mantras’ (hymns) which have divided the society in so many castes, creeds and sects.
    Civilization is not a territory, property or the wealth---to be possessed, converted, corrupted or conquered. It is the way of life, cultured and nourished on rich human values for centuries. It is not embedded in visible articles of wealth. They (values) are seeped in life that is structured on character---which is the property of the heart. Outer systems, viz., governments, educational institutions, houses of worship, industrial complexes etc., could be destroyed: But the ‘thought’ that sustains the life of a civilization, not only pervades the atmosphere but in the very depths of the times gone by. Time and history cannot be conquered. They can however be distorted: This is no annihilation; only a temporary setback which can be rectified at any future opportunity. Decline of a civilization is very gradual as its growth. Its only disease is the corruption of values on which it had initially flourished, matured and became rich. Human values are not only based on education and cultured wisdom, but play a major influencing role in making of civilizations.
    What is a culture? Its real meaning is to hurt never, help ever; foregoing bad habits, avoid doing bad acts; cultivation of good character and thoughts for doing good unto others. In other words: refinement of one’s action is culture. But the basic ingredients which constitute the building block of a rich culture, are ingrained in the heart viz., love, compassion, sacrifice, perseverance, peace i.e., truth relating qualities. The former can be tinkered with, but not the latter ones’. Any cultural decline leads to the fall of civilization. However, it is saddening that these factors have continued to be ignored flagrantly time and again by the successive civilizations.
    Should we draw the conclusion that humanity has to go through this vicious cycle time and again! This can not be so, since the scientists of our time proclaim that nothing is predetermined as per their theory of uncertainty. If the scientific fraternity is to be believed, then it is logical to assume that, human behavior is constant and unchanging, and it manifests in similar fashion in each succeeding civilization, though in different ways, and becomes the cause of human growth both of material and thought enlightenment as well as self annihilation.
    On the other hand, if everything is predetermined, then it means we are mere puppets in the hands of destiny in which intellect has no role to play. Is this a fraud? An illusion? Or Maya, as some spiritualists believe? How preposterous? A modern thinking man will never accept this proposition.
    There is also a third proposition that nothing is uncertain or predetermined, but is a one time episode. We are deflecting from our topic and going towards the oft repeated yet never ending dialogue (read controversy) between the rationalists vs. logician: scientist vs. spiritualist: religions vs. paganism. Fortunately our scope of digression is very limited and humble too. We are not after the Creator---the Intelligent-Being, or the propagandists of the ‘uncertainty’ theory who would frown upon us because, in their view, it is the purview of high profile oracles. Only those who use profanity and pollute the clean minds of the innocents are classed as specialists, experts on the subjects, about which they have little understanding. The real progenitors---the genius, are the ignored class, whose voice---as nothing survives in the ruins of civilizations, except the ‘voice’ (thought) of these humble and unknown souls---that still kindles our imagination as well as the finer sensitivities.
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    Despite all the junk---in the name of ‘literature’---being willfully imposed on us, we are still, sub-consciously, pulled towards our ancient roots and think anew of our lineage. Taking inspiration from our unknown nobles and wise, we are encouraged to think ourselves not as ‘sinners’, bestial animals alone, but the prodigious inheritors of rich culture, tracing its linkage to those times---when rest of the so-called civilizations finding prominent places in the modern history---were not even born. It is no surprise that traces of those genes in us now impel us again to reinvigorate the same values; live and behave in the same manner as our ancestors did aeons ago. Or we are being driven by negative forces and willfully directing us to manifest those traits, which shall ultimately lead to the disintegration of a civilized society! Or, are we really a part of that period of time that posterity would class as an ideal civilization?
    What we have been able to understand, so far is, the ‘thought’ that a civilized society develops, and which is the cause of material progression, is routed by the gross fruits it produces. The rout of each civilization was due to the predominance of so-called rationalists, who believed in the dictum that ‘moral thought’ (moral standards) is the result of ‘economic thought’ (material heights). This is far from the truth, as the material progress alone can never be brought about by foregoing the finer aspects of human nature, much less building a civilized society. The facts are otherwise. Whenever material affluence is at peak, finer values are at their lowest ebb. At this critical juncture in each civilization, a class of pseudo scholars emerges at the helm of affairs and their first casualty is religion. Moral values are looked down upon and a new order is invariably established every time, on the so-called new school of thoughts whose main contents are based on: economic, sociological, psychological, passion and liberty (free-will) factors. Religious and moral values are totally abolished from the new order, on the hallow premise of ‘secularism’. This creates an unbridgeable gap between science and spirituality. The latter word becomes an anathema. Strangely this hypocrisy is forced on the middle and lower middle classes of the society---which, incidentally, have always been systematically crushed economically. This has always been done by the elite, in the name of religion, though they themselves flaunt the religion as an article of fashion. They still profess it religiously, even if it has no relevance in their daily life.
    Here again the old questions raise their heads by confronting the scholars, pseudo masters/Jnaanis and what not:
    Can man be civilized without character?
    Can man be of character without moral values?
    Are human values distinct from moral values?
    Can a civilized society survive without religion?
    Can a society survive, flourish and be civilized without religion?
    Are science (Nature) and spirituality die-hard enemies, or detrimental to each other!
    Can fine arts flourish in a society, which is bereft of finer sensitivities?
    In fact these questions take us back to the source of all such queries. And that source of curiosity is God! This one word in human vocabulary brings instant reaction of either revulsion or reverence. Various terminologies viz. spirituality, religion, moral/human values, life and death, reincarnation, avatar, prophet, and of reality etc., are directly related to this one word. Doubts or the realization of this ‘word’, have persisted since the element of conscious manifested (activated) in the matter. Whether we believe in this word or not or the concept it represents, it is perennial, hence always with us! Majority of scholars, scientists and the rationalists deny the existence of God whereas the wise herald His pervasiveness. Actually our existence or all that is related to Him is incomplete unless we settle the ‘uncertainty’ about this word, once for all times. We may accept or deny this ‘word’ it remains a proverbial riddle that no branch of knowledge is complete unless our Source or that of the cosmos---which is directly related to Him, is found. Even the Big-Bang event or the scenario before that is nightmarish, unless we find a suitable answer to this enigma.
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    Now that this word has entered the core of our discussions, the next question is as to what this has to do with the rise or fall of civilizations. To find answer we shall have to go back to the very centre of this controversy. Because His ‘alleged’ reincarnations in the guise of sophisticated nomenclatures are available in abundance! Each rise and fall of civilizations is linked directly to the denial or the acceptance of this word---whether these are under the pseudonym of moral or human values, or finer sensitivities and so on. Since in the making of man a civilized human being, all of these factors play major role, for he is the compositor of all that exists in Nature! So to know him---i.e. us---is to first know about his ‘creation’. That again leads us to Him---He being the compositors of all the creations and all that lies beyond the ‘un-certainty’, has to be known first before we attempt to know Him! But we know nothing beyond our planet, much less about the Creation or beyond that. There the ‘believers’ find Him!
    The gap between our discovered knowledge and the totality of Intelligence---that permeates the rest of the existence---is still unknown and abysmal. This void is an easy escape for those, who have not the stamina to probe the depths of yonder worlds, which are beyond the reach of our scientific tools. The technical tools we possess at present are not sufficient to probe the deeper reaches of the cosmos: Big-Bang event is a far cry! The mysteries that followed are proving even difficult to unfold, as we are still in the process to know the physical constitution of our bodies: it can well be imagined as to how much longer it would take for us to understand its complex mind!
    Layers of civilizations have placed us at the threshold, where the human mind is engaged in probing the distant planets, galaxies and deep oceans; but is he qualified to understand the mystery behind His creation! Man is that intelligent animal, who never learns from the past history. Instead he tries to learn the same things by repeating and committing the same mistakes his ancestors had committed. No doubt his vision and scientific advancement is really amazing. But will he be able to control, unlike his ancestors, these unleashed energies and channel them for his own betterment--- ushering in a dawn of new promises---is perhaps not distant a dream to realize! Though past is not with him, as it does not behold good examples, but he has however every right to set right his priorities. He has the ability, as well as the vision to guide his steps to scan, not only new horizons but also to utilize the fruits of his endeavors for establishing peace and tranquility on this earth planet. For it would be worth his try to make this Earth suitable for another flourishing civilization, which is universal in scope with universal oneness as its motto! Are we capable of making our own trails and desist from following our ancestors---who at every opportunity in history, instead of pushing forward the ‘thought’, brought about their own downfall---and shall establish a new order---a unique system whose only goal would be peace, peace and peace! This is possible when there is harmony between matter and spirit: elements and the senses: affluence and morality. A ‘nursery’ has already been established, whose saplings are spreading their roots throughout the world and leaving the mark of their fruition. Amen!
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    A word---Without making any pretense, the little self comes directly to the point: This is not a book, as books are always written by the scholars. These ‘works’---have not been attempted for the fraternity of Puuran-Jnaani/Brahman-Jnaani (knower of Brahman-the Supreme-Reality). This was necessitated to underline the fact that the ancient (eternal) Truth, which had been conclusively experienced; understood, and Its existence irrefutably proved, is simply not replaceable and cannot be segmented on or compartmentalized! Nor is there any possibility of Its being replaced or surpassed by any alternative or better ones’, by the conclave of masqueraders, who in all times enjoin upon themselves the sole authority to redefine, reinvent new truths, solely for their own convenience.
    The citadel of ancient Truth, and Its realization by a succession of masters was made impregnable---whose sole aim was Self-enlightenment and realization of God!
    In my previous book, “Quest In Reality”, the word ‘God’ was not discussed, since in the company of modern day Jnani(wise), this word has lost Its luster. Its real meaning has been diluted to such ignoble depths, that Its very nomenclature have been changed and downsized. Reality, Nature, Realization, Supra-consciousness, Constant-Integrated-Consciousness, Prophets, Messengers, Guru, Word, Shabadh (Eternal sound), Nirvan (Buddha’s Self-realization), Liberation, and Salvation: are some of the sub-tittles assigned to the original Truth, the God. These are mere pretensions used to explain away the same intrinsic reality of God, just to please the ‘elite’.
    Why this Word has got systematically relegated and Its very existence has become a myth: a notional reality: a charitable symbol: and a jovial topic of the elites? It is all because of the imposters, who while alleging kinship to the One, are denigrating Him at every opportunity by lacing their own pigmy-selves in His stead.
    Since God is not a topic, whose knowledge could be explained through the medium of books! At the same time ancient masters have tried to explain the core of His reality, through holy scriptures---on the strength of their experiences---through the same medium i.e., language. The essence of their experiences (revelations) correctly corresponds to the parameters set by them, after exploring for thousands of years the intricate depths of the Self, by putting themselves to rigorous regimentation of Sadhna(spiritual practice/path for Self-realization). This regimentation was the result of inner enquiry: authenticating it with its fruits projected through Nature. Spiritualism, the science of God; natural sciences, the study of Nature, are not the subjects alien to each other. Both lead to the same goal---study of Nature and its creation. With the passage of time, due to the reasons, which shall be discussed later, the studying part became the easy pathway, while ignoring the second part of the same ‘subject’---of spiritualism---as it involved lifelong regimentation of austerity. Thus words---each language has a set numbers of alphabets---which made scriptures became predominant over the discipline oriented path. And we became mere scholars of words not the masters of wisdom. The glossary of masters that invigorated each civilization, was super-imposed by a breed of so-called secular scholars---who masqueraded as masters---and only they know what this terminology stands for. A Puuran-Jnaani in spiritual realms is completely conscious/enlightened and aware of all three phases of time, viz. past, present and future. Only he is the Master, not only of the Self, but also of the cosmos, as he is the Self-effulgent One. Now do we have such a Puuran-Jnaani or a Brahman-Jnaani amidst us! If we search amongst the modern Gurudom or the literal class, there is not a single one who can measure up to the aforesaid standards. But there are hundred of Jnaanis in the world, who proclaim themselves to be so. They may have mastery in delivering spiritual talks, but they are not Godly wise. It is a matter of shame that they have made the revered word of God, an ‘item’ of fun, not fit even for a nursery pupil. Therefore, this ‘work’ is not for them, nor it is for the elite class of literal critics either. Both of these should disdain from reading it. Hence they are not supposed to pronounce their lofty judgments on its merits or demerits.
    This ‘work’ is also not for the atheist---though nobody in this world is an atheist, but there is a class of people who pose themselves as the self-acclaimed rationalists. Those who deny their ‘Divine Father’ can not be trusted upon to be the precursors of Truth.
    Those who pronounce judgments on Him or about Him, and deny Him, make charitable references in implied manner by camouflaging His direct role in the scheme of things! They know Him not. His reality or existence is not to be described in the language of the words. He is to be ‘known’ by His omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience. Do we find these qualities in the imposters who, without any tinge of conscience, sermonize their parroted gospel through the paid media! We have come to the period of history; which posterity would label as the most deplorable part of human history---when mankind degenerated from barbarism to corruption of values---and would prefer to refer it being bereft of a ‘civilization’.
    Thus these inner pouring are only for those, who have unshakable faith in the existence of God. A faith that has been nourished, not on raving minds’ fantasies, but on the inscrutable principle of Omnipresence, that is ever permeating in the micro to macro bodies of Nature. His existence is as near and dear as our bodies. As the scientists of natural sciences are experts in their fields, similarly the spiritual scientists---enlightened ones---who are specialists in His science (Spiritualism) are akin to Him, just like a scientist to his invention.
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    Science does not prohibit us from knowing Him. Rather it would facilitate our search of Him. As knowing about man is, knowing about the Nature: Knowing about Nature is knowing about Him. So why should we be apologetic about Him, simply because of a minority group, which is pampered, tainted and boozed with the public money! They are corrupted with the so-called ‘perks’ on the expense of the masses. The persons who live in glass houses: provided by public money: living on ill-gotten perks: cannot be expected to imbibe an intellect, which could flash Divine whisperings of wisdom!
    This ‘work’, whatever be its worth in intellectual parlance, breaths God, lives in God, delves in God and ends in God. A very relevant query would, naturally, arise in the minds of serious seekers about the self-acclaimed authority---the author has allegedly usurped upon himself---by making high profile ‘judgments’ on the ‘works’ or the ‘words’ of those, who are considered the esteemed ‘specialists’ of their professions! Profession (-alism) is a very right word to aptly describe their ‘achievements’. Professionals are a class apart completely cut off from the votaries of cultural refinements, viz. art, science, music, literature and religion. For them these are products of super-imposed values, alien to the culture of their origin. Professing professionalism on adopted values which are not their own, and giving vent to their expertise on the values they are completely cut off from is not proof of their sound judgment

    The author knows that the l.s. has been a part and parcel of this ‘group’ and had feasted sumptuously on their super-imposed false values. Being a voracious reader and a humble seeker, he also had the rare chance to delve deep into the classics of great masters which the available literature could provide: besides having the rare privilege of close glimpses of the revered masters of our time. He has also witnessed personally, the glimpses of the manifestation of Divine powers---which are ‘possessed’/attained by masters---who are still walking on the sacred land of Bhaarath. He was witness also to their fathomless depths of ‘knowledge’, which only a Puuran-Jnaani imbibes. There is not a branch of worldly knowledge, he is not aware of, however little it may be! But it is an acquired ‘data’, not real knowledge. Knowledge relates only to Him. As knowledge of Nature is only a data---which is already there---only waiting to be discovered!
    His Master who not only controls the matter but is the master of time: past, present and future. He has all the Gunas (qualities) attributed to God. But at the same time He emphasizes that there is absolutely no difference between Him and other human beings. The only difference is of awareness: Whereas He knows He is God; others are ignorant of the fact that they are Divine! The l.s. had the opportunity to listen to His Divine discourses, witnessing His three Gunas of Omnipresence-Omnipotent-Omniscient in abundance, and also had the rare first hand experiences of transformation of individual personalities---taking effect simply by being in His presence: Barbarians like him, suddenly behaving in civilized manner: valueless deranged beings, lifted from nether worlds and becoming, all of a sudden the enlightened souls; corrupt turning into honest and atheists being uplifted to Divine glimpses! The l.s. seems fully ‘conscious’ of his limitation in scientific understanding; but simultaneously being ‘aware’ of limitlessness of ever-pervading effulgence; that exudes from His divine Person, is the boon of His grace!
    The l.s. does not pose or masquerade as a Jnaani, having direct access to Divine wisdom but surely he is witness to a phenomena, which is ushering a new phase in the history of mankind, that would unfold an era of peace, tranquility and Divine-Consciousness. All of this seems a dream, a scenario of deep imagination; because of the tumultuous times we are passing through, but wait for a few more years and the humanity would be seeing this dream becoming a reality. By 2020 A.D. the roots of change would have had made their presence felt. Then starts an era---that would witness, first time in the history of man, a period of peace and prosperity! Above all, brotherhood of mankind would kindle afresh and reinvigorate the humanity a better future. The hidden vibration of that era would commune to posterity, the following message of ancient wisdom:
    There is only one nation, the nation of humanity
    There is only one religion, the religion of love
    There is only one language, the language of heart
    There is only one God, and He is omnipresent
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    Since childhood, the l.s. was beset with one obsession---about the reality of God. Does He exist? Were Ram, Krshan, Jesus, and Prophet Mohammad, truly the re-incarnations of God? Was Lord Krishn a Puuran Avathaar (Incarnation of God in human form with all His attributes) of God---as is the general belief---while seemingly enjoying Rasleela (dancing bouts) with the Gopis (village damsels) and being married to thousands of wives? What is beyond death? Are human really born again? What and where are heaven and hell? Do the glittering star in the sky are living souls of the ancient wise whose sparkling lives are beckoning us to exemplify them?
    These were some of the questions to which the pygmy brain could not provide suitable answers. The fear of both Yamraj (angel of death) and DhaRaamraj (dispenser of celestial justice) was real and frightening. Every negative though was a sin. Every morning and evening, the God and Goddesses had to be propitiated. His mother and elder sister were staunch devotees and they performed endless worship, rituals and used to read sacred scriptures, the whole day unless they were involved in homely chores. There were also occasional sessions of Akhandpaths (continuous recitals of scriptures---day and night, for up to seven days. Those days, invariably were associated either with the birth days of the celestial beings or to some miraculous feats performed by them (God/Goddesses) ---like killing of demons to save the humanity from their terrors.
    As years rolled by, the charms of western life appealed to the raw heart more incisively and suppressed the old fears with the devastatingly more attractive pastimes. A yodeling playing in the celestial company of mythological characters of Mahaabhaaratha and Raamaayana (sacred Hindhu epics, composed by sage Vyaas and sage Vaalmeeki, respectively), was dousing in booze and other allied intoxicants. The result was the irretrievable degeneration. Sensual perversion was the in-thing. In the name of freedom from old myths, and customs, libido was openly indulged into. Hippy culture was at its peak. Contempt for our own religions, culture and civilizations---which existed before slavery---was the first prerequisite to become the member of the elite society clubs. Flaunting complete disregard to our old values, with the so-called modernity----modern living standards, where brother, sister, mother and father, each having a friend of opposite sex, under the same roof---was a fashion of the day. Swapping, homo, lesbians, pedophilia etc., were the (cursed) ‘in thing’. The l.s. was a witness to all this and he reviled in most of these depravities freely and shamelessly, to the surprise of none. Bribe was openly accepted. Menials drawing petty pay packets, spent millions on the marriages of their offspring, but no one bothered! This entire extravaganza was flaunted openly in front of the open (or should we say, the blind) eyes of all the concerned, but who cared! The authorities were the co-sharer in this nefarious game. Public funds to the tune of thousands of crores(billions) were being looted, guzzled by the corrupt politicians, bureaucrats, law breakers as well as the law enforcers, but not a soul stirred. Because there was not an enlightened soul around! All were scholarly giants; the product of physical sciences, the geniuses of material innovations and the mafia dons, now masquerading as politicians, social reformers and what not. Don’t be surprised to know, this is not something far off in history. The l.s. is referring to a period, when man had just landed on the moon and the stars of Indira Gandhi the then Prime Minister of India were in ascendancy!
    Strangely, but not surprisingly, while living and enjoying the fruits of debauchery, licentiousness, corruption and extravaganza, his depraved-self kept to its inner commitment and continued throughout---the search to find answers to the big question, in the classics of the Masters! The more dooming low it degenerated, more seriously it (it: because he was inert to the real-self) pursued the quest, in the oceans of ‘knowledge,’ which the ancient seers, sages, prophets, messengers and maharishis (Self-realised sages), had passed on to posterity. Actually tryst with these masters was not meant for little self’s inner conversion or transformation, but was mainly aimed to prove to his ‘logical’ mind that there really ‘existed’ no God, and hence was a rational atheist! To be scornful of our cultural heritage was the trade-mark of the affluent segment of society. This group was ably led by a self- proclaimed atheist---although he applied the prefix of ‘Pundit’ to his name. He belonged to a family which nourished on western values and this nation had the misfortune to be led by that man. He wanted to foster western culture, in the garb of socialism. The country had to pay a bitter price. After fifty eight years of independence, we have not been able to provide a morsel of food to more than half of its population: one room hutment: a pair of clothes and a glass of potable water---is a dream that a sixty crores of our accursed population is still hoping to realize. May be in the next fifty years! By then the have-all---hardly ten percent---would possess still more, and the cursed figure of sixty would have perished empty stomach, leaving traces of their bone ashes in the fruits and vegetables, the elite would be served, in the form of manure. A good riddance and a unique way of banishing poverty; by banishing the very components, which comprise it! A big clap to the leaders, S-O---!
    The more i learn more i become aware of my ignorance
    Awareness of ignorance is wisdom

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