A New Powerful Age of Spirituality
How beautiful is the idea of the Upanishadic rishis who declared that ‘by knowing which everything becomes known, know that as the Truth’. How scientific is this declaration, which sounds like the computer terminology in the modern age. The rishis could understand the true nature of human problems of diversity, contradictions and conflicts in life through such abstraction. The myriad confusing experiences and pictures of life could be condensed to a few fundamental truths and traits of human beings. When we casually glance through the data, sounds and pictures that are being incessantly thrown up through all types of media around us, we become acutely aware of the tremendous diversities of human mind and pursuits. The cyber world has become a virtual waste basket in which everyone can litter one’s thoughts and mind bits. When we flick through this vast junk of bottomless thoughts, the truth becomes clear that humanity is far distanced from the abstract thinking mode of the rishis.
Those few who do think are still in the thinking mode of a distant past. Those who do not think are blissfully enslaved in the cage of a sensual world. The thinkers and philosophers have no new coats to wear. The prime movers of the society are not the market forces - industries, business houses, politicians and so on. They are only vendors and collaborators of consumerism. The march of mankind depends on radical ideas and philosophy of life. Human civilizations indeed are hinged on the spiritual discoveries of mankind. But what is the state of spirituality today? The present day spirituality is like a stagnated pool on the surface of which are the morass of past ages and the stink of an unworkable spirituality. Unworkable because it cannot lift the colossal weight of the ignorance of the present day human society to a new uplifting spirituality and social transformation because it is either time barred or emasculated of all spiritual strength.
There is an epochal change which beckons a new powerful age of spirituality. The rishis called it as yugadharma, aeonic spiritual change as per the whirling wheel of time. And this spiritual transition is gleaming increasingly like the faint rumble of lightning in the distant horizon. Hearken! The tongues of fire emerging from thither are the words of Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru. The time of divine downpour is coming! Be ready, O’ men! The freshness and fragrance of Guru’s teachings emit a new ray of hope, full of beauty and spiritual joy. It can bind humanity together, in a single thread, like the idea of the Upanishadic rishis that seeks abstraction in the idea of the Divine.