The only remarkable difference between them and the others has been that they claimed to be in communion with an absolute Power or Cosmic Intelligence which they called by different names. The proof of this inner experience was furnished by the revelations which they made and the way in which they molded their life. Their revelations are still before our eyes. There is nothing supernatural or miraculous coming out of them, save that for hundreds, even thousands of years, they have had a most profound influence in shaping the life and thought of millions of followers who reposed their faith in them.
Reverse Effect of Today’s Religion
The current concept of religion has the very reverse effect of that which was intended by the founders. They prescribed a certain way of life and behavior for the multitudes that accepted their teaching, but due to a travesty of fate, their self-appointed deputies, instead of persuading others to conform to their directions themselves took the lead in violating them. Instead of laying stress on inner discipline and purification they put more emphasis on outer show, ceremony and ritual.
But when it came to making the teaching an actual part and parcel of life they treated it as a dead letter meant to be pondered over and admired but not to be practiced at all. This is the reason why the modern world took a sudden spurt in the opposite direction and now is filled with fear at the consequences of this step.
An ordered life free of immoderate ambition, desire and lust is a primary need of evolution. The transformative processes ceaselessly going on in the brain become disorganized with uncontrollable outbursts of anger or passion, constant preoccupation with ambitious projects, greed, lust for power and ignoble thought or propensity.
The basic teaching of all revealed scriptures tends to keep man from yielding blindly to passion, desire, malice, envy or other evil tendencies of the mind.
The World of Science Tomorrow
A good many readers of my autobiography are appalled at the suffering I underwent for years after the awakening of the evolutionary mechanism. Some even believe that the results achieved were not at all in proportion to the ordeal I had faced. Since no one can visualize my inner being, it is rather difficult for me to convince the world that I have been compensated a hundred times over.
If I were offered the choice to brave the same grueling ordeal again to reach the same state of inner illumination and beatitude, I would accept it without a moment’s hesitation, even if I had a kingdom to throw away.
The reason for a deprecative frame of mind lies in that the colossal nature of the transformation is not realized. If a certain practice of meditation were to culminate in the production of an Einstein, a Shankaracharya or a Plato right before the eyes of the learned, they would readily acknowledge the efficacy of the discipline and there would spring up thousands of emulators fired with the hope of attaining to the same state of consciousness. The trials and tribulations suffered will be considered to be trivial compared to the eminence achieved.
In fact, the whole world of science would stir to activity if confronted with the phenomenon of a voluntarily produced Einstein, Plato or Shankara, because their matchless intellectual contributions would be a sufficient proof to validate the transformation. We can be sure that, in such an event, the most eminent scientists would vie with each other to be the first to announce the discovery.
A Subject Still Obscure and Unknown
My writings mainly revolve around a still unrecognized organic device in the human body and its activity. I write on a subject still obscure and unknown, centering round the still unsuspected evolution of the brain and the future of the race. All that I say appears hypothetical and speculative in the extreme, awaiting the confirmation of empirical science to receive acceptance as a branch of accurate knowledge.
I am, therefore, a controversial figure still awaiting recognition for any talents that I possess. I have made this comparison only to show how different would be the reaction if, instead of an unknown, mediocre man like me, an Einstein would have resulted from the experience that I had.
The reason why I am not disturbed at this lack of a correct evaluation of the result in my case is because I know that there is no awareness at all about what I am trying to expound, both among the scholars and the average readers of my books.
When this awareness dawns on a successful termination of the experiments done, all that I am writing about this subject and the evolutionary target of the human race will then be priced at its correct value and allotted its due position in the annals of science. The pain and agony that I suffered will not then loom large in the imagination of the people but may even be treated as a cheap price paid for the exceptional knowledge gained.
Evolution Active in Millions Everywhere
The evolutionary mechanism can be active, in varying degrees, in thousands—even millions of people—without resulting in any spectacular mental transformation. But with en-hanced knowledge about the mechanism, executed with the right knowledge of the human body, spectacular results can be achieved. The dangers inherent in a metamorphosis of the brain, as a result of the awakening, to give rise to a transcendental state of consciousness, will come to light when the phenomenon is subjected to investigation.
A glance at the hazardous practices and disciplines of certain forms of spiritual disciplines of Yoga is sufficient to show what mastery over the vital functions of the body had to be gained and what a will of iron had to be cultivated by those who ventured to arouse the evolutionary mechanism from its dormant state.
The first experience of a sudden awakening of the power is that of a raging psychic storm, as if a tornado has been let loose in the system which, if not handled with an iron grip on the mind, can drive one crazy with its unimaginable violence. Long years of careful preparation will always be needed in the case of those who would like to brave the hazard of arousing evolution to accelerated activity before the due time. The explosion of the inner world is far more beset with dangers than the exploration of outer space. In less than another half a century these and other pressures from the psyche must cause drastic changes in the structure of human society in all parts of the world.
These shifts will not be confined to the western nations alone. The less-developed lands will also participate in this transmutation. The growing urge in the younger generations of all countries for a more equitable social order, for a simpler and more natural life and ford the brotherhood of all nations will find fulfillment in some way. The urge betokens a certain advanced stage of evolution demanding a new form of society and a new world order for its fulfillment.
A storm is brewing in the psychological depths of the race to bring about radical changes in all spheres of human life. It will be so radical and unthought of that scholars will be taken completely by surprise at the onslaught of superconscious forces of which they had no knowledge at all.
It is this approaching revolution in the life of individuals and the nations that will bear clinching testimony to what I say. The participants in the New Age movement, with followers in many parts of the world, are all motivated by the same urge:
There is no possibility of escape from the operation of an impulse which will overmaster the mental activity of the whole race. The only cause for anxiety is that a conflict between the progressive and the retrogressive forces by retrogressive I mean those who stubbornly refuse to change with the times might result in a global strike, causing colossal loss of lives and unbearable agony to myriads.
Not Real Threat but a Paranoid Mental Condition
The huge armies and vast arsenals of the most destructive weapons ever devised by the ingenuity of man, which we see filling the earth on every side, are the outcome of a kink in the human mind. The whole nuclear armory, that can destroy mankind many times over, owes its existence not to a real threat but to the overexcited and paranoid mental condition of a few nations not able to adapt themselves to the idea of peaceful coexistence with other human beings.
Were they compelled by a superior extraterrestrial species of life to sink their differences on pain of total annihilation the whole military situation of the earth can change in a few days. The same brain, brawn and muscle which was employed to create the gigantic forces of destruction would be engaged now to disband the armies and destroy the armaments in but a tiny fraction of the time in which they had been built up.
The commanders, designers, scientists, technicians and the rest would vie with each other to be the first to complete the task of liquidation, spurred on by the frantic exhortations of the public and the media. All nations would be galvanized into activity to undo what had taken decades to accomplish.
Let us suppose that at the very moment when the last sign of military power is removed and every nation is left without any weapons or armed personnel, the extraterrestrials disappear from the scene. But before they vanish, they voice a parting admonition that any revival of the old practice and any sign of military preparation would be immediately visited with a terrible retribution. With such a threat constantly at the elbow, would any nation then dare to violate the conditions of truce in any way or to circumvent them to suit their ends?
If the threat of annihilation at the hands of a concrete extraterrestrial power can work the miracle of establishing lasting peace on earth, why does not the more concrete threat to total extinction with nuclear weapons, now scattered over the globe, have the same effect on the minds of those who are piling them up?
This one example is enough to show the erratic behavior of the human mind and the vagrancy of the intellect on which we pride ourselves. But alas, man is not able himself to solve his social or political problems in a rational way with his own intellect. He would readily do it under duress or terror but not with his own free will.
Written by:Gopi Krishna
Books by Gopi Krishna
The confusion among scholars about the factor or factors responsible for the birth and the growth of the moral sense is due to the fact that there is no awareness about the evolutionary dynamics of the brain.
PROPOSAL FOR A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISM RESPONSIBLE BEHIND HUMAN EVOLUTION!
- Institute for Consciousness Research
- e-mail The Kundalini Research Foundation, Ltd.
Post Office Box 2248
Darien, CT 06820
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