Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Technology Has Surpassed Our Humanity

"It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity. I hope that someday, our humanity might yet surpass our technology." - Albert Einstein

I have not written much lately, and I perhaps should apologize for that. But, as anyone who has looked around has probably noticed, there is a lot going on right now.  And because I often point this out to people, they tend to steer away from us, avoid us.  I have even come to call myself Buzzkill Baba, since rather than point out all the sweetness and love and light of the world, I point out the pain, the evil, the dark side.  But in light of what occurred to me, I'd like to explain this a bit, not as a rationalization, although to many it may seem that way, but a realization of how this works, and my experience of it.

Let me begin with an often quoted phrase of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:
 "Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves."

I'd like to point out here that this 'knowing' is not just the mental knowing of most, but the actual realization of knowing.  Since 1990, I KNOW that I am nothing.   When one inquires into the Self, they recognize that the individual persona is an illusion – that what each of us is, is Consciousness, boundless, unattached, and thus nothing. But that nothing encompasses Everything. So when you look or see "outside" you recognize that Self is everything, without exception.