Will the Human Race Survive
Another 100 Years?
- My Response to a Query by
Stephen Hawkins, renowned Physicist
Dear Dr Hawking,
You have hoped that
genetic engineering will make us wise and less aggressive. I do believe we
will become wiser and less aggressive, not because of genetic engineering,
but because of the next revolution which is awaiting us – the spiritual
revolution. After the industrial revolution and the information revolution,
the next revolution WILL be the spiritual revolution. Whereas the industrial
revolution enhanced our muscle power, and the information revolution the
brain power, the spiritual revolution will touch our minds and spirits. And everyone will be much more spiritually evolved
than we are – and that will result in the future generation being wiser
and less aggressive. The hatred and violence will end and love pervade.
The world will survive not just another 100 years, but millions of years. My
article “God and Religion
– A New Look” takes a peek into the future by analyzing the
past and extrapolating into the future possibilities. This article is not
religious, not science or philosophy, but plain common sense.
I do not believe that the
concept of God and Religion will bring about the spiritual revolution. It is
only making the world worse. Spiritual revolution will dawn in as the laws of
spiritual space will be “scientifically” explained – just
as the laws of physical space have been mathematically explained in the
previous eras. I use “scientific” within quotes because I believe
that it is not the present day physical science and mathematics which will
explain the laws of spiritual space. There will be an invention of new
“science” and mathematics, (which I call
“mentomatics”), which will explain the laws of Spiritual space.
The future spiritual era will have advanced tools to take you within minutes
to a high mental state, the state that the likes of Buddha and Christ reached.
Man will be able to attain a mental state which is high on love, compassion,
faith, etc. The spiritual revolution
will see the end of religious divide and killing – spiritual
research will make it crystal clear to the common man that all religions
are mere tools with a single objective of spiritual upliftment.
unbelievable!” Right? All I will request you to do is to transport
yourself mentally to the stone age. Now imagine a future world having
television sets with which you can see and hear what is happening real time
at the other end of the world. Imagine jets and planes that reach you
places several thousand miles away within hours, and so on. Your
reaction as a stone age man would be the same – “sounds
stupid!” But all that has happened today – you have television
and aircrafts/spacecrafts which would have sounded like imaginations of a
crazy mind to the Stone Age man. So do not discount what are the
possibilities of the future. Whereas
we are in the space age of the physical science today, we are in the stone
age of spiritual science. You just need to let your imagination go wild to
see what would be the possibilities when the world reaches the ‘space
age’ of spiritual science.
What we need to
think is not whether the spiritual revolution is possible, but how we can
speed up its arrival. We need to remove self imposed barriers and leapfrog
towards the invention of mentomatics (The article at http://prem.cu.cc/godbook
discusses the first steps towards mentomatics, and the pitfalls that we need
to avoid). We need to come out of the spiritual kindergarten that we are
stuck into because of our “religious trance” and graduate to
higher schools of spirituality. We need to give up the “baby walker”
of religion that we are holding on to for too long even though we have
already learnt to walk. And unless we give up the baby walker, we will not be
able to sprint and run.
Response to my Post
--- In email@example.com,
"Anand" <aphadnis2002@ wrote:
Dear Mr Kamble
Just read your rejoinder to Dr. Hawkings question.... and found it
quite interesting. After reading your reply, what you say sounds
quite plausible. I have yet to read the full text of your theory on
mentomatics (doesnt matter what we call it at this moment in time),
however I do like your theory.
Might I remind you, that infact the enhanced state of awareness or
oneness with the universe that you talk about was regularly achieved
by the hindu sages and men and women from the age of lord sri Ram,
Laxman and the Mahabharata - Shri Krishna, Arjun, Bheeshma. They had
attained what we look up to as supernatural powers - Powers to see
the future and so on. These seem supernatural only to us. Applying
the same analogy that you have applied, we are but babies as far as
the development of these attributes. However if as you suggest we
master the techniques to attain these powers just as those great men
did, who knows mankind may once again attain those dizzying
spiritual hieghts. We have had that knowledge in our midst, its just
that the society needs to shed its blinkers.
Please accept my sincere complements on writing such a wonderful
reply... and for presenting an Indian voice in this discussion. One
thing which I am now certain about is that while the western world
was at the fore front of all the advances in science and technology,
I strongly believe the world shall be looking to India and Indian
values when it comes to spiritual advancement of the human race.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
"Prem" <pukamble@ wrote:
I too believe that the knowledge of spiritual/mental science was
more advanced in the olden times since all you needed to explore and
practice it was your own body. Whereas physical science may have
been lagging behind. What made physical science grow faster and
overtake mental/spiritual science was the invention of mathematics
made the physical science available to the masses in
universities. Whereas spiritual science could only be taught through
the "gurukul" methodology with severe demands from the students.
Moreover, there was a major flaw in the way spiritual science was
and is taught - it is based on faith. In my article
I have explained how
this double edged sword called faith has seriously limited our
advancement of this science.
You need something like mentomatics to take the spiritual science to
the masses. I believe it will happen. In the physical science,
classical physics explained the laws of slow moving objects. Quantum
physics not only explained fast moving but also encompassed laws of
Classicl physics as well. Similarly mental/spiritual science will
not only explain the mental/spiritual space, it will apply to the
physical space as well. It will reach the masses so that everyone
can reach the dizzying spiritual heights you talk of.
--- In email@example.com,
"Brian" <whoguy423@... wrote:
Count me in on that one too. I too believe it is through spritual
awareness that we humans can advance. The primitive tribes we find in
the amazon are more spititually advance than modern society because
they live in harmony with nature.
I beleive that you do not need to go through rigourous training or
learning to follow a spiritual path. One only has to listen to one
self because to know the one is to know the whole. By whole, I mean
everything, God, the Universe(s), the all.
Funny thing is, many people already do this without knowing it!!!
Those of you who follow their heart, these are the people I am talking
about. Many confuse the mind with heart and this is where big problems
arise. For one to tell the difference, when one follows the heart, it
is done out of love, not greed, selfishness or hate.
Now when I say follow your heart, what I am actually saying is
follow your soul. This is probably too much for most people to
understand so that is why I use lay man's terms "Follow your Heart".
There is an amazing amount of wizdom in that saying!
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