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Towards a Better Way of the World!
|by T. A. Ramesh|
Money is All
In his materialistic pursuits man works as a machine and lives like an animal but not as a human being in the world. This is the usual plight of ordinary men. Some, who wish to have a change, seek the advises of philosophers, religious leaders, or asylum in some association or religion only in vain because they all prove to be useless or not permanent solutions for their problems as they cannot change their ways of life, habits and customs.. But, for many, politics becomes the last resort to survive as they wish in the world; following the political ideologies, they become inhuman creatures, do more harm to the society.
Materialism and Mechanisation
Technological developments, invention of computers and computerisations in all walks of human life have turned man into a slave of technology to such an extent that man feels that machine is power, money, wife and life in the world. His dependence of electricity, computers, motor cars, aeroplanes, TV, Cell phone, etc. makes man feel that without them living life is impossible in the world today!
Divine value is infinitely superior to human value. Human value is far higher than animal value. Animal value is better than material value. But the achievements of man are measured by material value, which is calculated by money. Divine and animal beings do not bother about material things. But, after all sorts of developments man's mind is confined only to material things in the world at all the times. It is quite strange why man is struck up with material things only like children with the play things forever!
Like the child that enjoys coarser or animal pleasure in an aggressive manner with his toys in the homes, with the plants and flowers in the gardens or with his other boys on the sand in the play grounds, men enjoy going in the newly produced cars, on the motor bikes, in the helicopters, or playing video games, etc. in the public. So, many are physically grown up and mentally not developed leave alone the development of their spirits. When they are in the best of moods, they use the gadgets well. But, when they are in the worst of moods, they indulge in violence and crimes that stir and shake up the peace of the world and destroy lives and properties everywhere.
Love is All
By force and power, man believes that he can dominate other people in order to satisfy his ego instead of conquering the hearts and ruling the minds by love and care. By love many things are achieved. By force noting has been achieved in the history of mankind. This fact man has to take into consideration and do social service by love for the well being of the world. Love is developed by the appreciation of beauty and truth in art, music, poetry, etc. Aesthetic pleasure satisfies man much better than animal pleasure. So, more than politics, man should pay attention to literature, history, sociology and culture in order to live a beautiful life in the world.
Knowledge, Experience and Wisdom
Philosophic truth of life is interesting to know; laws of nature are fascinating; and intellectual thinking brightens the mind enabling man to live life with purpose, confidence and meaningfully in the world. Analysing over the experiences of the past, man gains new knowledge and wisdom as time passes on to live better, enjoy intellectual pleasure in the world, which is challenging and charming at the same time. Remembering the history of the past we are able to correct our mistakes and live creatively, enjoying the beauty and love welcoming us everywhere, if we are aware of the truth behind the things and pure in heart with a wonder to appreciate the grandeur of creations around us.
Materialism and Terrorism towards War
Actually, everyone is for materialism but not for humanism or spiritualism in the real sense because of world modernisation by science and technology. So, because of our exploitation of natural resources for energy, raw materials, etc. the world itself is driven to the brink of destruction by environmental pollution and global warming.
Industrialisation everywhere and destruction of forests are destroying not only art and culture but also Nature, which are dangerous and threatening the very existence of humankind in the world, which is the only living planet in our Solar system in the whole of the Universe! Also, extremism of race, religion, etc. and terrorism as a result of which are constantly keeping the world on the hot bed and preparing men ready for war ever, which is not good for human relationships and relationship with Nature in the world.
Reforms Needed for a Better Future World
Reforms are needed to avert bad incidents occurring in the world. Reforms should start from education; ideas of reforms should be implemented in the social and legal systems of the nations of the world to bring about social harmony, religious harmony and harmonious relationship with Nature. Weapon less, non-violent, free world union is what every great intellectual including Einstein expects to see in the future by the united efforts of the nations following the principles of M.K. Gandhi such as non-violence, non-cooperation for evil things, etc. and is the dream of all of the future world.
Transition of World by Democracy
Modernisation everywhere is leading the world towards the formation of an industrialised world state controlled by the Nuclear Power nations of the world. But the threats of terrorism, militarization, exploitation and pollution cause concern to the world people regarding the safety, security, peace and very existence of the world in the future. So, with an eye over these aspects, the formation of an industrialised modern world state allowing harmonious human development in a democratic system is what everybody likes to see in the future.
Preservation of Nature
For that, the safety of the world is the responsibility of everyone and that depends upon the preservation of Nature in the world, because man is born out of Nature and not treated as a separate species independent of Nature. Therefore harmonious human relationship with Nature is necessary more than just the preservation of Nature. Even Aldous Huxley in his analytical book on Human Situation has advocated that expressions of ideas about Nature in Art such as painting, poetry, etc. cannot be altered forever, because Nature is the body of the All Pervading Spirit; and man in mystical communion with Nature can soar high to sublimity to enjoy spiritual pleasure, real bliss in the world!
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