If it is true, then humans will change forever! Welcome New Year AD 2017

By: Shreepal Singh

If it is true, then humans will change forever!

It is said:

“Much more than half our thoughts and feelings are not our own in the sense that they take form out of ourselves; of hardly anything can it be said this is truly original to our nature. A large part comes to us from others or from the environment, whether as raw material or as manufactured imports; but still more largely they come from universal Nature here or from other worlds and planes and their beings and powers and influences; for we are overtopped and environed by other planes of consciousness, mind planes, life planes, subtle matter planes, from which our life and action here are fed, or fed on, pressed, dominated, made use of for the manifestation of their forms and forces.”

These are the words of Sri Aurobindo, modern sage and visionary of our age dominated by stark materialism. What are the credentials of Sri Aurobindo – credentials in the eyes of modern men of science and reason?

From the perspective of these rational people – people who put their faith in an assertion only if it is proved by adopting a scientific method (which method includes experimental proof of the forecast derived from such assertion) – the only credential of Sri Aurobindo is the rational worth of what he wrote in his numerous books.

Rational worth! It becomes really difficult for these rationalists to judge the “rational worth” of those assertions (of Sri Aurobindo) when they (assertions) go to the very foundation of what constitutes “reason” and dissect and analyze them. The only way left to verify the truthfulness of such assertions is to prove them by experimental results. To carry out such scientific experiments, we need highly developed technology; and humanity has come of age and we are in the process of developing the required (neurons et al) technology.

The life of Sri Aurobindo (after 1910) was exclusively devoted to spiritual discipline of an accomplished Yogi and the mystical phenomenon unknown to ordinary humans. Ordinary humans have no inkling – and no means to know – what he achieved and witnessed in the unfathomed mystical worlds existing in dimensions unknown to humans. But fortunately, Sri Aurobindo also authored many books. Among those books, the masterpieces are “Life Divine” and “Synthesis of Yoga”. Of what types these books are? Please Google these books and read the reviews of those who read them saying these books changed their lives forever!

Sri Aurobindo says, “Much more than half our thoughts and feelings are not our own in the sense that they take form out of ourselves; of hardly anything can it be said this is truly original to our nature. A large part comes to us from others or from the environment, whether as raw material or as manufactured imports; but still more largely they come from universal Nature here or from other worlds and planes and their beings and powers and influences; for we are overtopped and environed by other planes of consciousness, mind planes, life planes, subtle matter planes, from which our life and action here are fed, or fed on, pressed, dominated, made use of for the manifestation of their forms and forces.”

If it is true that much more than half our thoughts and feelings are not our own in the sense that they take form out of ourselves – and if we are technologically able to detect them so coming from outside us – then we humans will change forever in our behavior and culture. This change will drastically alter our economy, society and social institutions.

But is it true? Let us wait for our modern technology to answer this question. With this, let us welcome new year AD 2017!

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