How have we come to the point where we have accepted a sad, stressful, material existence in place of a happy, robust, spiritual one? How have we been duped into accepting life as it is--a garbage can full of pointless consumption--when existence can be, and should be, blessed and strewn with flowers?
It must be that we have been unaware. That in the middle of our long sleep our souls have been sucked away and replaced by a chasm that only knows to consume. We see this all around us, everywhere, in rich countries and poor. If someone had predicted such a total and absolute transformation of the world in Gandhiji's day no one would have believed that prediction. How is it that in about 50 years the world went from hope and expectation of a world where small is beautiful to a world where the small, the organic, the truth, have been sucked away by a giant suction machine called global capitalism?
We must, as I said earlier, have been unaware. And so there is only one solution. We must wake up and become aware.
Posted by Abhay Burjor Ghiara at 1/31/2017