RYS 200, 300, 500 in Rishikesh
With too much free time and not enough spirituality, the mind becomes bored and turns to perversion. The energy needs to be directed somewhere and if it's not directed inwards it is bound to be directed outwards. I genuinely believe that the disturbance we see today is partly caused by misdirected energy. For some people it simply has never occurred to direct it inwards and we are at the moment creating societies (especially in the western world) where we are not needed for the its maintenance. Don't you think this is frightening?! Not to say unintelligent to make sure we are not needed?
Given that humanity as a whole had risen to a higher level of consciousness, this technical development would have been natural and welcomed, but as it is now we have placed a loaded gun in the hands of an ignorant child. I see more and more people spending time on navel-gazing and complete nonsense! One doesn't have to be a professional crystal ball gazer to understand that creating a society which have no real need for human resources is full speed in the wrong direction. We can't feed ourselves without the jobs we are efficiently removing, sacrificing at the altar of comfort & convenience. We don't know how to hunt, how to grow crops, how to build a house...talk about chopping off the hand which feeds you!
When I was a child the bus driver used to call out the name of the stops, sell tickets, stamp them and answer the passengers questions. Today he is just sitting there, like a statue with dead eyes watching the traffic ahead of him. The name of the stops are displayed on a monitor and the people are pressing their bus passes against a machine instead of showing them to him. Nobody looks at him and he looks at nobody. Why is he there, I wonder? If everything else is made automatic, why not also create an automatic bus driver who will never drink and drive nor cross the speed limit? They say it is for increased comfort and safety but we are paying the price of losing our humanity, losing valuable opportunities of human interaction. Is it worth it?