Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 10 Jun 2012



The modern world thinks that the ancient people have wasted lot of time in the analysis about the unimaginable God. This is the first foolishness because these people do not know that the realization of the existence of God in the mind of a citizen is directly linked to the resistance towards crime and corruption that establish the peaceful social balance. The concept of God is the tremendous basis of the self control of every human being to reject crime and corruption in the society. Without this inbuilt realization in the human being, thousands of police stations, courts and Lokpals become totally waste since all these institutions are filled with the human beings only and not with the angels from heaven. Realizing this wonderful system of control, helping the balance of the society, kings have concentrated totally on the propagation of spiritual knowledge in temples, which were the present universities of highest learning.

The second foolishness of the modern people is to think that the ancient scholars were unable to investigate towards the development of science and technology. The ancient sages know all these sciences and technologies to such extent, which is not reached by scientists even today. In such case, what is the reason for their silence in propagating this scientific knowledge? The only answer is the fear of global destruction, finally resulting due to environmental pollution and also the other reason is that development of amenities will spoil the health of the human beings, leading to several physical and mental diseases. If one studies the subject of environmental science, all the scientific developments result in the pollution, finally leading to global destruction. The scientific development resulted in the discovery of several machines and techniques, which made the human beings lazy without hard work. The ancient women ground the paddy grains to prepare rice and flour from rice, but, today the electrical grinders do all this work. The ancient women washed the household vessels and clothes regularly. The present lazy women due to the machines do not do these works and are appointing servants. All these modern developments make the women to become fatty and finally become the victims of several diseases. The food grains were multiplied to a large extent due to application of chemical manures, which enter the human body as toxins leading to several incurable diseases. The present farmers have become ambitious to earn more and more for more and more amenities. They feel that the increase in amenities is a rise in their standards of life. They feel that their ancestors were ignorant and lived simple life with hard work, leading to low standards of life. They do not know that their ancestors were very wise and the present mentalities only travel from health to illness. These people think that they are wise and their ancestors were ignorant. Actually, it is reverse.

The Veda says that you should not take food more than twice in twenty four hours. If you take food more than twice, you should work like the animal (dvirahnaah manushyaah trirahnaah pashavah… Veda). But, you are taking the food three times and not working like the bull in agriculture. Due to this, the sugar levels rise in the blood leading to several calamities of the health. When you become rich, you like to eat oily foods and sweets, which are fast vehicles to death. Poverty controls all the desires and gives best health and best happiness in the life. Hence, Shankara told that the poor man is the most fortunate fellow (Kaupeenavantah khalu bhagyavantah). If you realize this wonderful truth, your ambition to become more and more rich even through corruption and crime disappears. Such realization comes only through spiritual knowledge and not through the study of science and management of business administration. Hence, the education system must be thoroughly rejuvenated to fill more with spiritual knowledge and less with materialistic line of learning. If this is done by the Government, there need not be any effort to bring balance in the society with peace and happiness in the humanity.