Forget about Abiather. Think
of the issue he raises!
The desire for power has
created many things in the world. Science has come as a desire for power, and
it has created power. But indiscriminate use of power is destroying humanity. So
much so that Albert Einstein felt that he had done a crime against humanity. In
the last days of his life, somebody asked Einstein, If you were born again, what
would you like to become He said: “Never
a physicist again, never a scientist. Rather, i would like to become a
The very framework of science is to gain
dominion over nature. That is the very terminology of science: "conquest of
nature." We have to overpower nature and we have to destroy all mysteries of
nature, and we have to find all the keys of power. But the very idea takes you
away from nature, makes you antagonistic to it and becomes destructive. The
ecology of the earth has been destroyed by this powerseeking. In the outside, in
the inside both the natural rhythm of life is disturbed.
Remember Frederick of Prussia. A very unusual idea occurred
one day to him. He was in the country when he saw sparrows
eating some grains of wheat. He started to think and reached the conclusion
that these small birds consumed a million pecks of wheat a year in his kingdom.
This cannot be allowed. They have to be either conquered or destroyed.
Since it was difficult to exterminate them, he
promised a price for each dead sparrow. All Prussians became hunters and soon
there were no more sparrows in the country. What a great victory.
Frederick was happy. He celebrated the event as
a great conquest over nature. But the gloating ceased when in the following
year he was told that caterpillars and locusts had eaten the crops because
without sparrows the whole rhythm of life was destroyed. Sparrows go on eating
caterpillars and locusts. There being no sparrows, the whole crop was destroyed
by caterpillars. Then it was necessary to bring in sparrows from abroad. And
the king said, I certainly have made a
mistake. God k nows what he is doing.
The great scientific minds
of this century are coming, slowly, reluctantly, to recognise that a great
mistake has been done.
The very desire to be powerful is against nature.
Why do you need to be powerful You must
be thinking in terms of destroying somebody. Power is needed to destroy. Power
is needed to dominate. Power is needed to conquer. Science tries to penetrate
nature to get more power, and there are many systems which penetrate your
innermost being but again the goal is to get more power.
The need of the hour is
search of God, becoming spiritual. The spiritual person is one who wants to be
in such deep harmony that there is no question of conflict. He is seeking love.
He is seeking a love affair with the universe. He never asks about power. He
asks how to lose separation, how to merge. He asks, How to be in such a total
surrender that i dont move in any way against the whole or separate from the
whole, so that i can move with the river of life. And wherever the river of
life goes, i can go with it.
This will bring in paradise on earth, without the hep of God!
Even now it is not too late. Every journey begins with first step.