Thursday, January 3, 2013

Emergent Patterns - Revealed Reality

“Evolution moves towards greater complexity, greater elegance, greater knowledge, greater intelligence, greater beauty, greater creativity, and greater levels of subtle attributes such as love. In every monotheistic tradition God is likewise described as all of these qualities, only without limitation: infinite knowledge, infinite intelligence, infinite beauty, infinite creativity, infinite love, and so on. Of course, even the accelerating growth of evolution never achieves an infinite level, but as it explodes exponentially it certainly moves rapidly in that direction. So evolution moves inexorably towards this conception of God, although never quite reaching this ideal. We can regard, therefore, the freeing of our thinking from the severe limitations of its biological form to be an essentially spiritual undertaking.” ………..Ray Kurzweil

“The Soul of man, a traveller, wanders in this cycle of Brahman, huge, a totality of lives, a totality of states, thinking itself different from the Impeller of the journey. Accepted by Him, it attains its goal of Immortality.” …………….Swetaswatara Upanishad. (I.6.)

Beautiful magnified view of a snow crystal is the accompanying picture of this article.
Nature creates order out of chaos. Just as the pearl is the result of a of a grain of sand that enters closed shell of an Oyster and the secreted protective layer around the irritant sand grain becomes the beautiful pearl, the snowflake originates from a dust particle in the upper atmosphere.

These days, with all of our attention so focused on the enormous challenges we're facing—from increasing violence in society, climate change to the global economic crisis—it's always a revelation to me to consider how much progress we've made as a species even just in the past two centuries.
The healthcare system has improved increasing the longevity of the species and technology and innovation has taken mankind to the very beginning of the creation of the universe. We are able to peer into the motion of electrons within the atom and discover the basic binding force particle, the Higgs Boson.

And that's why I wonder why it seems that so few people these days notice how much our world has changed and continues to change for the better. The Mayan calendar visualized this rapid exponential change. Their nine underworld classification each consisting of seven days and six nights captures the near logarithmic acceleration of evolution of consciousness and hence the species itself. It is within this positive change man must learn how to remove the dross of evil and negativity that rears its head as a by product of these advancements. In the twentieth century the technologies that were developed focused on utility rather than on sustainability. But we are poised in an era when sustainability becomes the core issue. This applies not only to science and technology but also applies to value systems and socio-political and religious value structures that are in vogue today.
Systemic thinking oriented towards long term sustainability of the species and its habitat is the most vital parameter which should determine all our actions hereafter. The true purpose of man’s journey on this planet has to be comprehended.

In his book “The Life Divine” Sri Aurobindo writes:
“The progressive revelation of a great, a transcendent, a luminous Reality with the multitudinous relativities of this world that we see and those other worlds that we do not see as means and material, condition and field, this would seem then to be the meaning of the universe, — since meaning and aim it has and is neither a purposeless illusion nor a fortuitous accident.”
What we witness in our daily lives in this twenty first century is “neither a purposeless illusion nor a fortuitous accident” but a Divinely ordained evolutionary path in which the interplay of all creative potentials increasingly finds higher order of complex expressions in the process of actualization and to the unprepared consciousness appears to be the bipolar opposite of the imagery in which our consciousness had been rooted in the immediate past stages of our evolution.

The transcendence towards a open acceptance of infinite probabilities out of which realty is created is the spiritual progress of Ray Kurzweil speaks of in the opening quotation.

Wish you a New Year filled with spiritual bliss. 

1 comment :

  1. A very apt meditation, thankyou Tib, this is an excellent reading to take us forward into 2013 Happy New Year to you and Maggie