Q: Baba, how do you think the increasing violence and degeneration of human values world over are related to the changes that are predicted in coming years?
A: Let us not forget that humans all over the world are as much a part of creation as any other manifestation of Mother Nature. In the flux of nature, change is its intrinsic law. Hence creation, preservation, and annihilation are seamlessly joined. We rejoice when something is born, but we mourn when something dies. In nature's process, both birth and death are one and the same for they are two ends of the same thread.
In the cycle of time, just as day is succeeded by night, and night by day, so also are there periods of good times when the world is blessed with great souls, and higher values prevail on earth bringing peace to many. But however comforting the vision, the flux of change disrupts the whole process and the bad times follow. By bad times we could possibly mean when the values of humanity deteriorate to the point where man sacrifices the higher principles of life for the instinctive lower nature and pleasures of the senses. Violence and conflict, jealousy and competitiveness tear apart the purity of the innocent human soul and manifest the diabolic forces in every walk of life on a global scale.
This critical age that we are passing through is indeed very significant, for this is the transition time for the consciousness to move from the lower to the higher plane. But before the higher level manifests, there is a tremendous need for the lower instincts of the human soul to manifest their potential to a degree that could make humans panic over its impact on a universal level. You can see two things happening simultaneously; this is the play of Nature. On one hand, we see millions of people all over the world waking up from the slumber of ignorance and unconsciousness to a level of higher consciousness in order to usher in an era of peace and blessedness for the whole of humanity. On the other hand, we can also see how the diabolic, demoniacal forces are playing randomly to quicken the process of destruction of this planet.
All these things are happening simultaneously for the simple reason that we are gradually coming closer and closer to the time when unimaginable destruction will happen and after that, Nature will create from the ashes of this destruction a new world based on the fundamental virtues of love and mutual feeling for our fellow man. This new world will exist above all the petty differences created by lower souls both in the name of god and religions, and demons and hell. This will be a blessed era when great souls will be born all over the world, particularly in India, which has always been the mother of all religions and has given birth to innumerable sages.
Then and then alone, will true values be established that can maintain the balance and harmony of nature. Then and then alone can we create an environment that is no longer polluted either by flawed human minds or industrialization. The machines, which have enslaved humans and robbed their hearts of love, will no longer plunder the essence of man.
Yes, inner and outer nature are spontaneously interacting in the play of the cosmos, in which is embedded the genome of all creations. For it is not empty, as we all perceive, but is Purna, or whole. In the grain of sand is the entire universe. In the drop is the ocean. In the emptiness is the Fullness.
Love, peace, and infinite blessings, Baba