The modern society uses people as instruments whether they are workers or scholars. Education is in closed compartments. Just as a mechanic tends his own machine without consideration for his own development, so a scholar contributes his fragment of research totally alien to wisdom or self-knowledge.
The society is not greater than a man. An anthill is greater than the single ant that composes it, but the man has a divinity in his nature which potentially contains and transcends this whole world; and a society which denies this by treating people as instruments, providing no means for their spiritual development, is eating out its own vitals.
Traditionally it has always been held that the search for Truth or Self-knowledge is sacred and requires no motive or justification, that it is a fit end to which to devote one's life. Only Self-Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana gradually illumines or transforms the seeker. The accumulation of mere factual knowledge is mere accumulation of dross.
There are religionists who rejects modernity altogether. A more progressive approach should be taken by the new generation, which has to rebel against the imposing of inherited conditioning in the name of religion, god without verifying their validity. One has to find freedom from all out-dated orthodox traditions, which are imposed on in the name religion and society. Therefore, there is a need to understand the fact that, even ancestors had accepted the changes time to time and brought new reforms and way of life. There is a need to realize the religion is built on the false foundation is meant to bring order in the society with its code of conduct. But most of these codes of conduct are out-dated and not suited for the modern generation. Therefore there is a need to know the ultimate truth, which only can be called as a god.
Ultimate truth has no connection with end-gaining, belief, path or process. It cannot be taught but is continuously shared, discussed, grasped, assimilated and realized. Because it is universal inheritance, no-one can lay claim to it. It needs not to be argued, proven or embellished, for it stands alone simply as it is, and can only remain unrecognized and rejected, or realized and lived.”
The religious orthodox wants to wage against modernity: secularism, science, reproductive rights, and the Enlightenment generally. The orthodox mass, argue that any and all problems with the world can be attributed to the groups and ideas which they most dislike. One of the worst aspects of this attitude is how some religion latch on to any tragedy to promote their theocratic vision. Every religion argues that only their religion and their god can cure whatever ails this world.
History speaks that man has made it challenging and difficult to understand why he has experienced and witnessed such an array of human behaviour. With constant introspection and the continued judgments of right and wrong, good and bad, just and unjust it has been a constant challenge to find and understand the truth behind his physical existence. This subject is super sensitive, yet if one is to continue in his pursuit of truth then there is a need for perfect understanding and assimilation. There is need to stop this wars and violence, which is going on in the name of religion and god, by knowing and understanding and realizing the universal truth, which is holding the whole universe in which the humanity exists. The universal truth alone is God all else is mere mirage.
God is not belief. Holding belief as God is holding illusion as reality, because the belief is possible only within the realm of duality. Duality is mere illusion from the ultimate standpoint. Without the belief of God the belief system holds no water. Belief is not God. Belief needs the believer. Believer needs to be born in this world. If believer is born than he is part of the illusion. Without the believer there is no belief. The believer and his world and his belief of GOD are part of the illusion because the self is birth-less because the self is formless. The one, which is born, lives and dies, is not the self. The innermost self is formless substance and witness of the falsehood (universe or waking or illusion), which is soul or consciousness, consciousness is ultimate truth or Brahman or Christ.
We have to grow from the inside out. None can teach us, none can make us spiritual. There is no other guru but our own soul.”
Self-knowledge or Atma Gnana or Brahma Gnana cannot be attained by one who is without strength or earnestness or without the receptiveness and courage to accept the truth and reject the untruth. If a serious seeker strives sincerely by means of inquiry, analysis and soulcentric reasoning, he will be able to realize it.
It is only seekers sincerity and earnestness in his spiritual pursuit, the knowledge started revealing on its own. Anyone who has humility and patience and is sincere and ready to drop their accumulated dross and receptive to accept the truth will enter nondual Self-Awareness when his conviction becomes firm.