There is an old saying that the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is the fact that it has never tried to contact us. This came to my mind as an ad joke of a man which read, ‘For sale, newly bought 45 volumes of Encyclopaedia Britannica, at half the price. I got married recently and my lady knows everything’, crossed my eyes. Many people marry similar Encyclopaedia Humanicas and we personally know at least a few of them who not only behave as if they know everything but also believe their choice to be the most appropriate at a given situation. What would have been the fate of the world if everyone was of a similar mindset? Benjamin Franklin once frankly stated that the doorstep to the temple of wisdom but is knowledge of our own ignorance.
Actually, it is these ‘Knowledge Banks’ which appear in all areas of life that make life miserable. They appear in crucial meetings, crucial positions and in every policy determining activities. They think that their inner conscience is everything. They are yet to learn that even the criminal doing the most heinous of crimes is justified by his conscience! Anyway, not all the aspects of intelligence can be reliably measured. Now-a-days a new conception of intelligence has been developed, and accordingly, intelligence is the determination, simply expressed as a skill to solve complex problems in changing circumstances. Every expression of intelligence and strategies of leadership would have been fine unless they hadn’t any impact on the life of the source/reason. Most people do not at all envision the effects of their decisions at a larger stage of this universe. Physics clearly states that even a minute change that happens inside a tiny atom ends up in corresponding changes in the entire universe. In its’ core, genuine religious philosophies say that everything in this universe is part of the greater Self. That is, we are related to God like the trunk and the branches of a tree; if God is the creator, we should then be co-creators.
It turns fearful when we look into the deeper meanings of this relationship, according to which each doer is proportionally responsible for the experiences he causes. Laws of cause and effect run both the physical and the spiritual world. That is why a sinner invariably goes to hell; this is not just a possibility only, it is a rule. The philosophy of ‘karma’ precisely is on this cause and effect chain, to the tunes of which each spirit on world journey is ever dancing. Truly, we come here on a predetermined mission of self-cleansing. But unfortunately, instead of self-healing ceremonies, most of us yearn for damages all around and are attached to the subsequent emotional pleasure and thrill. We thus do terrible harm to our individual consciousness and return back to the realm of spirits stained with more critical causes. The poor intelligence we praise is the villain. The wise remains silent, ever an observer, always healing the past and cleansing at all levels every moment!