We are all born with 5 senses, vision, hearing, feeling, tasting and smell. These five senses define our world and through their use we attain enlightenment. What determines the language one speaks? Some might argue it’s where you are born geographically; such a conclusion has a lot of supporting evidence. But we know better, a child will learn whatever language it is exposed to; even multiple languages and all with perfect diction and dialect. This assimilation to ones environment is spiritual enlightenment.
If a new born baby was not exposed to any language would they learn to speak? Obviously the answer is no. The tools for enlightenment are the use of our senses. Our senses are not limited in any way from fully comprehending. The limit of comprehension is what we are exposed to and our willingness to focus on it.
In previous generations, and even today in other parts of the world, learning to read is understood to be very important to ones attainment and growth. For most of the western world this is taken for granted, so is a heated home, running water, flush toilets, etc. These attainments are what many people in our world eagerly desire. What keeps us from sharing such attainments worldwide? One might argue that it’s a spiritual deficiency not a lack of resources.
Unfortunately in our world today, particularly in the west, apathy and disinterest have the opposite effect on spiritual attainment. Since one receives all one needs immediately in life, the desire and drive to better oneself is severely diminished. The incredible gift of reading, or just the right to learn to read was a goal for the enlightenment of mankind. Now we have access to all this enlightenment found in books yet very few of the upcoming generation seem interested at all in the enlightenment our forefathers envisioned.
The lack in the western world, some might argue, is a spiritual deficiency; and this worries the rest of the world’s population. The “New World” and all it stood for is now seen as a selfish, egotistic monster. And the posturing of world governments and major civilizations create more and more distrust and anxiety. The history of the 20th Century should teach us that as human beings we are evil in our egoistic nature. We cannot relive the World Wars with today’s modern weaponry.
We need to unite using our spiritual qualities; advancing mankind and civilization to join as one family on the universal spiritual quality of Love and acceptance. To Love ones neighbor as they do themselves. Perhaps even deeper and broader to Love those whom we hate and distrust. Is such a world possible?