Q) You have said that the main lever of our development and evolution is based on our knowledge of “Who Am I?” But most of the mankind is not probing into this. It seems that we can manage our affairs on our own and evolve in our normal course and speed!
Shiva: Evolution is a cyclic process that has its own rhythm. The whole creation is evolving; it is like many wheels attached to a Giant Wheel. Within this system, all the small wheels are evolving at a different speed and are at different levels of evolution. These wheels are the different planetary systems spread across different dimensions in the whole creation.
You are on Earth to work out your individual lesson plans to evolve into the higher dimension of life. But the present civilization on Earth is mostly obsessed with the trifles and has lost the main purpose of their lives. You must understand that planet Earth is one of the innumerable planets at the early stage of evolution!
Q) But our technological and scientific developments are very advanced. There is smart technology in almost all spheres of our lives.
Shiva: All your developments through high-technology are leading you nowhere! In fact, it is all spinning into destruction; if you care to see! It is the arrogance of your people that is driving your technology into self-destruction. This is a very normal case of a civilization that is not awakened to the higher realities.
Wake up! You have to see beyond the matter.
Q) How are you connecting our technology with destruction and arrogance?
Shiva: Earth is too obsessed with matter and it is so because of your inability to grow at the spiritual level. You must understand that your growth or evolution is a path of growing from physical to non-physical. This is the actual meaning of evolution; from matter to non-matter; from lower energy-consciousness vibration to higher energy-consciousness vibration.
Your permanent reality and happiness lie in the higher dimensions which are made of higher energy-consciousness vibration. Therefore, people who are using technology to give solutions and happiness are working more towards matter and thus working against the principle of the universe. The more you go into the matter the more you are going away from the truth. This is where lies the arrogance of the people who are using technology to have more power and wealth. This is what is making your technology the tool of self-destruction.
Such arrogance has already caused irrevocable damage to Earth and you all are heading towards a point of no return! Wake up now.
Q) And can mankind be saved from destruction?
Shiva: As I have said in the beginning, your awareness of “who am I?” is the single most important lever of evolution to higher consciousness.
When you realize that you are not a matter but spirit and only using the physical to work out your lessons on Earth, then you make all the changes in your life to evolve into the realms of higher energy-consciousness vibrations. And you do so only on the basis of spiritual development and not on high-end technological development per se.
You really do not need all technological advances to engage yourself into matter-based happiness but should focus more on cultivating the spiritual values. You should grow in the basic values of love and compassion, simplicity and humility, patience, and silence. This will give you the spiritual wisdom to use technology with care and the vision for a balanced development. You will know how much you need and what is harmful.
Presently, Earth is leaning more on greed and destruction owing to that single missing link in your mass-consciousness; the knowledge of “ Who am I?”
Q) You talked about creating a vision on technology and advised us to apply balance in its usage. Are not the global leaders and scientists doing that?
Shiva: Your leaders and decision makers are using their flawed vision in technology usage. Look at the percentage of Global Production that is spent in defense building. The leaders around the globe have created a façade of risk and hostility to spending more in defense production using very advanced technology, whereas more than half the global population does not have the basic needs of food, water, shelter, health and education. You need to understand that this is an artificial crisis and shortage that is being created and sustained to satisfy the ego of your leaders.
This is very simple and obvious case of misplaced vision on technology.
Q) Then why don’t the leaders have an enlightened vision on technology? What is stopping them when it is so obvious that we are in a self-destructive mode!
Shiva: “Who am I?” Yes, your leaders are a Big Zero in understanding their real identity and purpose of their lives! And it is not just in the area of technology alone. Leadership in the field of politics, administration, business, education, entertainment and everywhere are mostly occupied by those who are not connected to their real identity; ‘Who am I?”
The misguided leaders, with heavy bad karma, have taken the center-stage to satiate their personal desires with a very big ego.
In advanced civilizations, across the universe, the leaders are the enlightened masters who are awakened to their final reality of “who am I?”
They all serve their communities based on their enlightened vision of life and its evolution to the higher dimension. These enlightened beings have love and compassion to serve others. They practice simplicity and humility in their personal lives. And they use patience and silence in their leadership roles. These enlightened leaders are awakened to the final reality that you all are the beings of God; WE ALL ARE ONE!
Q) You talk about creating a vision in technology and advise us to apply balance and moderation in its usage. Aren’t the global leaders across all fields, including politicians, doing this?
Shiva: Your leaders and decision makers are using their flawed vision. Look at the percentage of Global GDP in manufacturing defense items and luxury items. Whereas, more than half the global population is living without food, water, shelter, medicine and education. This is just a simple reality that goes around for the intelligentsia to write a lot of research papers and hold symposia to solve the problems of poverty.
On the other hand, all you need is to stop acting smart and start a simple living on the basis ‘share and care’.
Q) But why the leaders and decision makers can’t have an enlightened vision in technology and development when it is so obvious that we are in a self-destructive mode?
Shiva: Your leaders are a Big Zero in understanding the real meaning and purpose of life. In fact, the decision makers in the field of politics, administration, business, science and technology, media, entertainment, education and others are occupied by those who are not connected to “Who am I?” These misguided and unfortunate leaders have taken the center stage to satiate their personal desires with a very big ego.
In advanced civilizations across the universe, the leaders are the enlightened masters who are awakened to the final reality of “Who am I?” They all serve the community based on their enlightened vision of life and its evolution to higher dimensions. They have love and compassion to serve the others. They practice simplicity and humility in their lives. And they use patience and silence in their leadership roles. These enlightened leaders are awakened to the higher reality that you all are the beings of God; that “We All Are One”.
Q) What should be the ideal technology for us? If we are not awakened to our Core Reality, does it mean that we will be exploited by the smart leaders who are using technology to carry their personal goals?
Shiva: It is a double edged sword! Those who are exploiting are going to land in a cobweb of bad karma and those who are being exploited are also going down the pit.
Let us take a very common tool like media and entertainment. The media owners and producers are using the best of the technology to create engrossing entertainment for the consumers. In fact, they are fanning only the lower senses to sell their programs. And it is very easy to understand that the popular programs and news are those that titillate only the lower senses; SEX and VIOLENCE.
The clubs that create and sell the programs are getting richer but they are not conscious of the fact that they are actively pulling down the energy-consciousness vibration of the masses. This, off-course, creates the bad karma on both the sides; the seller as well as the consumers!
Look at what they have done to the mankind….
What is the image of the leading man in your entertainment? A man with guns and aggression and the mass idolize a man who is violent in his thoughts, words, and deeds. And what is the image of a woman? She has become the symbol of lust and greed who is equally violent to reach her goals. So the man and woman, created by the entertainers, are by all means the devils who are ruling the mass consciousness. See how technology is being used to give the best entertainment which in turn is pulling down the energy-consciousness vibration of Earth. In other words, both the sellers and the buyers are actually lowering down their consciousness and getting trapped in individual karmas. Both the sides will take many lives to come out of their karmic cobwebs.
Q) So how do you use our technology?
Shiva: If you want to solve the basic problems of hunger and shelter you don’t need any more advanced technology. Understand that you have enough technology and resources to solve the basic problems in life. All you need to do is to focus on the areas of priority.
But, if you want to build smart cities with all their technological marvels then you are lacking the insight! If you are aspiring to grow with a very high salary then you are lacking the insight! And this applies to all walks of life.
If you realize that your growth and happiness depend on your evolution to higher vibration then you will not want to grow materially beyond a limit.
Q) Then what should be the ideal perspective on technology?
Shiva: Service for the mankind! Is your technology trapping you more into your world of matter or is it helping you to save time for more spiritual living, i.e. living with more simplicity and humility, patience and silence and practicing love and compassion?
You are already using technology for developments but the vested interests are taking technology to drive more and more profits rather than provide service. Open your eyes to see whether you are getting trapped or getting liberated from the material world.
Technology will rise and fall in cycles but you need to use it with higher visions. And the benchmark for the success will be your life becoming more simple and spiritual.