Frank Visser, CLIMBING THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN: Reflections on Ken Wilber's “The Religion of Tomorrow”
INTEGRAL WORLD: EXPLORING THEORIES OF EVERYTHING
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Jomy Mathews studied, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, from Thiagarajar Polytechnic, Kerala, India, and Post Diploma in CAD/CAM Engineering, from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Technical Training and Research, Bombay. At present, he is working as Operations Manager of a small factory in Saudi Arabia. He can be contacted at jomym @ ymail.com.
Before the birth of this millennium, the spiritual quest in my mind raised some basic questions on life. As religious books or science couldn't provide me the right answers, I searched the internet. After visiting web sites of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, I couldn't see any proven path to go. Teilhard is the highest spiritual-intellectual person I ever found, but, bound in a religious environment, like a climber, he was spiraling around his faith. I traversed unproven path, wandering the virtual universal mountain. After a decade of reading, meditation, writing and editing, I found answers that are right for me. Now, like a mountaineer who enjoys the beauty of mist covered mountain peaks, I enjoy satisfaction and peace.
Imagine many trillions of kids suddenly appear on a very large planet and spread all over it. Every kid moves here and there and interacts with those around him, and in a short period, trillions of small friendship groups develop all over the planet. Leaders of these groups interact one another and larger groups evolve. As interaction and successive formation of larger and larger groups continue, the global community gets polarized in to thousands of geographically isolated communities. Larger groups continue to form within these isolated communities. Every time a kid become part of a larger group he feel more happiness. At every level they organize in such a way that everyone can communicate and interact easily. Every group organize differently as per their intelligence and knowledge, and continuously reorganize, to improve internal and external communication. When further improvement becomes impossible, a group dissolves and smaller groups join other larger groups. As internal organization improves to great extents groups act like unions, and as one successful union emerges, similar unions evolve in large numbers and spread all over the community. As groups evolve larger, the life cycle of, both larger group and it's constituents become longer. As groups evolve very large, intelligent experienced constituents collectively make different chains of model formations at the centre so that other constituents can copy. As groups evolve further larger regional groupings converge at multiple points within larger groups, and a network of communication develops between regional groups. Initially, every regional group tries to dominate over others, and after a long period of competition, a network of most powerful regional groups takes overall control. This upper tier controls external interactions and overall internal activities, and a network of all other regional groups controls internal formation and individual groups. After another period, every geographically isolated communities becomes organizations with similar two tier interaction networks. The upper tier networks of all isolated organizations on the planet contact one another and a planetary union with two tier networks evolves. The upper planetary tier takes overall leadership of the planet and lower tier network controls internal management. This way, many trillions of individual kids collectively organize to a single global union of adults. Communication passes successively from the global leadership to every single individual and vice versa, passing through successive levels of networks. Over a long period of planetary reorganization and improvement, communication evolves faster. The global upper tier network acts like the conscious mind of the planet, different lower tier networks acts like the subconscious mind and individuals act like cells of a living planet. All of them live enjoying highest ever happiness.
Inter-action and collective organization are two fundamental universal activities. Subatomic particles evolved to atoms, atoms to molecules, molecules to cells, cells to animals, animals to regional organizations and regional organizations to global organizations. Planets, satellites and stars organized to solar systems, solar systems to galaxies and galaxies to the universe. Based on the strength of interaction entities in this universe can be broadly divided as communities or unions. A group in which interaction of constituents is well organized is a union and others are communities. A large group of animals is a community but a human organization is a union. An ocean is a community of molecules but a single molecule is a union of atoms. All organizations of today originated as communities, and therefore, evolution of a community can be called, original evolution or community evolution, and that of unions, organized evolution. All organized evolutions of today started as original evolution, and all communities of today will ultimately, evolve to a union of their own, become part of a higher union or both. Our body is a union of cells but symbiotic bacteria and free molecules and atoms in our body are parts of a higher union. Similarly, human organization is a union of individuals but biologic and geologic entities controlled or cared by individuals are part of a higher union. Within a large community small groups of individual entities inter-act successively and collectively ascend to higher interaction levels. Subatomic particles, atoms, molecules, organic molecules, cells, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, mammals, apes, human individuals, regional human organizations and global organizations are unions of successive inter-action levels, attained through interaction and collective organization. These two fundamental activities started the moment this universe took birth. As far as we know, smallest known individual entities of today, like quarks, gluons, photons, neutrinos etc, are unions of further smaller constituents. I imagine a species of fundamental elementary universal particles and call them alpha particles. All alpha particles in the universe together, makes the largest community, and first level collective organization of alpha particles make the smallest union. Constituent interaction is the weakest in the largest community and strongest in the smallest union. All entities in this universe exist between these two extremes. There are many unknown interaction levels between alpha particles and today's smallest known particles. These unknown unions constitute dark energy and dark matter. Ultimately, all alpha particles of the universe will converge to a living universal union, similar to the kids of above planet.
Around 14 billion years ago alpha particles spread all over the space. They possess the smallest quantum potential in the universe, but, are totally self-conscious of their potential. Alpha particles are the only totally self conscious entities in the universe. They interacted one another like kids in the above imagination and first level interactive unions evolved. These unions interacted and second level unions evolved. Ascension of successive higher unions continued, continues still today, and will continue until the evolution of a living universal union. Today, as far as we know, collective organization has ascended up to molecular level all over the universe, and the universal community has polarized in to today's existence of solar systems and galaxies. Within our solar system group formation further advanced to cellular, animal and human organization levels. At cellular level a long chain of different model formations evolved in the form of DNA. At the level of jelly fish, worms, etc, a network of many regional groups of neurons evolved, and later, a higher tier network of neurons assumed overall leadership with the evolution of brain. Upper tier became the self conscious mind and lower tier, the subconscious mind. At human organization level higher and lower management or central and regional governments constitute the two tier interaction system.
From every interaction level only a fraction of entities ascends to the higher level. Because of this successive reduction, evolution can be visualized as a continuously ascending virtual universal mountain with free alpha particles at the bottom most level and global human organizations at the top most. Dark energy particles constitute the bottom segment of the universal mountain, making 73%, dark matter particles constitute the middle segment making 23% and visible matters constitute the upper segment. Within the visible segment, from subatomic level, a small fraction ascended to atomic level, same from atomic level to molecular level, from molecular to cellular level and from cellular level to animals. From animal community a small fraction ascended to organizations. The universal mountain will continue its ascension, adding new layers, and ultimately, will converge like a flower bud, becoming a living universal union.
Community evolution proceeds vertically and horizontally. Vertical evolution is the ascension of unions and horizontal evolution is multiplying and spreading of these unions. If rain falls over a lake water level rises continuously on spreading the whole bottom area, filling up pits and ponds. Similarly, when horizontal evolution stops spreading because of geographical isolation, vertical evolution accelerates and envelops the whole community, and the whole community transforms to a union. Community evolution is typical to cellular evolution. Cellular evolution originated when bacteria evolved in a sea of organic molecules. Bacteria is a union of molecules and its ascension is vertical evolution. Bacteria multiplied in to a large community, split in to many smaller communities and spread all over earth. Multiplying and spreading of bacterial community is horizontal evolution. When they spread to different environmental areas different species evolved. As they continued to spread, symbiotic union of different bacterial species ascended to small multi-cellular plants and animals. Plants and animals are unions of cellular beings. Plants multiplied, grew large, diversified and spread all over earth, followed by animals. Earth is a geographically isolated island in the sea of solar space. As horizontal evolution got confined within the limits of earth's boundaries, ascension of higher species accelerated. Subsequently, human species evolved multiplied and spread all over the earth. Facing geographical limit human beings ascended physically, intellectually and at the latest, spiritually. They evolved in to many regional organizations, and then global organizations.
Gradually, Mother Earth is evolving to a living global union. Many competing regional centers are controlling it at present. A global conscious mind just started developing, with the formation of United Nations. A vast network of thousands of satellites, telephones and internet, connecting, United Nations and other global organizations, regional, political, religious, cultural and social organizations and individuals, is developing as a global nervous system. The evolution cycle of global union is at a level similar to that of flat worms in the biologic evolution cycle, and is moving at a similar pace. Before the emergence of brain a network of nerve centers controlled living beings. Every nerve center were trying to dominate over others. In case of flat worms nerve centers at one end of the body gained domination and successively evolved as the brain. Later, within the brain, a network of neurons that gained highest domination became the conscious mind and another network of all other nerve centers became the subconscious mind. Both conscious and subconscious minds evolved stronger species after species. Similarly, global conscious mind, should, and will, successively evolve stronger than all regional power centers. Generation after generation human individuals are evolving more powerful, intelligent and altruistic, and communication is improving towards real time. Interaction between human individuals, and between human beings and biologic and geologic beings are successively improving. In the ancient times communication passed verbally from one human individual to another. Individuals had to travel long geographical distances to pass messages. Successively, communication between two distant human individuals passed through, human communities, animal communities, molecular communities and atomic communities. At present communication passes through electrons, a subatomic community. We are already developing means to communicate using quarks, photons, neutrinos etc. As communication passes through deeper and deeper levels of the universal mountain, it's speed inches towards real time, and respectively, global self consciousness gains strength. In the near future, Mother Earth will become a living global union with an all powerful conscious mind.
Consciousness of a union is the interactive consciousness of its constituents. Consciousness of a human organization is the interactive consciousness of its members, consciousness of a human individual is the interactive consciousness of his cells, a cell is that of molecules, a molecule is that of atoms, and this goes up to alpha particles. That is, the consciousness of a union is the interactive consciousness of all alpha particles within its body. There are three fundamental consciousnesses, physical, intellectual and spiritual. Physical consciousness is awareness of existence, intellectual consciousness is awareness of inter-action and spiritual consciousness is awareness of collective organization. Imagine one wolf sees another. Awareness of existence, of self, other wolf and the surroundings, is physical consciousness, awareness of attacking the other for own survival, is intellectual consciousness, and awareness of making friendship, killing preys jointly and eating together, is spiritual consciousness. Every union, from bottom to top of the universal mountain, has physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses, respective to their position on the mountain. Love, honesty, altruism, etc are biologic displays of collective organization. Atoms forming molecules and subatomic particles making atoms are geologic displays of collective organization. Interaction of stars, satellites and planets and galactic interaction are cosmic displays of collective organization. The quantum consciousness is the smallest in individual alpha particles and successively multiplies towards the top of the universal mountain.
Since every union is a group of constituent unions, consciousness exists at two levels, constituent level and interactive level. And interactive consciousness also exists at two levels, self conscious and sub conscious. Self consciousness is the inter-active consciousness of constituents that constitute the overall leadership and sub consciousness is that of regional and lower level leaderships. Self consciousness interact externally with the environment and internally with sub consciousness. Sub consciousness interact with self consciousness and individual constituents, and constituents interact one another and also with sub consciousness. In case of a nation, self consciousness is the consciousness of its central government, sub consciousness is that of lower level employees and regional governments, and constituent consciousness is the consciousness of individual citizens. In case of a company, self consciousness is the consciousness of higher management, sub consciousness is that of lower management and departments, and constituent consciousness is the consciousness of individual employees. In case of a human being, self consciousness is the consciousness of neurons that constitute the conscious mind, sub consciousness is that of subconscious mind and constituent consciousness is the consciousness of individual cells. At cellular level interactive consciousness got structurally organized with the evolution of DNA. At multi-cellular level interactive consciousness got further organized, first at subconscious level, with the evolution of nervous networks in jelly fishes, worms etc, and then at both sub and self conscious levels, with the evolution of brain. Each nerve point in a nervous network is similar to a regional government or departments and every neuron is leader of a group of subject cells, sensory, muscular, etc. The consciousness of every union exists at three different levels, self conscious, subconscious and constituent. If a higher level network of powerful regional leaders assumes overall leadership of an organization and attains real time communication with regional leaders and constituents, then the interactive consciousness of the higher level network becomes the self conscious mind and network of regional leaders, the subconscious mind. When overall global leadership evolves stronger than regional leaders, and attains real time global communication, Mother Earth will become a living union.
Every developing union passes through a life cycle of birth, growth and death. Cycle period was the shortest at the first interaction level of alpha particles and successively increased, layer after layer, from bottom to top of the universal mountain. Every union is constituent of a higher union except at the topmost level. Life cycle of constituent unions is the shortest at the beginning of the life cycle of their higher union, and increases successively. Global human organizations are higher unions of regional organizations, regional organizations are higher unions of individuals, individual is that of cells, cells of molecules, molecule of atoms, etc. At the time when global organizations emerged the life cycle of regional human organizations were smaller, at the time when regional organizations emerged the life cycle of human individuals were very small, at the time when animals emerged the life cycle of cells were very small, at the time when bacteria emerged the life cycle of molecules were very small and at the time when molecules emerged the life cycle of atoms were very small. This continues up to the first interaction level of alpha particles. From first level unions of alpha particles, the life cycle period successively increased, layer after layer, to the top of the universal mountain, and will continue.
A union originates when two or more constituents interact, and grows when constituents multiply in number and intensifies interaction. A human body is a cellular union. It originates when one sperm cell and one egg cell become a union and grows when this cell multiplies by dividing successively. In the beginning, the group of embryonic cells is a community and their consciousness is at constituent level. At this age a human being passes through original evolution. Gradually, a nervous network develops between cells and the body starts organized evolution. Later, many nerve centers develops at different points and the network of these nerve centers becomes the subconscious mind. A higher network emerges from within the subconscious mind, with the development of brain and the body attains self consciousness. Both sub consciousness and self-consciousness grow successively. Humanity originated from two individual chimpanzees, one male and one female, and grew successively adding off springs. In the beginning humanity passed through original evolution like a herd of animals. Human beings multiplied successively, split in to many communities and spread all over the earth. Communities evolved in to regional and global organizations. With the development of organized leadership systems humanity started organized evolution. Since evolution of cellular community originated millions of years earlier than that of human community, the life cycle of cellular unions has traversed a greater part of their life cycle compared to that of human unions. The subconscious and self-conscious minds of global union is still at the fetus stage of development.
The life cycle of a union can be divided in to three major segments. During the first segment of existence, the alpha segment, one attains physical consciousness the most, intellectual consciousness second most and spiritual consciousness, the least. During this segment one remains selfish and ignorant. For a human individual it is the child age. The life cycle of a great majority of human organizations has already passed this segment. During the second segment of interaction, the zeta segment, one attains intellectual consciousness the most, physical consciousness second most and spiritual consciousness, the least. During this segment one's physical power is reinforced with intellectual power and continue to remain selfish. For an individual it is the teenage. Many human organizations are passing through this segment. And during the third segment of collective organization, the omega segment, one attains spiritual consciousness the most, intellectual consciousness second most and physical consciousness the least. For most individuals this segment starts at middle ages. Few human organizations have just entered this segment. Within the omega segment a union possesses all three consciousnesses at higher but different levels. If one or two consciousnesses are very high compared to the other, then, potentials are either wasted or used destructively. In case of dinosaurs physical consciousness was too high and in case of selfish intellectuals, both physical and intellectual consciousnesses are too high. Only the balanced parts of physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses of a union are creative. The sum of balanced parts of physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses of a union is it's evolution quotient. Within the omega segment, at a particular time, EQ attains highest value. This time can be called the omega point. It is at the omega point that a union enjoys highest levels of happiness, satisfaction and peace. EQ continuously and successively rises from bottom to top of the universal mountain. It is when a large number of entities of a particular layer attains higher values of EQ that a higher layer emerges on the universal mountain, from entities of highest EQ. Even though dinosaurs possessed too high physical power, small mammal species possessed higher EQ values, and it is from them that higher species evolved and spread. Even though physically and intellectually powerful human individuals were ruling human organizations in the past, the number of selfish intellectuals has shrunk successively and that of altruistic intellectuals is multiplying respectively.
Self consciousness of higher level unions are very small a fraction of total consciousness of their constituents. The self-consciousness of a human organization is very small a fraction of total consciousness of its members, the self-consciousness of a human individual is very small a fraction of total consciousnesses of all cells, a cell is that of molecules. This continues up to the level of alpha particles. I.e. self consciousness of even the highest conscious human individual in the world, is too small a fraction of total consciousnesses of all alpha particles. Every human individual possesses huge amounts of unused physical, intellectual and spiritual potentials within their body.
All evolutions in the universe are self oriented. Universe came to today's being through billions of years of successive self orientation. Sub-geo genesis oriented from alpha particles to the level of subatomic particles and geo genesis oriented from sub atomic particles to molecules, all over the universe. On earth bio genesis oriented to the level of human organizations. At biologic level the interactive union of conscious and sub conscious minds provides orientation, controlling natural selection. At higher biologic levels, conscience provides orientation by influencing the self conscious mind. At the level of intelligent altruistic human individuals conscience gains total control and orientation become sharp and faster. Even though all evolutions are self oriented, I call evolution totally controlled by conscience, oriented evolution. All evolutions start as original evolution, passes through organized evolution and ultimately reach oriented evolution. Original evolution is the slowest and bluntly directed, organized evolution is faster and specific and oriented evolution is the fastest and sharply directed. This universe self oriented in the beginning like a very large group of kids, will orient in the future like a very large human organization, and in the distant future, like an intelligent healthy altruistic individual.
Imagine an ignorant human community that settled in an isolated island in the ancient times. Physically strong individuals became leaders. As the community grew large it split in to many smaller communities and settled at different parts of the island. As these communities grew large and spread communal wars originated. Developing tools, for winning wars, for attacking predators, for agriculture, for protection from environment etc, individuals attained intellectual consciousness. Gradually, intelligent physically fit individuals replaced ignorant leaders. After every communal wars, experiencing the horrors and sufferings, few individuals evolved altruistic. After a long period, as the number of altruistic individuals grew large, they collectively started influencing the leaders, whenever peace prevails. The network of altruistic individuals within an organization constitute the conscience of that organization. After another long period, as altruistic individuals became a majority, altruistic intelligent individuals became leaders. Communal wars gradually came to an end and collective organization accelerated. Peace and prosperity spread all over the island. One by one, communities started merging together, and over a period, all communities merged in to a single organization. From many regional leaders spread all over the island a central leadership emerged and took overall leadership of the island. After another period of collective growth this island became an island of heaven. If Earth is an island in the solar sea then humanity is evolving similar to this imagination.
Every activity of a biologic union is the result of interaction between its self and sub conscious minds. Since survival is the most dominant instinct of all, and since it is the self conscious mind that directly receives environmental stimulations, along bio-genesis, self conscious mind attained domination over subconscious mind, similar to the domination of central leadership over regional leaders in the above imagination. But, if sub conscious mind is active round the clock, self conscious mind is inactive when an individual is sleeping. When self conscious mind is inactive sub conscious mind takes total control. Also, it is the subconscious mind that interacts with the large mass of individual cells, similar to the regional leaders who interact with large mass of ordinary citizens of a nation. Even though self conscious mind is supreme, over all, it is the subconscious mind that has greater control on one's body. Sub conscious mind is mostly steady at all times but self conscious mind fluctuates on stimulations. Every activity of an individual is controlled by an interactive union of sub and self conscious minds. Within every human body a large number of neurons that are conscious of collective organization remain dominated by the self-conscious mind. These neurons are similar to the human individuals who turn altruistic after every communal wars. Network of this group of spiritual-intellectual neurons constitute the conscience of an individual. Conscience continuously influences the subconscious mind, but influences the self-conscious mind when it is free from emotions.
Every biologic union evolves successively doing natural selection. If a deer escapes repeatedly from chasing lions then it gains speed and its horns grew big. When a nation faces defeat in war its central leadership severely thirsts to win and pass this instinct to regional leaders, regional leaders recruit more citizens to the army, provide better training, develop better weapons, build defensive forts, trenches, etc. When the self-conscious mind of a deer severely thirsts to survive, the subconscious mind passes this instinct to individual cells and cells develop new proteins that enable higher speed and build bigger and stronger horns. Every neuron that constitute the subconscious mind interacts with a group of cells, sensory, muscular etc. In cases of both deer and human organization, conscious mind interacts with the environment, realizes stimulations, passes instincts to the subconscious mind and subconscious mind asks constituents to produce whatever is needed. This is the way every biologic union does natural selection. In all cases it is the interactive union of conscious and subconscious minds that controls natural selection. Since an animal or human body is a huge community of many trillions of cells, its self conscious mind is not aware of all activities of the subconscious mind.
When biologic unions attained spiritual consciousness at subconscious level from their sufferings and subconscious meditation their consciences started influencing natural selection. Conscience influences the conscious mind to interact collectively with the subconscious mind, whenever it is free from emotions. Every biologic union is similar to the union of a race horse, a trainer and a jockey. The trainer loves the horse and is more concerned with its well being, the jockey is greedy of money and pride and the horse obeys both of them. Self conscious mind is the jockey, conscience is the trainer and subconscious mind is the horse. The trainer advises the jockey to better take care of the horse, whenever he is down, and jockey accepts also. But while racing jockey concentrates more on reward, forgets the advice and exploit the horse. The trainer can't influence the jockey while racing. Once the race is finished and jockey comes down the trainer accuses him and he feels guilty. If an individual enjoys peace he never think criminal, but under the influence of emotions he does, and feels guilty when he is free of emotion. The interactive union of self and subconscious mind controls natural selection but conscience successively orient it. As conscience evolves stronger, the spiritual union of self and subconscious minds starts controlling natural selection.
Conscience can express only if it is strong and influential. Conscience is weak in ignorant individuals and is strong but a slave in intelligent selfish individuals. In intelligent altruistic individuals conscience acts like intelligent philosophers. In the past, kings guided by intelligent philosophers provided the best governance. As philosophers remain silent during war, the conscience of a selfish individual remain silent when he is subject to materialistic thirsts. Spiritual meditation enables conscience to express. Meditation is the process of retrieving unused resources stored within us. Every biologic entity store three different resources within their body, physical, intellectual and spiritual. If we eat more than we work then our subconscious mind store extra food as fat at different parts of our body. Similarly subconscious mind stores unused intellectual and spiritual knowledge. Whenever we do extra physical work subconscious mind retrieves fat and distribute to cells. Retrieving fat doing extra physical work is physical meditation. Retrieving intellectual knowledge is intellectual meditation and retrieving spiritual knowledge is spiritual meditation. The know-how on developing the infrastructure, for acquiring, storing and retrieving, food and knowledge, is passed from generation to generation through DNA, and is continuously improved during life. But food and knowledge are collected by individuals, from birth to death. As we possess good amount of fat within our body, we possess good amounts of unused intellectual and spiritual knowledge. Since human organizations were at war during most of the past, human beings retrieved fats and intellectual knowledge more but spiritual knowledge less. Through spiritual meditation we can retrieve unused spiritual knowledge, bit by bit, and on a long term, can improve our capacity of, acquiring, storing, retrieving and utilizing spiritual knowledge.
Every biologic entity do subconscious meditation without the awareness of their conscious mind. It is subconscious meditation that oriented bio genesis to the evolution of human species. In subconscious physical and intellectual meditations, self conscious mind severely thirsts for survival and subconscious mind implement what is necessary, without the awareness of the self conscious mind. Every time a deer is chased by predators its self conscious mind severely thirsts to survive. If it escapes repeatedly, its subconscious mind develops new proteins that enable it run faster and strengthen its defensive organs, without the awareness of self conscious mind. This is subconscious physical meditation. Similarly, subconscious intellectual meditation enables biologic entities to develop tactics. Subconscious spiritual meditation takes place whenever a living being enjoys peace. Subconscious meditation proceed very slowly compared to self conscious meditation. Evolution of human species is the result of millions of years of subconscious physical, intellectual and spiritual meditations, generation after generation and species after species. As mighty predator dinosaurs were roaming on the ground small mammal species enjoyed peace in the midst of peaceful green environment, on top of tall trees, and subconscious spiritual meditation oriented them to species of loving, caring, and communal. As cruel mammal predators were roaming on earth subconscious spiritual meditation oriented primates to further loving and caring species, resulting in the emergence of hominids.
Evolution progresses at successively rising layers of the universal mountain. These layers can be imagined as petals of a budding flower. Free alpha particles constitute the bottom most, outer most, oldest and largest petal and human organizations constitute the top most, inner most, newest and smallest. New petals of Global unions, solar unions and galactic unions will successively come up in the future, and all of them will converge to a universal union. From bottom to top, every higher layer emerges when a great number of individual entities of a particular layer attains high values of evolution quotient. And a higher layer originates from individual entities of highest EQ.
Once a small human community settled at an isolated island rich in resources. They multiplied and spread all over the island. Passing through original evolution, organized evolution and oriented evolution, a great majority of them attained very high levels of physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses. Peace and prosperity made this island a heaven. Long before population reaching unsustainable level they made small boats and started searching for other islands. Searching generation after generation, developing larger, powerful and sophisticated boats, ultimately they found another island, and a part of the population moved and settled there, creating another island of heaven. Earth is an island in the sea of solar space, our solar system is an island in the sea of galactic space and our galaxy is an island in the sea of universal space. If rain falls over a large empty lake, water level will continuously rise after filling all pits and low level areas. Once the level rises to the edge water will overflow to other low points. Consciousness also rises and spread in a similar way. By the end of second millennium AD humanity spread all over the earth, spreading human level consciousness. Unable to spread further, consciousness rose continuously, physical first followed by intellectual and spiritual. Now, all three consciousnesses are rising faster generation after generation. In the near future, global union will attain highest value of evolution quotient and individuals of higher EQ will cross the inter planetary seas to every inhabitable planets and satellites in this solar system, and consciousness will start rising again. Many global unions will come up within this solar system. When interaction between global unions strengthens this solar system will attain higher values of EQ creating a solar heaven. Super humans will cross inter solar seas to other solar systems of this galaxy. When our galaxy attains highest EQ level creating a galactic heaven, post super humans will spread all over the universe. Ultimately, universe will reach omega point creating a universal heaven.
SCIENCE & PHILOSOPHY:
Science and philosophy originated with knowledge. Science is the knowledge of today's reality and philosophy is imagination on yesterday's or tomorrow's realities. If evolution is imagined as mountaineering, then science is the view of close surroundings and philosophy is analysis of distant views, of valleys or peaks. Both science and philosophy have intellectual and spiritual parts. Intellectual science is the science of interaction and spiritual science is the science of collective organization. Intellectual philosophy is imagination on future interaction and spiritual philosophy is that of collective organization. Science and philosophy should constitute a symbiotic union complementing each other. Philosophy should guide science, and therefore, should be totally founded on contemporary science. Science should traverse in the path of philosophy. Philosophy is imagination, and therefore, may go off the track. Science should bring it to the right path through research. Since human communities were at war all through their history, intellectual science advanced at a rapid pace, retarding the advancement of spiritual science. In the absence of spiritual science few intellectual philosophies evolved unspiritual and major spiritual philosophies evolved unrealistic.
Once upon a time an ignorant community lived in the midst of a forest. They continuously faced threat from wild animals. One day, while walking alone in the forest, far away from their colony, an individual saw a huge isolated tree with rope plants thickly hanging from its branches, all around, reaching to the ground. He went closer and peeped inside. In the darkness he saw a large beast with a big horn, sleeping. Frightened, he ran to the community. The leader told, it is the most powerful and cruel beast of this jungle. If anybody goes there, that beast will come chasing and will eat all of us. Generation after generation, they exaggerated the size, power and cruelty of that unseen beast. When they heard thunders and saw lightening, one leader told, that beast is supernatural and those are the displays of its anger. He told to make a temple and worship it. They made a temple, created an idol of the beast, made an altar and started worshipping. Generation after generation, they worshipped the beast as directed by leaders, and intensified worship whenever faced calamities. Few generations made human sacrifice and few others engaged in blood letting self torturing rituals. Later, they stopped human sacrifice and started animal sacrifice instead. As population multiplied, the forest turned to an urban area. One day, an intelligent, curious and courageous young individual went to the tree and peeped inside. He saw the beast sleeping. He went there repeatedly and found the beast sleeping all the time. Becoming suspicious, he put a long bamboo through the rope plants and pushed the beast. Finding that it is not moving or reacting, he pushed its horn. Quite surprisingly, it fell down. He ran to the community and told, that is not a blood thirsty beast, stop all blood letting sacrifices, and do peaceful rituals instead. Generations passed again. Successively, intellectuals visited the tree and cut rope plants one by one. One day, few intelligent altruistic individuals collectively entered inside and found that the beast is in fact an egg shaped naturally formed rock, covered in dead leaves and latex fallen from the rope plants. The horn was formed by successively fallen latex. Imagine humanity is the community, collective human consciousness is the big tree, shreds of intellectual ignorance are the rope plants and spiritual ignorance is the latex. Analyzing human history, I realize that spiritual philosophies evolved very similar to this story. Egg shaped rock represent this universe. Spiritual philosophies passed through two major refinements in the past. The first refinement stopped human sacrifice and the second one enabled moving from animal sacrifice to peaceful ritualistic prayers. A massive third major refinement, i.e. moving from ritualistic prayers to spiritual meditation, is overdue. Even though spiritual meditation is one of the oldest form of prayer, still, a great majority hasn't realized its unlimited potential. The root cause of all dangers that Mother Earth faces today is spiritual ignorance. Spiritual meditation by all can save humanity from all evils and transform Earth to a heaven. If all human individuals on Earth are encouraged to do self conscious physical, intellectual and spiritual meditations, then humanity can ascend many times more heights, than what they ascended in their entire history, within the span of a few generations.
Evolution can be imagined as off road car racing, from the bottom of a valley to the summit of a continuously rising mountain peak, in darkness. The terrain changes from marshy areas in the valley to rocky areas at the middle and icy areas at the top, and accordingly vehicles should be modified. To reach higher altitude one should drive faster than the ascension of mountain. The speed of a particular individual depends up on the strength of the vehicle, engine capacity, efficiency and fuel supply, and head light luminosity and range. Physical power is the strength, intellectual intelligence is the engine, knowledge is the fuel, spiritual intelligence is the head light and spiritual knowledge provides luminosity. One should drive at the right speed, clearly observing the surroundings and also seeing distant views, to make sure of right direction. Those who are not able to judge direction should drive slowly, observing the movement of other vehicles. Driving too fast may lead to valleys or peripheral peaks. Higher the altitude one drives closer he should be to the main peak of the mountain. More heavy vehicle or extra luggage will waste energy and reduce speed. If one drives slowly then many others overtake. Balanced mass, energy and luminosity enable reaching higher altitudes. One should make sure that the philosophy he follows is totally acceptable to his conscience, doing spiritual meditation regularly. Right philosophy enables an individual to ascend the main peak of the universal mountain, avoiding peripheral peaks and valleys.
To engage in regular spiritual meditation, one should acquire a wide range of knowledge, both intellectual and spiritual, and both scientific and philosophical. On attaining sufficient volume, mentally wander, alone, preferably early in the morning, through the forest of acquired knowledge, analyzing and recognizing every plants and trees, cropping down weeds and watering and fertilizing grain plants and fruit trees. Early morning is the ideal time, because, this is the time, mind is comparably free of materialistic thirsts, and thereby peaceful. On getting a summary of acceptable philosophy, write it down. Continue, enlarging the forest by acquiring more knowledge, meditation, reading the written philosophy and editing it. What level one ascends after a long period, varies from person to person, but definitely, one will be at a higher level of the universal mountain, enjoying higher levels of peace and satisfaction.
VIRTUES & VICES:
Imagine a large kingdom of many thousands of emirates, each with many billions of citizens and expatriates. Every citizen has the copy of a manual, similar to the manual of an advanced factory that explains in detail all relevant processes related to, production, procurement, maintenance, house keeping, administration, welfare, security, sales, research, etc. The manual of every citizen contains all relevant processes, explained in detail, to live a successful life. The manual originated thousands of years ago, with a few processes, and expanded generation after generation, adding every new processes developed, facing different situations. In every copy of the manual processes relevant to a particular person is highlighted. Every time a new process is developed to tackle a new situation, the manual is updated. There are many networks of people in the emirate, specialized in specific activities, like, agriculture, education, export-import, security, construction, communication, spirituality, external affairs, etc. Every network has leaders of two levels. A cross network of all higher level leaders of different networks constitute the higher level government and that of all lower level leaders, the lower level government. A spiritual network of intelligent altruistic individuals with leaders of both levels acts as the conscience of an emirate, and a network of higher level leaders of spiritual networks of all emirates acts as the conscience of the kingdom. Every single individual of a human organization is an emirate with trillions of cellular citizens and many times more expatriates, i.e. bacteria and viruses, and every human organization is a kingdom. DNA is the manual, neurons are leaders, cells like sensory, muscular, etc are citizens, conscious mind is the higher government, subconscious mind is the lower government and the network of spiritual-intellectual neurons is the conscience. Activities that are beneficial to both an emirate and the kingdom are virtues and all that against are vices. Virtues and vices vary from time to time, organization to organization, individual to individual and birth to death. Conscience is the entity that can rightly judge virtues and vices. Activities for the conscience are virtues and against it are vices.
Conscience gradually emerged at lower levels of biologic evolution cycle and successively gained strength species after species. At lower levels it influenced the subconscious mind and at higher levels, both subconscious and conscious minds. At the level of altruistic human individuals conscience gained total control. Conscience judges every activity of an individual and reward for virtues and punish for vices, by influencing the subconscious mind. Overall, it is the subconscious mind that has greater control on one's body than conscious mind. The physical, intellectual and spiritual potentials an individual possesses, is the net outcome of all rewards and punishments delivered by conscience.
When human beings evolved intelligent through successive subconscious meditation, generation after generation, for winning wars, they extensively engaged in self conscious physical and intellectual meditations. They advanced physically doing exercises, training and sports, and intellectually, doing learning and research. Only few individuals pursued self conscious spiritual meditation, doing contemplation. Since self conscious meditation is far more effective than subconscious meditation, humanity advanced far ahead physically and intellectually, and stagnated spiritually. It is because of this, that, a great number of people suffer from depression. If the central leadership of a nation attacks its neighbor for selfish materialistic gains, the network of altruistic leaders and citizens protest, once the war is finished. Depression is the protest of conscience against selfish activities. As technological advancement brought too many entertainment mediums, people started spending their free time for entertainment, to escape from depression, eliminating chances of subconscious spiritual meditation. Because of prolonged absence of spiritual meditation, both subconscious and self conscious, many of those with abundant material resources, are suffering in hell. On recovering after being sick, we acquire physical resistance, on suffering from foolish activities we acquire intelligence and on suffering from selfish activities we acquire altruism. Selfish entertainment is like peripheral peaks of a mountain, and sufferings, valleys. By acquiring resistance through regular physical exercises we can avoid sufferings of sickness. By acquiring intellectual resistance through studies and research we can avoid intellectual sufferings. Similarly, by acquiring spiritual resistance through altruistic activities we can avoid spiritual suffering. Spiritual meditation helps us ascending the main peak of a mountain, avoiding peripheral peaks and valleys. Physical meditation is listening and feeding physically conscious cells, intellectual meditation is that of intellectual cells and spiritual meditation is that of spiritual cells. In a large gathering, one can listen to altruistic individuals, only if peace prevails, because, selfish individuals keep shouting and altruistic individuals speak gently. Spiritual meditation is listening to one's conscience, a network of spiritual neurons, and therefore can be effective, only if mind enjoys peace.
Selfish intellectuals amaze a lot of wealth, loosing peace all the way. They enjoy large amounts of happiness and satisfaction. But, their enjoyment is similar to that of drug addicts. Every drug addict thinks, they are enjoying, but those around them know that they are in fact suffering. They can't survive gaps between two different dozes. An addict realizes the fact, on successfully completing a rehabilitation program. Similarly, selfish individuals think, they are enjoying, but altruists around them know that they are suffering. Selfish people realize this on escaping from the natural addiction of selfishness. An individual is an addict if he gives more importance to anything. All addictions enable an individual to move away from reality, for short periods. Every time he comes back to real life, will be facing more hardships than before. Making the real life entertaining, by balancing our enjoyments, is the better option. For this, we should equalize happiness, satisfaction and peace. What almost all addicts lack is peace and this is what spiritual meditation provides. Spiritual meditation is a self rehabilitation program that helps coming out of selfishness.
Spiritual meditation is similar to, collecting pearls from the ocean bed. One has to leave all his material possessions on land before physically diving under water. If one dives first time, will come up within a few seconds. Practice helps diving deeper and deeper, ultimately collecting pearls. Selfish intellectuals can do spiritual meditation by mentally freeing their mind from materialistic thirsts, for short periods, and diving in to the ocean of subconscious mind. Through practice everyone can collect pearls of peace from the subconscious ocean bed. Through spiritual meditation one is interacting with the subconscious part of his conscience, the pearls of subconscious mind. The more we interact with it the more it ascends to self conscious level. It is when highest spiritual-intellectual citizens rise to the highest leadership of a nation, that, it attains its real identity. Similarly, it is when conscience rises to take total control of human mind that a person attains his real identity.
What products a factory delivers at a particular time is the outcome of interaction of many different factors and networks, like, market demand, finished stock availability, raw material availability, machine quality and capacity, physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses of employees, quality and strength of interaction between higher and lower managements, processes highlighted in the company manual, the strength and influence of ethics department, etc. A particular individual's behavior depends upon the proteins he produces in his body. This is the outcome of interaction of many different factors and networks, like, environmental stimulations, food availability, physical health of the body, physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses of cells, quality and strength of interaction between conscious and subconscious minds, alleles active in the DNA, the strength and influence of conscience, etc. As for a factory to deliver a new product a long chain of factors, especially the highlighted processes in the manual, are to be modified, for an individual to behave differently, a long chain of factors, especially the active alleles in the DNA, are to be mutated. Without outside help individuals can't modify many of these factors. Instead of providing this help most of today's political systems punish guilty by torturing destructively or by eliminating through capital punishment. This is similar to, destroying a large factory, massacring all it's employees, for not producing a new product. In the past, in wars, the common policy was to massacre maximum members of the enemy and destruct maximum property, after looting what is useful. Humanity lost almost a millennium in political and religious wars. Now, the policy has evolved to, effecting a regime change, minimizing destruction and murder. Similarly, as far as possible, we should correct the guilty by enforcing a regime change.
For a factory to produce a new product, first, the higher management should be convinced. If it resist successively, must be demoted, and lower level leaders promoted to higher management. The new management will request the manual department to highlight necessary processes for the new product. Manual department, with the consent of the ethics department, highlight new processes. As per the new processes, higher and lower managements together, implement necessary modifications. Now employees produce new products with modified machines and new raw materials, following newly highlighted processes. Similarly, for a human being to behave differently, either his conscious mind should be convinced or a regime change should be effected through counseling, spiritual meditation and/or constructive torture. Spiritual meditation helps effecting a gradual regime change. As the new regime thirsts to behave better, the subconscious mind, encouraged by the conscience, activate new alleles in the DNA. Now the body produces new proteins and the individual behaves better.
Physical meditation increases happiness, intellectual meditation increases satisfaction and spiritual meditation increases peace. Larger the organization one belongs to, higher is the level of happiness, satisfaction and peace he can attain. If happiness is imagined as delicious fruits, then satisfaction is cold stores and peace is cool air. We should store just sufficient fruits, because, if we stack more, cool air may not reach every fruits, and bacteria and viruses may multiply. One falls sick eating virus infested fruits. Just sufficient fruits, well arranged, with sufficient cooling is the right option. Similarly, an individual's happiness, satisfaction and peace should be balanced. If any one of them is either more or less, then resources are wasted, and one suffers. Balanced amounts of happiness, satisfaction and peace is heavenly and unbalance is hellish. As, higher, a geological mountain ascends, cooler, becomes its summit, higher, the universal mountain ascends, more heavenly, becomes its summit. Balanced amounts of happiness, satisfaction and peace is heavenly, and highest levels of these three is heaven. Today's highest healthy intelligent altruistic human individuals constitute the summit of the universal mountain, and they are the ones on earth who enjoy, the highest of happiness, satisfaction and peace. The more, universal mountain ascends, the more, heaven enlarges.
Imagine a large community of simians living in an area, surrounded by a circular wall. This wall is surrounded by many more concentric walls of successively increasing height, with slices of land in between. The concentration of trees and deliciousness of fruits, is the lowest in the innermost cell, and increases successively after every wall. In the beginning, they keep fighting one another and pull down those trying to jump the wall. After a few days, a leader emerges. He asks others to collect at the wall, climb one over another and make a pyramid. The leader jumps over the wall followed by a few more. Those standing down scream for help, but they don't heed. Those who made the bottom of the pyramid and many onlookers are left behind. After several days, as fruits in the second segment become insufficient they form a pyramid at the second wall, but find it too short. They form a pyramid at the inner wall and request those in the inner cell to form a pyramid and pull few more, complete a pyramid at the second wall and jump over it. To escape every successive wall they go back and pull more members from inner segments. After jumping a few walls they realize that they can jump walls ahead faster if they pull all members. After a long period all of them jump the last wall and enjoy highest delicious fruits of ever expanding paradise. Humanity is ascending the universal mountain similar to the above simians. To reach higher levels of heaven, we should overcome successively increasing heights of physical, intellectual and spiritual consciousnesses, and this is possible only if we pull maximum individuals from lower to higher levels, physically weak to healthy, ignorant to intelligent and selfish to altruistic.
If human segment of the universal mountain ascends faster then biologic, geologic and sub-geologic segments will follow. For a mountain to ascend faster we should transform it to a pyramid, by trimming peripheral peaks and filling up valleys. We should transform the universal mountain to a pyramid by balancing and strengthening the consciousnesses of higher level entities and by organizing species and their population from top to bottom. Transformation should start from the level of highest healthy intelligent altruistic individuals and proceed downwards reaching physically weak ignorant selfish individuals, and then pass through biologic and geologic segments, ultimately reaching the bottom most level of the universal mountain. First, existing human organizations should be transformed from mountainous form, to heavenly pyramids, by balancing the consciousnesses of individuals and reorganizing authority based on consciousness level. Powerful intelligent altruistic persons should ascend to the top most layer and weak ignorant selfish individuals, the bottom most. Physically weak should be provided material resources, intellectually weak should be provided intellectual resources and spiritually weak should be provided spiritual resources. Slowly, global humanity should be organized to a heavenly human pyramid. At biologic and geologic levels we should reorganize species and their population in such a way that every layer is solidly supported by its bottom layer. Slowly this process will transform Mother Earth to a heavenly global pyramid. As humanity spread to other planets and satellites within this solar system our solar system will transform to a heavenly solar pyramid. As super humans spread to other solar systems in Milky Way, our galaxy will transform to a heavenly galactic pyramid. And ultimately, as post super humans spread all over the universe, our universe will transform to a heavenly universal pyramid.
Today's political, religious and judicial systems are causing the human mountain to ascend at a snail's speed, and this is respectively retarding the ascension of, global, solar, galactic and universal mountains. Because of this, millions of human beings and trillions of biologic entities are suffering in hell. By transforming Earth to a heavenly global pyramid, let us accelerate the ascension of the global mountain, first to the speed of a tortoise and then that of a rabbit. Democracy came as an effective political system before two and a half millenniums. Democracy enabled the human mountain to ascend faster by freeing humanity from the clutches of selfish ignorant autocracy. Democracy provides equal right to voters of highest and lowest consciousnesses, and therefore, fails to bring highest spiritual-intellectuals to the top. Most human organizations are ruled by individuals of middle level consciousness, and it is because of this, that a great part of biologic entities suffer in hell today. Changing leaders after four or five year terms is also retarding ascension. Today's judicial and security systems destruct many individuals by delayed judgments, destructive torture, confinements and capital punishments. We need maximum number of individuals, for the global mountain to ascend faster, and therefore, can't afford to loose even a single individual. Healthy intelligent altruistic autocracy is the best political system that can provide maximum momentum to the human mountain.
Today, a large number of global human population has evolved altruistic, spread all over the world. They constitute the global conscience. Even though global conscience has evolved stronger than ever, it is still a slave of the global conscious mind. Global conscious mind started emerging when United Nations was formed, but still, it is dominated by more powerful nations. Since both global conscience and conscious mind are dominated by regional power centers, Mother Earth is failing to cure too many cancerous and other infections on her body. Along biologic evolution, when conscious mind evolved stronger individuals evolved powerful, and when conscience emerged stronger they evolved altruistic. If the global conscious mind evolves stronger and rule the world, spiritually guided by the global conscience, then the global mountain will ascend much faster and the whole humanity will live in heaven.
I propose Pyramidal Democracy, to empower, the conscious mind and conscience of existing human organizations, and also Mother Earth. In this spiritual-political system, all citizens are candidates and voters, and the whole organization is constituency of all. Every individual is given a unique identity number with biometric or advanced security features, and voting takes place through internet. In the first level voting, those who receives 10 votes ascend to the second level. The system makes sure that candidates receive a maximum of 10 votes only, and none votes himself. When first level voting completes second level voting takes place in a similar way. This will continue until the number of candidates and voters becomes less than 10. This top layer elects one person and he is the top most leader. At bottom levels, as candidates are very familiar, voters can accurately evaluate them. At higher levels, since disparity in potentials between voters and candidates are very small compared to that in prevalent democracy, evaluation can be much more accurate. This system ensures that voting power increases proportionate with consciousness. In democracy, as highest and lowest conscious individuals have equal voting power, organizations almost always fail to bring highest conscious individuals to highest leadership levels. Because of this, consciences of most human organizations are slaves of conscious minds. In pyramidal democracy, individuals of higher layers rule those of lower layers authoritatively. This pyramid will be permanent, but there will be periodic correction process. In the correction process consensus decision of three or more individuals of a higher layer promotes or demotes any individual on the pyramid. New members will enter at the bottom and successively ascend to their levels. After a few years of correction organizations become heavenly pyramids.
When the environment becomes ideal, global humanity should build a global human pyramid, and all smaller organizations on Earth should be reorganized to match this global pyramid. When this pyramid evolves heavenly it should replace United Nations. As we bring all biologic entities on earth to the control and care of humanity, the global human pyramid will become the summit of global biologic pyramid, and as we bring all geologic entities on earth, it will become the summit of global pyramid. As global pyramid evolves heavenly its summit will become the heaven on earth. I feel the cool breeze of heaven. We are on the steps. Let's hold those on higher steps with our left hand, give our right hand to those on lower steps, collectively conquer the steps, one by one, and reach heaven.