I have to admit I have been deeply moved by the books on Shiva Trilogy and strongly believe that Good is replaced by Evil eventually. In eradicating the Evil, the path is made for a new Good to emerge. This is the cycle of life, of nature and we as humans cannot stop it, no matter how hard we try.
The next logical question that comes to mind – Has the world today reached that state of Evil that it needs to be re-balanced? Is it time? The spate of horrifying incidents across the globe, over the last week, would leave anyone without doubt that it is indeed time. But questions like this cannot be answered in one week or even one year.
I tried to looked at the last 150 years to find the answer. Here is what my analysis says – We invented technology to make our lives easier and bring the human race closer. It is now this technology that is creating distances in relationships and leading to diseases because of poor lifestyles. We improved farming practices to produce more. And now we all know the ill effects of commercial farming and are trying to switch to organic foods. We introduced automobiles, air conditioners and refrigerators to keep us cool. In the process, we ended up heating our entire eco-system. We introduced vaccinations and drugs to keep us healthy and now we are running around trying to find answers from the after effects of these.
Is it time that we give up technology, health care, and other home comforts, and go back 200 years to a life which was devoid of all this? Thanks to freedom that the society offers today, it is very much possible to do it. The only questions that need to be answered – are we ready to do it? Is it time to do it now?
I know I am not ready as yet. I am one of millions out there trying to find a balance in the middle of the past and the new. It is a constant struggle to choose between options and more so explain being able to explain our choices to children, family and friends who might or might not be ready to give up an easier, faster, seemingly fun lifestyle as yet.
I only hope that mankind will find a way to re-balance the Evil without drastic measures that nature otherwise will have to put in place on its own.