“… my whole being revolted at the ide of becoming a homeless ascetic, depending on the labour of others for my sustenance. If God is the embodiment of all that is good, noble and pure, I argued withing myself, how can He decree that those who have a burning desire to find Him, surrendering themselves to His will, should leave their families, to whom they owe various obligations by virtue of the ties He has Himself forged in the human heart, and should wander from place to place depending on the charity and beneficence of those who honor those ties?”
Gopi Krishna

Kundalini – The Evolutionary Energy in Man

Spectacular Engineering, Devastating Arrogance


The BBC have been doing a project on Skyscrapers. I just now caught up with it.

The engineering behind these things is mind-blowing … practically magic. The fact that we can create such things is a testament to our limitless potential to innovate and create.

However the direction in which we are applying our potential is devastating. The amount of natural resources, energy and human work involved in creating and operating these things is … beyond comprehension. There is no way that this mode of existence can be viable or sustainable. In my opinion anyone who thinks it is is either ignorant (misinformed) or arrogant (informed but dismissive). The fact that we can do this does not mean we should.

Though some may argue that in places like Singapore there is no other option other than going up. I would argue that there is another option: accepting that Singapore cannot continue to grow. I appreciate that such an option is unfathomable in moder-man consciousness. But that is not sufficient logical ground to dismiss it.

It pains me to see such a terrible waste of resources and energy on such temporary and short-sighted solutions. The solutions are temporary. The waste is permanent.

Isn’t it also interesting that these are all endeavors of men … not a single woman was shown participating in the creation of these monstrosities.






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