29 May Will all of us evolve?
In my previous post I had spoken about “impending perishment” of some who are refusing to pay heed to what I call as “wake-up call” events in their lives. I have distinguished between these somnambulists and the ones who are, to say the least, listening.
Though deep inside there is a sense of disappointment, I have for quite some time justified perishment of some, believing that, systemically, that is the only way it will allow others, who are more ready, to evolve. Much in line with the classical theory of evolution.
I was pleasantly surprised to note that P D Ouspensky in one of his lectures has also touched upon this seemingly unjust design of evolution, though from a slightly diffrent perspective.
Here it goes:
Why cannot all men develop and become different beings? Why such an injustice?
The answer is very simple. Because they do not want it. Because they do not know about it and will not understand without a long preparation what it means, even if they are told.
The chief idea is that in order to become a different being man must want it very much and for a very long time. A passing desire or a vague desire based on dissatisfaction with external conditions will not create a sufficient impulse.
The evolution of man depends on his understanding of what he may get and what he must give for it.
If man does not want it, or if he does not want it strongly enough, and does not make necessary efforts, he will never develop. So there is no injustice in this. Why should man have what he does not want? If man were forced to become a different being when he is satisfied with what he is, then this would be injustice.
I wish I have more view points on this issue from the readers of this post. Never mind, even if it opposes what my beliefs are and Ouspensky’s re-inforcement of the same.