Has spirituality and ethics always been a part of human life? Was primitive man also aware of these concepts?
— Jitendra Kamdar, 70 years
■ We are all born with an inner divinity. This is equally manifest in all lifeforms of creation. But man alone has an awareness of the divine consciousness within. Human viveka, intellect, interprets the language of our consciousness. This inner knowing sets man apart as the crown of creation. The spiritual path is a journey of self-discovery and ascension.
Our inner questioning of the unknown and the Absolute unravels through divine intellect. Higher consciousness makes all revelation possible. There is nothing in the universe that is beyond the grasp of our influential mind. Its powers and potentiality are infinite. In fact, we have subtle knowledge of everything in existence — the divinity within is privy to all secrets of the universe
Early man was also blessed with this self-same inner knowing of things beyond. But in those formative years, life was hard. Primitive man progressed through many hardships. As buddhi, human intellect developed, he evolved, too. He had an acute awareness of nature and her elements.
The knowledge of right and wrong is native to the soul. Man in any time or age would have this intrinsic awareness and a seeking for something higher. And in every century, enlightened souls and avatars, walked among people to show the way. They were exemplary men and women who introduced us to our inner best. Thus, dharma, ethics, morality and religion are timeless concepts. They are as fundamental as being human.
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