I, having gone through the Upanishadic teachings, believe that there is another grade of evolution to happen. The brain will develop further until it begins to get a hint of what lies beyond the ordinary modes of thinking. I would call it multi-dimensional thinking, and not the usual linear thinking.
I am here, and I am going there, so there is a difference separating me. I mean there is a distance separating me and time is required to go from here to there. That’s one kind of thinking; that is conventional thought.
The Upanishads are talking of something completely different here. We are here and yet there and everywhere and that’s the true Self. Does it make any sense? No, okay. We’ll go into this carefully, okay?
Now, I go to sleep daily, you go to sleep daily, most of us go to sleep daily. I think all of us do that. Now when you are asleep, we are relaxed. Why? This is so because we don’t realise who we are. We don’t even know what we are, and therefore, the worries of the world are not there.
First, I have to be there to be worried and stressed by what’s happening around. So, nature or whatever you may call it, has provided us a respite—a kind of hiding place where we go to at night and hide. But in the morning, we wake up and we are back to the same old self, with its jealousies and anger and petty politicking and so on and so forth.