What an awe-inspiring sight! A hundred thousand Buddhist monks, all creating world peace through inner peace.
It can be easy to trivialize these actions, to quip something like “Two hands working accomplish more than one thousand clasped in prayer,” but humankind’s understanding of the universe is only in its infancy. There’s so much we just don’t know.
Take the double-slit experiment, for example. This scientifically proves that the mere act of observing something happen can alter what actually occurs. For real! It makes no intuitive sense, but it suggests the power of consciousness may extend well beyond the physical realm.
This notion is further supported by research which seems to show that large assemblies of people who practice transcendental meditation for a set period of time can generate a statistically significant reduction in conflict and violence around the world.
Again, the conclusions drawn by these studies may seem absurd, but only because we don’t yet fully comprehend the fundamental nature of existence – which is something we, as humans, may never get to do.
Still, over the coming few years, thoughts will have huge implications for the world. Like billions of light bulbs being turned on, humans everywhere are waking up to see a whole new world of possibilities.
Fear and hate will no longer rule our species. Compassion, hope and love will be the guiding forces from now on.