This is in continuation of a previous post vide the link – https://uppermost.me/2014/10/29/a-world-laden-with-overloads-of-developments/. The topic is of a vast circumference and much can be talked about it. The comments and the feedbacks it elicited included certain significant ones –the one being as from R.S. Pandey, a scholarly writer, providing a rich feedback on the topic with the requisite elaboration and it warrants special perusal as from the readers, hence the reproduction as follows:
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As the saying goes, and enumerated in the post itself, too much of anything is bad. The so called development is no exception to this rule. The technology based development which is adding new means of comfort and leisure with every passing day, is, to my opinion, nothing an extra. This all is only a sort of transformation of already existing things. Moreover, the materialistic development is not universal in nature. It differs from country to country, zone to zone, race to race and likes. The human race has made rules for itself and whatever ideas are there, they are based on the experiences of previous generations. Perceptions are also experience driven. Our ancient scriptures tell us about ultimate destruction of the universe (SRISHTI) but it is quite unfair to say that that time is there in very near future for the uncertainty of the certainty known as death in case of any individual bio mass itself is yet to be understood or explored. In such a situation how we can decipher on arrival of final moment of destruction of Srishti. Despite all scientific and technological advancements (development), we have not been able to unravel the mystery behind life or creation of universe for that matter. Theories like Big Bang are theories only and even more strong and logical one(s) coming in future cannot be ruled out. It is true that anything, after reaching pinnacle, takes downwards course but in case of development what that pinnacle is, is not known or defined anywhere. We often say that sky is the limit and infinite which the sky is, how it can be limited to any limit in any sense. Origin of universe** has been defined differently in different religions and so is the end also. In such a situation, how one can say with authority that this or that version is true. These all are theories enunciated by minds of finite; the capacity of which is itself unknown. And how can be it known also when the explorer is made of same (finite) elements. The knowledge that we have explored so far is but discovery and an unimaginable small a portion of that infinite. Our existence in the universe is even smaller than a sand particle available on earth because earth has been measured and the universe has so far been beyond measurement and without any measurement, no comparison can be drawn. However, so far as the peace is concerned, it is a state of mind regardless of any development. An undeveloped can be peaceful and a developed can be otherwise. The reverse is also equally true. Peace comes from contentment and detachment, a theory which only orient believes. For now, oriental philosophy has been eclipsed by western materialistic ideology for materialism and consumerism give immediate satisfaction, although momentary in nature. Peace has little to do with the development. Let us learn to Live, unmindful of doomsday for the end has been told to be certain, with or without our pondering over it; keep ready, for eventuality may fall upon any time, utterly sudden and unwarned. Forewarned is forearmed.
** ….all existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos. The universe is believed to be at least 10 billion light years in diameter and contains a vast number of galaxies; it has been expanding since its creation in the Big Bang about 13 billion years ago….