We see the solar system and the planets that orbit other stars and the interesting fact is the complexity of the systems in which every part influences the others. For ages people have found different signs of these influences while looking at the sky, and these signs are true.
We have, for example, some idea of how the moon affects us. Certain phenomena are known, but we don’t have any real knowledge.
Generally speaking, many forces certainly operate and influence us and we have to keep on studying them. The influence of the universe is immense, but it is concealed from us because of our own limitations.
In fact, nothing is concealed in nature but depends on the essence of the researcher. Unfortunately, we don’t pay enough attention to this aspect. Otherwise, we would know much more about the universe, including, for example, the influence of the moon on the level of the oceans, the air, our diseases, and so on.
But no, man is attracted to what he can later use in industry, wars, etc. This kind of knowledge seems valuable to him, while celestial objects, both near and distant are beyond our control and don’t seem to offer any benefit because they don’t attract our minds and hearts and therefore don’t attract enough resources. This kind of research was considered more valuable in the past.
One of the basic elements of the universe is the law of gravity. What is it? No one knows. The nature of the force of gravity and its cause are a mystery to us.
On the whole we never know the real reasons for what we see and we only study the outcome of the phenomena that we encounter, which sums up all our science. We don’t ask why, but what and how. In other words, we learn how to use the forces of the universe, including its matter. We know how to do it in the short run, but we don’t attain and understand the main reasons, the basic nature of these forces.
But basically it is something else. Our limitation becomes a problem when we discover that without knowing the general system we cannot manage even on our small planet.
This is surprising that the still, vegetative, and animate nature don’t have questions like: “to live or die?” or “how to live?” All the creatures get along with their environment instinctively and in the best possible way without dominating and ruling it, aspiring to get the most by minimal effort. Nature contains all these levels in such a simple egoistic manner.
But man cannot get along in a similar way; man aspires to change his environment, to change others. Therefore he is forced to learn, study, explore, and advance. This internal urge is in our nature and we must provide ourselves with the necessary amount of information, options, and potential.
Besides, we have such thirst for knowing what the meaning of life is that some of us even look at the universe again and again, since it is the source of our birth. The earth is its outcome, our cradle, but in fact we come from outer space, where we began. How can we know ourselves if we don’t know our origin, the forces and the reason that formed our planet and everything that is on it, including ourselves?
If we engaged in it seriously, we would learn something, but instead we look down at our small planet like kids in a sandbox: who has more, who has succeeded and who didn’t… We refuse to accept the perspective of our evolution outside the sandbox, not in the planetary sense but in a much wider sense.
From KabTV’s “A New Life” 3/2/14