In Ancient Egypt, they knew that just as the Sun sets in the West, a new dawn would follow. The only reference to death in the older Egyptian Sufi language was to say that the individual went “west-ing.” They had no word for death in their language.
From this so called “primitive” philosophy and concept, the pyramids of Egypt were created – feats of men that were once thought to only be accomplishable by Gods. Even now, we don’t possess the technology to recreate a pyramid like the one on the plains of Giza in Egypt. There is so much to be said for this idea of man having an existence that transcends death. There is much power and wisdom available to a human being when he or she aspires to a nature higher than that of an animal.
Ponder the idea that earlier societies and civilizations, who created great monuments and works impossible by today’s standards, knew that they were not this body, and that they believed that they shared this eternity in common with God (or the Gods). These were periods of time when men aspired to be more than mere animals, and were!
If, in 2010, scientists are to succeed in convincing us that we are just like any other animal upon the face of the earth, and no more, what have they accomplished but sending us back to the dark ages, where only the “pack” that you belong to and your own survival are all that matter? “It’s a dog eat dog world” is a quote that comes to mind. Equality between men and women cannot exist in a society that takes on the philosophy that man is just a human animal. The strongest among the pack determines the rules, and that usually puts women on the bottom. We are so much more than that as beings. When man aspires to the heights that an animal cannot even comprehend of, he achieves the impossible and more, a godlike quality indeed.
We are the creators of our environment. We adjust to it best when we co-operate with others. Co-operation and agreements are held sacred by enlightened people and civilizations. Respect for your peers, and the creation of a future in harmony with others, are all hallmarks of an enlightened society.
The moments when men and women have been at their best to create are when the idea of personal inadequacy has ceased to exist. These moments make for the Golden Ages of Man.
A Golden Age for an individual begins when they realize that the path to personal enlightenment can be followed at any time. Your choice determines whether or not your feet ever reach that path. It is in this quest to become enlightened that salvation lies, and the hope of a future for mankind and our children… and for you. Aspiring to be all that you truly can be is a spiritual quest. It is a choice. It is a journey. It is freedom. It is eternity.
With 2012 around the corner, instead of fears of doom, let’s create a new Golden Age! It’s a small planet. It’s not getting any bigger. And we’re all in this together.