Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Existential Crisis for Humanity

Posted on: July 16, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Humanity has reached a point where the extraordinary developments in terms of manipulating the building blocks of Matter and Life are beyond the point where we can actually deal with the complexity of issues and interactions that come about as a result.

If we look at tribal society, we see a relatively simple framework of life, and generally, that life is able to be kept in balance. As society becomes more complex, and as civilisations grow up and become more dependent on the tools provided by science and technology, however, we begin to find serious dislocations entering into the picture.

There is the technology and the unintended consequences that arise out of the application of that technology. A simple example was the development of lead pipes for transporting water during the time of the Roman Empire. While the Romans understood how to mine for lead and convert it into a…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

Director, Savitri Era Learning Forum
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Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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