Universal Brotherhood: Utopia or Real Possibility All that which falls within the purview of the five senses

is known as Empirical. As these senses viz. smell, taste, sight, touch and hearing, are certainly the preceptors of pleasure and pain, it goes without saying that advancements in empirical science have been resulting in ever-increasing means to heighten both, pleasure as well as pain. If we devote just a few moments to look at our own such sensations as a third party outsider, we would conclude that these sensations are in fact being referred to our own ego and the sense of “I” ness. If this were not so, then same objects would have produced the same sensation in everybody and in equal degree. In this exercise, ego would be the traceable birthplace of all desires and the relentless but futile struggle to satisfy them. The question is who in reality is struggling in such a futile manner? If this is my body and this is my mind, then who is the real I? The wise call it Atman. It is always the Atman who wants to experience the reality in all creation. It is always ego or ahamkara the ruler of body and mind that always short-changes the Atman in the process. In other words, the ego domain forces an identification of the real self with body and mind So strong is the grip of ahamkara that even in death it remains attached to the causal body or the karana-sharira which in due course in re-born in another bodily form and yet another round of struggle to appease the senses. We can thus further conclude that in essence, the inequality amongst not just humans but across all creatures is simply the inequality in the latent and manifest desires, both good and bad along with the apparatus and opportunity made available by divinity to satisfy the same. As far as humans go, we see that the apparatus is misused since opportunity is greatly misconstrued. The high level of “I” ness or ahamkara inevitably makes us oblivious to our individually inherent deservingness with which we were born, leading to much distress and disharmony. In view of these underlying facts, all external efforts towards precipitating “Peace”, “Mutual Brotherhood” will come to naught as the individual mind is distraught, being full of unfulfilled desires, having their roots in the subconscious, in the form of innumerable polarities. Experiencing the commonality amongst all, realizing that outer differences manifest as a result of differences in karmic past and finding an easy way to progressively free oneself from these differences would in reality pave the way towards attaining these noble goals. Realizing the One-ness of Atman is easier said than experienced. Fortunately, animation of Atman takes place due to the grace of Prana Shakti, the dynamic principle of Mother Nature. If the mind as a lower dynamic aspect, forever engaged in desire-satisfying activities dictated by the ego, merges into Prana Shakti, this Higher Dynamic Aspect which is also our very own, traverses the subconscious storehouse of all desires, neutralizing the hidden polarities waiting to be expressed bodily, over an unknown span of time. Thus experiencing inner calmness, one can progressively experience Universal Brotherhood in its true sense.