by Eckhart Tolle
The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction, its own madness. To recognize these human insanities is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence which would give rise to a new dimension of consciousness.
Over the centuries, many things were added that had nothing to do with the reflection of the fundamental misunderstanding. Teachings that pointed the way beyond the dysfunction of the human, the way out of collective insanity, were distorted and became themselves part of the insanity. And so, religion, to a large extent, became divisive, rather than, unifying forces. Instead of bringing about an ending to violence and hatred through realization of the fundamental oneness of all life, they brough about more hatred and violence, more divisiveness between people as well as between different religions and even within the same religion. They became ideologies, belief systems where people identify with and use them to enhance false sense of self. Through them, they could make themselves "right" and others "wrong" and thus define their identity through their enemies, and saw themselves justified in hurting and harming the others. These men thus made God in their own image and reduced the divine to a mental idol worship as "my god" or "our god". And yet ... and yet ... in spite of all the insane deeds perpetrated in the name of religion, the Truth to which they point still shines at their core. It still shines, however dimly, through layers upon layers of distortion and misinterpretaion.
Humanity is thus faced with a stark choice: Evolve or perish!
A new humanity - the emergence of a transformed state of human consciousness and a "new earth" is the reflection in the physical realm.
Selamat Hari Raya Idil Adha