This is not the same world as it use to be. People think quite differently than they did even just a few decades ago, not to mention a few hundred years ago.
Religion faces decline today for one simple reason. It no longer speaks in the language of the time.
The truth is that it cannot, because its leaders do not understand the scientific rationale of spirituality, and the language of this time is rationality.
By understanding the seamless interface between science and spirituality, we can express spiritual knowledge in a manner that not only makes sense to the people, but also purifies the knowledge of spirituality.
As Adi Shankara said, “The knowledge is easily lost and the understanding must be purified throughout time.” By doing so, we will change the world.
As Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
There are some incredible spiritual scholars in the world. I respect them greatly and love to listen to them speak. At the same time, discussions regarding the taste of a strawberry by those who have never tasted one are of limited value.
Spiritual education may start with the intellect but culminates in the heart. I do not here mean the emotional heart, I mean the heart of ones soul, ones being… the absolute.