HUMAN LIFE ON PLANET EARTH ONLY
For centuries man has wondered whether life exists anywhere outside our planet. Systematic scientific efforts to detect signs of extraterrestrial life began after the advent of radio in the early 20th century, and concerted international efforts in this regard have been going on for more than three decades. Over the years, a lot of money has been spent on various programmes designed to look for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. But all those efforts have drawn a blank so far.
From time to time, there is a flutter when it is reported that scientists have found signs that a planet or other heavenly body might have, or have had, water, indicating the possibility that life might exist, or might have existed, on it.
There was one such report recently, which said that complex, organic molecules had been discovered in geyser plumes that shoot off hundreds of miles above the surface of one of the moons of Saturn. But then it turned out that the molecules were not the products of life processes. Instead they were merely the raw ingredients of life.
To conclude from them that life existed on the moon would be akin to saying that since dough, salt and yeast had been found in a house, there was bread in that house.
The fact is that planet earth is the only home of human beings in the universe. Even other life forms have not been found to exist anywhere else as conditions on other planets are not conducive to life.
While science has so far offered no evidence of the existence of life anywhere other than earth, myths and religious texts do speak of other worlds. In Indian mythology, there is mention of three worlds. Some believe that besides the world inhabited by humans, there is a heaven up above in the sky where divine beings live, and a hell somewhere in the netherworld, populated by demons and evil characters. Christian mythology similarly describes a paradise and an inferno.
Heaven and hell are not different places but states through which this world passes during a cycle of time. The world begins as heaven when it is in its pristine state, and gradually turns into hell as human souls lose their power and virtues and become increasingly influenced by vices.
The three worlds, in reality are the world we all know, and the soul world from where all souls come to this world to play their part in the story of life, and the transitory subtle world where souls exist in subtle, angelic form before they return to the soul world at the end of each cycle of time, before returning to this world when the next cycle begins.
These three worlds are the only that ever exist, and it is only on earth that souls take birth and humans, all other creatures, and the elements of nature interact in the drama that we call life.
It is also to this very world that God comes, as described in the Bhagavad Gita, when unrighteousness rules, in order to redeem mankind and establish a righteous order once again. There is no mention in the scriptures of communion between God and His children, the human souls, in any other world.
Many sages and seers who could go into trance and travel in subtle form have described the subtle world and spoken of the soul world, but none have ever mentioned life existing in any other part of the universe.
Human fascination with exploring the cosmos and finding out if there are other places where life might exist in some form, is understandable. The universe is vast and much of it remains a mystery to us despite all our scientific advancement. But it is ironical that while we are looking for other inhabitable places in outer space, we have made the only home of mankind that we know of almost uninhabitable.
Reckless human activity is changing climatic conditions on earth in such a manner that scientists are predicting the extinction of life as we know it within the next century. Instead of a starry-eyed search for extraterrestrial life, it would be so much better to use our talents and resources to make this world more liveable for all humans, other creatures, and nature.
We at Brahamkumaris, have witnessed this truth under the guidance of the Ultimate Soul! If you would like to learn more about the three worlds and know the truth of life, visit your nearest Brahamkumaris centre located all across the globe. Your visit to the centre and learning RajYoga meditation will open doors to the new world beyond the pain and suffering of the human world-The Doors of The Soul World.
Those who have learnt easy RajYoga meditation, they know how to connect with the Ultimate Supreme Power ! Those are the blessed souls and have received this knowledge of ultimate bliss. You too can be part of the blessed souls and achieve the supreme goal of salvation through RajYoga Meditation.