The specialization of our civilization resembles the attempt to seek life by dissecting a corpse with a scalpel: as far as the individual parts can be understood, it is not possible to grasp the logic of the whole.
In every television broadcast, sooner or later the question arises: who are you to say this? Implying that the degree or how much having dissected the corpse can give a license of truth.
As if they had told Buddha or Jesus Christ in the past, what title does he have for saying this?
It is obvious that in the way of evaluating individuals who have achieved a broad self-knowledge one is instead captured by evidence that is not based on the rational approach, because one feels in the impact that the other knows me better than I do. know myself.
True knowledge is not specialization but the ultimate generalization.
In ancient traditions, knowledge had as its peak that of enlightenment. From the form of specialization that the ego represents, the subjects who capture a wider dimension of being have represented the sum of cognitive processes within all traditions.
This leads us to reflect on the specialization of modern societies which is a reduction of knowledge in increasingly particular sectors. A process that exacerbates a search for a particular that is divided into a further detail, moving us away from the true knowledge of the whole.
Even the technique or technology, the machine that becomes the correlative of this way of knowing in the appearance of simplification leaves the subject increasingly incapable of representing his existence, which is reduced to a mere function of rationality and then of technology.
No one grasps the causes of the disease or pathophysiology anymore. Man is reduced to a series of parameters that detect dysfunctions only for statistical reasons. A series of statistical parameters disjoint from each other that instead of treating the human being in all senses, physical, spiritual, social, reduce him to a kind of increasingly thin diaphragm of symptoms and impressions separated from each other.
This process does not appear simply reversible starting from the action of the single individual because by now the network of conditioned existences that make up human society has been transformed into a permanent deviation of this basic instinct which, not only is it no longer recognized but now meets streams of stratified limestone that prevents the drop from free to move outside the pre-established circuits.
As soon as the act is born it is conditioned and, however paradoxical it may seem, we must hope that this structure collapses on itself, also taking away the chains that prevent the human being from returning to that complete knowledge of the act that generates it.
Anyone who today wants to do the good of human beings with a new beginning should promote its end first.
(Original article By PHOENIX)