We are humans. And why do we call ourselves human?
We call ourselves humans because we have a different structure than animals, a different form. But we are the same thing inside this form. The animal is carrying inside what the human is also carrying inside.
Nature created a human form and from this human form we have to become human beings. Nature gave a tool to our human form: the mind. And from this mind our discovery begins. When we go inside ourselves, we can discover our potentials, our capacities and our nature. We must organise our lives with our minds. If we know ourselves, slowly our human form will progress, will grow. The capacities and the quality of our consciousness will grow.
Earlier, humans lived in the jungle, eating fruits and roots, like animals. Their form was human, but with no awareness of life. Slowly, the sense of awareness awakened through the process of evolution. The man who was living in the jungle started changing and, with awareness, he reached the level where we are now. Evolution is a natural, spontaneous process. It is continuing because we are still lacking many things.
We have reached a level where we are able to create a system to maintain our life; but life is not for that. What are we learning in our schools? We are learning to maintain ourselves as we are, to maintain the systems, the cultures, the religions, the philosophies. Our maximum level of thinking is that.
If we are simply maintaining all this, we are not living. Life is to live, not just to maintain. A different education is needed, but this education is not available in any school. There is no school which teaches how to smile, how to organize our emotions, how to work with our minds. All that education is doing is to maintain what exists.
The whole process is based on self-awakening, self-knowledge, but we are not making any effort to know ourselves. We are just worried about the maintenance of external things.
Nature however continues our process of evolution. Now, in this present period, people are awakening; they don't want to live for the maintenance of life. Other doors are opening, we are exploring other sides of life. That is our spiritual path, this is our spirituality, the spiritual process of life.
With this awareness, life will enter into a living process. And once the living process starts, love will be with you, peace and harmony, everything that is good will be with you.
In the process of maintenance there is no love, peace, harmony, joy or bliss; only struggle. In the maintenance process we always worry about losing.
When we awaken, we begin to live with wisdom. Every problem carries the solution to solve it. If the problem is inside, the solution is also inside, but we need patience to discover that.
Age has nothing to do with it. Ask yourself if you want to live a better life or not, if you want to know more about yourself, or not; if you want to live this life knowing yourself or without knowing yourself. This is what we must learn. Don't live a life with ignorance; live with awareness, with knowledge. Then you can grow, then you can progress and fulfil the purpose of life.