There is an incoming sickness to humanity as is seen by a Master of Wisdom. He says, “Beware of obsession”. Obsession leads to a state of insanity which in-turn drives people to indulge in thoughtless actions. In the Puranas it was predicted that in Kali-Yuga humanity would be driven to acts of madness; it is very dangerous that people do not recognize this state. When obsession prevails it is not seen as sickness until it leads one to madness. The intensity of desire, of achievement and of covetousness is driving man to his wits end and making him mad. We can find the symptom in every field of activity including the medical profession. A software engineer is obsessed, a business man is obsessed, an hotelier is obsessed, a professional is obsessed, educational activity is reaching its levels of obsession; there is obsession in sports where tournaments award millions of dollars to the winners; there is hardly any field where obsession is not. Are not our leaders and our teachers obsessed? The way the election campaigns run globally clearly show the obsession. The way the spiritual teachers grow global and weigh shoulder to shoulder is a clear case of obsession.
This all-round obsession is opening doors to the danger of psychic epidemics. All are tending to be hyper active weighing with each other and at the same time not knowing the why of it. To stay simple seems to be recognized as sickness. It is the sick calling the shots and the healthy are tending to be onlookers with much awe.
You cannot explain to people that their leaders and their teachers are insane. You cannot tell a physician that he is tending to be insane through over-working, nor can you tell any man who is running after success that is tending to be insane. All seem to be running on a conveyer belt thinking that they are walking but the truth is the conveyer belt is moving faster forcing the humans to run faster and faster. ‘Speed’ is the word of the day and humanity is tending to be enjoying the speed not knowing the purpose.
The paradox of the situation is, no one is willing to listen. It is like an insane patient denying medicine since he genuinely feels he is not insane. The consciousness is tending to be cowardly denying the hard facts of the ground.
Such mental confusion fully corresponds to what the Puranas speak of Kali age. Sadistically one may feel gratified that we are in-tune with Kali, but attuning to Kali leads only to doomsday.
We the humans need the sign post “Stop, look, think and proceed”.