Music wrote:As science uncovers more and more aspects of the truth, religous ideas became redundant. For instance, when the principle behind lightning was understood, the god of lightning became irrelevant. When epilepsy was understood, demonic possession became an unnecessary explanation.
Point is, as science marches on, religion suffers one defeat after another and if at all religion is still around it is mainly because of politics, culture, tradition etc. plus many religions have managed to survive by cleverly altering their ideas in light of the latest scientific theories. Anyway, my point is, is Buddhism only relevant as long as there is no technology (either in the form of a pill or whatever else) to fill our void? If, for example, some technology could cure my stress, give me abundant happiness (even better than drugs), wouldnt meditation, yoga etc. become redundant?
So what I am saying is, is Buddhism (like religions of the past) just filling a temporary gap in knowledge, and once technology fills that gap ... will it also vanish?
Buddhism might or might not become redundant in the future but I know that technology or science, as understand by modern man in 2012, will become irrelevant.
The concept of technology or science as understand by modern man revolves around the dependence on external objects to fill our void or to perform certain everyday tasks ie communications, health, transportation, information tasks, etc.
However, when man is dependent on external objects to perform certain tasks, he is extremely vulnerable to The System especially when The System is composed of multi-trillion profit-making companies whose sole objective of their existence is to earn profits regardless of whoever get hurt.
Suppose a magic pill is invented which is able to cure all diseases and give one immortality as long as humans keep taking this pill. The company which produces this pill will do all its best to ensure that no other company will come up with similar products. This is to ensure that the monopoly on this magic pill is held by the original company. Also, the company which produces this magic pill will do its best to ensure that no long-term cure will ever come into existence. I.E. they will devise a system where humanity has to pay to take this magic pill once every week or every month in order to stay healthy and immortal. In order to maximize profits, they will undoubtedly jack up the prices every few years which will put the majority of humans into bigger and bigger debts.
Don't believe me about the greed and selfishness of mankind? Just look at the oil companies and the automobile industries. Too many patents and inventions for renewable energies have been shot down over the past few decades so that the monopolies and profit-making capacity of oil companies will continue to exist. If everyone has a car which runs on water for eg, stocks in oil companies will become worthless overnight and the billionaires of oil companies will fall to the level of paupers. If you are a billionaire boss of such an oil company, would you be foolish enough to stand idly by while inventions which threaten your profits and wealth come into existence?
As long as man is dependent on external objects, he will always be vulnerable. As long as man is dependent on the system, he will always be a slave.
Most importantly, as Thor the Lightning God said, there is no distinction between magic and high science in the higher dimensions.
Magic/Buddhism/Higher Dimensional Science are all one and the same. Modern Man fail to recognise Magic as a Higher Form of Science because Modern Man has 95% of his brainpower blocked by the demonic chains of this prison planet.
All external technologies which are currently in existence and which you can ever dream up of can and will be made redundant if Man gets the opportunity to unlock his power within. For eg..
Transportation - Man needs cars, buses, subways, planes, ships to travel around and move freight around. If Man unlocks his power within to attain the power of Teleportation and Flight at speed of Light, what need has man for mundane transportation vehicles then?
Communications - If man can communicate telepathically with each other, what need has man for mobile phones?
Health - If man can use his own innate power to heal himself and others, what need has man for medicines and docters?
Information Tasks - If man has ability to tap into the Askashic records, what need has man for computers and ipads?
The greatest evil which the elite and nwo has committed in this world is to convince the ignorant masses that humanity is powerless. That humanity is dependent on spouse, children, family, company, country .. The System in other words.
So will Buddhism become redundant?
Will "modern" science and technology become redundant? DEFINITELY.