Humans by nature are curious and seek their highest potential in array of manners through their actions. A human when disconnected from curiosity and seeking highest potential, falls back into rhetoric of going through dullness of actions or inactions like an animal. The dullness is also reflected in behavior and relationships with self and others. Curiosity and seeking highest potential is a journey, not a destination or a preset goal. Therefore, comparison between two humans where they are in their material or spiritual life is self- discrimination creating illusionary superiority or inferiority. This who process renders humans living in a relative world, where absolute has no place.
Innate curious and seeking human nature transcends all visible and invisible differences and boundaries like religion, spirituality, nationality, skin color, appearance, gender, perspective, etc. Innate curiosity and seeking highest potential is one common ground on which humanness strives. All visible differences and boundaries are elite paradigms that serves to fragment humanity like a shattered mirror. A shattered mirror that fails to reflect completeness. A shattered mirror with lost potential to reflect truth. Spirituality can also be an elite paradigm that I will use an illustration later in this article.
When a human is disconnected from human nature, a human fails to connect with other humans through humanness. Instead the connection is of bias rooted in illusion, worry and fear. Such a disconnection is part of journey on curiosity and seeking highest potential and should not be shunned or shamed. In fact, this disconnection is opportunity for attitude of compassion, acceptance and support to connect back to humanness.
Often, popular perception separates materialism and spirituality as two different dimensions of human existence. Any perception that fails to dissolve all forms of separations among humans deprives one of humanness. Humanness is core of every human. Without a core a human loses purpose of human life similar to a handkerchief knotted in middle. A knotted handkerchief in middle is called a handkerchief for name sake. A handkerchief knotted in middle cannot hold any object or used for cleaning. It is purposeless handkerchief. A human without humanness is a life knotted in middle. A life without a purpose. Without purpose there is no value. Without value there is no worth. A worthless life is deprivation. Until the knots of Elite Paradigms is not undone, a human remains inhuman.
At this point, let’s circle back to the concept of elite paradigms. Any elite paradigm is a knot in human life. There are many such elite paradigms. Spirituality can be one of these elite paradigms. Spirituality (and/or religion) is a double edge sword that can become an elite paradigm fragmenting a human who shall fail to comprehend wholeness of humanness. Spirituality (and/or religion) is a state of being, not a state of understanding. In a state of being, spoken words are pointers to a state of being. State of being is root of tree of wisdom, from which emanates fruits of simplicity and clarity. In a state of understanding, words are leaves of a tree without roots. Often, when we are caught in words, we lose our state of being; Being human or Human being. Being human transcends all spiritual or material states of human existence. Opposite of being human is human without a core like a handkerchief knotted in middle. Such a state results from loss of curiosity and not seeking highest potential at personal level. The dullness of actions is embodied in cramming information from outside sources like great masters of life. Dullness is result of trying to understand something without personal experience. Personal experience is child of curiosity and seeking highest potential.
Elite spiritual paradigm comes from understanding all stages of spirituality without personal experience that becomes basis of fragmentation of self. Connection to highest state (created by fragmented self) of spirituality and disconnection from other humans is trait of Elite spiritual paradigm. The disconnection from other humans or humanness is detrimental to humanity to prevail in our collective existence. Without humanity in a human, human life is deprived of its potential. If spiritual human being is higher state of human existence, it should be able to comprehend all other states of human existence and connect effortlessly with all. Let us use an example to elaborate this point. A doctor of philosophy (PhD) is higher stage of education that requires one to go through primary, middle and high school, undergraduate and graduate schools. Having gone through all stages of education, one attains the doctorate degree. If one has gone through all stages of education, one is able to connect with students in all stages of education without effort and also with doctorate students. If one has gone through all stages of education, one knows importance of all levels of education with equal importance of each. A doctorate does not converse with high school student in doctorate terminology or vice versa. This versatility is result of living through the experience of becoming a doctor. With mere understanding of spiritual state, one cannot be imbued in traits of humanness resulting in elite spiritual paradigm.
A human who is at higher state of spirituality, is able to connect with all irrespective of others state of materialism or spirituality without effort. This connectedness is humanness. This connectedness is purpose of life. This connectedness transcends all visible and invisible differences and boundaries of human existence. This connectedness is result of overcoming elite spiritual paradigm. In fact, overcoming elite spiritual paradigm results in dissolution of all self-serving elite paradigms. Connectedness unties all knots from human life giving purpose to human life.
When a human is connected through humanness with self and others, duality cease to exist; everything becomes One. When it is One, there no fear, no enemy, no doer, no judgement, no hatred. Fear, enemy, doing, judgement, hatred, conflict, all require there to be two or more.