Things happen unexpectedly. We often call these things accidents. But there are no accidents. If something happened, it had to happen. Things happen for numberless reasons. They happen because the universe happened.
Hindus see human life as a passage through four stages: student (celibate), householder, hermit, renunciant. A lot of men like stage two so much they basically lose their zeal for any other stage.
What we think is not the truth. A thought is a mental formation. The best and most it can do is point to the truth. Thought forms often fight with each other. Onward, Christian soldiers! Humans didn’t start speaking their thoughts until recently—50,000 years ago, by one estimate. Okay, the Terrible Twos. Maybe we’ll grow out of it. Maybe we won’t.
When we breathe more slowly, we breathe less frequently—we breathe less. It’s obvious that “less” is going to play a defining role in the next stage of our evolution as a species.
Based on the planetary evidence, humans are at the nadir of their thinking phase. From this low point we see the impossibility of using thought to solve problems that thought has created. Simultaneously, we’re aware that consciousness, the divine intelligence, has no thought process.