There is so much proliferation of information in this age, that it is information galore in every sphere of life. Does it help us to achieve the truth really, even if it is mundane? People say information is power, and like every power this can also corrupt us, if it is not handled properly. Do we have the necessary wisdom to handle this information that we are exposed to? Information may have given lot of comforts, but it is also producing many evils. Most of us are lost, if not all, in the jungles of information.
You have disease, you have information! You just have to google it out. You want recipe? you have it. you want watch movie? They are aaialable very much. You name it, you have it. It is so accessible to every one like never before, even how to make a bomb. You need a Guru, there is information.
But does it really help in the spiritual sphere ? is my query. Because as they say TRUTH or GOD is beyond intellect and understanding. And all information however profound it may be is still within the limits of mind, intellect and understanding. Fortunately TRUTH or GOD is NOT information, otherwise we would have googled GOD out of the internet.
So we need to develop certain tools to handle these huge chunks of information that we are exposed to whether we need it or not. Once this information eneters our system, there is NO known way of getting rid of it. There inside us it reamins in us undigested, because it is something that we do NOT need. But unlike excreta, there is no outlet for this. So like any undigested food that we take in creates havoc with us, this undigested information also plays havoc with us. Because it occupies space in us and interferes with everything that we do. You go to a doctor, you start supecting his treat ment, because you are now well-informed.
It is said that to handle tonnes of knowledge one needs a grain of wisdom. It is the wisdom that one should aspire for, more than seeking information. Like we should take food according to NEED, money according to NEED, we should also have information just according to NEED, even knowledge according to NEED. What will we do with the knowledge that we do NOT put into use? Anything More than NEED if it is consumed goes undigested in our human system and perhaps is the additional cause for our misery that we already are in. One needs to develop this wisdom to define this NEED for one's own self and in his own interest. One can develop wisdom and create more space in one's own self, only through spiritual methods. There must be certain methods by which we can erase everything that is almost wired into our biological hard disk. Let us seek them, explore them, and get rid of the junk that is occupying our sacred space inside us.
So, beware of information!