We do need spiritual enlightenment, and we also need a lot of changes in our policies. Our spiritual life should energize us and help us to be politically active. We need both the spiritual world and the secular world to work together. If we only go by the rational, fear can set in. If we bring the heart to it, we understand that we're interconnected as human beings, and we really have to help each other....Our common humanity is more important than all the things that divide us....I'm very hopeful for the future of humanity because I do believe we have this great convergence of science and spiritual life. And I think when we bring those two great influences together, then we have the heart (compassion and love) and we have the head (the knowledge) to know what to do.
Source: What Is Enlightenment? magazine, Spring/Summer 2002
Contributed by: Sadhana