Osho International presents in this new series "Inner and Outer Ecology" a selection of talks in which Osho addresses issues related to humanity and our behavior on planet Earth. He says that "this is the only planet in the whole of existence which is alive" and requests a revolution in consciousness to ensure the future of humanity and Earth.
Is modern technology ruining our planet, or is it us using it wrongly?
Osho talks about how a more enlightened technology is needed.
“Mahatma Gandhi used to think that we should stop technology at the point where the spinning wheel was invented. The spinning wheel was invented somewhere around ten thousand years ago or even earlier. The people were so few and the earth was so big…the earth was giving so much that those people could not even absorb it all; most of it was going to waste.
So this is one solution, which came to Mahatma Gandhi from Leo Tolstoy – he was also against modern technology. But I cannot support it, because it means no railway trains, no hospitals, no surgery, no medicine, no post offices, no telegraphs, no telegrams, no telexes, no electricity; and all these have become part of your life. You cannot conceive of yourself without electricity…
…Going back is impossible and idiotic, the only way is forward. We need a better technology – better than modern technology, which can avoid plastic garbage and disturbance in the ecology. The scientist has to be very alert that whatever he is doing should become an intrinsic part of the organic whole; technology should not go against the whole. And it is possible, because technology does not lead you somewhere in particular; it is you who go on discovering things in a blind way…”
This video is available for translation as part of the 'OSHO TALKS Video Translation Project'.