In His vast creation, God has bestowed the human species with some unique privileges. Amongst the innumerable creatures, man is the only one capable of having instinctive compassion for the fellow beings. Barring a few self centred human beings, for whom besides their own existence, no matter or event is of any consequence; a normal man is instinctively moved by human miseries like floods, earthquakes and famines etc. On such occasions, empathy implores some individuals to contribute their best to alleviate the situation and a super human is born. History abounds in such examples. The well known first ever Sanskrit poet, Valmiki was inspired to his first verse by an injured wailing curlew bird. Heaps of carcasses of the brutally annihilated sages compelled Lord Ram to take a pledge for. deliverance of the earth from the marauders.
The climax of human evolution may be considered as the stage where the field of empathy becomes so pervasive as to encompass the entire biological kingdom.
The human race has failed to utilise its prudence, caution and intelligence in fruitful utilisation of the gains.
The big question is, "Are we heading towards a total extinction ?" Certainly not. There is a ray of hope.
Nature has not gifted man with higher status for wasting his superior calibre.... for accumulation and utilisation of resources. He has been assigned some higher goals by the Almighty.
The period preceeding the golden age of twenty-first century expects everyone to contribute earnestly towards inculcating sentient consciousness and empathy in fellow beings. There is little doubt that through the efforts of all dedicated persons humanity will regain its happiness and lost virtues.