Saranagati e-Newsletter (November 2022)

"It is not that the internet is a bad guy or that we should not use it—it offers great opportunities for the spiritual search. But our imperfect nature is having an adjustment problem in the face of machine intelligence that is powerful beyond our capacity to responsibly manage it in the short-run. We should therefore be aware how we use the internet—and how it uses us—for example, as a wilful veiling and distraction in the manner of the first alternative. The second alternative is the one Sri Ramana recommends, where we do not deny the reality of the human condition but look to its roots. By such inquiry, Bhagavan tells us, we come to see that while the personality and all we cling to as ‘ourselves’ does in fact die along with the body, we are not that."