Ajualuv Ascension Essentials

Love Temple Wisdom No. 42

In Inspiration & Divine Musings on June 1, 2014 at 8:52 am
“People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don't understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they're so proud of their inventions. What's worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.”  ― Akira Kurosawa

“People today have forgotten they’re really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don’t understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they’re so proud of their inventions. What’s worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don’t know it, but they’re losing nature. They don’t see that they’re going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.”
― Akira Kurosawa

Photography by Ajua Hawkins.

Copyright 2014 Ajua Hawkins.

  1. I love Kurosawa. He’s one of my all-time favorite directors. But this quotation is wrong. Scientists are not inventors or engineers. Scientists learn stuff. Inventors create stuff. Engineers build stuff. It’s true that scientists created and built the atomic bomb, but that’s because there was no one else who could do it. Nowadays, it’s not the scientists who are the problem, it’s the inventors and technicians. A long time ago one of my friends said: “We have to help the engineers. We need the engineers. They got us into this mess and they’re the only ones who can get us out of it.” Kurosawa is over-simplifying and idealizing nature. The Japanese have an appreciation for nature that we Westerners lack. I think that’s where he’s coming from.

    • Thank you Rich for your thoughtful comment. I see what you are saying. I think it misses the point a bit by focusing on how he labels people who create things that take us further from our natural selves. He not singling out one set of people, but speaking on all of us who increasingly replace nature with man-made food/products/etc.. We are losing our humanity by relying so much on technology. I think that is more his point. Peace and love.

  2. And for those pure substances
    which I live and eat and drink and breathe,
    I am grateful! And fortunate, I know.

    Happy Sunday, Ajua! 🙂

    • Good day love!! Such a beautiful day for admiring trees for sure. The weather has been excellent and the birds singing beautifully all day long. Peace and love.

  3. ain’t this the truth? people forget that technology is neutral and its how we apply it… people forget that we are nature and how to apply it… thatnk you for the continual inspiration….

    • Thank you love! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. The weather as been just amazing. I am beaming. Feeling so blessed and happy. Sending you love!

  4. *thank you for the continual inspiration, rather… that’s what I get for typing without my glasses :0}

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