Many a times, I seriously think man is delusional when he boasts himself of being the most rational being on earth. Many a times, at many a places I find our race to be the most idiotic.
US defense budget is $700 billion. China competes with it, India in turn competes with China, and Pakistan in turn tries to be at level of India. These kind of webs of mutual insecurities dot the world and makes the total milltary budget to be roughly equal to India's GDP (World's 4th largest economy in terms of PPP). I don't want to be a Pacifist because i believe world is a very nasty place to live in. But, If you ask me why do we maintain so mammoth conventional armies when most imminent threat seems to be non-conventional, low-intensity organisations>terrorism, insurgents? I dont find any answer except that we all want to fight each other in future and are making preparations for rainy season? If those fights dont happen, then we are idiots to maintain armies, if those fights do happen then also we are idiots engaging in wanton self-destruction . Do you have any solution for this paradox?
and Drona asked,"what do you see?","the sparrow's eye!"......and Krishna replied,"Turning their discerning mind to That, directing their whole conscious being to That, making That their whole aim and the sole object of their devotion, they go whence there is no return"