Martin Luther King Junior, stated in his From Strength to love” the means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” Little did he know how prophetic his words would be in a literal sense several decades later. In the modern times, we have achieved considerable ability to manipulate our external environment and we have the best technology available at our disposal. Yet, the intention with which the manipulation was done is often found to be divorced from the purpose. What was thought to be a pass way to the intended goal itself becomes an obstacle. Therefore, it is said” Road to hell is often paved with good intentions.” Highlighting this modern phantasmagoria, Werner Heisenberg quoted” You know in the west we have built a huge beautiful ship. It has all comforts in it, but one thing is missing: it has no compass and does not know where to go. One example of such misdirection is the fetish of Blue Whale Game which has hogged the news headlines and is impacting the minds of many innocent youths.
The Blue Whale Mania
With the number of suicides committed by children all over the world increasing at an alarming rate, the most fundamental question haunting the intelligent class of society is: “Why such fanaticism for something which promise nothing but dire consequences?” The overpowering impact of the game is such that the insanity and madness which is driving the youths crazy has over-ridden all logics of reasoning and discrimination. Therefore, this phenomenon of madness can also be termed as ‘Blue Mania.’ The game reportedly started in Russia in 2013 with F57, one of the names of the so-called “death group” of VKontakte — Russia’s largest social network — and allegedly caused its first suicide in 2015. Philipp Budeikin, a former psychology student who was expelled from the university, claimed that he invented the game. According to Budeikin, his purpose was to “clean” the society by pushing to suicide those he deemed as having no value. He was arrested with charges of inciting at least 16 teenagers to kill themselves. Now with things progressing very rapidly, it will be interesting to watch how this social perversion would get cured. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Pornography: A Social Perversion
An interesting point to note is that this is not the only blue mania which is causing social perversion. Another obsession which has led to complete turnaround in the social structure is the pornographic addiction. Pornography industries generate more revenue in America as compared to any other industry and the insanity and infatuation caused is such that all over the world, most of the youths exhaust their internet data on pornographic sites only. Recently, when most of the prominent Railway Stations all over India were empowered with free internet facility for passengers, it was later found that most of the time, the internet was used for exploring porn sites. With increase in promiscuity, live-in relationships and other sexual perversion due to proliferating blue film market, the insanity is considered a symbol of advancement. Thus, people dress, walk and talk in ways that arouse the animalistic lust in others. And then they voice their concern about the increasing rates of rapes, incest, sodomy etc. Also, it has led to the transformation of thinking patterns of society. In his book” Porning of America”, author Carmine Sarracino has very systematically analyzed this point and he further goes on to write how social thinking has changed and being dressed like a slut is considered smartness. This book reveals how porn has become the mainstream. Thus, this can also be termed as ‘Blue Mania.’
Bhakti-Yoga: A Higher Dimensional Science
However, there is still a ray of hope. The Timeless wisdom literatures all over the world assert that this mania, when positively directed towards the all beautiful and omnipotent Lord, can perfectly quench our thirst for happiness and joy. In his remarkable book Mechanistic and Non-mechanistic science, Cornell-educated scientist Dr. Richard L. Thompson explains how the path of Bhakti-yoga explained in the Bhagavad Gita constitute a higher-dimensional science that incorporates God, soul and rebirth etc. and coherently explains the essential features of life that science can’t explain. Krishna is God with blue color and if we redirect our energy and passion in the service of the Lord, we can find deep inner fulfillment. Whereas the mania of Blue Whale Game and Pornography disconnect one from reality, the positive ‘Blue Mania’ of Bhakti Yoga towards the blue Lord Krishna provides all soothing resorts to the soul.