I am wondering, what conditions are needed to produce innovation, inventions, and discoveries? What qualities did great discoverers like Einstein, Franklin, Plato, Socrates, Salk, Mendel, and Jenner have? There are regions in the world where innovation and discoveries are more prevalent than other areas; what are the factors that make this so? As for time, there were certain periods in history where innovations blossomed; what were the factors?
In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), there is a verse:
This is a world constructed on reason
So I shall press upon you everything with the reason in verse. 1-21
There is another verse,
When you calm your mind step by step and ponder,
It will change into clear water (pure mind). 2-26
I believe that God is telling us to clear our minds in order to understand what the world is revealing. In today’s world, our thoughts are filled with arrogance, greed, and self-love. These thoughts cloud our reasoning abilities, and hides God’s blessings that he provides for us daily. This is why many of us cannot use our innate abilities to discover the intricacies and mysteries of life.
God also tells us when we remove evil thoughts from our minds, we become more spirited and happy, giving us the impetus to find innovations that help others and make life easier. It is this pure mind that God begins to give us his blessings. It is not praise or sacrifice that God wants from us, but it is this pure original mind that he desires. God gives us blessing dependent on our frame of mind.
Even Sister Teresa told others that we need silence, or a place of silence to pray in order to connect with God. I believe she was telling us to calm our minds from the evil thoughts of arrogance, greed, and self-love in order to see the world as it is. When we see the world from a pure mind, we become spirited and are able to see the truth of the world; enabling us to use our abilities to create a better world for all mankind. The state of our minds reveals the destiny of the world.