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When the Humanity Will Experience Empathic Synchronicity in Uniformity

By Sumit Paul, New Age Islam

28 July 2022

Jung and Huxley Both Firmly Believed That Synchronicity Was The Metaphysical Validation Of The Oriental Idea Of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam


           “Tasavvur Hai Ek Nai Duniya Ka/ Nai Ek Soch Ka Aaghaaz Hai/Ek Ho  Jayega Jab Ye Jahaan/Ye Mere Dil Ki Aawaaz Hai " 

- Khalil Muzaffar, an exceptionally high-class Urdu poet from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, who died in oblivion

(There’s a dream of a new world/ It's the beginning of a new thinking/ When the whole world will be One/This is my gut feeling)

“All hearts throb with a similar beat/ Whether you're on a hilltop or on the street, “wrote the Welsh poet and writer W H Davies in his autobiography, The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp.'

This uncanny uniformity of the spirit was named Synchronicity by Carl Gustav Jung. Jung's English friend and philosopher Aldous Huxley called it Universal Empathy. Now the question is what's Synchronicity? Deepak Chopra writes in his book, Synchrodestiny that, according to ancient wisdom, there're two signs that transformations are taking place within you that will allow you to connect with a higher consciousness.

“The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy.

The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities.

And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous." Influenced by the profound eastern consciousness (Praachya Chetna), Jung and Huxley both firmly believed that Synchronicity was the metaphysical validation of the oriental idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World is One Family). Synchronicity is relatability, not just between two individuals but a common spiritual thread that binds the humanity. At an individual level, Synchronicity is in fact an expression of a shift in one's destiny, a shift from your head to your heart. Miracles become a more regular occurrence in an individual's life. On an experiential level, you become increasingly aware of the love and wisdom of your soul. Living in Synchronicity means living the life you were born to live. Mankind is interconnected and interrelated.

Though apparently all humans seem to be violent and volatile, the fundamental human nature is universally compassionate. Because of this inherent and intrinsic spirit of compassion, the larger humanity has survived. This is Synchronicity or the universal empathy of goodness that's embedded in every heart. An ever aware heart experiences Synchronicity all the time because what we generally consider as coincidences, are actually deeper messages from the Cosmos. Kumaril Bhatt and Raman Maharishi called it Samashtigat Chetna/Taartamya (collective consciousness/uniformity). Remember, there's a greater power behind absolutely everything we all do. And that power is not the conventional and hoary-old orthodox concept of a god.

Things happen for a reason, and when it seems as if the world is working with you, not against you, that's Synchronicity. In other words, when we're all lovingly and consciously aligned with not just fellow humans but with all creatures and a seamless pervasiveness subsumes our existence, Synchronicity permeates across the whole spectrum of humankind. This is Jami's Ishqiyat-un' Iqtaafi (singular streak of consciousness running through all beings). If mankind can understand the essence of Synchronicity, munificence of universal love and the magnanimity of human spirit, all these petty differences can be dispelled in a jiffy. A new world order can be established where no religion, nation or god will be the final word but a synchronised spirit will guide us all. Persian poet Anwari wrote centuries ago, " Awake, be guided by your inner voice/And make your heart so subtle/When each word of the Scripture is a noise/But even a sigh of humans is audible " (translated from Pahalvi by the author). Here, one very important aspect of Synchronicity is palpable and that's empathy, Universal Empathy at that. Humans need and will have Empathic Synchronicity, when all hearts, all individuals and even all creatures will be interconnected and interlinked. When even an ant's existence shall be perceived, protected and preserved spontaneously.

Evolved humans, having freed themselves of all religio-societal bindings, will one day look towards a common future for the entire mankind and that's going to happen sooner or later. Mark my words. I can envisage that though I may sound rank utopian at the moment. Let me encapsulate this with my own couplet in Urdu, " Bas Isi Ek Jazbe Ki Darkaar Hai Kaunain Ko/ Ek Hi Maqsad, Ek Hi Fikra Ho Dil-E-Bechain Ko " (The Universe needs just one thing/Every restless soul should have a common goal).


A shorter version of this article was published in The Times of India on 26th July, 2022


A regular columnist for New Age Islam, Sumit Paul is a researcher in comparative religions, with special reference to Islam. He has contributed articles to world's premier publications in several languages including Persian.



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