"The real war in the modern world is not between democracy and communism or between capitalism and totalitarianism or between liberalism and fascism. It is the war for the mind and heart of humankind between two completely different versions of reality: the version that materialist science, most contemporary philosophy and most modern art gives human beings, as driven, dying animals in a random universe (a version that many institutionalized religions unconsciously abet with their emphasis on human sinfulness and powerlessness) and that version of humankind's essential divine destiny that mystics in all ages have discovered and struggled to keep alive. This latter version can be summed up in the wonderful words of the great Sufi master Al Ghazzali: 'Know, O Beloved, Man was not created in jest or at random, but marvelously made for some great end,' or in the words of Pythagoras: 'Take courage, for the human race is divine,' or in the call to transcendence of the central Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: 'He is forever free who has broken out of the ego cage of I and mine to be united with the lord of Love.' '"