In Jesus time, at that point in time, the fore brain evolved and that is why he told us to think before we use our fists. Before that there were only fists. Our intellect (left brain), which acts like a computer has gotten us this far with remarkable scientific and technological discoveries but in the process we lost sight of the fact that we are organic matter and practically destroyed ourselves and the earth. It is the right side of the brain that gives us a sense of meaning and connectedness to each other and living beings.
I think our next major step in evolution will be a spiritual one related to our far right side of the brain and para-sympathetic nervous system. Meditation is helping that process along.
How the new paradigm will manifest will be depended on how evolved we are morally however. We could go one of two ways, because part of that evolution is going beyond good and evil. Spiritual Intelligence is now seen as a new process in our brains by scientists.
Spirituality, is called the SQ paradigm and it clarifies how the spiritual dimension of intelligence can be experienced directly as an innate capability without resort to religious faith. The evidence for spiritual intelligence is drawn from direct personal experience and from the findings of scientific research.
The problem is that people will develop no guilt, without checks and rules, but not necessarily the moral side of their character when taught by regular meditation teachers. Meditation becomes only a health benefit in that way of teaching.