originally posted by: arpgme
a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness
It controls the world, is an excuse to steal land that was once free, and take resources.
Money doesn't do a thing but harm because it is lifeless and control by unconscious rich bankers who lack apathy and don't care for
Oh Arpgme... I wish there was some way I could snap my fingers and duality would leave your heart. It pains me to see you suffering so lately, since
you have given so many people hope in your posts and helped speed people along on their paths to realization... with threads like the Cakra/chakra
You've written threads on meditation... when you are sitting in meditation? Do you listen and analyze your thoughts? Looking for truth? If so, that
is just thinking my friend... it is discriminating one thing for another and then deciding something has more value and then accepting that as truth
it creates a strong belief making duality that much stronger and separation from others that much stronger... you'll become one alright, when you've
become so idealistic no one else wants to be around you and find yourself alone.
Some times that happens, as some paths people choose lead them there one choice at a time... it's not a bad thing though, because you will learn from
it. I've been down that road, some choose that road out of extreme faiths despite the world's screams for help... saying please don't hate, please
don't discriminate, please don't from an opinion of bias and duality, draw that line and make us an enemy, have compassion and love for all,
empathize with us and open you eyes and see how we have had compassion and empathy for you all along... because we are not truly separate, but being
so wrapped up in what you want and what you need the world to be for you to be happy, it doesn't make everyone happy... it's an ideal that is all
yours, some parts of it are shared ideals, so even in darkness one cannot feel alone... but when that ideal points a finger it doesn't see itself
contributing the the problem of the whole, it see's another instead and enemy to fight. The only reason there is an enemy is because of the choice to
draw a line that separates you.
Money can be the air you breath if it becomes scarce, money can be the water you drink... if your heart says all this air and water is mine? That's
greed, if you say I have air and water but want a lot more than I need I need yours too? that's also greed, and hate combined. Not seeing through all
of this for what it is? A created construct of ones own making? It becomes delusion. All three of those together combine to form a ball of ignorance
we call a self that is separate.
If I slice my finger while making us dinner and you see it... you are going to have a reaction as if it was your finger that was sliced. Why? because
you have had the same experience... and in that moment the only thing separating us was time. As once you were holding the knife that sliced yours and
felt the pain. So you can empathize and feel that pain too, and out of that empathy experience to know what to do in the situation and out of
compassion help by suggesting or assuming I've cut mine before and grabbed a paper towel and hand it instead. you could just do that instead of tell
someone to take care of it themselves with instructions, what if I had never cut my finger before and you just handed me a paper towel without
assuming? you could then from your experience, easily see if I was applying pressure to stop the bleeding, and give advice from it.
That's all experience is good for... knowing what to do if you are in the same situation again, or understanding how to help when it happens to
someone else. Self sacrifice is helping someone either avoid the situation "let me cut the vegetables while you gather the spices and heat the pan"
or wisdom so they can learn "careful holding the knife or vegetable like that, that's how I cut my finger."
I know from experience, the feeling of affirmation that can come from others recognition for a job well done. It makes one feel good it makes, one
feel happy. I also know from self sacrifice how to take that blow by being the bad guy instead, because out of wisdom... I know that to lose that
acceptance, one can feel depressed and miserable. It is a dark and lonely place, it's the same darkness bias and extremes lead to when one ends up
feeling alone. That's the time to pray, or meditate see one's error that has led to that pain and apologize for doing what got oneself there. People
are much quicker to forgive us than ourselves ever will be. Why? because of that ego. Because when many are wounded... they don't look to see what
choice they may have made that led them there, instead to maintain this sense of self that managed to make them feel happy and blissful before from
accolades, defends itself and lashes out even against those trying to help. It's like an animal with it's leg in a trap and you're trying to set it
free so it quits suffering yet it out of ignorance tries to bite you or anyone else that gets near it to help.
Self sacrifice has enough love to take that bite to free the animal. Because, at some point and time they have been in the trap themselves and know
how bad the suffering is.
At the bare bones of reality, the finger slice and the animal in a trap is no different. The trap is life it's what we are all stuck in, until we
cease to be. If we run around only thinking about ourselves? We step in a lot more traps and blame everyone else for setting them, when if we were
watching where we were going the traps could be avoided. This is called insight, and it leads to wisdom. But having one experience of something, is
not full wisdom of that something. It's why some can say that is the worst thing you could do, and why another can say it's the best thing you can
do. Which one is right? They both are but, that is only true for them. Both can try to make someone think they are, and then fight each other over who
is right... while the person standing there thinks "maybe i shouldn't have asked?" while those arguing over who is right and who is wrong go
unaided while the two egos battle it out in selfishness.
Life does not have to be as complicated as we make it or choose it to be. There was a lot in this world when we arrived in it, and as soon as we had
the words? We started asking, and out of the myriad of questions we have asked or researched? Has made us into an ego... like we know the full story
from having experienced only one side of it. If someone walked up to you you've never met or even seen... smiles at you and says: "you really suck
you know that?" are you going to be mad or bewildered? Bewildered because you don't know what you have done. But if you know who you are talking too
or have seen them before... you aren't going to be bewildered, you're going to be angry, and try to defend yourself because you know what you did
and feel justified for doing it, or you can say "Oops what did I do now? I'm really sorry, I'm just trying over here, didn't mean to upset or hurt
I am sorry that making this thread, has hurt you... when it is meant to help people find happiness and still be able to maintain their responsibility
and balance in the world and try to bring peace to it, away from conglomerates of greed. Not all are but unfortunately, many are and some don't even
know it. Take care.