Thanks for the pat on the back, Buck.
People, when they don't truely know themselves, and they let the society and the media and the government shape their version of what they THINK they
think reality is, problems are bound to arise. If you believe all the crap mainstream science, news, media, gov't, churns out, then your basic belief
is that you are nothing but an accident, nothing but a chaotic force of external circumstance, nothing but an uncontrolled beast that needs to be
controlled. You may not consciously say "I am an uncontrolled beast that needs to be controlled", obviously, but in short... you have no sense of
spirit. Ya know, the life force that makes us all conscious of this existence? If you don't know about your true self, you are not in control. You
are letting your body's chemical reactions completely control your thoughts and your actions.
See, the purpose of meditation is to learn how to control your random thoughts and emotions. It proves that YOU are in control of your brain. Your
brain is not in control of you. So where are you? Who are you? Because if you are not your brain, and you are not your body... then what are you?
You are a witness... but you are not a helpless witness. You are the one one gives yourself life, so you can choose to be happy, choose to be sad,
choose to be jealous, choose to be angry, choose to not be phased at all. The latter being the state which meditation seeks to achieve. Bliss isn't
really happiness.... it is kind of the in between silence of just being able to notice things and not let them completely take you over. If you are
always seeking happiness, it is an addiction and it is in control of your mind. Mind control. Making happy addicted zombies is what America does best.
People are so addicted to happiness that they will delay their pursuit of what they truly want for years and years to "save up" for one day
achieving it. People think happiness is something they need permission to have. Permission in the form of "How much does it cost, Mr. World
If you want to steal from anyone, steal from the Corporations. That would make me truly happy.... is if all the robbers in the world stopped targeting
innocent people and started targeting the corporations. Go collect their karmic debt!
Seriously now, this is how they get you to waste more than half of your waking life doing things you hate and giving other people control over you in
order to get things you are addicted to: comfort, happiness, sensory pleasure.
This is how they breed ignorance... by making you obsessed and controlled by your body's and brain's chemical reactions. "NEW STUDY! You are
nothing but chemical reactions!" and then a commercial for "Hershey's: Happiness." and then an insurance commercial "Will your loved ones be
HAPPY spending up to 10,000 dollars burying your DEAD corpse? Buy dadada Life Insurance for PEACE OF MIND."
And then a really exciting car commercial, followed by a really seductive deodorant commercial, followed by "Ugly Betty", once again raising the bar
on how ugly society will comfortably allow your body to look.
Pardon my French, but it is ALL BULL#!!!! WAKE UP, YOU ZOMBIES!!!
[edit on 23-7-2008 by dunwichwitch]