posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 01:01 PM
Most of the folks here probably don't apply, but people are caught up in this world. Samsara is one to call it, but in English one might say that the
world is in motion through action, and today, in 2010, just like all hourly employees can account for every minute they work, dollar bills can account
for all 'action'.
Therefore we can look at what we own and we can see ourselves. Except for the guys eating the remains of cremations out of skull-bowls on the Ganges,
we all own something. Even the ascetics have the skull-bowls!
Perhaps the bankers exploit this knowledge, but I am suggesting that all we're truly slaves to is our desires. They may be minimal, they may be
culturally required, but these desires and the manifestations of such have somehow replaced other forms of selflessness. I see a (western) society
with split personality- the socially conforming one and the locked-up child, and I wonder if I'm just biased or if the world is being trained that
the only way to bridge the two is with "things" and that "happiness" is directly proportionate to "wealth".
My main point, however, is that we can't really blame anyone for our lives but ourselves. Not the bankers, not the cops, not even God because we make
our own choices, as difficult as it has become under such heavy conformity. Even the choice to not conform is now conforming to a certain
pre-disposition......like blaming races or cultures for our own failings.