posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 10:14 PM
I think "evil" is a nessecity, as is "goodness". These things are human conceptions, words invented and then defined by mankind. If you want
perfection, you need only look at the world (and universe) around you. Do you think men we view as "evil" really bring about the terrible things
that occur in reality? Will endless love and joy stop floods and earthquakes? Of course not, for these things occur in nature, and according to the
laws and principles of the unvierse. It is human arrogance to believe that we could ever do anything that we were not meant to do in the first place.
The unvierse is perfect, harmonious balance. You cannot have light without darkness, and you cannot have good without evil. We don't need to deny
anything, or change anything. The true path to peace and happiness is total, undending acceptance of everything you see and do.
We are all part of the machine...but the machine is not the system. It's not the political regime that you live under, or the corporations that you
believe are driven by greed. The machine is the universe, and we all play our parts. Recognize that you can change nothing...rather, change comes
about of it's own accord. Realize that you choose nothing, rather choice is the catalyst of change, which comes about of it's own accord. Faliure to
accept the world as it is, or people as they are, leads to frustration. Frustration leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to prejudice, and
prejudice leads to violence. One need only trust that the universe works perfectly just as it is. It didn't need any help in the ten+ billion years
before mankind came along, and it doesn't need any help now.
While our views may differ, I do concur that human beings cause their own suffering, but that is only because we put such a precedent on happiness.
This is because happiness has somehow become synonomus with peace, but they are not one and the same. Peace is contentment, whereas joy and hapiness
are momentary "highs" experienced through increased dopamine levels in the brain. Learn to be happy simply through the fact that you exist, and get
to experience all that life has to offer, and you will never truly be unhappy.
Acceptance is the true path to freedom.