reply to post by smithjustinb
Science is practical knowledge, we use it in daily life, and yes we need that.
Knowledge as such isn't bad, and we build up on that practical knowledge.
But also there is the structure 'me' which consists of knowledge,
This knowledge is the great divider, and this knowledge is the past, always old and passed on to the future.
We teach our children, think ahead, have goals, want a better tomorrow.
You were asking about freedom,
The question than is, can we be free from the past, which is the 'me'
The i who thinks and identifies itself with a nationality, a religion, a political preference, a title, the i who strives for succes, who longs for
power and position, to be rich and powerfull, to be someone.
We become what we are taught, a copy of the bible or quran, the culture we grow up in produces us, and we approach life with our traditional
We, like our parents, will also pass it on to our children, so the past becomes the future, maybe slightly modified but in essence the same.
No freedom, just a repitition of what was, the past, the old.
If we are unable to be free from that, we can only go on repeating and stay divided in our way of life.
To me the very essence of freedom means the emptying of our consciousness from its content.
Only when the old dies can something new be born.
Because we are divided we have to find ways to unite, to life together in harmony, which means negotiations for peace while conflict is at our
In essence we are all just human beings, no more, no less, our divided state is brought about through knowledge, what we are taught, where and how we
Earthlings because to me humans are no different than other earthlings (animals) with wich we share this beautifull blue planet.
We lack intelligence, we don't know what love is, our love is mostly aimed and excluding the rest.
We kill for fun, for sports, for a trophee on the wall, or because we aern money with it, therefore we also drill deep into our mother, habitat
damage, chopping of forrests, all for money.
And we kill eachother, muslim against christian, west against middle east, black against white, f*ck the poor, feed the rich, follow the leader, he
knows, he is responsible, not i, i'm just a man in the street who loves his wife, until the moment this socalled love has vanished.
Could not sleep, its 7am now