Thursday, November 14, 2013
fter years of consideration, meditation and deepest mentations, I must at last, if I am to be honest, say that the GOP and the values of the vast majority of its adherents, admirers who so self-identify with its principles that they count themselves as one among many, beings afflicted with the painful conditions of poverty, and addiction, just as the poor do; in fact, the poor are so confused by their own lack of information, despite plenty of opportunities for access to important information which might bring happiness that they constantly walk this path harming themselves unable to stop.
Certainly they are not possessed of happiness now, and have little chance of finding it. They are like beings who are tortured by so deep an itch that when they come to their moment of wealth, instead of enjoying it, they scratch the itch in so frenzied a manner (which in itself leaves little opportunity for and peace and joy.) But instead, the poor and the wealthy alike are fed wrong information by the moneyed conservativeist purview, who are the root cause of all problems on earth.
The problem is that in lifetime after lifetime they never find happiness and have no way of handling their misery other than with overindulgence. Much as one would like to have compassion for them the reality is that drag down civilization. Having accrued large amounts of wealth, they feel it is their right to therefore wreak their own reflection on the planet. Unhappily their reflections are ugly and devoid of grace and goodness.
When most our paths have been smoothed, especially by wealth, based on what we know of samsara, or the Matrix, the smoother the pathway the more rot is crumbling the roadway from underneath, even as we travel.
So what is the answer?
As the Buddha said:
Stop doing evil.
Do only what is good.
And do not think that because you wish to do good things that the Universe will let you. No. It takes a million small things, before you are allowed near the big things. Until they fully understand the terror of their situation they will continue to avoid it --- until one day they die and all of that energy goes to the moon.
Posted by Bull Slam at 3:57 AM