essai and response
Ni hao and thanx All, for all you do and don't. Yes, 'Humans have erred', and to err is human, yet, not to err is human, also. That, while being a great understatement, is a very disarming way to introduce a critical essay; for, no one could even disagree- bravo. This while the truth is that humanity, if it continues on the road it has dictated for itself, will be extinct in 5 to 10 years; and, at this point, the probability that the whole of humanity will stop dead in its tracks, change everything, and transcend the limitations of their individual beings, turn 360 degrees around, back to the future and the evolution, is about 1 billion to one- in a nutshell, humanity has to win the lottery, although, since they’re not even in it, as of now, they, certainly, can’t win it.
Let’s just skip forward a bit, shall we, you say, “They are not able to see 'goodness' in 'GOOD' and 'badness' in 'BAD'. Rather they always try to find 'bad' in 'good' and 'good' in 'bad'.”, shouldn’t we be careful when someone talks of a “they” separate from themselves? Who can’t “see 'goodness' in 'GOOD' and 'badness' in 'BAD'“, I’ve never heard of anything so preposterous. You go on with, “Rather they always try to find 'bad' in 'good' and 'good' in 'bad'.”. First, “always” is an absolute, and there are no absolutes; they are delusion- no one “always” does anything. Second, doesn’t this “they” you speak of seem a little paranoid to you; I think it would to your average reader. Third, is it that “they” try and find “'bad' in 'good' and 'good' in 'bad'.”, or, is it more likely that there is, at least, a small amount of each in the other, in us, fallible human beings?
As well, the Taoists suggest that good and bad actions change, or can, in any moment, that’s why the study of the Tao must be ceaseless. Also, good and bad are subjective projections, based on one’s subjective perceptions; there, actually, is no such thing as good and bad, they being delusions- in reality. I’ve always said, one’s capacity for good is only equaled by one’s capacity for bad; and each of our potentials are illimitable- as our lives are indivisible, if we truly be.
We even find this in clichés, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”, specifically, a vegan’s. In politics, one nation’s “terrorist”, is another nation’s “freedom fighter”, etc.. This while there is a deeper realm of perception available to us all, yes, there is no such thing as good and bad, in reality, yet, there is also not no such thing as good and bad; for, a delusion doesn‘t exist, nor, does its antithesis. So, how do we proceed, I suggest we start at the beginning, again, de-school society, as Ivan Illich suggests, so it can relearn being; how to walk in nature's balance, etc..
A child learns, not that fire is bad, they learn that fire can be both, either, or neither. This is the evolution, life, experience, real knowledge, not just human, religious, etc., knowledge. A hawk knows there are no boundaries, it flies hawk free, can’t we learn from the hawk, are not all living beings capable of teaching, as they have learnt; are not all threads in the fabric of life needed- isn’t it so that, “we,…”, can’t allow it to be torn asunder?
Yes, science, as it’s practiced and studied, is only supposed science, not a great deal more than marketeering, and supposed religions, the same, and that is the root of all the earth‘s, life‘s problems. Though, as well, we can study real religion, real spirituality, real science, real philosophy, real psychology, real politics, real worldviews, real art, in a word, reality.
Yes, delusional constructs like supposed ‘separation’, there being supposed ‘sides’, supposed ‘materialism’, ‘might makes right‘, when it always makes wrong, have been an integral part of the sociological programming of us all, and, therefore, in varying degrees, at varying times, directly part of all those problems, yet, we can discern truth, realism, more and continue to learn, grow, transcend; if we choose- it‘s not too late, yet. That’s enough, for now. Spiritual sophistry can be “dealt” by anyone, anytime, I suggest that they’d be dealing from the bottom of the deck; and humanity doesn’t have the time for games.
Challenge :) Anything Goes; with Pam
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