Without a clear vision and understanding of the unity and interdependence of the world, we are unable to make wise judgements and choices. Wisdom requires creative and critical thinking, the ability to understand causal relationships and connections, so as to judge which actions will have positive consequences, and which actions will most likely create harm.
“We were born to be free… to build things and grow our own food, develop our skills and be creative, not to lose ourselves in shopping, technology and mindless consumption. We are here to love and practice forgiveness, not to make war, seek revenge and take the lives of others. Here to share our wealth, to be noble and generous, not to hide behind high walls and hoard possessions…”
We live in an age where the delusions and ignorance of modern civilizations have become the global norm. Most of the problems in our world stem from how “civilized” humans have compartmentalized life in such a way as to hide reality from ourselves and other people. A fantasy view of reality, what Buddhists call samsara, has been packaged, marketed and sold to the masses by those in positions of influence and power.
This has been done on purpose, has been the “operating code” of hierarchical human civilizations for thousands of years. Our…
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