Life and anti-life wisdom
Is your spiritual method a boat taking you to newer shores? And newer shores again? Or has it become a permanent house or even a prison insulating you from life, from experience. From emotion and from development?
After generations of relating to these "societies of meditation, wisdom and 'religious' education" and observing with sadness the "achievements" restricted to a remarkable fixation together with an amazing absence of development.
I still feel we are in square one in relation to development groups and self-actualisation groups which are very badly needed in our perturbed society. The danger of many of these 'education and study' groups becoming generators of fanatic and fascistic fixation within enclosed belief systems is very high. They are popular and all powerful because they represent the easiest way out of the challenges and the pain of living. Carrying the banner of dynamic interactive pluralistic reality on the micro and macro cosm level leaves the believers and loyal lovers of life-as- music,pulsating, interactive in continuous evolution, with the strange sensation of spreading live fertile high potential seeds on unwelcoming, cold and hard stone. The fundamentalists every where and from all backgrounds and educational systems, cruelly defeat the life lovers, the believers, in humanity and the humanbeing, as a soft ever devoloping expression of pulse rhythm and dance and non-violence born out of man's unique consciousness. Instead the fundamentalist yeaching/education every where creates traumatising, incredibly violent, rigid and fixed entities waiting to condemn and destroy anything that differs or is diffirent.
The idea of attaining wisdom and self-realisation, salvation by resolving all duality and achieving a closed unitary perception of an incontestable'truth', complete detachment in life in favour of an external ideology, still makes me cringe. It is a posture that pathologically denies the damage on an individual and mass level that has been wrought throughout history by such postures and the dogmas they generate. In the end it is a very subtle and in many ways indirect path of systematising and justifying life rejection.The starry eyed adherents/victims just have no icling of the enormous cruelty they are perpetrating.
It is to systematise and methodify finding some form of peace and pseudo ecstasy by seeking death in life before life has the chance to happen.It is like creating religious and quasi religious systems engaged in devising mechanisms to continuously suffocate children! the children within and the children without that are trying to be born.
I cannot understand how indeed the much admired and acknowledged Indian philosophy and other 'unitary' religious and quasi religious philosophies adopted superficially by so many fanatic and quasi fascist groups in the West can be used as a justification to find peace and quasi fulfillment by rejecting the dynamic reality of necessary interactive duality in life, and continues to be used as a platform to help adherents and dependants continue their attachment and dependence by exploiting the need verging on addiction, to receive to the end of their repressed life, necessary life-rejection support, justification and rationalisation.
All that to achieve and maintain and escape the challenge of accepting or embracing the reality of dynamism, pulse, development, change, duality, multiplicity, pluralism in life. All these being inseparable qualities of life.
The birth of the universe and of consciousness has been the result of the birth of duality. Unity can only be achieved in life by embracing duality! Embracing duality to such an extent that it ceases to be a barrier against unity. The contradiction between duality and unity are to be transcended through acceptance and not through rejection. I think salvation should be sought in harmony and in knowledge and in fulfilment of all the parts that make up the pluralistic duality of life and living beings even of matter and antimatter and of matter and energy duality. You can achieve the one by making peace with the other and the multiple. You can achieve a positive by making peace with the negative. In life the negative is as important as a positive they are both the creation of a one primordial source/force. Making peace with the physical opens up the roads to the spiritual. Rejecting the physical and the negative closes the door's to understanding and connection with the primordial one force/energy. All forces can be resolved and transcended not by rejection denial amputation but by the art of the methods of resolusion, development and transcendence which I feel should be at the heart of all methods, religions and systems for growth salvation and for self-realisation and fulfilment.
I keep journeying back to the end-lines; prayer and supplication to the unity of the one primordial source at the end of my poem on the mass :
give us the whiteness that is all colours
not the whiteness that is the rejection of all colours
and give us peace