Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???

Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???
Humanity is imprisoned by a heartless monetary system, co-dependently arising from dichotomy of man and nature, self and society, ecology and economy, and public and private. How is the system fabricated? How do we awaken from our collective delusion and suffering? Please share this blog for Contemplative Social Action to Cultivate a Culture of Awakening! "Do everything with a mind that lets go" - Ajahn Chah

Friday, August 10, 2007

On Survival

"Survival means the survival of human kind as a whole, not just a part of it. If the South cannot survive, then the North is going to crumble. If countries of Third World cannot pay their debts, you are going to suffer here in the North. If you do not take care of the Third World, your well-being is not going to last, and you will not be able to continue living in the way you have been much longer. It is leaping out at us already. You cannot leave the job to the governments or the political scientists alone. You have to do it yourself."

- Thich Naht Hahn,
The Heart of Understanding,
Commentaries on Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, 1988 p36

The Co-creative Experiment:
To change an all encompassing system like capitalism inside out our collective mind and collective will must be engaged. The outer reality will shift effortlessly, when a critical mass of engaged citizens get enlightened about inherent contradictions and unsustainability of our existing system. Nothing is impossible in the vast fearless and luminous space of mind!

"With the insight into our profound interrelatedness you know that actions undertaken with pure intent have repercussions throughout the web of life, beyond what you can measure or discern." - Shambhala Prophecy

1 comment:

Janos said...

The outer reality will shift effortlessly, when a critical mass of engaged citizens get enlightened about inherent contradictions and unsustainability of our existing system.

Well said. The problem is that we have been indoctrinated into "flat thinking" whereas the contradictions are in the depth of the capitalist doctrines.

We do not even have a capitalist system which would actually mean that everyone would be a capitalist.

What we suffer from is a system with two classes. A large and harassed employee class (the self-employed are employed by clients) and a small employee class exploiting (not necessarily with intent) that majority.

There IS an alternative. Goodle Binary Economics.

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