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

Monday, August 24, 2009

We are the world, We make the choice, Lets Start Giving

Life is for~giving. All the kindnesses we received from our mother, father, siblings, friends, grandparents, relatives, strangers, teachers, partners, co-workers, spouse(s) and children are things we need to reflect on from time to time to practice kindness towards others. Just Listen from your heart...

"Give and it shall be given to good measure, well pressed and overflowing. In whatever measure its given, will be given back to you." - Jesus

Buddha nature and Christ consciousness is our deepest nature (unified field or spectrum of consciousness). If all human beings are made in the image of 'god', how are we imaging the divine in the mirror of our own mind? Do we have a choice? What is the way out of our personal and collective obsessive compulsive mental habits, unconscious attitudes and reactive behavior that leads to agression, separation and mindless cycle of accumulation, production, consumption, destruction, stress and insanity? Does the external social, ecological, and environmental situation mirror the state of our collective mind and mental comfusion?

Mindfulness is the ariya (noble or ideal) way of life, the brahma (sublime) way of life, the Tathagatha's (an epithet for the Buddha) way of life. All reductionist and partisan views and concepts leads to wrong views, error in perception, wrong thinking, unwholesome view of life and world, distorted perception, unskillful speech, and harmful actions. Application of correct mindfulness sharpens the power of observation, assists in right thinking, correct understanding, non-dual knowledge, inner peace, joy and freedom. An untrained uncultivated mind is easily overwhelmed by greed, ill will, ignorance, conceit, envy, jealousy, worry, restlessness, and skeptical doubt. These are the driving forces behind all conflicts, sickness and suffering we are witnessing in the world today.

Buddha said, "By protecting self one protects other; by protecting others one protects self". The greatest protection we can give ourselves is by protecting our mind from greed, hatred and ignorance.

"Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, no one can help you as much, not even your father or your mother." - Dhammapada

Baudda said, avijja (ignorance and obscured awareness) is the root of all dukkha. Greed and confusion arises from taints or unwholesome states of mind with strong attachment or aversion to views, events, objects and phenomena.

Redemption comes from an enlightened choice we can make now. Could we collectively design a currency system from an empty mind without getting mired in any concepts, ideology, theology or dogma or without discounting our human experience now?

You Tube Video List

PBS Commanding Heights: Battle of Ideas for the World economy, Part 1 & 2