Do you recognize that the living Earth has its own order, that this order imposes certain hard constraints on what human beings can or should try to do, and do you embrace that order and accept those constraints in your own life for the greater good of the living Earth and all that lives upon her? Or do you shrug it off, or go through the motions of fashionable eco-piety, and hop into your SUV lifestyle and slam the pedal to the metal?
The selections in the book “This Light in Oneself” present the core of Krishnamurti’s teaching on meditation, taken from discussions with small groups, as well as from public talks to large audiences. His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to know ourselves, in order really to understand our own—and the world’s—conflicts. We are the world, says Krishnamurti, and it is our individual chaos that creates social disorder. He offers timeless insights into the source of true freedom and wisdom.
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Where attention goes, energy flows…
The State As Chinese Handcuffs
by Shawn Gregory (@WeebulTreeShawn)
There’s a lot of talk in the liberty movement about revolution – about taking on the State and defeating it.
There is talk of active resistance – armed resistance. There’s talk of 1776!
This talk – these notions, these ideas – do not, however, serve the cause of liberty as much as they strengthen the State.
The liberty movement is, at its heart, a peace movement, and peace is not the byproduct of violence or aggression.
It’s the State that feeds on violence. It’s the State that thrives on aggression. It gains its power from these things. It gains legitimacy from exercising its monopoly on violence.
Recent history has shown that as various elements of society lash out at the State, the power of the State is not diminished. It grows.
Like Chinese handcuffs…
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