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sanatanadharma

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June 30, 2021

My speech to a 50 year HS reunion would ask...

My speech to a 50 year HS reunion would ask, "At the time of our graduation, who among us in our wildest dreams, our deepest desires, our plans, projections, expectations, intentions, etc. was thinking that my life 50 years from now will be just as it is now."

Those who answer affirmatively may be among the saints and sages who know now that 'it is just as it is' whether we believe, understand, grok or deny such objectivity.

Things happen! For those seeking certainties and explanations for everything, I suggest the 'Ultimate Conspiracy Theory', the greatest of all creative speculation, Advaita Vedanta.
Everything is an inside job and "you're it".

June 20, 2021

Words I can find; outrage is objective; machismo is madness

As I replied in this thread, https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215544975
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215544975

Behind, beneath, at base of human cruelty is the near universal truth of poorly integrated, sick-selves who never learned self-worth nor self-control and thus seek-satisfaction through sadism.

Within and under the question why? is a deeper truth about the human condition.

Why do people confuse/ conflate the 'self' with 'non-self'?
Why is it so hard to understand the beam and mote?

The 'self' is objectively this "body-mind-sense-complex with a name and a story.
No good comes when the truth-value-worth of this 'self' falsely becomes subjectively mixed-up with objectively other selves.

We all understand human-subjectivity and tolerate (or try to avoid) those with out of-bounds subjectivity (partly cultural/social boundaries). Those whose subjectivity is too-far-out are not tolerated (prisons, mental hospitals, shunning, exile).

Now, if we could only teach our kids the truth about their "self', they would all grow up saintly without the need/desire for crushing others to feel good themselves.

June 20, 2021

Rewording the question as a more universal inquiry

Within and under the question is a deeper truth about the human condition.

Why do people confuse/ conflate the 'self' with 'non-self'?
Why is it so hard to understand the beam and mote?

The 'self' is objectively this "body-mind-sense-complex with a name and a story.
No good comes when the truth-value-worth of this 'self' falsely becomes subjectively mixed-up with objectively other selves.

We all understand human-subjectivity and tolerate (or try to avoid) those with out of-bounds subjectivity (partly cultural/social boundaries). Those whose subjectivity is too-far-out are not tolerated (prisons, mental hospitals, shunning, exile).

Now, if we could only teach our kids the truth about their "self', they would all grow up saintly without the need/desire for crushing others to feel good themselves.

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