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Old 09-21-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Looking from a very broad and simple perspective...

In our world, there are those who still recognize virtue. They are kindhearted, are magnanimous, and are even willing to make personal sacrifices for the benefit of others. They may think deeply about themselves and their responsibility to others. They care about the well being of others, and they aspire to be honest and good. They restrain their base desires and strive to be more understanding and compassionate towards others.

By contrast, there are those who are more selfish. They do not care much about others. They can be callous and are willing to harm others unnecessarily. They would even carry out any plot—no matter how warped or devious—in order to pursue what they deem to be their "self interest." Driven by egotism and greed, they are narrow-minded and won't even let go of the most petty benefits and pleasures.

So think for a minute—if this universe really is guided by intelligent factors, if you yourself were a being responsible for the safety of others and responsible for the health and stability of living environments, then which type of being would you keep and which would have to be cleaned out?

Place aside for a moment the myriad complexities of this kaleidoscopic world that we live in. I would suggest that the answer lies within our own fundamental nature. Whereas selfish pursuit, time and again, lies at the root of tragedy. Temper your heart. Look within yourself. Therein lies the path to the future. Yes, some sins and karma shall be repaid, but compassion will pull us through.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Looking from a very broad and simple perspective...

choosing not to love the selfish is selfish tho
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:43 AM   #3
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choosing not to love the selfish is selfish tho
I would say that compassion toward all beings is, of course, wonderful and a manifestation of man's Divine nature. My point in making this thread is to intimate to readers here that there is a very large and profound process taking place that affects not only our world, but far beyond it, and that there is an intelligence to it, a reason for it--a method amidst the (perhaps apparent) chaos. In the face of uncertainty and in the face of tribulations, we can look to our own original, selfless and compassionate nature, have faith in the truly Divine and find real guidance. From a spiritual perspective, I am suggesting that this is the fundamental meaning behind what is now unfolding. I am not disagreeing with you. Have we not found compassion to be unconditional and omni-directional? Didn't Jesus say we should even love our enemy?

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Old 09-21-2008, 03:03 AM   #4
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this love and forgiveness stuff isn't just some ideal we should strive for. it is absolutely necessary if you're going to co-exist with others telepathically. there can not possibly be any secrets. you can't be an ideal. you can only be what you really are.

telepathy is like being naked in public. it is uncomfortable because everything is shared. you have no privacy really. the only option is to be humble and love and forgive. because everybody else is naked.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:08 AM   #5
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The issues you bring up are of Karma and Free Will.

It is quite simple. Everyone has free will and will have to deal with their own karma.

Judging others can also generate karmic repercussions. Judgement can interfere with another's free will and that will have consequences. Just as one person has free will to be magnanimous, another has free will to be selfish. Interfering with either individual's free will should be avoided.

Bottom line.

Perfect yourself.

Or, as Jesus said....

"Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye??"
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