Tuesday, 27 March 2012

HEAL YOURSELF

COMMENT: 

U.S.A.  Seven hundred thousand doctors,  ten thousand hospitals,  a million nurses, one hundred and fifty thousand dentists, 56,000 chemists, 35,000 clinics, 8000 operations weekly, ten percent of children and adolescents suffering from serious emotional and mental disorders.

Signs of progressive medicine and civilisation? Actually, they demonstrate failure in medical systems and wrong guidance of the public in nutrition and life style. The 8000 operations performed weekly with brilliant technique indicate the failure of previous treatment. 

The medical profession has discovered no cure for cancer, diabetes, AIDS, psoriasis, arthritis, dementia or the common cold. But the pharmaceutical companies make vast amounts of money, selling their carefully packaged products for these conditions. They suppress the symptoms or the patients' awareness of them. They are full of claims, disclaimers and mention of undesirable side effects. In order to get on the shelf, they are tested for safety by a million-dollar industry which specialises in the breeding, mutilation and disposal (death) of animals in vivisection laboratories. Most of the research into the undesirable effects of tobacco was performed on rats. But who has ever seen a rat smoking?

We are educated to look outside ourselves for healing. Cats and dogs and wild animals don't have sex education or antenatal care but they breed pretty successfully. They rarely get sick, if left to themselves. If they do, they don't rush off to a doctor to find out the name of what it is they've got. They don't buy and ingest pills and liquids.  What do they do? They find somewhere quiet and lie down. They stop eating. They drink when they are thirsty. They may go off and sniff and taste plants in their immediate vicinity (but they don't try to find out their names). Mostly, they just lie down until they feel better. Or they die comfortably. That is, unless they have an "owner" who decides to "put them to sleep" (kill them).

"Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."

"The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment."

Why cannot you therefore HEAL YOURSELF. Maybe you can! Why not try? Start by looking in rather than out.


NEW PROJECT: 
THE LONGER THE JOURNEY, THE MORE BAGGAGE YOU NEED TO TAKE.
THE MORE BAGGAGE YOU CHOOSE TO TAKE, THE LONGER THE JOURNEY.

Monday, 19 March 2012

TRUTH CANNOT BE AN ADD-ON FOR THE EGO

COMMENT:

If you adjust the Truth to suit yourself, you veer away from the Truth. 
Compare the fabulous wealth of the Vatican with Jesus' invitation,

"If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me."  

If you adjust yourself to fit the Truth, you become perfect and perfectly happy.



NEW PROJECT: HEAL YOURSELF


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

NOT WANTING

COMMENT:

All conflicts between individuals or groups stem from conflicting wants. All our problems at bottom come from wanting. Even one kind of not wanting is actually negative wanting.
Consider: I don't want a cat (but if that one stays, I don't object) and
                 I don't want a cat (and if you don't get rid of it I'll call the vet!).
All our problems come from wanting: If we don't get what we want, we are, at the least, dissatisfied. If we do get what we want, we are satisfied for a while but then we want more of it or we want something else. Wanting is never satisfied. The only cure is to be free of wanting.


But how?


There are two ways:
1. Put your mind on something else. You can't want something you are not conscious of because wanting is always accompanied by consciousness. But if the want is very strong, you may not have the will power and concentration to do this.
2. Look to see if it is actually desirable. All wanting depends on seeing that something is desirable. If you can see that actually it isn't, the wanting will evaporate.


Consider a small boy looking at a bowl of fruit. The more he looks, the more saliva and impatience is generated. (How can he get at it without being caught?) But if he were to sink his teeth into the most luscious looking and discover that it's made of wax, you couldn't force him to have another bite. (Unless he likes wax fruit).


NEW PROJECT: TRUTH CANNOT BE AN ADD-ON FOR THE EGO!


Monday, 5 March 2012

ENOUGH OR TOO MUCH

COMMENT: 

Walk up one side of the seesaw (called "not enough"). You reach the point of balance (called "enough"). Another step and you're off down the other side (called "too much").
The streets are full of walking "eating too much".
The ears are full of hearing "talking too much".
The shops are full of people "spending too much".
Why?
"Wanting too much."

Whenever wanting reaches enough, it wants more; or it wants something else. Wanting is never satisfied.

The only solution to "wanting" is "not wanting".
Either by concentrating on the undesirable features of what you want rather than the desirable features.
Or by just letting go of the feeling of wanting (not the object of wanting). Like all feelings, it will pass.

It also helps to be happy. The happier you are, the less you want. When the happiest  you are, you don't want anything.


NEW PROJECT: NOT WANTING