This is more than worth the half hour or so it takes to read it, IMO, since we all without exception have embraced many ideas which no longer serve us, since they were designed to serve our institution, the family, the church, the business and corporate structures, the state, the military, etc.
We can remain in conflict with ourselves, each other and the spiritual and emotional life, or discover a new paradigm. What shall it be? What will we choose?
link is broken mm.
Ok, Jacques, try again.
My posts are doubling and tripling. I think I have a
virus or something. An alternate universe with triple paradigms?
Everything moves in cycles. Here is something from
Aurobindo's Essays on the Gita, written back in my grandpa's day:
"But if we look at it after results, an easy optimism becomes even less possible. See the patriot dying in order that his country may be free, and mark that country a few decades after the Lord of Karma has paid the price of the blood
and the suffering that was given; you shall see it in it's turn an oppressor, an exploiter and conquerer of colonies and dependencies devouring others that it may live and succeed agressively in life. The Christian martyrs perish in their thousands, setting soul-force against empire-force
that Christ may conquer, Christianity prevail. Soul-force does triumph, Christianity does prevail, --but not Christ; the victorious religion becomes a militant and dominant Church and a more fanatically persecuting power than the creed and the empire which it replaced. The very religious organise themselves into powers of mutual strife
and battle together fiercely to live, and grow, and possess the world."
Very prescient when we consider that this was written before today's politicians were even born.
Paradigms shift, and shift again...
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