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5.03.2008

THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF JOY IS THE ONLY HOPE OF SALVATION

  1. An inescapable aspect of the human condition is that we cannot NOT seek our greatest self interest.
  2. An ALMOST inescapable aspect of our Religion of Consumerism is that WE ARE TOTALLY MISINFORMED ABOUT OUR SELFINTEREST. We've been told that PLEASURE is the ultimate, when in fact it is JOY.
  3. JOY is the FUEL of the PERPETUAL LIFE/LOVE/TRUTH/SALVATION engine. No? If not there is no hope. If not Jesus was wrong; King was wrong; Gandhi was wrong.

"He came not to give the
peace of the world
which is only that we
don't bother each other.
He came to give the
Peace of heart
which comes from loving -
from doing good to others."

Teresa of Calcutta

"Success" - WAYYYYYY TOO COWARDLY A GOAL

What!?!?!?!?! "Success" is our RELIGION!!!!! Cowardly??!??!!?!?!?!? Weak!?!?!?!?!?!?

A mother works to lift a car off of her pinned child. Is her measure "success?"

HER MEASURE IS 'TOTAL COMMITMENT TO THE ATTEMPT." And this it ALWAYS is with Love / Life / Truth / Courage.

"Courage is doing what needs to be done regardless of the likely outcome." Alfred Adler

"Full effort is full success." Gandhi

"Nothing great ever happens without a committed, maniacal champion." Tom Peters

"Never think that a small group of COMMITTED people can't change the world. It is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead.

"Never think that a committed individual can't change the world. It is the only thing that ever has." Start Loving

BE WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE

BE WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE.


This is what Gandhi was getting toward: "Be the change you want to see."

Example is NOT the major thing. EXAMPLE is the ONLY THING.

"Example is NOT the major thing in influencing people. EXAMPLE is the ONLY THING in influencing people."

Albert Schweitzer
1952 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Now, this is nonsense, unless what is at stake is changing/saving the world, in which case we delude ourselves any longer, and doom our posterity beyond any possibility of recovery.

Stop Thinking,
Stop Talking,
Start Loving.

YOU WILL, YOU DO WAGE. IS IT LOVE/LIFE or HATEfulness/CANCER?

"It is not a question of whether we will [wage,] be extremists. The question is whether we will [wage] be extremists for love or extremists for [wage] hate." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are two basic forms of animated existence:
1. Healthy Life - that which Wages Life/Love/Good/Creation; that which reaps JOY.
2. Cancer - that which Wages Death/Neglect/Evil/Destruction; that which reaps PLEASURE.

There are no other options - not in this world of 5 of every 6 people in agony; not in this world where most of the people you know - for every $30 you spend, $29 are excess $ that your poor brothers, sisters and children needed just to survive a dignified life; every 14 hours you are awake, 13 hours you spend on what 5 billion people know as unreachable luxuries.

PLEASURE MARKS DEATH/HATEfulness/Evil as JOY MARKS LIFE/LOVE/TRUTH

Psychology as predestined by our DNA is the entirety of my interest, and a lifelong honest search for the Truth will lead one to this shocking conclusion:

PLEASURE MARKS DEATH/HATEfulness
as
JOY MARKS LIFE/LOVE/TRUTH

Now I haven't the time to argue that there is not some theoretically possible future world where all want and ignorance have been eliminated and the above law no longer holds, but today it does.

The proof? You are in Calcutta about to go into a stall with $20, just enough for a famed meal that you have been relishing! But before your eyes a mother with 3 starving kids is beaten and the only Dr. available insists she will not help unless $20 is paid in advance.

PLEASURE insists you spend the $20 on yourself. HOW HATEFUL THIS WOULD BE.

JOY insists you give the $20 to your sister's Dr.

Joy, as always when presented clearly wins.

But within the last day, probably, you caved to PLEASURE many times, with consequences seen by your POOR family JUST as HATEful as the above scenario.

Where do you think 9/11 came from? YOUR HATEful behavior due to your slavery to PLEASURE.

5.02.2008

IF I'M NOT SPENDING MY LIFE FOR MY FAMILY I AM PART OF THE PROBLEM (or they're not my family)

"... the fulfillment of the Father's will depends on each man's effort and striving to make people see that life is given, not for oneself personally, but for the fulfillment of the Father's will, which alone saves from death and gives life." from Jesus, "Gospel in Brief," Leo Tolstoy

A dear friend reminded me that an activist shehe knows first lost eyesight and later mind due to Hunger Strikes. Now I don't expect that will happen to me, although I realize it might.

But it got me thinking. If when my family is being raped, pillaged and murdered by folks with the most cruel and deadly weapons ever conceived; by the bullies we all grew up with in school turned loose with $3 billion of your tax dollars to do the job, YOU RISK YOUR LIFE TO STOP IT! DON'T YOU?

And the US Forces, Irsnians and Iraqis ARE my family.

Hmmm. I'm surprised it has taken me so long. This riddle has been trying to fully solve itself within me for years - "How do you live in the face of Genocide?" "How do you live in the face of your country being the world's Terrorist?"

IF I'M NOT RISKING/SPENDING LIFE, LIMB AND TREASURE I AM PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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