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Life & Fear


Life & Fear
The biblical framework talks about law, with 10 commandments being the solution to humanity’s woes. The Greek framework talks about the oppresor and the oppressed, where you must instil order by control to ensure freedom. Unfortunately, these two govern our modern day society and thought process. What both models fail to understand is that life is not a problem that requires solving. It is a sight to be seen, and contemplated upon, so that we see ourselves truly and eventually open ourselves to joy without seeking change in the world. Hence, the great value given in India and other eastern countries to Darshan, the act of seeing.
Most people when they go to temples, they are there to see a statue, others say they go to see God, others for the “peace”. No one goes to rave there. Many even go looking for answers, but how many of those go to see themselves for who they are infront of the “Divine”?. How many pay attention to themselves? Perhaps who they are in temples can be dignified as divine. – thinking all are one, respecting strangers, speaking only when necessary, having control over the mind etc etc.
Darshan, reveals that fear of death pervades in nature. It’s not the almighty, but fear of death which impulses one to think “I want to die a good man/women” “I want to die thinking of the divine, I wanna die in peace” …
Fear makes us shun potential predators. Fear makes us want to dominate and discriminate. Humans alone have the power to outgrow this fear, discover love and include the stranger. To enable this is Dharma. But human imagination often amplifies fear. Fear cripples our mind and narrows our view of the world as we invent predators, and create structures and hierarchies to exclude them rationally. This is adharma. The problem is that acts of adharma must not incur outrage, but compassion, for adharma is rooted in imagined fear. Anger only amplifies this fear; love only can dissolve it.




The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what others may think. Only when you truly stop doing it, is when you realize what a prison you lived in before. You will the realize how easy it is to control people. All you have to do is dictate what is right and wrong, moral and immoral, the good the bad, the sane or insane, the posible or imposible and you build a zone free of problems. Now if you live inside that zone of perception and live along those rules, the people will leave you alone, because your normal. However, once you start manifesting your uniqueness, what has happened to society is that most are watch dogs for the norm, you won’t fight any authority figure but individuals itself.
You see, omce we reach the boundaries of the problem free zone, we ourselves have trouble pushing through. People have been brainwashed through decades of obedience to follow these rules.
The principle is basic, just like in school, you don’t fight against the head master, ie lets say you steal from class, you don’t think about omg, what will the head master say, it’s what will my friends, parents or colleagues say/ understand of me, the main authority figure who has made these rules does not cross your mind, it’s other sheep just like you who do.
What has been achieved is a large army of zombies who impose this normality on you.