LIFE IS NOT FOUND IN ANY CONCEPT
All of mankind’s problems may be traced back to one central issue.
An inability to meet life directly, free from accepted concepts which distort our relationship to life and so bring a lack of understanding of what our lives actually are.
What is man? What is humanity? What are you?
You, the person reading this, are a representative of all of humanity.
What are you?
Have you a deep and meaningful understanding of your life?
Many may answer ‘yes’ to this question, and will continue with information which is second hand, accepted at a young age, or at any age and provided by another.
Every follower of an organised religion believes they 'understand' their life, yet their ‘understanding’ relies on information and explanations handed down over centuries, perhaps even over thousands of years.
It is nothing the followers of such religions have found out for themselves.
Every patriot of every nation feels him or herself to understand their lives through the acceptance of a handed down ideology, they are an ‘American’ or are ‘British’, ‘Israeli’ or ‘Russian’.
Ideologically, many find their understanding of life through longstanding ideologies authored by another.
Countless are the people who believe themselves to be ‘Communists’ or ‘Democrats’, ‘Jews’ or ‘Muslims, ‘Christians’ or ‘Hindu's’.
Among so many others.
Ideologies which populate our ‘understanding’ of our lives share many things in common. They are accepted by the believer in them as offering the substance and value to their 'understanding' of life, they provide a feeling of security in knowledge, that some meaning in life has been found, some security has been attained, a ground to stand upon which offers an accepted and shared meaning and collective view of life - and they are all second hand and conceptual in nature.
None of these are anything a person has found to be true in life for themselves.
It is pointless to try to convince anyone that perhaps the ‘security’ they stand on in life may actually be the ground of all insecurity, although, to a questioning mind, to anyone searching first hand for their own true and valid meaning in life, this will certainly come to be seen.
There is no security in life at all in accepting the handed down traditional dictates of any another.
Jesus Christ may have been a very wise man, but to accept the words of this potentially very wise man, and to become a ‘follower’, of his, is to find security in life in the dictated tenets and beliefs, dogmas and assertions of the church.
To accept the words and ideologies of another.
Denying the possibility of coming to one’s own understanding of life.
Christ may have been one of the wisest men who ever lived, but does accepting the words of the wise, handed down from generation to generation, lead the follower’s life to great wisdom?
Or to great illusion?
Does the acceptance of another’s understanding of life, no matter how factual, no matter how wise, hold any possibility of leading another to the understanding held by that person?
We are, all of us, all of humanity, conditioned from the youngest of ages, and the most impressionable of ages, to an acceptance of what is the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ way to look at life. Yet this information differs between us all, dependant on great part into which divisive society we have been born into, which ‘class’, which ideological constructs are held in value by those who preceded us, who were likewise conditioned to their view in life by those who preceded them.
It is in the manner that the traditional continuity of every longstanding divisive traditional outlook in life is sustained. None of us are educated the same.
Christianity has been with us for now for close on to two thousand years, believers in the loving of every man, and even the loving of one’s enemy, and yet despite this fact, and perhaps because of this fact, there is little sign of any actual love between human beings in our eternally troubled world and our sorrow filled human existence. Christian nations are historically and this day, among the most aggressive and destructive in our world. Buddhists believe something entirely different to Christians, they do not believe in God, nor in any son of God. They believe that the human condition of suffering may be transcended, and that any man holds potential to become a ‘Buddha’, to become an ‘enlightened being’. Despite this belief, they have made something of a God out of the name of Buddha. They worship images of Buddha, in similar fashion to the crucified image of Christ, which adorns every Christian church in this love and relationship forsaken world at continual war.
Hindus have their own mythologies, Jews others, Taoists, an opposing view.
There are over four thousand and two hundred divided religions in this world, even a 'Church of Satan', which projects a belief in an ‘antichrist’ as the proper deity to call to worship. The 'dark' side, the opposing view, to the call of the 'light'.
Dark and light always travel together, like up and down or tall and short, one, by necessity demands the existence of the other. How does 'the good' measure it's quality of 'goodness', if not in terms of it's superiority against 'the bad'? Both are concepts. Both are measurements.
What is interesting to note, is that if all were good, or all were bad, there would be no good or bad, if all is 'up', if there is no 'down' as a comparative measurement, there can be no 'up'. If there were no God, there would be no Satan.
Opposites in life, always travel and arrive together. And so our historical battle of 'good against evil' is nothing other than an insane absurdity based in our ignorance and monumental lack of any true understanding of our lives.
Traditional, accepted, believed - in religions are also frequently in great contradiction and conflict within themselves. The conflicts within Christianity between Catholic and Protestant sectors is well known historically and this day and has been the source of colossal unnecessary suffering between human beings.
Depending on the scriptures believed in, Hindus accept and worship the believed existence in as few as one solitary God, just as Christians do, or in as many as three hundred and thirty-three million different Gods. The traditional ancient eastern religion of Taoism, has no God at all, rather these adepts of this educated view of life believe that an ambiguous force of balance and harmony, providing true spiritual existence orders this Universe.
Yet despite all of these beliefs in an all loving, all caring, all giving and creative energy behind the manifestation of this universe, the actuality of this state remains elusive to mankind, ever at war, ever seeking domination in life of one group over another. Our beliefs have had no impact in thousands of years on our abysmal life of conflict and never ending pain and human suffering.
We find value and security in the continuity of the traditions which are educated into us as children, when we are too young to understand the value of questioning, and too naïve to doubt what is being presented to us as factual information. In exactly the same manner, we all accept the identity of a name, a nationality, our class tiered position in life. All of this traditional information is handed down, from master to disciple, priest to congregation, teacher to student and the teacher, in his or her early years, was once the student of another teacher.
And so there has been no change in our world, despite our continual attempts at progress, over thousands of years. In the past 6,000 years of recorded history, mankind has endured 15,000 recorded wars. We have progressed massively technologically, which is now threatening our very existence, psychologically, there has been no change at all.
We still live in great divisive illusions.
Every war begins with a perceived division between people.
This childhood 'education' becomes knowledge, stored up in the mind of the young child, reinforced and added to to as the child grows into an adult, solidified into nature, into an inner thinking ‘self’. The background knowledge, the storehouse of memory, from which every thought in every human mind arises. In this way, our world becomes divided, as our minds have been educated into conceptual accepted divisions, and these divisions have eternally led our race of people, (humanity), into conflicts and wars.
The eternal suffering of the human species.
Every life event is filtered through this bank of traditional inner knowledge previously educated, unquestioned, handed down over centuries, and innocently accepted. Translated into terms of the limitation of what is now ‘known’.
Every human being looks at life through these educated and divisive limitations inherent to this inner bank of memorised knowledge. And this provides our life 'understanding' and 'security', which is obviously, to any questioning and somewhat intelligent man or woman, no understanding at all and is the actual living denial of any possibility of security, virtue of the limited and divisive nature of all knowledge. Knowledge goes hand in hand with ignorance, for there is always more to know.
There is always more to know, therefore whatever is ‘known’ lives hand in hand with a monumental level of ignorance, of that which is not ‘known’. Knowledge also carries the inherent possibility, of being false.
In this quagmire of educated divisive chaotic illusions mankind lives, and believes he has found a ground worth standing on. Each conditioned human being passes on his particular peculiar view of the world to his children, and this line of continuity is the chain of never ending conflict between members of the human race, which have been our eternal companion through the long corridors of all measured historical time.
Why do we live this way? Why do we not change?
Is it that 'change' demands an ending to what we have previously been, and finding false security in these divisive educated conceptual approaches to life, we are afraid of losing what we think we have, which is only an illusion? No thought educated concept holds the majesty of life.
Life is beyond the walls of every projected thought based inner concept.
If we see the danger, will we not act?
Is mankind ever to be a cursed species in a mystical and bountiful loving universe of life and death, silence and space?
Why are we not awake to the dangers inherently and obviously present in such continuous divisive conceptual living?
Why do we find a need to view our world through an educated conceptual ideology of what we are, and what life is, rather than view the world without such conceptual projections? Seeing the world as it actually is? Through the senses, not through limited and conceptual learned divisive knowledge, stored and carried and projected from within the chattering brain cells.
Why do our brains constantly live in a repetitive inner movement of these educated inner concepts, words and images, memory forever in play, reacting to our daily life events, translating these according to the divisive and so conflicting educated peculiarities which we all carry, which unify our life existence, and yet which divide us all virtue of each man and divided group of people holding differing and so divided inner educated concepts? Which must come to conflict and war.
Are we afraid to be nothing?
Why do we never question the authority we hold inside, instilled within us all during childhood, as dangerous to our lives as any external authority?
Are we a cursed race?
Did life and evolution take a wrong turn with mankind?
Is there any way back to the innocence of young childhood, to meeting life prior to the 'education' of such life limiting and divisive concepts, prior to the hidden programming of our minds by traditional divisive energies seeking their continuity in time? How can humanity ever live at peace together, as one, when at source, in the very nature of what we consider to be the centre of our inner beings, we are all so aggressively divided by educated and traditional educated concepts?
How can we ever care for one another, when we value our own distorting outlook, calling this ‘truth’, and so necessarily placing our lives in a position of hostility against the lives of others, holding different ‘truths’?
What is truth in life, if not accepted identification to educated traditional concepts?
Surely this is not truth. To find the true, must we not deny the false?
Perhaps the understanding of truth is not anything which may be positively moved towards at all.
Perhaps the coming of truth is found in the denial of that which is false.
Perhaps we need do nothing at all to understand the true ground of our lives, all we may need do perhaps is to end the artificial divisive ground we all stand on this day. The ground of our knowledge, programmed into our lives as young children, held in perpetual continuity by the action of our daily automatic movement of societally conditioned thinking. A movement of memory, a movement of the past.
Who has the courage and tenacity to do such a thing? Who will walk away and end forever their memorised conditioned societal psychological heritage, to meet life in direct relationship without such distorting psychological educated addition? Who will deny that which they this day they cling to, offering a sense of psychological security, denying physical security and bringing great disharmony and conflict to our world, divisive as every educated outlook inevitably must be?
And yet it is perhaps only this action, the denial of the educated false, (and all concepts are false), for life, is not found in any educated concept.
Life, is non conceptual.
Concepts are held in thinking, which is a movement of memory, which belongs in nature to the past.
This past, to life, is dead and over.
Only mankind finds value standing on this dead and rotting ground of perpetual conflict.
Can we come to act to bring about an absolute and total denial of our inner ‘certainty’ about life, death and the human existence, which is nothing we have sought out and found for ourselves, that we may come to find ourselves standing on the actual true ground of life?
Free, from all concepts.
Surely here, is the only place we can ever meet one another in true, unadulterated, unbiased, undistorted relationship? Here, may be the meeting place of love, the lost quality to ambitious, superstitious, progressive seeking, fearful, desirous and pleasure driven mankind.
Looking at life without divisive educated brainwashing concepts offering ‘understanding’, we may come to see life as it actually is. We may come to understand life as it actually is. We meet in direct relationship, unburdened at last by educated divisive conceptual images of one another. We lose our self interest, inherent to the belief that our way of seeing life, is the only true and correct psychological approach. True life, and true relationship were never to be found in any traditional concept.
This day, the ground of psychological security and feeling of superiority over the lives of others, bringing great conflict to our world has greatly shifted from religious beliefs of old to a material belief, that 'wealth', (numbers printed from thin air), offers the greatest security. This day, our whole world is being held ransom to the divisive outlook of the 'richest' one per cent of humanity, human beings who obviously feel themselves superior to the rest of mankind, and this false belief rests in their life ability to have risen great numerically gathered heights, towering over and to a larger and larger extent coming to control the lives of all others. Do you see how superficial our lives have become?
These, are our 'leaders' this day.
Such inner psychological movement shares remarkably similar quality to the divisive nature of any group of human beings seeking security for their own. 'Religious' fervour, or numerical mundanity. Every bit as destructive, as the observed activities of these people and the suffering it has brought to humanity over the past few years has transparently shown.
Whenever human beings distort a clear view of the world and their lives by adding unnecessary inner psychological learned projections onto it, words and images, they divide themselves from other men, who hold differing or oppositional views to their 'understanding' (which is no understanding at all.)
Understanding of life, is only surely found within an unadulterated meeting of life, which is to meet life without any conceptual educated or learned approach.
Which is to meet life without educated inner self.
This is life. This is death. This is love and this is beauty.
This is understanding.
And this, is the only approach to life holding potential to heal our world, our relationships, our lives and bring any meaning to the lost lives of the human race, forever lost in the continuity of a divisive inner world of memory based continuous inner unquestioned limited concepts.
Lost, within inner conceptual self, the beauty, majesty and wonder of life and death is feared and unseen.
To save our race, the revolution we need meet is inside every one of us. We need end what we are, we need die to what we have been and how we have previously lived, that a new quality may be born into our lives.
As Christ himself stated, perhaps one of the wisest of men ever to have lived, unless a man be born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Unless what divides us ends, which is the incessant daily continuous activity of our educated conditioned, programmed human thinking brains, we cannot enter the kingdom of loving human relationship.
We cannot care for the life of another, when we are eternally focussed on what we are. And what we are, is a bunch of never ending repetitive words and images. What we are, are educated concepts, repeating within the brainwashed memory cells of the human brain. How can we ever care for another human being, how can we ever love one another, when we are all so self centred within an inner world of educated concepts, words and images in constant inner movement? How can we even see another when we are so self absorbed?
Is this not obvious?
We need find the quality of meeting life and each other directly, free from the past, free from concepts, free from divisons, and free from all self interest. Free from progressive continuity of what we are into a conceptually projected illusory future.
There is one time and one place to life, it is always found here, and now. Where and when you happen to be. All else, is illusion.
Life, has no conceptual self built from the past and life, is not an identity.
Life, is not found in any concept.
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