Friday, June 23, 2006

on war, and not wanting anymore











I've only been following Seeker After Truth for a few days, and of course, things fall into alignment and I like it better than all the other blogs put together. Today they come up with Krishnamurti saying exactly what I was trying to say yesterday:

What causes war – religious, political or economic? Obviously belief, either in nationalism, in an ideology, or in a particular dogma. If we had no belief but goodwill, love and consideration between us, then there would be no wars. But we are fed on beliefs, ideas and dogmas and therefore we breed discontent. The present crisis is of an exceptional nature and we as human beings must either pursue the path of constant conflict and continuous wars, which are the result of our everyday action, or else see the causes of war and turn our back upon them.

[...] if you as an individual belong to any of the organized religions, if you are greedy for power, if you are envious, you are bound to produce a society which will result in destruction.

2 comments:

  1. word.
    No seriously I have to chec out that blog. Ilove that they are talking about Krishnamurti. Here is a good related post http://deborahfisher.blogspot.com/

    Also The End of Faith by Sam Harris is an excellent call to arms.

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  2. The End of Faith is a good enough book... it got me thinking about this issue, but it's flawed in its know-it-all, sarcastic tone. Unlikely to change the mind of any believers. By the way, I recommend "Freedom, Love, and Action" by Krishnamurti - in which he talks about the intimate/personal adaptations of these global ideas. Very profound.

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