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Day 417: What Difference Between Yes and No?

What I like about children is that they do not define themselves according to the past, neither do they define themselves according to the future, neither do they define themselves according to what they do. For example, if you ask a child what he or she is doing, he will answer that is doing whatever he is involved with in that moment. He will not explain what kind of career he aspires to have, what future he hopes for, what kind of hobbies he is involved with. He will share himself – and as a child his attention is completely HERE.

I miss that ability to be completely engulfed in living as it takes place HERE – with such an intense presence that the past and the future dissolves. Because as an adult, I have become so used to pursuing plans, goals, careers, ideas, various abstract structures, that are helpful and do have a natural place in life, but that can block my life force when allowed to be in the foreground. Plans, goals, the past, and the future, that is not life – these are tools to live LIFE – and as tools – I decide when to use them. If my plans and my goals constantly arise within my inner mind throughout my day, and take focus from my present moment, then I am not in control, and then I have lost my childish innocence and ability to be present here.

There is a really good quote from Lao Tzu on this point:

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.
What difference between yes and no?
What difference between success and failure?
Must you value what others value,
avoid what others avoid?
How ridiculous!

Other people are excited,
as though they were at a parade.
I alone don’t care,
I alone am expressionless,
like an infant before it can smile.

Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.
I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.
I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.

Other people are bright;
I alone am dark.
Other people are sharp;
I alone am dull.
Other people have purpose;
I alone don’t know.
I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.

I am different from ordinary people.
I drink from the Great Mother’s breasts.”

What I take from this quote is that there is great peace, joy and calm in living completely HERE and not defining oneself according to the changes that is a constant in reality. And it makes sense – that if I do not define my reality as positive or negative – and I do not define the changes that occur as good or bad – I will simply deal with whatever comes my way without any particular instability. When there are no expectations, no fears, no hopes, no desires – I will be able to live without constantly looking for something more and reacting to what comes about.

When it comes to purpose, I also enjoy this quote. Some days ago I heard a philosopher that talked about purpose. He said that if you lock yourself into a room for a month, then after a while, you will get an urge to do something, and that which you want to do, that is your purpose. What I saw however was that such an approach to purpose is limiting. Purpose is not something that is supposed to control us – and purpose will change from moment to moment. It does not make sense that we have one interest, hobby or passion that is to be our guiding beacon in life – and that we are supposed to arrange everything according to this experience. Because if that is the case, we will miss everything else! There is so much to life and to ourselves, and each moment holds a gift – a present to be unwrapped.

I do not want to have one purpose – I want to be purposeful – and repurposed for each and every moment to be the best that I can be. If my daughter needs some from me – my purpose is to be there for her. If I require to do something at work – my purpose is to get it done. If I am by myself with nothing in particular to do – my purpose can be whatever I wish – I can give myself the purpose to utterly relax and let go – and for a moment – allow my body to regain its energy. And living like this can probably be seen as an aimless drift – however there is a structure and a direction – it is in every moment – it is flexible and embracing – the same as water – and shifting with whatever is required. Water can crash, it can pour gently, it can find its way through small cracks or move around objects – it always works in symmetry with its environment.

I will be like water and practice living in every moment come what may – and stop valuing what others value, or make differences between yes and no, success and failure – all of it is still only different nuances of the present moment.


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2012 Changing The World With The Mind = Fake

In this blog I am going to pick apart and show the deception in a statement by Colin Wilson, and this is a typical spiritual, new age statement, and it goes as follows: “The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.”

So, what it is the deception in this statement? Well obviously, the mind can’t in-fact make, or create anything physical what so ever – and as such the mind can’t change the world at all. What is required to change the world is MONEY and physical action – yet this point of common sense is often disregarded and pushed away by us humans, as we tend to like having our money to fulfill our desires, and to not have to do very much with our life’s but instead keep ourselves entertained, and content within immersing ourselves in some hobby, or something that we like doing; so that we don’t have to care about anything else but ourselves.

In terms of being able to find a justification, in order to not have to change this world, or do anything substantial and of use with ourselves, and our time here, Colin Wilson’s statement supplies the perfect match. With such a justification we’d be able to think, and feel as if we’re doing these great, and magnificent things, while in-fact we’re only hiding in our minds, living out our life’s in acceptance of the system, and in complete fear of actually standing up to do something and live the change PHYSICALLY.

This is what Desteni is all about, we’re about taking a principle that has been described, and endorsed by many religions, people, philosophers, gurus, and other spiritual people – as the principle of do unto another as you’d like to be done unto you – and then living this principle PHYSICALLY, PRACTICALLY – and this is why Desteni is so different from anything that has ever been here.

Desteni is saying that without practical action, without practical movement, without in-fact living the statement of change as yourself, in your life actually, and physically in every moment of breath – NOTHING is going to change what so ever. And this is obviously common sense, and simple to see – yet spiritualistic people spend much time to deceive themselves into believing that things can change through using the mind, through simply feeling the change – feeling compassionate and sad about starvation, and suffering – thinking that we don’t really have to physically do something, because we can all do it in the mind.

But hey, the world is a proof that this idea of change is false, spirituality, and religions, that have suggested the spiritual, and non-physical way of change have existed for decades – like Christianity for example: “wait to judgment day, then the bad will pay, and you’ll also go to heaven when you die” – or Buddhism: “be as good as you can possible be, meditate, and then you’ll go to nirvana, and everything will be cool” or new age: “hey, just accumulate love and everything will be cool”.

Though within looking at the world we see that none of these spiritual practices have lead anywhere! What we can instead see is that the capitalists, those that use money and labor-power to build up an empire for themselves, they are in control of reality – they hold the power to make decisions – and this obviously proves that in order to change the world, we must stand equal in application to these capitalists, and walk in the system and walk the necessary practical points, and in-fact, physically create change.

In-fact, the people that have placed their mark upon this world so to speak, that has been kings, and rich people – they have built buildings, printed books, printed money, made the laws, and they are the people that have lived within the realization that you create through physical accumulation – while the spiritual people and their messages of purity and love have had no effect what-so-ever in this world – none. Jesus message of do unto another as you’d like to be done unto you is not lived by anyone in the corporate world, and what president takes into account such a principle within their decisions? No they only care about money, and real physical events, and actions – and as such it’s clear that in order to be effective, and have a impact in this world – physical action is required.

Thus – conclusion – don’t fall for these love-dovey – and smoky statements of changing the world through thinking, feelings, and experience – it must be done physically – practically – actually – else it’s not real.

2012 And The Awakening of Buddha

Ram Bahadur Bomjon was born in Nepal 1990 and began meditating under a tree during 2005 – and here he remained for one year – sitting still and meditating. This feat made him famous, and suddenly he was a tourist attraction – and people came from all-over to witness this “miraculous” event take place before their eyes: Ram was given the name “Buddha-Boy”; now it’s the year of 2012 and Rams disciplined – and perceived ascension is still going on – while the world remains but a place of suffering and misery.

It’s fascinating how the feat of sitting down under a tree – breathing – can be given such enormous attention, and be see as a good, and marvelous thing to do, as well as be interpreted as an action that in someway promotes and gives way to solving the problems of this world; while in-fact it’s but someone sitting down in-under a tree – breathing.

The fact that this event has been given so much attention proves one fact – man is in-fact pre-preprogrammed to be ignorant and unable to live by common sense – because let’s look at what change this action of sitting down meditating in-fact creates – physically – practically – here – the answer is: nothing what-so-ever.

The action of meditation is useless – it brings forth no change – it brings forth no insight – it brings forth no common sense – it brings forth no solution – in-fact the action of meditation is the symbol of separation as personality – as one through the act of meditation disregard and ignore the physical reality of living within this system – interacting with others – speaking – and moving oneself with everything else that is here – and instead one sit down – and simply sit – shutting one’s eyes – shutting out everything that is here within the hope and desire to ascend into Buddha-hood.

The act of meditation is done from within the starting point of pursuing a inner goal of evolution – to become a master – to feel good – to feel outside and not a part of this existence anymore – but instead “transcended” – “ascended” = the epitome of self-righteousness.

And Buddha is the figurine, and symbol that stand as the ultimate desire – to achieve Nirvana – but what is Nirvana but the complete separation from what is here? A experience, and existence “free from pain” – “free from the birth, and re-birth of the wheel of life” – a existence of and as separation as one perceive oneself to be of a higher, noble, and more deserving form than everything else that is here in this reality, and this existence.

Buddha was in-fact the most egoistical man ever to exist – he only sat under a tree and meditated – walked around and spoke to people about how to “free yourself” – never was a word uttered as to changing the economic system of this world, which is the very core as to most of the suffering and hardship the exists in this world. Buddha was only concerned about himself, his peace, his well-being and his ascension – and the rest of the world he regarded as but “illusion”.

Spirituality is the peak of ego as it’s focus lie completely upon the inner reality of each one – wherein the reality that we all share – this physical reality – is disregarded and shunned as illusion.

In the quest for enlightenment men put themselves through the most antagonizing stunts – they fast for months – refuse to drink water – sit outside in harsh weather conditions attempting to have their mind control matter and as such not be influenced by the conditions of this physical reality that is here – but what does the body think about such a practice? Is the body ever considered by the oh-so all-mighty mind that seeks it’s enlightenment?

Wouldn’t maybe the body of Ram Bahadur Bomjon like to have some fresh water, a warm meal, wash itself clean and run around in the woods? Why doesn’t the body get a say in terms of its host’s self-glorifying attempts to reach a reality that exists separate from everything and everyone else?

Spirituality – enlightenment – and all practices of inner development is the fuck-you to the rest of existence – to the animals – to the trees – to the bugs – to each and every single individual that daily walk in this reality supplying human beings with food – air – and clean water – it’s the fuck-you that states “I am more than this physical reality – I am spiritual – I am a energy – I am more than this!”

Yet – this physical reality is more advanced than what we as mind have ever been, or can ever be – a body can function consequently for more than 80 years – never does the heart stop beating – never is a breath missed – never does the toe-nails forget to grow – never does the saliva run dry – never does eye-lids forget to blink. Our body is a master-piece of engineering – and nature that each and every day – consistently and without failure – supply rain – supply nourishment – supply warmth – is a structural composition that we as mind can’t even begin to fathom the complexity and intricacy of; we’re as mind in-fact so utterly limited in comparison to what is here as the physical – and our self-glorifying attempt to reach a place a part from what is here – as that which in-fact gives us access to life and living – proves this fact; we do not even see what it is that were given unconditionally everyday.

Spirituality is the lack of humbleness – it’s an inflated ego living out superiority as believing itself to be something more than this reality – this physical existence – that we all share.

Mankind must become kind – man is the problem of this world – and meditation is not the solution – re-education is the solution – participation – discussion – and movement towards a reality that is in-fact best for all is the solution – we can’t change what is here through escaping into a inner reality of bliss – and we can’t escape from what is here – because what is here is ourselves, as our accumulated disregard for what is best for all.

Thus – don’t aim to become a Buddha-Boy – aim towards developing yourself to become a trustworthy individual that consider all aspects of living and not only a illusionary desire of reaching somewhere – investigate Desteni – investigate Equal Money – and let’s practically – physically – move ourselves to become free – a freedom wherein everything and everyone is in-fact free – not only ourselves.