When person endangers our freedom, our disposition is to struggle back - and fighting back hard. No faith proposes that we stand up idly by and let others, either human or the military units of nature, to predominate us. The The Buddha said, "I make not learn a resignation of anything to those powerfulnesses that are evil, be they work force or Gods or the elements of nature."
If our built-in freedom to dwell our lives freely, or pattern our faith as we take is threatened in any way, we delve our heels in and either openly or surreptitiously happen ways to free ourselves from any yoke of oppression. This natural disposition is our human nature.
Freedom, however, attains beyond the capacity to travel where we wish or be free from painful or unpleasant experiences, or from unhappy memories, or outward oppression. Cardinal autonomy travels much deeper than that. The fact is, we can't have got pleasance without pain; that's just the manner life is, so when we state that we desire freedom, are we sure that entire freedom is really what we want? Or, make we just wish to be free from unpleasantness, which is not possible — as have just been mentioned. No pleasance without pain.
The job is that we are forever being tricked into thought that we are, in fact, free, when we really aren't. More than likely, we are enslaved by an internal dictatorship worse than any external dictatorship we could imagine, and a dictatorship that we dwell with every day.
What is astonishing is that we cannot see this dictatorship that imprisons us within, yet we are so adamantine about menaces to our outward freedoms. We just cannot see that we incarcerate ourselves! Can't you see it? Can't you experience it every twenty-four hours and in every way? It's compensate in presence of your nose! It's what do your changeless angst!
If we could see, even for lone a moment, how we are held prisoner by our ain dictatorial mind, we would respond as strongly as if our state had been attacked by an aggressive regular army purpose on subjugating us and locking us away in atrocious prisons. The prison house of our head is many modern times worse. Seeing this internal subjugation is not easy, but until we do, we will go on to be confused about life.
We can't see this dictatorship because we place with it just as surely as we place with the mental image of ourselves, and mental images perplex things. It's as if an wicked occupying military unit have got taken on the pretense of friends and relatives, and have infiltrated our very minds.
Being free from "something" is not the same as being completely free. Being free from something affects both the "something," as well as that which is free from it. This is not entire freedom. The ground it is not entire freedom is because the 1 who have go free from that "something" is still blameworthy of becoming oppressed by something else. Can you see this? If it's not Tomas Delaware Tomas De Torquemada torture Jews, it's Hitler a few centuries later. If we kill all of our enemies, more than volition only protrude up as if there is an wicked nothingness in the existence that cannot stay empty! Even if we did somehow get rid of all outward oppression, an subjugation would develop within our ain organization. You see this occurrence all the time.
No . . . being totally free agency being free from everything, including ourselves.
Once we see that we can never work out our basic jobs by eliminating outside oppression, wouldn't we, as thought person beings, expression for another venue? (Not that we don't go on to struggle against outside oppression)! But it's very hard to reason that we can work out our jobs in this mode (looking at ourselves) — there is a inclination to think, clip and again advertisement infinitum, that if we can only work out our outward job this 1 last time, everything will be okay. But it never is for long. WW Iodine turns into WW II, then into Korea, into Vietnam, into Iraq, and now we believe that triumph in the Center East will convey us ageless peace. This is not intelligent.
So we are left with two alternatives; kill everyone that doesn't hold with us or that is evil, which intends the violent death will travel on forever. And with more than powerful arms every year, it won't be long before we are all killed! Then did we win or lose?
Or; we might make up one's mind to happen the existent dictatorship that dwells inside of each 1 of us, the existent root of violence. It's never just the other guy.
Here's the logic: Until we face and understand this internal dictatorship and see its possible to rupture us apart, things will worsen. Look at the choler edifice in the human race — even on our ain main roads that are full with road-rage! Understanding this internal dictatorship intends realizing how our attitudes, as covert as we believe them to be, combustible others to move violently. Hating person secretly because of their religion, or because of their doctrine or tegument color, or what a few of them did to us old age ago, will fuel violence. How can it not in this shrinkage world?
And the job lies within ourselves. Where else can it be — in the other guy? That sort of thought have never worked. That sort of polarizing is the ignorance that perpetuates warfare and suffering. It experiences good to say, "We'll kill them all, we're tough," but these days, everybody is tough, and soon everybody will have got atomic weapons. How tough is anybody when a atomic warhead hits them? And in the adjacent war, the atomic warheads won't be going only one way!
When we finally make up one's mind to look at ourselves, rather than warrant our actions based on our judgements and disapprobation of the other guy, we back off a little. Not that we go a weakling for wicked people to pass over their feet on, but we take the negative emotion and false amour propre out of it (which doesn't help), and by doing that, we go very efficient at what we do, including defending ourselves with a passion.
Defending ourselves with a passion, however, gets with intelligence instead of force — the intelligence to not trouble oneself other people. If our faith or ideals or our word form of authorities fulfills us, why in the human race would we desire to lodge our olfactory organs in other people's concern and military unit our sentiments upon them? They will resent us for it, and won't bury our arrogance.
If we finally see within ourselves the chemical mechanisms by which we perpetuate this warfare between others and ourselves, there is hope that we can stop the violence. We are all violent. Don't gull yourself into thought otherwise. We are violent animals, but we are thinking animate beings as well, and if our intelligence can overrule our fearfulness and intuition of each other and our animate being emotions, a possibility bes of a human race dedicated to loftier ideals other than those presently valued.
If how much we can acquire for ourselves and our kin or our country, (money and power), are our values, we will never acquire along with each other. There will never be adequate money and powerfulness to travel around! Concealed interior each of us is the dictatorship that perpetuates this myth that money and powerfulness will procure us; and a myth it certainly is. Lone love will procure us.
The dictatorship hidden inside of us is no less than the "I" thought; the thought that we are separate from our chap person beings, and if you believe this is all new age nonsense, then delight . . . go on with the killing.
"Hatred makes not discontinue by hatred, but only by love; this is the ageless rule." (The Buddha)