Billions of donations are collected every year, but poverty seems to be growing instead of decreasing…
With a population of about 7.6 billion people in the world, if one can assume that 10% of humanity donates 5€ per month (the actual value is far above that), a sum of 3.8 billion€ per month should make a noticeable improvement.
Why does it not?
If the root of the tree is spoiled, hardly edible fruits will grow…
It is not the lack of willingness of people to help others, but a general attitude of mankind that leads to the fact that not enough help is given. Trillions of bills could be printed again and people will still look for the error somewhere else than with themselves, why the money is apparently not enough for all people. Money will not create peace or something of this kind. Love, the judgement and evaluation-free, expectationless sharing with one’s neighbor, no matter what religion or other world view he represents, whether he is apparently good or bad, is the only thing that will lead to a situation that is bearable for all people.
The identification with an ethnicity, tribe, country, religion or other created systems, leads to a conflictual community, which we call the world. However, we do not recognize the conflicts within ourselves, but seek the conflict outside, which we can observe well all over the world. However, we do not have to look so far out into the world, to Syria, Afghanistan or other conflict-laden areas, but only into our own four walls. How much potential for conflict do we find there? Enough to distract from it. But why do we prefer to deal with “distant” conflicts instead of dealing with ourselves and our conflicts?
Is it the fear of being responsible for conflicts ourselves? Is it the fear of realizing that we ourselves are not better and would do some things in the same way if we had this political influence (generally power), i.e. generally other possibilities? (“NO NO, I would never do that…”)
Is it naivety to assume that we are perfect and others are not?
Is it our own ego that makes us think that others are always to blame for my suffering anyway, but others are only to blame for theirs?
“Others are always responsible for my suffering, but when others suffer they are to blame themselves, they could change places, change religion or go to the employment office to get money…”)
What selfish thinking, right?
Are we selfish?
Are we thinking too much about our own well-being, which is only temporarily achievable due to a created system?
Are we doing everything right in our lives?
Do we respect and accept the opinion of others?
Do we perhaps distinguish and evaluate too much the things we cannot evaluate at all, because we often do not know the background?
What about our neighbors? Are we envious of people who seem to have more of what society calls good? Are we filled with “hate” when people close to us no longer meet our expectations and go their own ways? Do we have expectations? What do we expect from life? Do we give enough to be allowed to have expectations? Does it make sense to expect “good” from life if we give little or nothing “good”? Do good and bad exist at all, or are they also inventions of our conditioned mind? Is what is good for us not bad for others and vice versa? We see a man’s much money and do not pay attention to how ill his “soul” is, and we do not pay attention to the infinite size of our heart, because we waste our life in striving for money and other transitory things.
The reader is now encouraged to pause for thought and check how much of what has been read so far might be true.
We always think that the things we do are right, because everything else would mean that we could make mistakes and make mistakes “just others”. So the first step is to recognize that we are not error-free and start to forgive.
During this process of forgiveness, things will suddenly appear in us that form the basis of our identity. These things are not always beautiful, but they are incredibly important to recognize and even more important to accept and accept that they are there, because only then can we dissolve them and expose our roots from the “dirt” / old habitual patterns to get a glimmer of our true existence.
In this process, we realize that all the things we think are bad are part of our identity that we could work on and will dissolve through true forgiveness. In order to further lighten our true existence, to actually recognize it, a further step is necessary.
Tolerance – Nobody needs to find what others do beautiful, it is enough if we accept it, because we don’t know why they do it.
Tolerance works best when we do not identify with our created identity. If we take it very seriously and consider what we see to be true, then we are 7.6 billion living beings on a COMMON planet called Earth.
The borders, countries and cultures are products of our fantasies. Pure ideas, springing from the minds of people who thought it was good to create an “order”. Where do we find a German if Germany is a product of our imagination?
Black is a symbol, a word that is responsible for many deaths. Is it possible to blame a symbol for anything, or is it the human being who clings to ideas and creates and lives his own idea of good and evil, right and wrong?
Isn’t a high pigmentation a good protection against intense sunlight and important for a human being living in places that are exposed to this intense sunlight? Haven’t human beings, who are highly adaptable, developed according to all geographical conditions? Shouldn’t we perhaps incorporate a school subject called Life and Human Studies into the school system?
It is not the system that makes the school, but the teacher… In the same way, it is the human being who makes the world, not the system, because it is man-made.
Forgiveness, tolerance and as the last and probably “hardest” point, if you consider that love was made by humans to an emotion, which is there when there is great interest in a -thing and hate arises, when this thing does not meet the expectations anymore.
Love is not an emotion!
Not a chemical compound in the mind or body or anything that science thinks it has discovered. Love and hate are inseparably one. Love is a universal bond, a universal, all-pervading force that holds everything together and “hate” is the one responsible for illusion of isolation/separation that we think is real. One can say that love happens in the “superhuman” and hate happens on the material plane, the visible.
“Love your neighbor as yourself…”
“Now how am I to desire every person or develop a great interest in every person?” asks the person who is of the false assumption that love is of this world. Desire and interest are mental and emotional states that have nothing to do with love, because love eludes all reason. You cannot love and you cannot hate, it happens! Love will be experienced by those who connect with the world and the universe and give up the illusion of isolation. Hate happens as long as we assume to be separate beings and somewhere a God looks down on us and excitedly pursues us like the devil is chasing us.
Where is above and where is below in infinity? From where should this God now look down? Love is in God, which means love experiences who recognizes that there is NO separation, no above and no below. That the devil, who hunts us, is our mind, who plays the trick of isolation on us daily.
There is not “the one God”, there is ONLY God!
Stephen Hawkins wrote in his book that the Nothing made the universe emerge from itself and said in reference to the size of the universe: “The limit condition of the universe is that it has no limit”.
Since he could not explain, and therefore rejected, the fact was that this “nothing” is EVERYTHING and of infinite and perfect intelligence. Science is on the verge of discarding its old habits too and, for the sake of development (especially its own), recognizing that there is more than the mind can grasp. The truth cannot be found under the microscope and cannot be put into formulas. Truth is a boundless unity, which not only eludes understanding, because understanding presupposes an end and a beginning, but also has nothing to do with this universe, and yet the universe exists only because of this “inexplicability,” which men call God.
What does all this mean for us? Is what we think is true a lie?
We actually live in ignorance of the truth, which means that everything we think we know is not the truth. A lie is when someone harms a person with the untruth. But since we did not know better, we do not speak of lies, but actually of ignorance. This ignorance is dangerous, because it is an illusion and every person does his part. In this way we create a truth for ourselves that claims human lives and brings suffering to the world.
The truth makes us free
We read the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, the Upanishads and many books whose content is supposed to be the truth; but how, if a word is ALWAYS only a symbol? Words are designations for something that every person can understand and see differently. Moses did not write anything down, Lao Tse refused to write down his words, Jesus did not write a single word and Mohammed did the same because of the deformation of words and meaning. The truth can only be experienced and never put into words. Words are merely symbols and vary according to the person who understands them. But people rely on written information without ever having had any experience of their own. They follow an idea and cannot speak of knowledge, since knowledge requires experience. Everyone who experiences his true existence recognizes the truth and understands that (the) truth rises above any conflict.
The truth is in God and what is in God is one.
To be one, to be one with God is to be one with all that is. Everything that “is” for me is a part of myself, whether I like it or not. As long as it does not suit me, I should think about what bothers me and why. When I start to question myself and my habits, I come to the realization that everything I think I am is an invention of my environment. As long as I identify with this “invention”, what others see in me is what and how I have used things that I have experienced over the years of my existence in this world. So I am an idea, a concept of my parents, my friends and family, the media and their influence on me until I realize that I am not that, but more than my mirror shows me.
So am I all this voluntarily or was I actually -educated-? It is clearly the education of the people who had and have influence on me. Whether this is/was good is shown by the current well-being in the situation I am in. Fact is, I have the choice! I can determine my fate myself when I realize that I am responsible for everything that happens in my life. Good and bad are ideas and evaluations of my educated/conditioned mind, it is all about experiences, about the development process of life itself!
If we want to know who we are, we have to stop being…
We can be everything when we realize that we are nothing…
“One of the most wonderful compensations in life is that no one can seriously help another without helping themselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson