Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Enlightenment 106

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the very nasty Wolf but do you know the story of the evil bunnies?

Once upon a time in a little Australian town, a family of pet bunnies escaped from the home where they were supposed to be living.
Once in the wilderness, without having to worry about any natural predators – because there were none – our bunnies started to do what bunnies do best: Math!
So they multiplied day in and day out till they got to a couple of million.
Of course all that math gives you an appetite, so they ate everything in their path forcing the Australian government to declare a state of emergency.

On the other news, the policy of unrestricted killing of the bad wolves of North America had to be reversed and the wolf had to be declared protected species due to the wild spread of disease among the herbivores of the forests and other unexpected and unforeseen problems the absence of wolves had caused.

Although my reporting skills might be dubious the facts remain the same.
Every time men have interfered with Mother Nature thinking, this is bad and we can make it better, the consequences have been disastrous or at least unexpectedly bad.
Even after the repeated failures of controlling our environment we keep to have the same ignorant understanding and approach to the universe of which we are part of.

First, we do not even consider ourselves part of the nature.
We are the masters of the universe – see the bible decree that puts us in charge of everything.
Consequently we are on the path of “conquering” the nature around us and ones nature as well.
Nature has to be subdued and controlled be that the wild life, animals and forests, rivers, lakes and oceans, or our own instincts, sexuality or emotions.

A truly civilized man has to be completely removed from nature and his nature.
He has to live in an artificial house in an artificial city with an artificial environment.
The air has to be conditioned, the water purified the night has to be turned into day for his convenience and generally everything that is “natural” like the flowers he brings around for his enjoyment, has to be disinfected and sterilized so to protect him from harm.

He has to be “reasonable” therefore anything emotional is regarded as weak and unbecoming. He has to be practical, efficient, organized and anything that stands in the path of achieving this “civilized” human state has to be removed, or at least chained and controlled.
The human nature had to be subdued and hidden like an ugly animal, and then and only then we can consider ourselves superior, enlightened human beings.

If you think to yourself “What a piece of crap, nobody thinks like that.”
I have some bad news. That is exactly what the majority of people think.
We are turning this planet into an asphalted parking lot as we are speaking.
Every moment of every day we are on an assault, war path against the nature around us and in the next couple of decades the only place we would see wild life would be in national parks.

Every day as we are speaking the same scientific minds are working to turn your brain into an asphalted parking lot as well.
You might have not been aware of it but the “civilization” of the human nature has been going on for quite a while be that by religious and political means, through education, indoctrination, through control or chemical control – just look around you, how many of the people you know are under mood controlled medication or notice how fast mental illnesses are popping up every year.
It looks like any inconvenient behavior now days has a scientific name and a pill to cure it.

The human society is changing and moving every day towards is destination.
The day of the perfect society that our scientific minds are dreaming will become reality before you know it.

You may not agree with that statement and I am ready to admit that I am wrong, but if I am wrong then, you tell me:
Do you have any idea where the human society is heading for?
Just as I thought, you have no idea.


CG Walters said...

With the change of administrations (US) it has rightly been decided that all the predators should not exist within the White House and corporate board rooms.

Joseph Campbell speaking of
Daisetsu Suzuki [in response to the West's predominant religion/consciousness]:
"He stood up with his hands on his sides and said:
'God against man - Man against God.'
'Man against nature - Nature against man.'
'Nature against God - God against nature.'
'Very funny religion!'"

blessings to you and all you hold dear,

Karl Staib - Work Happy Now said...

I agree on many of your points. We cover this beautiful earth with asphalt and wonder why we have global warming. This earth can't breathe.

I do believe that there are leaders trying to make a difference with sustainable energy and the like. Hopefully we follow their lead and turn our destruction around.

Sun Singer said...

The real wolf in the northern Rockies has been the former administration. There are ways to keep wolves from killing stock other than killing all the wolves.

Society is heading back up the ladder to the creator; it's taking a while, though, because we keep tripping over our egos and blaming those stumbles on other people.

We need to howl and the moon more often.


Talon said...

Interesting. When you think of the intricate balance in place in nature, humans don't seem to fit into the grand scheme of things.

I'll have to reflect on this and add more thoughts later.

Ted Bagley said...

Humans are dependent on others after they are born longer than any other animal. Unfortunately, some there whole life and even more unfortunately is those people often are allowed to be in charge of the wellbeing of there fellows.

MelissaQ said...

Wasn't it Einstein who said that the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." ? My guess is that if we all don't start really thinking about what we are doing to our selves and our planet, and we continue doing more of the same, we are on the fast lane to destruction.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. It is refreshing to find other intelligent life here in the

molly said...

No, I have no idea. And really, I don't spend alot of time trying to figure it out. To the ego it might be important, and I am not insinuating that we should be complacent, but really, in any given moment, all we have control over is our reactions, our actions. "Be the change you wish to see in the world", said Ghandi.

The present moment and what each of us does with it is really the only truth.

Barry said...

In a deep and respectful way, it may not matter where we're headed.

What does matter is what we do *right now* with what is *right in front* of us.

If we can't be clear, wise and compassionate in *this very moment,* then the future will let us know about it.

Anonymous said...

At first, I wasn't able to follow the leap from evil bunnies to math to the Government, but I get what you're saying.

And yes, you're right. A lot of people define the word "civilization" as man conquering nature. But since we are superior beings, we should be "helping along", not conquering. Embracing wildlife and making things good for them, not paving over their lands to make room for malls or corporate headquarters.

Buddha said...

@ CG Walters – Hilarious if you ask me. Too bad so many take religion too seriously.

@ Karl – I have the same high hopes Karl.

@ Sun Singer – We are the ones capable of real evil. We have to become aware of that.

@ Talon – We fit perfectly when we want – look at the Native Americans – the problem is that we don’t want to fit, we want to rule!

@ Ted – Very interesting point. I’ll have to think about it.

@ Melissa Q – It is insane indeed. I just hope this administration will not “stay the course”

@ Molly – very profound thought Molly. I wish more people would think like that.

@ Barry – He, he, he! In a deep and respectful way it might. It all depends on how you define “matter”

@ The Samurai – Absolutely. We should before we run out of options.

Thank you so much for your insightful comments. It feels so nice to have so many friends.

Love, peace and happiness!

Anonymous said...

MelissaQ sums it up - we must do it all differently or perish! I've often wondered at the billions spent on space travel when we can't get it right down here, what makes anyone think moving planets will do it?
Mans existence on the earth was never about conquer and destroy - it was about good stewardship ... and as a race they have FAILED. Time is now of the essence - but I think mankind is basically too selfish to turn it around in time.

molly said...

Thanks for your well wishes. I am grateful for the support. You be well yourself. See you on Feb 9th.

With Much Kindness,


Anonymous said...

You said on my blog not to be mad at you again. When was I mad at you?

ssgreylord said...

"we are turning this planet into an asphalted parking lot as we are speaking."

how profound. i love it...

ray gratzner said...

dear buddha, yes men has to repect and protect each animal and has to let them enough living space to get along. Only that will be a warranty for a long existence of mankind, we are all sitting in the same boat, earth.
Happy blogging

Liara Covert said...

It is often assumed as a challenge to evolve to recognize what it means to be where you are. People remember and forget what serves them as part of their changing consciousness. This post reminds people of detail they already know but selectively disregard. To nurture faith in yourself is to believe you will recall what matters before it is too late.

Buddha said...

@ Aggie – I am curious what the future is going to be like.

@ Molly – You are welcome Molly. Thank you!

@ Samurai – I am happy to see you, we are OK. I left you a comment on your blog.

@ SS Greylord – Actually, I took that from a song I heard because I loved it too.

@ Ray – Yes! That is one thing human kind has to accept and respect.

@ Liara – People have a very selfish way looking at nature without realizing that nature is us and we are nature.

Ted Bagley said...

I'll go on record as saying, "I am not nature."

Ariel said...

"The human nature had to be subdued and hidden like an ugly animal, and then and only then we can consider ourselves superior, enlightened human beings."

haha, that's so true...