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Re: Theos-World Free from conflicts

Mar 14, 2006 09:09 AM
by Anton Rozman


Same to you Bill, and to Perry for your post,

But it seems that the following citation is more up-to-date:

The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of 
arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may 
lead to apathy and indifference, the I-don't-care reaction, or to a 
more intensified desire to study and to understand. Unfortunately, 
the first reaction is the more popular one. The flight from study 
and awareness is much too common in a world that throws too many 
confusing pictures to the individual. For the sake of our democracy, 
based on freedom and individualism, we have to bring ourselves back 
to study again and again. Otherwise, we can become easy victims of a 
well-planned verbal attack on our minds and consciences.

>From the "Rape of the Mind" by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D
http://www.ninehundred.net/control/


--- In theos-talk@yahoogroups.com, Bill Meredith <meredith_bill@...> 
wrote:
>
> Thanks, Anton. Here is another quote in a similar spirit.
> 
> 
> "But the heart of the matter is that men, like all living 
creatures, are 
> blind, unknowing, deluded by the things to which they cling, by 
what 
> never "is", but is forever caught up in absolute transience, in 
coming 
> and going, in never-ending becoming.
> Thus there is only one means of liberation: to transcend ignorance 
by 
> knowledge. But nothing can be changed by insight into particulars 
here 
> and there. It is only the fundamental state of vision in which we 
see 
> the whole that transforms and saves. Salvation lies in liberation 
from 
> attachment to things, in release from all vain craving -- these 
confer 
> insight into the condition and origin of this whole existence and 
the 
> means of annulling it. Ignorance itself, blindness, attachment to 
the 
> finite, are the source of this existence; perfect knowledge is its 
> annulment."
> 
> --- Karl Jaspers on his interpretation of the expressed doctrine 
of 
> Buddha from The Great Philosophers, Vol.1, p29.
> 
> Anton Rozman wrote:
> > Excerpt from Rohit Mehta's article: What is freedom?
> >
> > The lack of freedom which man experiences in outer circumstances 
of 
> > life is due to the absence of freedom in the inner life of man. 
What 
> > is meant by this inner freedom? Obviously, it is a state where 
mind 
> > is not tethered to anything. If the mind has created its own 
vested 
> > interest, then it is bound to be circumscribed by its sphere of 
> > influence. A vested interest, whether financial or 
psychological, is 
> > always created for the purposes of security. When the mind 
creates a 
> > psychological vested interest, it is with the purpose of 
> > safeguarding its zone of comfort and continuity. The mind that 
seeks 
> > security must remain a stranger to freedom, it must accept the 
> > compulsions of its own vested interest. The joy of creative 
living 
> > cannot be comprehended by such a mind.  Now, when does one feel 
the 
> > compulsion of life? Surely, this feeling of compulsion arises 
only 
> > when the mind has arrived at some conclusion. Now, a mind that 
> > approaches life with a prior conclusion is no longer open. It is 
a 
> > closed mind. In fact, a mind that is open feels no compulsions 
as it 
> > has no prior conclusions; it is free from all conflicts.
> >
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> >  
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
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