To change the system you have to first unplug from it
Buddha taught that freedom from suffering means liberation from the illusion of separation that society feeds us.
You are the Universe, walking upon this planet in human form. We are each a part of the great symphony of universal creation, sister or brother to the animals, the mountains, rivers, trees and stars.
Civilisation’s institutions tell us we are our names, race, nationality, politics, religion and gender preference. They con us (program us from childhood) into believing we are separate from the world. And it’s these illusions which give rise to all our desires and fears.
This is the Big Lie, that keeps us hypnotized. Thinking we are individuals competing with other individuals distracts us from our true nature. Keeps us from opening our hearts to reality, from waking up.
The Buddha understood this, as did Jesus, Walt Whitman, Gandhi, Einstein, Alan Watts, Thich Nhat Hanh and many many others.
This is the choice we face every moment of our lives, to stay asleep, plugged in to the dreams of civilization’s MATRIX, or to wake up to deeper truth about ourselves, connecting with the magnificence of this Universe that brought everything into being…
Tao & Zen
“As soon as you say that you are an individual, illusion is very happy to distract you from your real nature and to keep you inside her institutions.” ~Sri Siddharameshwar Maharj
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ – a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
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