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I probably need to clarify my spiritual philosophies before I get into this. First, reason and logic dictate that All spiritual metaphysics must be framed as speculation. Honesty dictates such framing until spirituality can be demonstrated to be more than anecdotal personal belief systems (no matter how ‘gumbyfied’ one is). It should bother immensely ALL truth seekers that this is not the case today–every manner of spiritual assertion is casually declared as fact by every stripe of spiritual believer–I view this as a type of collective delusion no matter how seemingly benign or loving a tradition thinks itself –the metaphysics are simply not honest if it isn’t framed as speculative. One HAS  to demonstrate metaphysical claims in an objective universal way for spirituality to be considered a matter of fact ( speaking generally about supernatural assertions).

I have also come to view this earth as some type of Matrix; that is to say some type of false replication of an unknown true reality far removed from this existence–it could be some type of incredibly advanced simulation. I am an incompatibilist and believe humans do not have universal freewill although we have marginal inconsequential freewill–yes, you can choose beans and rice, or sausage and eggs for breakfast, or neither, but it’s of no universal consequence. I believe the only way out of this Matrix is if the UNKNOWN transcendent God takes you out of here for reasons that are only known to it. The speculations on who we might be and why we’re here are beyond the scope of this post but not everyone here is who they seem or claim to be. I think it likely, as metaphysical speculation, that The Bardos are controlled by archons who are dishonest about who they are and what their agenda is and that they deceive and manipulate humanity which exists in their Matrix which they have every right to control (again, an incredibly complex and in-depth topic beyond the scope of this post).

We now live in an age where it’s every man/person for himself and this blog will attempt to explore why that is and how that came about and whether this is a tenable mode of behavior for Buddhist’s or really any spiritual practitioner. This condition is the net result of individualism ushered in by The Age Of Reason and the Enlightenment which sought to overthrow the religious mythological societal control grid. It was a move I agree with to a certain extent but the archons had a plan and humanity was never going to be let off the hook. The new plan was MONEY! It would become the replacement religion for the masses controlled by the same archons who brought us most of the worlds religious control grids. This system has ushered in the Age of Narcissism promoted and fuelled by Hollywood and Wall St. EL-ites. Of course, the primary mode of operation for the financial El-ites is the largest system of USURY ever brought into existence in the known universe. It’s an aside that the economics of this system will also destroy much life on this earth but I won’t get into that issue here. My main point of contention is whether it’s compatible with the Buddha’s teaching and I will argue it’s entirely incompatible with the true essence of Gautama’s teaching assuming he existed as a historical person and attained and taught Enlightenment–I should also note that this post isn’t about what enlightenment is or isn’t from a metaphysical perspective.

I’m of the opinion that the Buddha would have had to have understood the true meaning (and consequence) of The Golden Rule; he would have had to have understood that unnecessary coercion and use of force and unnecessary exploitation are incompatible with the highest spiritual ideals. If that was the case, and I believe it is, it would mean Buddhism today is in terrible trouble as it has been brought to heel by the central banking system which has inverted the true meaning of any spiritual praxis. Buddhism has turned into spiritual materialism under the influence of the monetary control grid. Please consider that under modern capitalist systems an overwhelming majority of the population are forced via exploitation and coercion to do that which they would rather not do if reasonable alternatives existed. That capitalist overlords see this condition as voluntary is only a sign of their corrupt delusion and argues not at all against the spiritual truth of my thesis. Also, consider that the current trajectory of the capitalist machine is causing the sixth mass extinction and untold ecological damage to many of the earth’s complex life systems. Is this something the Buddha would have accepted as healthy enlightened behavior? I think not!

I should note that anyone who reads my blog knows I am not a Marxist and reject State-run socialism. I also argue consistently that the core pathology of the age is a currency supply built on debt and using money as a commodity instead of how it should be used–as solely a means of exchange, and please view for one idea in that regard.

I also talk about it here in The New Earth Commons.







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