And the truth shall set you free
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Discussing the philosophy of the whole in order to understand how we arrived where we are today.
Philosophy itself is an examination of ideas as well as my own thinking.
In the video below, Dr. Noam Chomsky talks about War, Imperialism, and Propaganda with Abby Martin and raises important issues about philosophy, and the fact that freedom is not an option for the the less educated.
At present our civilisation seems to be bent on destroying itself and most life on our planet, and this destruction is based on greed and the lust for power (both are drives toward the wrong concept of happiness) of individual needs. Yet we exist as a community and without community we will cease to exist, in other words, the human species is verging on extinction due to an out of control selfishness.
Now we have the knowledge, the technology and tools for planetary transformation. Some new inroads are being made, yet the mass of humanity is bound by outdated beliefs.
How can we as a collective of individuals who's purpose is collective happiness and enlightenment create a harmonious global environment and the literal 'heaven on earth'?
Freedom and happiness are ideals we all strive for, but yet we all find ourselves living in bondage and experiencing suffering to some degree. Holistic philosophy seeks to clarify who we are and define a path to a life free of suffering.
Freedom, or the ideas of being physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually free are concepts with many interpretations within many philosophies and schools of thought. But really; can we ever be truly free?
We are of course bound by the limitations of our human body and it's need for food and shelter which require our regular effort and in this sense we are bound to our human existence.
Human co-existence has been shaped over the millennia into the civilisation of today, in which we are not only bound by our physicality, but we are also bound by our desires, attachments and civilisation itself.
Our right to exist and the way that we exist is bound by social, political and corporate rules and regulations as well as mental programming, philosophical and religious idealism. So we are bound by our basic survival needs and the restrictions of our civilisation.
Life for every human on this planet involves suffering to some degree and we suffer because human nature and the world we live in is far from perfect. The actual amount of pain and suffering we experience during our lifetime is often by the accident/time/place/situation of our birth.
Many call the accident of our birth fate, fortune or Karma and while individuals often seem to have little choice but to endure what life has served them, others see life as an opportunity to overcome suffering and to find true joy or happiness.
We experience physical suffering in the form of pain, sickness, injury, tiredness, old age, and eventually death, and we also have to endure the psychological sufferings of sadness, repression, loss, fear, frustration, disappointment, and depression.
If you are wondering why philosophy and religion feature in a holistic bodywork manual, it is because the population is bound by the lies of the past which lies at the root of all diseases, and while it's to late for the truth to set many people free, it may help in providing an honest framework that may inspire future generations to avoid the mistakes within our current civilisation.
Religions, philosophies and political systems teach or promise an end to or a lessening suffering, yet in this day and age suffering seems to be increasing for the great majority of not only human, but all life on earth.
We are born naked and clothed in confusion before being controlled and manipulated our entire life. The healing arts of yoga and meditation combined with the wisdom of the masters help us to see the illusion we live and if the desire is there, become self determined and self responsible beings.
When we ask:
What is real, what is right and wrong, what is the right way to live, who are we and who am I?
These commonly asked questions produce volumes of answers, but the truth of these questions is that:
- I Exist and therefore I Am
- I exist in relationship with my world and environment.
- Everything else is arbitrary including civilization itself.
Preparing this and writing up a sustainable philosophy is some task, however if humanity is going to survive beyond our projected extinction date of 120,000 years, this work must be done and this site may be used as a platform of discussion and development where your contribution is welcome. You can simply add short comments - 30 to 50 words to the comments field on the page you are reading, but if you have more to say, you can add a new page from your profile page and we can discuss where it should be placed.
When the Lord was asked by a certain man, When should His kingdom come, He saith unto him: When two shall be one, and the without as the within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female.
Seek for the great [mysteries] and the little shall be added to you; seek for the heavenly and the earthly shall be added to you.
Jesus saith: Everything that is not before thy face and that which is hidden from thee shall be revealed to thee. For there is nothing hidden which shall not be made manifest, nor buried which shall not be raised.
"If a man walks in the woods for the love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, sheering off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen"
Henry David Thoreau
'Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able, nor willing? Then why call him God? ' - Epicurus
And the truth shall set you free John/8-32