- Sep 2010
- Normanton, Far North West Queensland
Yes Gnat this is so, we look only for the Good in all things. This is not an easy path to walk. It takes much examination of ones own Self.And if we have, we are deeply saddened, because the most serious part of Materialism is not some kind of interest in material things, but the all-pervasive habit of judging our fellow men by material criteria, and once again the most serious part of that habit is not that of judging them by looking at their material possessions, but by failing to look for the inner qualities, instead looking at things like exams, positions in various hierarchies, etc. It seems like every day we move farther away from an understanding of man.
And yes indeed the "participation in any part of it" that is "contributing to the decline of the world" seems inevitable, unless we entirely withdraw from the world, which also in no way is a solution.
It must be also considered if we see bad in anything at all, that it is still part of us and we are yet to remove its entire influence.
It is not that we withdraw from the world, it is that we withdraw as much as we can away from our animal selves and find our Good selves, which is God within with Laws.
It is an interesting journey we are all on, Good and Bad mingle to find the ultimate Unity.