A friend of mine told me once when I was spending a whole lot of life
energy on things I could not change... "Why don't you try to find
inner peace before you take on World peace?"
Took about a decade for me to figure it out, and I still forget it on
occasion, but it is only through that inner peace that World peace is
possible...I do love the world, and it is for that reason that
detachment has become a... what do you call it? a method?
Shut off the tv for a week. At the end of the week, for no particular
reason other than it being true, walk around and greet every living
soul as if they were your soul mate... kind of like driving at dusk
with your lights on to remind others that it is easier to be seen. ;
On 4/19/08, Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Of course, attachment. Most people love their family and friends, and
> town, and after that, their state, and their country. Some people take the
> attachment further and also love the world, but not all people, not even
> majority of people, probably. Those who don't love the world detach
> themselves, I suppose, from humanity as a whole. Attachment, I believe,
> Carrol, is
> a good thing in general, in that it often brings feelings of warmth and
> In a message dated 4/19/2008 6:19:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> Laura Close wrote:
> > What do you think of "Thus the love of country begins as an attachment
> > to our own field of action"
> Precisely what does this mean? Does it just assume that "attachment to
> country" is a good thing; or is it in a context in which such attachment
> is a bad thing? It seems quite empty of content to me.
> and "detachement from self and from things
> > and from persons" ?
> Translated into terms of human action, this seems to be a perfect excuse
> to ignore massacres & other horors -- after all they are merely things
> and/or persons. And "detachment from self" is merely candy wrapping on
> the arrogance towards the rest of humanity.
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