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« on: Dec 10, 2016 02:53 am »

Sorry I haven't found time to engage with this thread. For now, let me upvote Steve's post above.  You will often hear people in casual conversation take this line, "But nothing else works."

Well, define "works". Capitalism might work quite well for some but it sure is a raw deal for a lot of others.

Have to run for now.

My immediate response to this is that until people see other souls around them and see everything as an emanation of the divine they will feel that they are somehow privileged to have much more. It is a sense of entitlement. Most people that have this mindset are so hopelessly lost that there is literally no hope for enlightenment or spiritual progress this lifetime. Take for instance Donald Trump. There is so much ego, self centeredness and thin skinned behavior that their would be no way to see him beyond his gold adorned armchairs, fixtures and casinos and lewd remarks. It would be much more fortunate to have less materially speaking and a developed spiritual life. So capitalism works for him only as a vehicle of spiritual ignorance. It is sad to have such a leader of the 'free world' when this is an example of leadership. Look to a leader like Mahatma Gandhi and the contrast is just overwhelming. 

For someone else the free enterprise system is a vehicle to help others and improve their own standard of living. I have seen it in many wealthy people who have helped saints and masters spread their message and others with many other worthy causes for humanity. However in a man like Donald Trump we see someone who boasts about his material wealth and has used it for his own self-aggrandizement and desires. We have only to look to the massive edifaces that he lives in and the wealth he surrounds himself with, while in the process the environment has been destroyed and will be destroyed with gambling holes and paved parking lots. Trump will eventually cause destruction by a misguided idea of progress with mother nature herself giving the verdict-with global warming-because of an ignorant view of the harm human beings are doing to their environment.  At the same time his brothers and sisters are begging for food on street corners we see a hopeless image of a leader for the people of the world to look up too. Is this what we want to promote and develop in our own character? This is the kind of leader that Rome looked up to with Coligula and Nero. This represents a society in decay.

Hi Steve. I think there is a misunderstanding of Donald Trump as well. It seem a difficult task to live in this awareness... that is, to see God and feel the depths of Gods love with all life. It would seem from an enlightened perspective that one would love Trump and understand his role as fated. As spiritual aspirants we realize there's more than meets the eye.

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