|[GMW #3801] Be Right For
Humanity - Redeploy Military &
Armament Industries For Nurturing A
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~ Idea 4196 ~
An interesting point of human nature: The militaries of the US government recommend that a large number of military bases existing in various US states be suppressed in order to save money.
The US newspapers report that this is strongly opposed by US parliamentarians from the 'affected' states which do not want to lose the income and employment derived from those bases.
Well, here is a repetition of what happens with nations: they do not want to reduce their militaries and armaments in order not to lose the industries and employment deriving from them.
HOW WRONG CAN HUMANITY GET?
Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,
Volume III - The Seasons of Life
Chapter 8 - The Life Beyond
It is not right to burn the demised.
It is not right to lock them in non-degradable coffins
It is not right to imprison them in vaults of cement.
It is not right to make mummies out of them
The Earth wants them back into her fold
to reabsorb them into her flesh and elements
and resurrect them into innumerable, evolving, other life forms.
UN News: UN Chronicle, United Nations News Service, UN Wire Archive
References: Earth Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Rights of: Children,Women, IndigenousPeople
To Be Written: Rights of Nature, Birds, Animals, Fish, etc.
The Book Of Life - J. Krishnamurti - Daily Quotes
VIRTUE HAS NO AUTHORITY
Can the mind be free from authority, which means free from fear, so that it is no longer capable of following? If so, this puts an end to imitation, which becomes mechanical.
After all, virtue, ethics, is not a repetition of what is good.
The moment it becomes mechanical, it ceases to be virtue.
Virtue is something that must be from moment to moment, like humility. Humility cannot be cultivated, and a mind that has no humility is incapable of learning. So virtue has no authority.
The social morality is no morality at all; it's immoral because it admits competition, greed, ambition, and therefore society is encouraging immorality.
Virtue is something that transcends morality. Without virtue there is no order, and order is not according to a pattern, according to a formula. A mind that follows a formula through disciplining itself to achieve virtue creates for itself the problems of immorality.
An external authority that the mind objectifies, apart from the law, as God, as moral, and so on, becomes destructive when the mind is seeking to understand what real virtue is.
We have our own authority as experience, as knowledge, which we are trying to follow. There is this constant repetition, imitation, which we all know. Psychological authority -not the authority of the law, the policeman who keeps order- the psychological authority, which each one has, becomes destructive of virtue because virtue is something that is living, moving.
As you cannot possibly cultivate humility, as you cannot possibly cultivate love, so also virtue cannot be cultivated; and there is great beauty in that.
Virtue is nonmechanical, and without virtue there is no foundation for clear thinking.
~ Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
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