Fragments part 1

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Some fragments of ideas that were scattered in some notebooks :

 

Point 1 :

After wars, I think that the notion/concept/idea of profit is the worst possible energetic loss in our modern-day societies. Until the problem of profit has not been solved or transformed in a better way, ecologically and socially (see for example the post “Basic income”), then I personally think that there will be no hope for improvement, and total or partial violent destruction might follow.

 

Point 2 :

More than religion, the causes of the wars at present come from physical/material problems (water, food, shelter…). Hence the necessity to find solutions to material problems. “Eole water”, this wind turbine creating water (see the post “Some inventions that could save the world”) is for example one of the most innovative idea that I found recently and, if effective, strong and distributed on a large-scale, could solve many problems on Earth.

 

Point 3 :

We really have to discriminate between what is good and what is bad in the western modern model in order to avoid accepting everything without discrimination. All of us should do this work but it seems really of the utmost importance for the so-called economically “under-developed” countries. They have to preserve all the original and traditional cultures and ways of living that still have not been completely destroyed by the western model. The western model and way of living cannot work for all of us on this planet and is costly, ecologically and socially.

 

Point 4 :

The western powers use their small (compared to human history) and closely guarded advance in new technology (knowledge that should be shared equally and intelligently between all human beings) to suck up like an insane inverted pyramid (see the film “Oblivion”) all the riches of the world, and especially of all the so-called “under-developed” countries, creating ecological and social disasters.

 

Point 5 :

In some countries, frontiers create conditions close to an open-air concentration camp (example : starvation in Africa).

 

Point 6 :

After the three sets of questions for our religious and spiritual leaders (see the post “The pink energetic sphere part 1” point 3), my question to our political leaders would be :

According to each generally accepted possible future evolutions and predictions about mankind and planet Earth’s ecosystems, could you describe to us your (real) plans to avoid possible problems ?

 

Point 7 :

The common idea that consumption is in general unconditionally good for economics is really something that we have to re-examine closely.

 

Point 8 :

The States and international organizations should work together with all the environmental and social organizations rather than fight against them or block them. We could also imagine small or big companies or organizations that could be a link between private investors and the huge amount of ecological micro-projects (organic farming ; purchase of forest land for protection ; clean energies…).

 

Point 9 :

Just imagine the social costs linked to the non-respect of these three fundamental values : no theft ; no useless violence ; no deceit. And the savings the respect of these three values would bring. If theft disappears then maybe generosity will appear. The end of deceit would mean the beginning of trust.

 

Point 10 :

To begin strong ecological changes with all the economic productive sectors (States, private companies…). Besides the obvious direct ecological gains coming from such policies, the States and the companies would have a role of model and the rest of the society would follow, giving a quick relief to all environmental problems.

 

Point 11 :

Stop doing and making. Focus on what is essential, keep a technological watch on what is not essential. This will save energies and efforts.

Let Nature re-colonize our unoccupied fields and urban spaces (like in Angkor). For example in Amazonia, stop the cattle production, use the empty fields to build some ecological communities in coordination with the local tribes. Make some good roads or links between these communities, and let the forest reconquer its sacred space, heal its wounds.

 

Point 12 :

I can truly understand that some persons give a great value to the notion of marriage. Nevertheless these persons must understand that marriage is not necessarily adapted to everyone. Some persons prefer to have a free sexual and social life. Why not ? Diversity is good.

In my opinion adultery should be approached with care because morally it more or less always implies a notion of deceit. Nevertheless free relationships between consenting adults who are not bound by obligations linked to marriage, during a few days, a few months or a few years, does not seem a moral problem for me.

The only big problem in these free sexuality relationships is sexual diseases and they can be multiple, hidden and sometimes very annoying, painful and dangerous. Condoms are a good protection against most sexual diseases, but not against all (example : herpes), and should be used in all sexual practices to avoid major problems. The best would be maybe to make a thorough physical check-up with a doctor specialized in these problems before beginning a free relationship with a new partner.

The notion of brahmacarya (sexual restraint) found in yoga cannot be fully applied to all because it would be socially difficult. We could separate brahmacarya in three different levels : the first one would be basic, a simple sexual responsibility, which would include “no theft ; no useless violence ; no deceit”. The second level would imply sexual control and moderation for the persons involved in a spiritual quest. The last level would be temporary or permanent sexual abstinence according to special needs during the spiritual quest.

 

Point 13 :

To reconquer urban spaces from cars and make from these urban spaces some places for meetings and positive interactions. Bicycle revolution. Let the cars go to the periphery of the cities and use only really big roads inside the cities in a slow motion to avoid pollutions. In some cities the life expectancy of the inhabitants can be statistically reduced by several years due to polluted air. Let the cars also reconquer all the country-side spaces which deeply need cars for social regeneration.

 

Point 14 :

The pyramidal sport business is sucking so much money and energy (football, tennis, golf, mechanical sports…) through selection. The idea that motor sports are good for technological progress is a boring idea. Car technology, especially fuelled by petrol, is more than sufficiently developed. See the idea of cars running on compressed air in the post : “Some inventions that could change the world”.

 

Point 15 :

I think that nobody denies the need for a change towards something more positive. The problem is : with what power, when and how is it possible ?

 

Point 16 :

Does the scientific and harmless dissociation of water molecules (see the post “Some inventions that could save the world”), to create fuel (oxygen+hydrogen), exist ? If so, and if the democratic political and economic powers know this, why this does not already work ?

 

Point 17 :

Forgiveness is in my opinion an important value. It cleans the mind from negativity and resentment. Nevertheless, as we already noticed (see the post : “God has no religion”) : “Forgive does not mean forget. History, knowledge of the past, is important if we want to improve our future”.

I am not far from a quote made by Donald Trump, one of my great philosophical master : “In life you have to rely on the past, and that’s called history “. I also like some of his views on US foreign policy : ” I’m only interested in Libia if we keep the oil. If we don’t keep the oil I’m not interested”.

According to Mr Trump, Mexican illegal immigrants are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists” (a classic racist and nationalist scape-goat reflex to gain some votes). His solution : ” He wants to build a wall on the Mexican border and somehow make Mexico pay for it. He would deport all 11m immigrants currently thought to be in America illegally. Apart from the misery this would cause, it would also cost $285 billion” (a classic solution : financial incentives directed towards the business world and the “good health” of our energy-consuming economic systems).

But don’t worry, says Donald : “I went to the Wharton School of Business. I’m, like, a really smart person” (excerpts from the Economist : “Trump’s America”). I really don’t say thank you Donald, you and your political family, for this because we really are more tense now and we feel that we can fully not trust you at all without any hesitation.

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About buddhananda
independent spiritual researcher, I find inspiration mainly into the buddhist, hindu and new age fields. I try to find connections between religions, philosophy, economy and technology. My aim is to contribute to the emergence of a better world. I also practice reiki.

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