Here in the POW forum, there is all these threads about the evils of capitalism, the evils of christianity, evils of atheism, socialism, Islam, etc… All this hate and rage. So out of curiousity and interest, I embarked on a journey (however short it was…) to discover the root of evil. Below is what I came up with (heavy influence by krishnamurti, tolle, mahajari)
Thinking is evil! Bam-- said it. Thinking is based on the past. The past is knowledge (yup, knowledge is never new). Knowledge is beliefs and ideas and concepts. So these beliefs and ideas create patriots, political parties, religions, … basically it creates division between mankind, which in turn creates wars and disputes – ie killings. You have one side vs the other.
Thinking about the past and future also creates insecurity, anxiety, worry, --basically FEAR is produced. Fear of the unknown really. Fear that you might not have enough money in the future or that your health might decline. So these fearful people run to beliefs about how one should act, how the world really is in order to feel certain, to feel comfortable. To feel happy. But they are never truly happy though because they are thinking about the past or future, always wanting more, more,more…and getting sad if they dont get it.
solution: Awareness. Being aware of these dividing beliefs, ideas, concepts can dissolve them. Being aware of your societal, national, parental, religious influences–You are able to be free of them. Being aware of emotions and thoughts - You are able to end them.
If we are thinking, we are never in the present. But that is where we have to be if we want to transcend violent, fearful thinking. You must accept the unknown as unknowable and be detached from the known (from the past). And once we have done this…and we are in the present. We will be able to experience LOVE. JOY. BLISS. ECSTASY. and PEACE. And evil will no longer be able to exist.
…with that said, lets just Love eachother and be friends you guys. Peace, joy, and happiness-- how bout it?