Fear, the 'Social Question". The coming future..
“And that's the fear. The fear is that populism makes this not about an electoral ballot but really about the future, fundamentally of oneself within one society. And it - and populists winning, in particular, not only by having solutions that people can hang onto but by demonizing the opposition. And that's the danger in the society we're living into today. ..And it's not just in the United States. It's beyond that, which means that the period after November 8 really is the critical period because that will determine whether our electoral system and democratic system based on the alternation - the peaceful alternation - of power is acceptable.” -NPR ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Yes, the Domes in Fairfield quite evidently are activating spiritually too like spiritual places are for an individual or collective. There certainly is a reality to that. Like sitting in a gathered Quaker meeting In effect wages peace as places in the silence of their spiritual processes. Waging Peace now given these agitated and divided times, the imperative seems to rise as we know more. It becomes like a duty: duty for those who know how to pursue and wage radical peace spiritually. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : "Where did we go wrong? The real mistake we commit lies in our inability to differentiate between requirements and luxuries."-Amma "Don't be discouraged by your incapacity to dispel darkness from the world. Light your candle and step forward." -Amma "Be like the honeybee who gathers only nectar wherever it goes. Seek the goodness that is found in everyone."-Amma ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Ammachi in Detroit, ‘Q and A’ satsang meeting. 11.23.16 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Transcription of rough handwritten notes.. Q:What of the fear, agitation, commotion, hatred and confusion that is individual and societal for the present time? A: Amma answering, Swami translating.. [ ..her observation was that everyone has opinions, like people have different opinions about how to take their tea. But what good is fear? Her instruction directly was to gain spiritual strength, to strengthen ourselves spiritually without becoming too anxious about the future. We are not candles that need to be lit but self-luminous suns. To just keep moving with spiritual growth. That while we live in families and communities that ultimately we are alone and so we look to find strength in ourselves. Ultimately only God is there, gain mastery over mind. Refocus on our dharma which is compassion and everything will be okay. With a candle keep walking forward into the dark and extend the light. This is the dark age of materialism, Kali Yuga. There is virtue and divinity in everything, even a broken clock reads the time correctly 2 times a day. Even in the worst human beings there is compassion there too. You cannot force unity to happen, it unfolds by itself. Feel happy first and others will be too. Every drop flows to the ocean. Do whatever you can. Even though one half are gripped by fear everything will be alright, even if it is not. Strengthen the internal mind to help others. Let the weapon be love. Be strong (jestering active stance ). Don’t meet anger with anger. Do the work. ] # 11.24.16 Excerpts from Ammachi’s ‘Big-Swami’ talk/discourse with Swamiji.. Transcribed From handwritten notes: Big-Swami- 'A follow-up on the fear and confusion in the world and of ‘institutional fear’ questions from the previous day,' Big-Swami: “.. saying there is ‘no need of confusion or fear’ is not a simple or superficial statement. The way we look at the universe is different than ..the world view. For us the universe cannot be self-made, everything obeys Nature. We cannot amend that. For every action Nature follows the set laws. We are not an exception to the laws of Nature, we only break ourselves against nature’s law. Indiscriminately the law of karma works as nature. The Law of Karma is the law of the Universe. [..some examples, ‘there are pious credits ..but then you get the credit’.. Gita IV.v17..] ”The mills of God (nature) grind slow but fine.” ..Don’t expect that people will understand you. Understanding equals love, patience equals compassion, if people do not understand then grow your own inner light. In life, civil law we have to learn and Nature’s law we have to learn. Even a little of this practice protects from fear. There are 3 dimensions of space and 1 of time, space is static, time is movement. A. Huxley: there is one corner of the universe you can improve and that is your own. [discussion of power politics.. Binding love and liberating love are different.. A sugar-coated politics is power politics with domination, greed, and anxiety. ..Sympathy is not the same as empathy.. (Cultivating Remedy) in these times: 1.mental purification (ethical/moral preparation action). 2.love(selfless service to others) 3.meditation(spiritual practice). ..Discerning self-less service (action) from “what is in it for me”. Love yourself, accept yourself; can’t love yourself can’t love others. The human body is a Holy temple, it is a temple of God and through love and then acceptance life is an opportunity to serve and love. A combination of perfection of meditation and compassion is a rare thing. There are awakened people but the combination of awakening with compassion is a rare thing. There are plenty of awakened who care nothing. But by the combination of awakened grace like in Amma we will soon see light within ourselves. Divine Grace can help establish Peace, Peace from the heart Pervades. # ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Post-election.. After such a brutal and divisive election, it is clearly vital that we heal the rift and bring our nation back together. It is essential that we do everything we can to bolster our national coherence during this turbulent and sensitive transition. This will help calm the nation—and bring the best possible result for our country while the new Government is being formed and its priorities being set. Fortunately, Maharishi has given us the technologies we need to defuse deep societal tensions and bring powerful support of nature to the country. We simply need to apply them to a sufficient degree. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : I feel for all those who are anxious—and that includes some in my own family. Fortunately our specialty—and for many of us, our profession—is (in essence) making lemonade out of lemons. Maharishi left the deep silence of the Himalayas to eliminate suffering, to reconstruct the entire world for a heavenly life on earth, to create Sat Yuga out of Kali Yuga. So making lemonade would seem, in comparison, a relatively simple task. ..And it is not just the President, but the entire apparatus of Government—legislative as well as executive—who lead but are in turn led by collective consciousness. And the best thing we can do for them, and for ourselves, is exactly what we are doing. Diving into the field of profound inner happiness, peace and contentment, and serving as a pipeline to transmit those most powerfully transformative qualities of the Absolute into society. And, building up the size of our group in any and every way we can. -Dr. Hagelin ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : ..On both sides of the political divide people are feeling anxious and concerned about the possible outcomes, and many are worried as to whether or not tensions will continue to rise afterwards. Many people are left feeling powerless by all of this they are feeling that all they can do is lodge their vote and then hope for the best. As Meditators, Sidhas and Governors we are very fortunate in that we can do so much more than this. We have the wonderful gifts of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi programs that we have received from Maharishi, and also the understanding that when we practice them together in a group we can spread a powerful, calming effect of peace and coherence in to the atmosphere, and enliven Natural Law to support the best outcome. Jai Guru Dev, the Ideal Community Group ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Letting social agitation dis-organize our spiritual body.. “A belief has emerged in America that we are surrounded by hidden dangers that will strike when we least expect it and with a terrible fury. We are enraged when others don’t see it, for the same reason someone being ignored when he says there is a fire will be justly enraged. But everything is not on fire. ..we think of the Depression and Pearl Harbor (& 9-11) and we wonder if we are being lulled into a false sense of security. We are not uncivil. We are afraid. Our fears have serious origins. But reality does not always lead to the apocalypse.” -George Friedman ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Related, of a 'Disordered', damaged or frayed spiritual fabric.. Olliesedwuz wrote in FFL430768: A: Yeah, it is a curious problem these days, with tech providing us with 'super-powers', yet we still struggle to rise to the consciousness that will make tech less disruptive, and more supportive of solutions. Right now, there is kind of a giddyness globally, about each of us being empowered for expression, through social media and media in general. Having instant access to so much of the world, and being able to influence it, is not something we have been rigged for historically, and it is stirring up everything, all values, and ways of acting, interacting, and reacting, as we find our way through this infinitely connected world, and learn how to adjust to it. Although the media tsunami provides vastly more input to our senses, and questions more and more of what we experienced as a solid world previously, the challenge remains the same, to maintain and nurture our spiritual life in the face of whatever goes on around us, and do our best to adapt and thrive in this new world. Q: The mundane stuff that gets trolled here aside, what do you feel about the spiritual agitation in the body electorate and how it seems to get manipulated one way or another in this post-modern age of the electron? Just wondering. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Of the damaged and social fabric ‘frayed’, this NPR critique does highlight the new order of imperative for directly pursuing a program of collective meditation in what will be the period following the national election. The critique gives good reason to do this that we know.. Now, with the weight of science behind it and by virtue of our long experience a consideration of nationalizing our local (Fairfield) collective practice to a higher cause of the global community employing regular and long meditation for this period before and after the national elections does become compelling. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : A relevant analysis of an agitation of the post-election period.. Q: “..you've spoken out about a tide of populism (& ‘the new demagogue’) you see rising in the West - Western Europe and the United States. What have you seen?” A: “..increasing anxiety in both the United States and in Europe about the conditions - both economic and, ..demographic, ..growing globalization and, particularly, technological change - of many people in these countries. ..” “So I do not expect a civil war here. I do expect a damaging period, a period where the infrastructure will be damaged. There will be an increased social disorder.” Infrastructure? “Sort of a fraying of social fabric, the fraying off of a common reality. We're already seeing this.." http://www.npr.org/2016/10/29/499867715/populism-and-trump http://www.npr.org/2016/10/29/499867715/populism-and-trump ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : # ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : excerpts from a FF coffee haus satsang.. " ..but this is where we are at right now. We have an entire environment right now that is in such wildly varied levels of understanding and comprehension of this stuff. Because of all kinds of questionable reasons, the whole thing of computers that, ‘it is okay that anything goes’. That just because we can do it therefore we should, we should and nothing matters. That has its own repercussions and one of the repercussions, like it or not, are hell states. There are hell states. If you don’t discern, if it only goes to being debased then it is not healthy and then you get to learn from that. It is an option. Some people can’t take notes. They just aren’t able. Then they get to do hell-states and maybe they’ll learn from hell-states." "..I do deal with so many people that are gravely ill, either mentally or physically,It does happen and it is just part of our human journey. The next time we take a body it could be very different, but this is where we are at right now. " ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Of The Electronic of Postmodern, "..I have just worked with a string of these. I can’t prove it but my feeling is that it is that these situations got debased. That there are parts of them that knew this was wrong, it was going in a bad way, and in cases people kill themselves to get out of it. They may come back and have to deal with it, but these are like spiritually desperate acts getting so far that they take their own life out of instability, out of this debased state. I have grave concerns that some will make it who have the same propensity. Absolute computer addicts. The parents may be sweet and loving people but incapable of dealing with the problem. They do the best they can. The need is to stop the computer, turn that sucker off, the need is to go outside, take them to camp, take them out in the mountains. Of course, because they are addicts they become frantic because that is their drug, their drug of choice." -FF Coffee Haus Satsang of Awakening People ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <olliesed...@yahoo.com> wrote : Yep, that shit is insidious. Once you start believing it, the ego can co-opt quite a story from anxieties, etc. Just stay in the body, not so much in the head, and live moment by moment. Negative perspectives are often a reflection of the state of the body and the mind. They can almost appear real if you let them. "Know thyself". ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : The postmodern 'Social Problem'.. Example even on FFL: "I don't know about the rest of you but I am very nervous to watch the first debate." Postmodernism is largely a reaction to the assumed certainty of scientific, or objective, efforts to explain reality. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : In the astral sheath of the yogic body what happens when they (these agitations) become problematic you may feel them in your body, your shoulders, the pit of your stomach, wherever they are. It is because they are beginning to make you sick, they are beginning to move in and making you sick. -FF Coffee Haus Satsang of Commonly Awakening People Q: ..mundane stuff that gets trolled here aside, what do you feel about the spiritual agitation in the body electorate and how it seems to get manipulated one way or another in this post-modern age of the electron? Just wondering. Ollie writes in 430768:[ Yeah, it is a curious problem these days, with tech providing us with 'super-powers', yet we still struggle to rise to the consciousness that will make tech less disruptive, and more supportive of solutions. Right now, there is kind of a giddyness globally, about each of us being empowered for expression, through social media and media in general. Having instant access to so much of the world, and being able to influence it, is not something we have been rigged for historically, and it is stirring up everything, all values, and ways of acting, interacting, and reacting, as we find our way through this infinitely connected world, and learn how to adjust to it. Although the media tsunami provides vastly more input to our senses, and questions more and more of what we experienced as a solid world previously, the challenge remains the same, to maintain and nurture our spiritual life in the face of whatever goes on around us, and do our best to adapt and thrive in this new world. ] ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : "So then what happens in the emotional fields of the subtle system astrality is if that (agitation) persists then one, it is debasing; it, two, also starts to impact because the emotional body is so close, we could say, it in such an intimate relationship to the physical body, then the angry thoughts, the charging and a directing, the emotionality of the astrality gets potentized by the angry thoughts, the bitterness, the doubts, the self-loathing, whatever it is, and it starts activating this emotional material and starts impacting the DNA, it starts impacting the entire expression of the physical body and that is when you get sick." -Satsang Fairfield ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : “..Being compassionate about all this makes it very interesting. It makes you feel for them. The spiritually disorganized. One can do a lot of praying for them, ask “Help, please! This is big”. “Here is an angel level situation here, could you come and help right now!” And, angels are great. They are just waiting for stuff to do. Angels are ever ready, ready to rock and roll. But, they have to be asked, this here is a free-will zone. They won’t, can’t do stuff unless asked. So, you got to ask them. If you ask them, “..this is beyond my understanding I need your help”. Not just ‘I need your help’, but when. “I need your help now.” When? “I need your help now. In the name of the highest good I need your help now.” It feels pretty good. It is such an education.” -FF Coffee Haus Satsang of Commonly Awakening People ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : It seems not uncommon to run into friends and associates who are suffering in agitation by the media of current events. Suffering even to a point of disability. Seen even on FFL.. I can’t help it, I’m obsessed at this point! ..I am also obsessed and as much as I want to stop watching the news and listening to the radio and reading articles I can't and it is driving me crazy. I start to talk to my husband about some latest news regarding the election and he says he doesn't want to talk about it, he wants to stop thinking about it all the time but then I come home from work and he has CNN on while he's cooking. He can't stop either! I am thinking I will be having serious withdrawals once this whole crazy season is over. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : The Fairfield, Iowa spiritual satsanga observes what with the collective agitation in politics, the world, and media, the grounding or calming recommendation is: “..keep our core steady with spiritual practices, being engaged with good works and good people, keeping our focus there.” Around a table, one person offered in conversation, “I wake up and I have anxiety, I have nameless fears. Feelings of impending doom; but then I meditate and do energy work on myself and those feelings go away.” Another comments that, “..alignment is a native state, and relates to how you feel. It is you. It is how you feel. Contribute one person at a time to the collective. It would not take much to make profound integrated changes”. Another observes: “..the younger generations, X,Y, and Millennials and those being borne in now, their burden is less, their design is different, expansive, beautiful, expanded that is a felt thing in the group. A felt thing that is the light-body that you feel. It is a feeling. Realms of ‘States’ of consciousness are different. The integrated state though is who you are, it is the aspect of you, that is peaceful and strong. That state is ‘The Thousand Names’.. This is the actual politics of the Self. Not looking at others but yourself within a group The group depends upon the parts. The potential of a world view is not just philosophical but it is a felt reality. Another observes: Trump by contrast is as an asura, he activates a paradigm that is dying, a process that is going out. It is a paradigm that is of unhealthy people with personality disorder, people in terrible health, people in terrible physical and mental health with inherent flaw. Lash out and they are down is all they have. They are not enduring. The collective is not being served by this agitation. Power is for change, the one who upholds dharma . There is an energy for change.” -The Fairfield, Iowa Satsang of 'Commonly Awakening Ordinary People' ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, (Message over 64 KB, truncated)