Thankyou to all so much for your replies.
I truly appreciate it.
I will adress each person who responded 1 by 1:
Thankyou for your reply. I could've got angry or insulted over your comment but I didn't. The truth is I appreciate your interest in this. It is with love that I reply...
I don't know whether to take this seriously or not.
Take it seriously.
I am supicious of someone professing to know others' dark sides so well.
Why? Ever heard of psychic powers? Do you have a judgement about people with psychic powers Magaru? [Do you really think that enlightened people are fools - that they don't know whats REALLY going on? If so, then what safety could they possibly have? The Master is one who has been through it all and therefore judges nobody or nothing, but he is also wise - he sees both the good and the bad - he is fully aware - aware of ALL things.]
It may or may not be correct but one thing is for sure, it takes one to know one.
So, lets suppose my orgininal hypothesis is true for the sake of argument. By your line of reasoning it seems you are saying that by simply making an observational statement about something, you somehow become that something
This is interesting logic. By the way I have mostly only heard of the statement "it take one to know one" in a postive context in which case I believe it to be true. But as for recognising negative thought patterns in others that you have long since dropped many lifetimes ago - well I don't see whats wrong with that and I CERTAINLY don't see how it somehow means you are the same as that which you observe.
Another thing - when I take an honest look at my life - the things I do and the way I live - I really don't see any truth in your implication.
I'll tell you something Magaru, I once heard an interview of the Dalai Lama:
Someone asked him: "There is so much pain and suffering in the world. What can we do as individuals to make the world a better place?"
And I knew what his respose would be before reading it: Find peace within yourself.
I am sick of the "normal" worshippers. People trying to tell me that everything is sweet and fine. Well it MAY be sweet and fine for YOU. But what about all the suffering in the world - the poverty, the starvation, the torture, the wars, the deception, the exploitation, the violence, the worsening state of the (once perfect) environment ... and the general lack of mental well being (depression). How can you tell me that this doesn't matter. Where is is your heart? Where is your compassion?
Ah, but who cares right? I've got better things to worry about... I'm going to go to a nightclub, get wasted, boast about rubbish and then I am going to support violent sports, waste more time with pathetic and worthless TV programs, and eat junk food. Then I am going to get into my gas-guzzling car - without the slightest notion of guilt - go to "work" and put down everyone there. But I won't stop there... I will try my utmost to get as many friends and as much money as possible. And I will also do my best to SUCK UP to my family - you never know when or how I might need them one day. LOL... My family is my "rock". ...LOL
Oh, by the way, hi my name is Normal. I couldn't care less about the environment. Its all about Me. Me Me and more Me. Thankyou very much.
You see, Magaru, I don't aspire to be "normal". Natural, however - well that is another thing entirely.
My friends, it is common knowledge that compared to other civilizations in the universe, this planet that we call Earth is very backward and primitive - not so much in technological terms but in terms of CONSCIOUSNESS. Do you have ANY idea how beautiful and wonderfull this world could be if the base consciousness was that of enlightenment? You don't really think violence and poverty are necessary aspects of the human condition do you? Surely not...