Separation and Violence

 

 

Continuing our thought from this past Friday’s post:  let’s take a look at some of the things that causes separation.

Most people have been taught that it’s ok to love these people because, “they’re like us”, or it’ ok to hate someone because, “they’re NOT like us”.  We don’t like their beliefs because they don’t agree with mine.  Does anyone see that these differences – usually petty differences have and are causing all the pain, suffering and death in our present-day world?

The biggest question is;

How long will you allow this way of thinking perpetuate itself?

This is something each and every one of us can change, one-by-one, everyday for the rest of your life – re-think what you’ve been taught, what you’ve accepted at truth, see life for what it is and learn to love everyone around you as the friend you’ve yet to meet and look for your similarities, not your differences and watch the world around you change for the better!

It starts with YOU first!

Have a great week!

 

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2 thoughts on “Separation and Violence

  1. Here Krishnamurti does a spectacular aunt sally job – poses a rhetorical question and gives it the answer he wants to hear. The fact is that differences do exist, will we nill we, because of factors largely outside our control, if only because one person lives high on a mountainside and another by the sea. To ignore the differences is to waste what each of us is. To acknowledge these differences and to celebrate them is to celebrate life in all its dynamism. To evolve a theory in which their colour-saturation is greyed out is to come up with a one-size-fits-all philosophy; the Soviet Union tried that, turning the rational and humane principle of balancing needs and abilities into a system of central diktat – you shall all be free to choose grey. Mankind cannot be understood without all its colours, and without every shade and hue of each colour. Only when we realise that we are alike in our differences, because they make us special, will we realise that our brothers and sisters in the next house, in the next street, in the next town, on the next island, on the other side of the world are special too. That is the key to our right to beautiful, radiant things – the celebration, not the suppression, of differences.

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    Marie Marshall
    author/poet/editor
    Scotland

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    1. Marie:

      Judging by your comments alone, you read only the photo, the quotation… and rather narrowly – and gave an equally narrow response to the quotation.
      Without belaboring a reply – I believe that I said what I intended in what I wrote – neither the quotation, nor I said anything about individual differences, but it does speak loads about those differences that separate us, such as, “Here Krishnamurti does a spectacular aunt sally job – poses a rhetorical question and gives it the answer he wants to hear.” I see that you’re not interested in bridging the gaps in understanding, only in maintaining the “status quo” of “them and us”.

      We as “human beings” do deserve everything coming to us…

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