AI, Pattern of Prestige, Quotation

Realizing that the physical universe is illusory in nature, we try to remain detached from the ephemeral world that parades across our daily vision. … THIS POST HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, AS PORTIONS OF IT APPEAR IN JOHN ROGER BARRIE’S APRIL 2024 BOOK, “THE DEEPEST SILENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY.”

2 thoughts on “AI, Pattern of Prestige, Quotation”

  1. So much wisdom here! It is the essence of peace that we recognize our likenesses as far more important than our differences. What I believe I see in today’s dynamic is a combination of fear and privilege – the assumption that this small planet cannot provide for everyone, and if some folks get anything others will get nothing. It’s hard to know how to address that level of fear since it cannot hear reasonable arguments. As this blog continues I hope to hear how this challenge may be overcome. Thank you!!

    • Thank you, Elizabeth, for your incisive comments. The modi operandi of industrialization and the lopsided excesses of the elite classes in the economically developed nations are destined to be the undoing not only of these same nations, but of all. The planet’s ecological balance is THE key indicator that flawlessly mirrors the actions and impact of humans. The earth’s biosphere is out-of-whack and has been sending clear warning signs for decades, which large groups of entrenched political factions with vested self-serving interests ignore, contest, or dismiss (which parallels what you write above – “it cannot hear reasonable arguments”). From the unbiased perspective of, say, someone from another planet assessing the human situation, this is mass suicidal insanity, and this continued fouling-of-one’s-own-nest mindset will bring about the ruination of humankind, let alone countless species.
      This bleak assessment has been voiced for decades. While I largely try to avoid issues related to the socio-political-economic fray in these blogposts, it is prima facie evident that humankind is bent on digging its own grave; we are at or just past the critical point when change should have been enacted. We witness the effects of global ecological imbalance in the daily news. Along with the small efforts that each of us can make to counter this tidal wave of adverse biospheric change, it is imperative that we consciously accelerate our own spiritual evolution. There is nothing more important in life than attaining spiritual liberation; this is true of all beings.
      John Roger Barrie


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