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There seems to be a race, one of spiritual enlightenment, and one of self destruction, how can we survive?

With so many beliefs out there, and with the way the world is going, how can we as humans prevent self destruction from occurring when we can’t even agree on what to believe in? It’s like most of us believe in God, but we believe in different God’s or religions or whatever. The point is, while everyone is arguing over who is right and who is wrong, there are nuclear bombs out there, and more being built, so how can we stop ourselves from destroying ourselves? I think it is a beautiful thing to meditate and try to free ones self of the ego, and I don’t necessarily believe or disbelieve in God, I am not sure, but what I do see in this life is violence and the potential destruction of our species. I also believe that if we can all let go of our ego, all should be well. So, should I go out and try to convince people to free themselves of their ego? I don’t think everyone can be convinced of this belief, and even if the majority are, well what about those with the bombs?
Also, what about a situation where there are two sides, those who focus on enlightenment, and those who focus on destruction. How can those who focus on enlightenment defend themselves against those who focus on destruction?

11 COMMENTS

  1. The feared answer is that we can’t.
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    There might come a point where the enlightened must destroy the destructors. Aka WW3.

  2. we live in a bell curve kid
    the physics of the universe are 50/50 at best .. so the best you can hope for is balance … it’s all in the math
    examples in nature … boy girl ratio, dem repub ratio, pro life pro choice ratio, sides of a coin ratio, sides of a body ratio, north and south hemispheres, ice caps, batteries, magnets, mirrors, etc etc, etc

  3. Death is just a doorway. Do not fear how you get there, or when.
    Be present and live, love, be at peace.
    The only person you have to convince to be peaceful and tolerant is you.
    Just one person. If I do the same and 6 billion others do, then thats most of the world.
    If they chose not to, then that is fine. I will die, they will die, be it of old age, a bomb, a car wreck, cancer, happiness, too much sex. Whatever.
    As a wiser man that I once wrote, the only way to teach, is to lead by example.
    So to convince others, Be that which you wish to teach. And let your example be a light in the illusion of darkness.
    Blessed Be.

  4. The concept of the question is too simplified .
    But imagine if everyone … except One Person , gave up the ego . The rest of the world would be enslved . The giving up the ego is similar in concept to giving up reality for the feeling of well being a drug gives you . I do not want to live that way . I enjoy the lows and the highs of living life .

  5. Please go to your nearest Sahaja Yoga center.
    It has helped lakhs of people around the world to get their realization and be one with God.

  6. Honestly I think they’re separate issues. Gods come and go, and no one will agree on what’s right until either everyone gives up or there’s an actual proof of something.
    There will always be weapons, and there will always be powerful, possibly crazy people. That will never change.
    I think probably the worst risk we run is letting the people with the bombs get all bent out of shape over this religion stuff. It’d be a much safer world if people kept their beliefs, whatever they might be, personal and let cooler heads make the martial decisions.
    I believe we can survive, but we need to do it by keeping our spirituality and our aggressive tendencies in check with rational thought.

  7. Our Father God and his Son, Jesus Christ have all the answers. I repented of my sins and ask him to be my Savior and come into my heart. I am at peace with myself and am not worried about my safety that much. Knowing God changes everything. He has everything under control. I’m so glad I know Him. Being obedient and walking in his ways will open the door to a whole new lifestyle…. new friends and vibrant, new life. It’s all available to anyone who hungers and thirst for righteousness.

  8. Jesus sheep know his voice. They will not follow the wolf.
    Jesus teaches Love. All will know Jesus disciples as they will have love among themselves.
    They will also pray for and do good to, and love their enemies.
    So read the Bible and follow Jesus. He will win against evil; Revelation 19:11-21, ..and he has conquered it, and will destroy those who refuse to worship the Father and love all.
    Luke 15:7 I tell you that thus there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over 99 righteous ones.
    Psalms 37:29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon IT.
    Isaiah 2:4 And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many people. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they *learn war* anymore.

  9. I cannot change the world. I cannot even change my friends. But I can make a difference, one person at a time, starting with me. I can change myself. I can work on my ego. Spirituality and meditation guide me. The lessons I learn bring me solace.
    Let the religious sects argue among themselves until violence erupts. Let them kill and destroy. Lessons not learned as history repeats itself. Let their thoughts, deeds, and actions speak for themselves. And let them explain and justify to their God why they hate, kill, judge.

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