What America means to me

I am a globalist, a One-World-ist. I believe nations and borders are evil and dangerous and deplete the economic well being of people everywhere. Therefore, why does the 4th of July and the spirit behind it mean so much to me? Answer: Because the 4th of July is not about loyalty to a nation. It is about declaring independence from a repressive state or empire and forming “a more perfect union” “of the people, by the people and for the people”. And even though the words in quotes are from later dates, the spirit of equality and inalienable entitlement to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” that was actually invoked on this date, are contained in them. To me, America is much less a place or a nation than an idea and an ideal which is better than who we can sometimes be yet matches who we can be if we at all times strive for self-improvement and for a more perfect union among ourselves. It is an ideal of universality. Jefferson clearly declares “All men…”, including woMEN, not only American born men, and further stresses this universality by declaring that we are all created equal and therefore that to violate that equality is to sin against the Creator Him/Her/Itself.

Further, he declares that that the entitlements to life (which can only be guaranteed by universal health care, availability of antioxidant healthy food and gun rights that are used only responsibly through strict laws and enforcement), liberty (which can only be maintained and affirmed by using it responsibly so as to affirm and protect all others’ liberty no matter who they are or what land they are from) and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable.

I believe America can only fulfill our mission as Americans when we enact into our Constitution these 3 inalienable rights as inviolable law and, further, when we expand our Constitution’s both rules and liberties to all peoples, when everywhere is that ideal land of America, not the America of today but the America envisioned in these founding words so many years ago yet which are so many light years ahead of the really bad attitude with which this country is being governed today.

And the Constitution’s preamble to “form a more perfect union” means to me that each day we all, both collectively and individually, must try harder to advance our lives as well ad the founding spirit of our democracy and let up in making ourselves “more perfect” and better united each day. It is to this that I pledge allegiance.

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The Inevitability of Time: Why Life is Unconditional Apr 18 by marcginsburg

via The Inevitability of Time: Why Life is Unconditional

The more I chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the more I understand the profound wisdom of the Bible that most Jesus worshippers and Torah observers obliviously completely miss. There is no way to know God without chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. It is like the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.

What I learned today profoundly while I was chanting is the inevitability of time due to the strict law (dharma, ho, torah, logos or The Word) of cause and effect (renge), the fact that nothing can happen differently from any action or event than what the Law destines it to be. If you jump from a huge height, you will fall, if unprotected, to a surface too hard not to end your life. If you kill someone, you will suffer a very violent and painful event in your eternal future without any hope for an outcome that alters this.

The Bible states that the world, “in the beginning” was “unformed and void and darkness was on the face of the deep”. This darkness is the 99% unfathomable (myo) nature of reality which what scientists have discovered as the roughly 98% of reality being dark matter and dark energy that is yet, at the same time, behaving and following a strict pattern that is the “light” or dharma that God called into being with His first commandment (of the 613 that Jews counted in the Torah). It was always there but God (the enlightened Buddha self of all reality that human beings can achieve by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo) called it forth, this enabling chaos to manifests its essential nature of enlightenment, illustrating the oneness of the fundamental darkness and the enlightened nature of all things, illustrating the principle that all things can be transformed.

But, transformative power and ability notwithstanding, it is still crucial and necessary that we understand and completely respect the unalterable Law (dharma or ho) that even makes any wilful transformation of reality (sad or myo, sad being the Sanskrit word of the title of the Lotus Sutra, meaning mystic). This is life’s or reality’s UNconditional nature and therefore why any conditional tense or clause we think or speak is absolute blasphemy, sin, slander, self-destruction and self-defeat. There is absolutely no “if”, “would”, “would have” in reality. We human beings, on average, entertain and hold our lives captive to such falsehoods as much as 68% of the time (as little as 34% among the more enlightened among us). There is never any telling what would have happened because every cause and facet of life, of reality, is inextricably part of and bound up in every other cause and inevitable effect that could not have happened any other way. I DID, I AM, I WILL…. That is it! There is absolutely no alternative. What IS alterable is–and this is only area where we actually alter anything and where we do have power–are the decisions we make in the present moment to do one thing instead of the myriad alternatives. This applies in the realms of that we think or how we feel, what we say and what we do. You can swing all you want at the ball that was pitched a moment ago, the ball that will be pitched a moment from now or the one you imagine being pitched in your conditional would/if imagination, but I can guarantee you’ll have enough strikeouts to get you off the team in no time. Unless you focus on what’s really coming at you plus what you will do in the present moment, you will be a big all-time loser. Life is that strict.

Then why do we live in the conditional would/if clause or tense up to that walloping 68% of the time despite living in a reality that is always UNconditional 100% of the time. Because we are that afraid of reality. We don’t choose to conquer the inevitable fear that is in our life so we instead deflect it with millions of if-onlys……….. until we drain our lives and our chi energy totally dry of the fluid of real living. So the answer is clear. The next time and every time you find yourself entertaining an alternate, non-existent (non) reality, grab fear by the balls and whatever your REAL choices are, choose one and DO IT!!!

The Inevitability of Time: Why Life is Unconditional — mgmgfilms

The more I chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the more I understand the profound wisdom of the Bible that most Jesus worshippers and Torah observers obliviously completely miss. There is no way to know God without chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. It is like the difference between an acquaintance and a friend. What I learned today profoundly while I was chanting […]

via The Inevitability of Time: Why Life is Unconditional — mgmgfilms

The Inevitability of Time: Why Life is Unconditional

The more I chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the more I understand the profound wisdom of the Bible that most Jesus worshippers and Torah observers obliviously completely miss. There is no way to know God without chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. It is like the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.

What I learned today profoundly while I was chanting is the inevitability of time due to the strict law (dharma, ho, torah, logos or The Word) of cause and effect (renge), the fact that nothing can happen differently from any action or event than what the Law destines it to be. If you jump from a huge height, you will fall, if unprotected, to a surface too hard not to end your life. If you kill someone, you will suffer a very violent and painful event in your eternal future without any hope for an outcome that alters this.

The Bible states that the world, “in the beginning” was “unformed and void and darkness was on the face of the deep”. This darkness is the 99% unfathomable (myo) nature of reality which what scientists have discovered as the roughly 98% of reality being dark matter and dark energy that is yet, at the same time, behaving and following a strict pattern that is the “light” or dharma that God called into being with His first commandment (of the 613 that Jews counted in the Torah). It was always there but God (the enlightened Buddha self of all reality that human beings can achieve by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo) called it forth, this enabling chaos to manifests its essential nature of enlightenment, illustrating the oneness of the fundamental darkness and the enlightened nature of all things, illustrating the principle that all things can be transformed.

But, transformative power and ability notwithstanding, it is still crucial and necessary that we understand and completely respect the unalterable Law (dharma or ho) that even makes any wilful transformation of reality (sad or myo, sad being the Sanskrit word of the title of the Lotus Sutra, meaning mystic). This is life’s or reality’s UNconditional nature and therefore why any conditional tense or clause we think or speak is absolute blasphemy, sin, slander, self-destruction and self-defeat. There is absolutely no “if”, “would”, “would have” in reality. We human beings, on average, entertain and hold our lives captive to such falsehoods as much as 68% of the time (as little as 34% among the more enlightened among us). There is never any telling what would have happened because every cause and facet of life, of reality, is inextricably part of and bound up in every other cause and inevitable effect that could not have happened any other way. I DID, I AM, I WILL…. That is it! There is absolutely no alternative. What IS alterable is–and this is only area where we actually alter anything and where we do have power–are the decisions we make in the present moment to do one thing instead of the myriad alternatives. This applies in the realms of that we think or how we feel, what we say and what we do. You can swing all you want at the ball that was pitched a moment ago, the ball that will be pitched a moment from now or the one you imagine being pitched in your conditional would/if imagination, but I can guarantee you’ll have enough strikeouts to get you off the team in no time. Unless you focus on what’s really coming at you plus what you will do in the present moment, you will be a big all-time loser. Life is that strict.

Then why do we live in the conditional would/if clause or tense up to that walloping 68% of the time despite living in a reality that is always UNconditional 100% of the time. Because we are that afraid of reality. We don’t choose to conquer the inevitable fear that is in our life so we instead deflect it with millions of if-onlys……….. until we drain our lives and our chi energy totally dry of the fluid of real living. So the answer is clear. The next time and every time you find yourself entertaining an alternate, non-existent (non) reality, grab fear by the balls and whatever your REAL choices are, choose one and DO IT!!!

Please Do This Test If You Sincerely Want Peace

I have come to the realization that the biggest thorn in the side of peace and human harmony is too many people think their point of view has to be the totality & the other has to be wrong, illegitimate. (A) How many people unlike or in opposition to you can you feel empathy for and see yourself in their shoes? (B) How many people unlike or in opposition to you can you feel no potential for empathetic identification or reconciliation? Take the total number of your answers and figure the mathematical percentage of all your A’s versus all your B’s. The result is how much you feel peace is possible. Then add up all the percentages of you and everybody else and the result will tell how much peace is actually possible. Afterward, think about what you are willing to do to increase peace’s chance. With the constant threat of nuclear holocaust strongly threatening us at every minute, don’t you think this task is urgent and priority? I am looking for your answer in the comment section or private mailbox.

Please Do This Test Honestly If You Care About Peace

I have come to the realization that the biggest thorn in the side of peace and human harmony is too many people think their point of view has to be the totality & the other has to be wrong, illegitimate. (A) How many people unlike or in opposition to you can you feel empathy for and see yourself in their shoes? (B) How many people unlike or in opposition to you can you feel no potential for empathetic identification or reconciliation? Take the total number of your answers and figure the mathematical percentage of all your A’s versus all your B’s. The result is how much you feel peace is possible. Then add up all the percentages of you and everybody else and the result will tell how much peace is actually possible. Afterward, think about what you are willing to do to increase peace’s chance. With the constant threat of nuclear holocaust strongly threatening us at every minute, don’t you think this task is urgent and priority? I am looking for your answer in the comment section or private mailbox.