This way of seeing the world is the essence of Buddhism.
Materials, possessions, appropriations, membership,
rivals, ambition, boundaries, nationalisms, differences………….
These are ulterior motives, ulterior agendas.
They are the bywords of life in the world of form
which are repeated internally, consciously or
allowed to drone away in the unconscious.
They are built into our conditioning and
education but they are a fabrication,
a conspiratorial dream we are forced to
participate in if we want to find human success
and respect and approval from our social witnesses.
700 years ago a small group of Christian mystics
moved around Europe defying the dominant
Church of Rome and living out the opposites
of these bywords in their lives.
They had no church, no fabric to ostentatiously
display their faith or liturgies with.
Instead, they found secluded meeting places
in mountain passes and forests to listen to
those where were ready to receive their final blessings.
They had no possessions,
needing little to live…
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