“From time immemorial
people have had ideas about a Supreme Being
and the Land of the Hereafter.
Only today do they think
they can do without such ideas.” – Carl Jung
“Sin is to believe the lie
that you are self-created/self-dependent/
self-sustained.” – Augustine
People are bound not free because they sacrifice
their personal integrity/spiritual liberty
Global warming is a global warning
that this self-centeredness is not working –
people dying from flood/drought/fire
is the canary in the coalmine of human extinction.
According to legend, the Buddha’s father
provided his son with 40,000 dancing girls
and all pleasures that material/secular life can offer
but the gods disguised themselves
as an old/then sick/then dead man/
and as a happy monk
and so the Buddha-to-be retired from the world.
Mindfulness is the womb that produces the Buddha
so we are all potential Buddha-mothers.
If we take care through mindfulness
of the baby Buddha latent inside us
eventually Enlightenment will be born.
We all need to see today
in a more holistic/paradoxical/wise way
going beyond mere rational thought
to giving birth to God inside us
not as an external agent
and to Nature as sacred
not as a means to personal gain.
We all need unitive thinking to give birth
to a New Heaven/New Earth
within and without.