The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2226440
Posted By: Little Hawk
01-Jan-08 - 07:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Ultimately, I think the Better Way is simply beyond expressing in language, but it would be an approximation to say that it is akin to one enormous Harmony...with no dissonance whatsoever. Dissonance would only appear to occur when one split off various parts of the One Harmony and considered them from certain isolated perspectives, but without grasping the whole.

And that is the general problem of existence: being limited to one's isolated perspectives, and not grasping the whole.

The less one does grasp the whole, the more is one inclined to argue...and to cast judgement...and to take sides in disputes...and to see evil. A host of miseries derive from clinging to one's partialities.

And that is one of the reasons why I think it's a very bad idea to have political parties, come to think of it. It creates perpetual political warfare in a society by setting up oppositional forces. The same is true of having teams in organized sports, but that is a far more innocent form of stylized warfare than what we see occurring in politics, and it usually does a lot less damage to the world (soccer hooligans notwithstanding).

But the fact that I have a problem with political parties AND organized sports also indicates my own partiality and judgement! ;-) And I know it.