The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3337784
Posted By: Amos
13-Apr-12 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
As I said to my wife last night, as we marveled at how well we understand each other's viewpoints, "We belong to a generation where when something is broken, you fix it instead of throwing it away." A line I borrowed from a cartoon. But it was well said.
LH, the one li'l piece missing from this philosophical glaze is that the complete soul deals with life by building, creating effects, engaging and exchanging. The perfection of the inner quest begins when the attention turns outward to act in the world to do good. To live with little is a virtue, but to give much is a greater. Whether your creations are of beauty, social justice, utilities for the many, brilliant inventions, are water for Uganda makes no difference, but the test of the perfected soul is found in the fruits of his exchange with the world. The source of morale in human living is in the things one delivers to others. Not the things one gets, you are quite right, but in what one gives toward the good.