No Rulers, No Masters, No Gods
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Problems arise when we allow others to rule us or other people. Problems arise when we allow others to master us or other people. Problems arise when we allow others to dictate God to us or to other people.
What problems tend to arise? Many: Violence, rape, coercion, slavery, and forced compliance despite consent are the most typical and egregious.
When your society’s solution to a problem is violence, rape, coercion, slavery, or forced compliance, then you know that your society is profoundly sick. As David Graeber said, “People don’t need to be threatened with force or fines or jail time (or divine commandments) to get them to do the right thing. We can organize ourselves and police ourselves. In fact, that’s the only way it can happen with respect and dignity maintained.”
So as to maintain our respect and dignity, and to avoid these problems, we must learn self-rule, self-mastery, and how God is implied in the cosmos itself. Let’s break it down…
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