the buddha of infinite love

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I want to live up to him.
There is a difference between a spiritual way of life and a religious way of life. I think that religion is what is used to oppress the spirit. They have two different complete meanings. Religion is about domination. Spirituality is about responsibility.

Now let’s look at pride. Pride is very religious. People are religious about their pride. Pride very, very much smacks of religion and indoctrination with the submission/domination… trips. So when I look at pride, it’s more of the human, but, well, there’s also the humility, which is more of the being.

See, so I can’t quite figure out pride, but I don’t think pride is something that one should use in relationship to the self, other than maybe being proud of seeing someone do good, but “proud” and “I am”, I don’t think so.

I don’t think so, because it’s not about humility. I mean, we can say, I’m grateful, I’m thankful…

Expression of the being, expression of being, proud, alright, I am proud, expression of human, the logic, grateful, thankful of the heart, see, and the humility is gone and the respect is going, because of the pride, and the pride eats everybody up. They crave it, but it eats them all up.

I mean, how many times within our own individual lives have we seen pride wreak havoc? History is littered with the havoc. Alright? It’s like every war that was ever fought. They were proud of their king or god, and their king or god was proud of them… look at the hypocrisy in this country, the hypocrisy that this country represents, and people are proud.

See, now, if they would stop being so proud, you know, about other things, maybe they could have a better life, you know, instead of having to put up with the insecurities. Let me get right down to it, because people have to face a certain reality, especially within our generation.

We got no health services. The majority of us got nobody to take care of us when we get old. The majority of us are going to have to watch our children work to pay off debts that were accumulated by those who feed off of us. A significant number amongst our generation don’t even have a clue that they’re going to have a job a year from now, or two years from now, or three years from now, let alone they’re going to have a place to live.

Everybody’s so busy being proud of their democracy and their so-called principles… that’s all they’ve got. They don’t have a quality of life that really addresses any kind of tranquility. There are different segments of society that can paint their pride upon their image so that no one really sees what’s going on, but if you look at the behavior of the society at large, it’s very obvious what’s going on.

These are a proud people, but they’ve got no self-respect.

I don’t mean to be trashing America, and it’s not my intention to offend anyone, but the reality is there’s a lot of lying going on about who’s a good guy and what represents good and bad in the society.
Now that I have enough juice again, maybe I can work hard enough to get there.

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