A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful
From the Latin
con(with) + spirare (to breathe) = to breath together, to whisper
We all know the game ‘Whispers’ leads to rumour and distortion….
To engage on the spiritual path, we have to “know our enemy”*. In our case, this is our distorted mind.
Of course, conspiracies exist in the world, otherwise there would not be a name for it! They have existed since civilisation began. It is the outcome of desire and fear on a bigger scale than the individual. A conspiracy has to done by a group for its own benefit: in order to do that it has to be done in secret.
“Know when to pick your fight.”
Conspiracies exist. However, we have a problem when we add the word ‘theory’…as in ‘conspiracy theory’. There is that which we can prove, that which is inference, and that which we believe.
We have to be aware of them, and the influences they have on us, but we needn’t over react as this may be what a conspiracy wants! In our relative world, there is no end to theories and predictions, the us and them situation which has always existed.
There is individual and collective karma, and so we can deal with what comes our way (usually by not reacting, being aware and not complying if it goes against what we know). However, we have to accept that, collectively, we are all been running amuck, madly involved with doing what is best for ‘me’ and mine!
Spiritually, on an absolute level, everything is a mere appearance, an impermanent event, machinations that come and go. And, as such, a total distraction. This does not mean we ignore what is going on as people are experiencing suffering, but we can only do what we can do…“Know when to pick your fight.”
The problem that seems to be happening is that once it was people who conspired to do harm to the government, but nowadays it seems to apply to governments doing harm to their people.
The Kali Yuga is the age of utter selfishness, so life is bound to be tough, but not impossible.
“You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
(…conspirators shot him!)
We have to be very careful we do not become part of the conspiracies by pointless speculations which only serves to mask what is actually going on, and so allow evil to do its work: “To thine own self be true, and as night follows day, thou canst not be false to any man”.
If I die telling the truth, then I will be happy.
The human mind is very sensitive, and because of that it can become enlightened. However, it can also be easily deceived and fantasise. Imagination can create the divine or devilry. Pick your fight on your own ground!
* “So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or you may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.”
Sun Tzu: The Art of War
If you don’t take heed of this, then your enemy may be doing this to you now through the use of psychology.