Why Are ‘Religious’ People So Crap At Compassion?
Of course, we have compassion for poor, indigenous people in far away places, but we are ‘hell beings’ to one another.
Is this because of an idea about karma’s will? Or God’s will?
Have we become so indulgent with our own emotions that we label others?
Is religion destroying itself?
Is the ability to realise our true nature therefore being denied?
The genuine teachings on our true nature and the obstacles to realising that true nature stand firm. But have they been over-analysed? Is this why we have become cold, and cannot truly love or actually be compassionate? Are we being turned into hypocrites?
If love and compassion stay at a relative, conventional level, then love and compassion just go round in circles, loving and hating. We live in a duality; we divide constantly.
Ultimately, in the spirit of ‘one-taste’, there are no demons or gods. ‘One-taste’ is the pure perception before judgements, before we decide good or bad, friend or foe.
The Buddha said, “Not too tight and not too loose.” Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” But discernment still has to take place, because we are aware! ‘One-taste’, even though pure, first determines its own motivation. Then, skilfully and depending on our capacity, it adjusts to the situation. At this moment, our capacity is coloured by the Kali Yuga – the age of strife.