It is for this reason that we need to be aware
Social engineering: centralised planning in an attempt to manage social change and regulate the future development and behaviour of a society. Also the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes.
Writing about consciousness is difficult because there are two aspects to this subject; the essence of consciousness and that which obscures consciousness. If we go too far down the road of talking about pureconsciousness, we may become light-headed whereas, if we talk too much about the nasties in the world, we may become heavy-hearted. And if we stay in the middle, we won’t acknowledge either the rawness of life (suffering) which will wake us up, or the joy and relief that it’s all really an illusion. In order to get a complete picture, we have to move up and down the ladder. The Buddha did say, “Not too tight and not too loose”: we constantly have to readjust to circumstances by making subtle adjustments. Because of our diverse backgrounds, we will all see things differently anyway, but theactualseeing, the pureseeing is the same. We all have that in common, thank goodness.
It’s important to recognise that we are being engineered and manipulated, with the aim of not only deceiving and controlling humanity’s behaviour, but also confusing consciousness into reacting, which distracts it from knowing the truth of its natural, free state. This is what was meant by Tulku Urgyen when he said, “We are free in the moment of seeing”. When we forget that consciousness sees purely in the first moment of now, consciousness comes to be involved in something other and forgets itself, thus becoming trapped by making things seem real.
As long as we are aware of awareness, consciousness will always win over deceit. In becoming more aware, we recognise when we and others are fixating.
Using certain words too frequently can cause them to lose their power, so we must take a closer look at meaning; in this way, we transcend the levels.