Crimes Against Humanity
Large-scale events, whether natural or otherwise, create a cause and effect which seems to downgrade, limit and restructure society. We can see this happening now, and our recent history amplifies this. The powerful want more power and this, in turn, denies humanity its liberty. This pattern of behaviour occurs time and time again, causing collective karma that controls us, whether through culture, politics or military might. As long as we consent to this state of play, we are part of karmic catastrophe.
For this reason, humans throughout the ages have sought freedom through thought and expression, with many turning to the source of consciousness to realise that we are not an inherent part of this karmic enterprise. It is here that our search can be subverted, and consciousness becomes inverted into believing instead of knowing.
We all have the same human frailties of likes and dislikes that are profiled and registered online, these frailties can be used against us. This is the crime against humanity.
What can we do?
We have to be aware that our mind is not our own as we have merely been following our crowd, our groupthink. People are suffering because of indifference, hope and fear which control our behaviour – we do it to ourselves by ignoring these emotional parasites.
Negative emotions of ignorance, desire, aversion, pride and jealousy can be turned on their heads now, and will no longer dominate. In the very first moment of an emotion arising, consciousness sees clearly and the mind brightens for that instant. That clear seeing is wisdom, and in that moment we are free, liberated from karmic effects. We are seeing without both our dark glasses and our rose-coloured spectacles.
Our problem is referring to memory habitually; judgements arise, and we are back, caught and held in our muddy dungeon.
Awareness is the key to this dark dungeon of existence. We have the choice either to open the door or keep it locked. This is why, for example, in some countries we are policed by consent, whereas in other countries, policing is enforced.
No one can take consciousness away;
it can only be distracted.
The source of consciousness is its purity
– it is empty of ideas –
and that is our protection
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me.”