The Devil Uses Contractors
By using contractors, you don’t get blamed when things go wrong,
and the contractor blames the customer.
If we only want to consume good things,
the devil will provide a delightful table.
(of course, there is no such person as the devil; there are only those who are
We might think, “My life’s okay, so I don’t have to bother about a devil and its contractors”, without realising that we are, in fact, one of those contractors who blames others. 😀
It’s possible to ignore that the world is being driven into the ground at a fast rate and people are suffering, but none of us has immunity to suffering – that is, unless we have the ability to see the complete picture that there are demons, angels and salvation; salvation is personal realisation beyond suffering.
When they are suffering, people will turn to anyone for relief, without realising the cost in body, speech, mind and consciousness. We sell our soul/spirit/consciousness for temporary relief and are willing to follow any idea that stops the pain, without looking at the cause of the pain. Following others is the opposite to the Buddha’s teachings; the Buddha wanted us to see for ourselves, and not to just follow. To be “Free in the moment of seeing” – Tulku Urgyen.
Equality has two aspects: we either have the ability to realise our enlightened nature, or we consent to obeying the collective, as in the Borg from “Star Trek”, who are cybernetic organisms with the mantra, “Resistance is futile”: they are linked to a hive mind with the intention of assimilating all others.
“People will own nothing”.
It all depends on who we think the ‘Lord’ is.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
All we have to remember is that we are free in the moment of seeing.
As contractors, we tear-up the contract,
and no longer sign our life away.