Selected Writings on
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Peter | 2 | 3 | 4 |
What is the
Meaning of Life?
The universe is
Why is love
(Love) No Solution?
How to End Anger?
1 Freedom from, or
cessation of, war or hostilities; the or a state of a nation or community in which it is not at war with another b With possess.
or of: a state or relation of concord and amity with a specified person; recognition of the person’s authority and acceptance of his or her
protection c A ratification or treaty of peace between two nations or communities previously at war 2 Freedom from
civil disorder, public order and security, esp. (usu. the peace) as maintained by law 3 Freedom from disturbance or perturbation,
esp. as a condition of an individual; quiet, tranquillity 4 Freedom from quarrels or dissension between individuals; a state of
friendliness Oxford Dictionary
Richard: It is, of course, a bold step to forsake
lofty thoughts, profound feelings and psychic adumbrations and enter into the actuality of life as a sensate experience. It requires a
startling audacity to devote oneself to the task of causing a mutation of consciousness to occur. To have the requisite determination to apply
oneself, with the diligence and perseverance born out of pure intent, to start off with the patient dismantling of one’s accrued social
identity preparatory to evoking the mutation, indicates a strength of purpose unequalled in the annals of history. It is no little thing that
one does ... and it has enormous consequences, not only for one’s own well-being, but for humankind as a whole. With freedom from the Human
Condition spreading like a chain-letter, in the due course of time, global freedom would revolutionize the concept of ‘humanity’.
It would be a free association of peoples world-wide; a utopian-like loose-knit
affiliation of like-minded individuals. One would be a citizen of the world, not of a sovereign state. Countries, with their artificial borders
would vanish along with the need for the military. As nationalism would expire, so too would patriotism with all its heroic evils. No police
force would be needed anywhere on earth; no locks on the doors, no bars on the windows. Gaols, judges and juries would become a thing of the
dreadful past. People would live together in peace and harmony, happiness and delight. Pollution and its cause – over-population – would be
set to rights without effort, as competition would be replaced by cooperation. It would be the stuff of all the pipe-dreams come true.
But none of this matters much when one is already living freely in the actual
world. When one is free from the Human Condition, life is experienced as being perfect as-it-is ... and here on earth in this life-time. One
knows that one is living in a beneficent and benevolent universe ... and that is what actually counts. The self-imposed iniquities that ail the
people who stubbornly wish to remain denizens of the real world – the ‘Land of Lament’ – fail to impinge upon the blitheness and
benignity of one who lives in the vast scheme of things.
The universe does not force anyone to be happy and harmless, to live in peace and
ease, to be free of sorrow and malice. It is a matter of personal choice as to which way one will travel. Most human beings, being contumelious
as they are, will probably continue to tread the ‘tried and true’ paths, little realizing that they are the tried and failed ways. There is
none so contumacious as a self-righteous soul who is convinced that they know the way to live ... as revealed in their revered scriptures or in
their cherished secular philosophy.
I live in peace and tranquillity, beholden to none. With no loyalty to bind me, I
have nothing to defend. With nothing to defend I have no need to attack. I have no sense of mission to ‘change the world’. I am not driven
by mystical forces to evangelize, to proselytize, and to convert.
If anyone is genuinely interested in finding out what the reason for their existence is, I am only
too happy to participate in their enquiry. Nevertheless, I can only help those who wish to be helped in the only way that I can help. I am free
to be here now in the world as-it-is. Unadorned and unencumbered, I can stand on my own two feet, owing allegiance to no one and nothing at
all. I am supremely content with life as-it-is, for perfection can be found in what others call imperfection ... and I have no desire to change
anything. To be here now, intimately here in this moment in time, where this actual world is such a marvellous place to be alive in, is a
satisfaction and fulfillment unparalleled in the chronicles of antiquity.