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The Road to Truth is Paved by Politicians

May 10, 2016 , , , ,

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“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not sharing.”
The Buddha

The truth for a grade school student is not the same as the truth for a senior citizen. Perspective is the reason we believe one thing or another at any given time.  Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face.  This means that we have more knowledge of the bigger picture as we mature and travel along the road to truth.  We should be acquiring sophistication and compassion for other living things as we become more visionary on this path.  Observation of the world political situation leads us to believe that we are failing at that mission. We have wandered off the route into unmapped territory.  Dark ignorance and evil intent appear to be taking ground in the battle against harmony and peace.

In all fairy tales and mythology the hero learns from tragic mistakes.  At the end of the story the moral is clear and the lesson is imprinted in the mind of the audience.  Once committed the hero has no choice.  Like Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita, the hero is taught mastery through trust in divine guidance in freaky circumstances.  He fights the symbolic battles he finds obstructing his way.  The hero is fated to go all the way. That is what distinguishes his character from others. He finishes the difficult job, then shares the wisdom he has found within his quest.  He saves the day and teaches an important social and political object lesson to the people.

Action without attachment was the lesson Krishna taught Arjuna during the heat of battle.  It is impossible to know the moral of a story until it ends, so it is imperative that the hero finish his job.  As I experience the presidential politics of 2016 I certainly hope there is a blue guy driving the chariot who will lead us into a surprise ending.  These are certainly freaky circumstances with strong catalytic tendencies.  How do you think this story will end, gentle reader?  Fill in the blank.

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If the road is paved with politicians, do we drive over their lies toward the truth? There’s a bumpy ride. I don’t trust any of the politicians, especially not the current favorites according to the polls. The story will not end well with any of the candidates. We will have either more scandal, or less real income (or both), or buffoonery and diplomatic offense, all bringing greater disrespect upon our once-great country.

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nombre de la pluma

May 10, 2016

I does appear so. The fat lady has not yet sung.

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Pamela Morse

May 10, 2016

Great Article!

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Relentless

May 10, 2016

I love this post!
The hero is fated to go all the way. That is what distinguishes his character from others. He finishes the difficult job, then shares the wisdom he has found within his quest. He saves the day and teaches an important social and political object lesson to the people.
These sentences are the key learning element from the post and really is about committing to working through this entire political season. There is no hero in this story as yet. The vision is still murky. Much is in play. There is definitely something to be learned by all who are engaged in this political battle. (even those who think they are no longer playing in it have something to learn)

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