Tuesday, March 25, 2008

if the meek inherit the earth, will the powerful impose high estate taxes and become the owners by default?

4 comments:

organiparadox said...

by the time the meek inherit the earth, there will be nothing left to tax

anne artist said...

then will the powerful choose to tax "nothing" ? if part of perceiving oneself as powerful includes taxing those considered to be meek, will that paradigm continue? even if taxing nothing results in nothing? or if there is nothing left, will the meek rebuild the earth in their own ways? and if so, if they succeed, will they become powerful and tax whomever has become the new meek?

organiparadox said...

Interesting questions for which there are of course, no answers. However, for the sake of lunacy, here is mine.
We are born to gain enlightenment and merge back into Spirit from whence we originated. The material world is an alluring, intoxicating, satisfying plane of awareness that offers just enough suffering to make us want to leave it behind. Bit by bit, through gazillions of incarnations, we extricate our "self" from attachment to the material plane. The most powerful of power seekers have not had enough suffering to think that there is anything more real than power, and yes, they will "tax" (in its various forms) until they suffer insanity or loneliness or something else as equally painful. The meekest of the meek have realized that true substance has nothing to do with things that can be taxed. Some people, including my "self", choose to believe that Spirit (including the meek) will eventually be the only reality, and the earth will be rebuilt accordingly, with no need for the struggle of enlightenment or balance, because we will be Spirit. In the meantime, it is one helluva balancing act to see the beauty and "power" in the meek, and to make decisions that will actually help this paradigm come into fruition; and as an aside, hopefully to remove us from the karmic cycles a little earlier. I get so f*ucking tired of all these power struggles and discrepancies in our world, and I sure do not want to cause any more suffering, which unfortunately, I always do.

anne artist said...

and is there not a wisdom of sorts in knowing that although we do not want to cause suffering, we will do it anyway?

and for me, it is because the one thing i might know is that there are no answers to my questions....it is because of that...that i feel enabled to ask the questions in the first place. for the sake of lunacy, perhaps.