Fear and Anger

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When anger is on the throne, reason takes to its heels.  He who is influenced by anger is like one intoxicated with a strong liquor.  He loses his memory, his understanding becomes clouded and his intellect gets perverted.          

Swami Sivinanda, Bliss Divine


Overpopulation Creates a Troubled Culture

  • The United States suffers from rapidly diminishing natural resources and a deteriorating ecosystem and environment
  • We have a struggling beleaguered market economy unresponsive and meaningless to many 
  •  It is not surprising we find ourselves in a constant state of flux, instability, neurotic responses and confusion  
  • Instead of confronting our problems, we deny our own culpability and angrily look to others as the cause of our problems
  • Conspiracy theories and fringe political groups dominate our decisions and life choices


Salvation Means Sacrifice

 The result of all this angst is a populace anchored not by individual efforts to reform our lack of discipline and self control, but letting others exploit our fears and uncertainties for their own political and financial gain.  This is a “feeding frenzy” of immense proportions.

  • Oftentimes we are naive enough to believe we have somehow risen above the natural world
  • Technology has become our “fools gold”, and like Moses will lead us to the promised land
  • In fact technology ensnares us, constantly driving us from the course of restraint and stability

Instead of salvation we find disillusionment, and disillusionment is the mother of anger; which once tapped is an emotion without limits for its power to bring even more uncertainty and random violence to a country and world needing less rather than more.

From the Outer to the Inner

The West’s belligerency increases as our numbers increase and we move steadily away from controlling and reigning in our desires and frustrations. 

Our growing population escalates frantically from wishes and wants to demands and rights, shamelessly marketed as hopes and dreams. 

But it is not the material world that will lead us out of danger, but only the spiritual which lies dormant within. That spiritual calm awaits when we are determined and dedicated enough to seek more rational and enlightened possibilities.


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