Why Are We Here? What Are We To Do?
I weep in this dark night, forlorn. Everyone here in this place is seeking a better moment, a better experience, a better time. Greed leads them. The greed for something more then what they have now. Most of us are consumed with consumption. How can anyone hope to realize our true Oneness if the mind is encumbered by greed? By the desire of seeking pleasure? By the desire for a better moment? Better experience? Better sex? Better food? The next best thing? We are constantly on the chase to appease our senses and we are comitted serfs and slaves to the enterpirse of desire. Desire is the ultimate folloy of man, if one lacks self-gnosis.
Why are we always trying to please our senses?
What are we doing in our everyday lives? The little things we think, the actions we take, and our behaviours and interactions with others?
We’re searching. We’re constantly seeking. We’re always looking for a better experience or a better moment so we’re always chasing activities and pleasures etc. Our minds are never at rest so we have to make time to meditate and find peace. We are chasing something. We have this itch that we simply cannot scratch. Have you ever noticed that life is in a constant state of emergency for most of us? Why could this be?
I think that we are made to be consumers because of very carefully placed and marketed subliminal forms of mechanistic neuro linguistic programming through the avenues and the enforced idiocracy of pop cluture, pop media, television programming and linear values. Capitalism seeks only to capitalize, and the more humans there are, the more they can force consumption upon for their own profits and gains.
This very subliminal programming in various forms has conditioned us to contiously seek gratification for our senses. Why do you think meditation and yoga have become so popular in the West? People in many other cultures don’t have to do that, because their lives are not in a constant state of emergency.
When we are awake, we seek some form of stimulation for our senses. When was the last time that you think an average person sat down in darkness and silence for a few hours and just examined his own mind?
So if we try to examine why we are here, we’re already going into the question with some form of an expectation of an answer, an outcome, so the mind is already encumbered by the thought of seeking an answer, so pure observation without thought becomes impossible. It gets even crazier. I promise.
So, why are we here? It’s an interesting question with no concrete answers. Fun question to ponder though, isn’t it? :)