To Free The Mind of Man From Himself And Society
The Poisonious Pitfalls of Social Media Due To Lack of Awareness
Something someone said made me think about organizations, movements, groups, social media and all the rest. We have a tendency, amongst all these various constructs of the mind, to get lost in the luster of social media and be a victim of “How many people come to your meetup?” … a social contest among one’s peers… To be judged by how many people are your followers… how many people follow your ‘group’… how many people follow your thoughts? How many friends do you have? We all fall victim to such social stature and statistics such as the number of people who like us.
We have been conditioned to measure our social worth by the number of people who are our friends, the nubmer of comments we get on our posts, and the number of likes one can get. This is nothing more than distraction and a faltering on our part. We know better, yet we continue to play this mindless game which is of no consequene other than self gratification and the pumping of the ego.
If I may talk frankly, please remember that I do so, not out of boldness, not out of cruelty, not out of the enthusiasm of my purpose, but because I want you to understand what I am saying. That is the reason why you are here, no? And it would be a waste of time if I did not explain clearly, decisively, frankly, honestly, with all my being… my entire and complete point of view.
Dear sirs and madams, I wish for no followers.
I would, that you would not accept anything that I nor anyone else says without examination and observation. If I say something harshly, it is not because of a lack of love. If I speak strongly, please do not misunderstand me. It is not through lack of compassion. If you go to a physician for an operation, is it not love and kindness on his part to operate on you even if he would cause you pain? So, in like manner, when I speak freely and without prejudice, it is not through lack of real affection-on the contrary.
It matters not if only one person comes to listen. If I can save even one human being from himself and from society and culture, and completely and unconditionally free man from the binding structure of man’s thought, I have made all the difference that needed to be made.
Instead of the desire to authentically help humanity, we end up getting lost in social media and all these social dick waving contests, board selections, meetings, power, positions, titles… and all of it is a hindrance, a distraction away from the real purpose and goal; which is to set man free, completely and unconditionally free from all shackles and chains society puts on him.
I am not special and this is not a magnificent deed because I do not want followers, and I mean this. The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.
I am absolutey unconcerned whether one would pay attention to what I say. I want to do a certain thing in this world and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration.
If there are only a few people who will listen, truly listen, who will truly live, who will have their faces upturned towards the transcendent light of eternity, it will be sufficient for my humble self.
Of what use is it to have hundreds of friends and thousands of followers who do not understand, whose brains and minds are encrusted and embalmed in prejudice, who do not want the new, but would rather modify the new to suit their own sterile, stagnant, selfish, blind existence, and exist in the dark.
I would much rather just one who understands than have the thousands of followers who do not.
The purpose and goal is to make humanity unconditionally free
I maintain now and always that the only true form of spirituality is that which is the absolute incorruptibility of the limitless self; The Eternal Atma. This is the absolute unconditioned, unbridled, unabashed Truth which is Life itself. I want therefore to set us free, rejoicing as the flocks of birds in flight in the clear sky, unburdened, independent, soaring, ecstatic in that freedom that is our birthright.
Organizations, groups, meetings, talking, and events cannot make one free. There is no end to talking. There is no end to meetings. There is no end to discussions. We could go on endlessly. For no man nor woman, no will of god nor devil, no force of good or evil from outside can make one free; nor can organized or disorganized loyalty and worship, nor the immolation of ourselves for a cause or purpose, a movement or a club; neither forming yourselves into an organization, nor throwing yourselves into endless activist works.
What we must do is understand ourselves. With true and real understanding, there will always be true friendship. There will always be true love. There will be the True Man, true to himself and to his own fellow man. Make no mistake.
Never be swayed by public opinion. Keep your own council. The only thing that matters is the unwavering loyalty to one’s own authenticity.
Ne te quaesiveris extra.
“Do not seek of things outside of yourself.”
Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate; Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
Epilogue to Beaumont and Fletcher’s Honest Man’s Fortune
I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instill is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost, and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment. Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato, and Milton is, that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men but what they thought. A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our spontaneous impression with good-humored inflexibility then most when the whole cry of voices is on the other side. Else, to-morrow a stranger will say with masterly good sense precisely what we have thought and felt all the time, and we shall be forced to take with shame our own opinion from another.
Ralph Waldo Emerson