Monday, April 18, 2011

As it is.

I could go on a political rant today, seeing as the Finnish parliamentary elections were concluded yesterday, and the results aren't exactly promising for a brighter future for Finland. The true Finns quadrupled their representation in parliament, which means that they will be taking ministerial positions, actively representing Finland in international politics. Some of their stances will be holding out funds for the Portugal bailout, restricting immigration rights, and possibly even an EU pull out all together. This isn't a blog about political rants though, so before I get upset and start telling you about the True Finns party's plans for 'culture' and 'education', I'll go switch it up a little...

The world revolves because every living being things that he is the Lord and creator of the material world. Material consciousness has two psychic divisions. One is that I am the creator and the other is that I am the enjoyer, but neither is the creator nor the enjoyer but a cooperator..... For instance, part of a machine cooperates with the whole machine a part of the body cooperates with the whole body. The hands, legs, eyes and so on are all parts of the body, but they are not actually the enjoyers. The stomach is the enjoyer. The legs move, the hands supply food, the teeth chew and all parts of the body are engaged in satisfying the stomach because the stomach is the principal factor that nourishes the bodys organisations. Therefore everything is given to the stomach. One nourishes the tree by watering its root and one nourishes the body by feeding the stomach, for if the body is to be kept in a healthy state,m the the parts of the body must cooperate to feed the stomach.... and we, as subordinate living beings, are meant to cooperate... The cooperation will actually help us just as food taken by the stomach will help all other parts of the body. If the fingers of the hand thing that they should take the food themselves instead of giving it to the stomach, then they will be frustrated. By cooperation they enjoy.
-Bhagavad Gita

What is the message here?

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