Recommended by a good friend. I have not viewed it yet. ABN
Buddhism holds that the human realm is ineluctably characterized by delusion. That means the human realm, NOT individual humans.
KOBK is a deep feature of the human mind, at both societal and individual levels. At the societal level (more than a small group), KOBK cannot be eliminated. This is so because large groups always communicate on levels that do not represent the fullness of human subjective experience; and this causes serious mistakes to arise and accrue, leading to clashes, violence, war. From a Buddhist point of view, this might be thought of as the basis for the delusion that always binds human life until at an individual level, it is seen through and completely understood causing enlightenment or freedom from all delusion and the cessation of rebirth in the human realm.
In Buddhism, a full understanding of suffering, dukkha, the First Noble Truth yields complete enlightenment instantly.
Before we attain that stage of existence, Buddhism councils us to behave compassionately toward all other sentient beings while keeping our spiritual eye on ultimate wisdom, total liberation from the dukkha of the human realm.
Buddhism does not reject new ideas. KOBK is a game-theory explanation of one reason the human realm has always been characterized by delusion and suffering. This analysis of KOBK should not in any way encourage any intelligent person to consciously engage in KOBK behaviors (except in some kinds of self-defense). If KOBK is fully understood, it should help us as individuals and friends to better access the ultimate reality of the Buddha Mind, the Tathagata, Logos, God.
In Buddhism we did not “originally sin.” We are originally good but we are living in a pretty rough place. If we understand that many people with enormous earthly power feel forced to engage in KOBK, we will better understand this realm.
further reading: How to understand the deep strategy of earthly political power: KOBK
It is not hard to understand how and why mass vaxxing during a hot pandemic causes selection of vax-resistant variants. Or how these variants then spread throughout both the vaxxed and unvaxxed population. Or why vaxxing children and young adults is not only pseudoscience; it’s anti-science going against everything we have already known for many decades about vaccines. This knowledge is being vividly confirmed by data from every part of the world that collects and presents it honestly (not USA). ABN
You can see this in many ways. Instinct, intention, karma, where you are, what is happening, what is prompting your mind, what you remember, care about, are mindful of… ABN
There exists an essential dysfunction between those subject matter experts who execute the detail and craft of a discipline, or its heuristics, and those who are responsible for the direction and ethics of the organization, or its gestalt. Such dysfunction can serve to be the source of flawed decision-making based upon poorly crafted analytics and scientific study.link
This is a very good read. It explains (describes) how and why large organizations can make very serious mistakes. The essay ends with a very clear description of how governments have made a huge mistake by promoting and now mandating covid vaccines, which already have clearly failed.
Personally, I believe the vaccine debacle is more than just a mistake. It seems most probable to me that those at the top of the Gestalt hierarchy have bad motives. Can it be that all those agency heads, board directors, and hospital administrators can’t understand what a leaky vaccine is? Or ADE? And why have they actively suppressed effective treatments for covid? TES’s analysis can also form a basis for a strategy of unrestricted warfare as Gestalt leaders can be certain Heuristic specialists will be incapable of questioning them effectively. Who are the top Gestalt leaders? Maybe we do not know or cannot know yet, but we can see and describe the terrible effects of their decisions and thus assume those leaders exist. What else is coordinating all those agency heads, board directors, and hospital administrators? ABN
first posted AUGUST 7, 2021
1) Supreme Court: This will get the government mandates (all of them) to SCOTUS, The “mandate” is unconstitutional in that it infringes on both individual liberties and usurps States rights.
2) If this won’t wake people up, nothing will.
3) Big Business will be on the front lines in this fight, no matter which side they take.
4) This forces would-be tyrants to out themselves.
5) This will show the TRUE number of vaccinated in the country and I believe it is a whole lot less then the “official” number they’re claiming.
6) This could actually SOLVE labor shortages for small businesses that are not following the mandate.
7) Unions representing big parts of the federal gov workforce are already preparing lawsuits to fight this, including those that represent federal law enforcement officers. Fed. LEO are now aligning with personal freedom where they SHOULD have been all along.
8) If mandate is ruled unconstitutional by SCOTUS, that should give a path for military members to fight this as well.
Edit: Thought of another one.
9) FDA and CDC will now be mandated to take their own poison – many of them (50% unvaxxed as of a month or so ago). Maybe some whistle-blowers will emerge now that the vax is mandated for them too.link
So, in summary: Big Business will be fighting this, Unions will be fighting this, States will be fighting this, and most importantly civil liberties groups should be fighting this on behalf of individuals. HOLD THE LINE PATRIOTS!!!
1) I am more hesitant to post content in public spaces because I do not always have energy to do deep research needed to debunk fact-checking responses.
2) I am more cautious about what I post, as I don’t enjoy being publicly shown to have made an error (which many readers will assume to have occurred if I don’t reply to factcheck type criticisms)
3) As a result, I am slowing down. Sure, some things which would be in the public interest to be publicised are getting past me, but the quality of the posts I am making publicly is going up.
Ditto everything above for face to face conversations.
Basically the “fact-checking” and censorship is making me carefully double-check my conclusions before making any kind of public statement. If others are doing the same, this means that the quality of argument being presented from the side of those who question the mainstream narrative is being consistently improved and strengthened.
I think this explains the recent media debacle around Ivermectin. It is getting increasingly difficult for them to create the illusion of fact-checking, and as a result they are panicking and getting careless. This is making even more people start to pay attention. For example, my sister has started to research Ivermectin following conversation with me. (She is very trusting and has taken the Vax. All her information sources are mainstream). This weekend I was able to show her that almost everything she had read about Ivy in the mainstream is unreliable at best, and deliberately fradulent at worst. As a result I see the early signs of her beginning to question what she is being told.
So my take-away from this is, let us recognise the opportunity in the censorship, and just keep making it harder and harder for them to debunk the increasingly coherent and compelling arguments mounting against the media narrative. I still believe that Ivermectin is the key to unlocking the conspiracy around vaccines, covid, the election, and all the other malfeasance that lead up to what are increasingly looking like pre-meditated crimes.link to original with comments
The ultimate human game-theory game is kill-or-be-killed.
Historically, all empires, states, and political groups have proved this fact. Presently, covid biowarfare is proving this fact.
What can I do as an individual? Nothing to change the above. But many things to change yourself.
The briefest way to state what to do is Buddhist practice.
The First Noble Truth of suffering has always been true and is confirmed in our time.
The Second Noble Truth of the cause of suffering has always been true and is confirmed in out time.
The Third Noble Truth of the cessation of suffering largely depends on individual behavior, as defined by Buddhist practice. The human realm is trapped in the ultimate game-theory game, but the individual is not because the individual can let go of the causes of suffering and rise spiritually.
The Fourth Noble Truth of the way to end suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path. This way also largely depends on induvial behavior, diligence, concentration, and activity.
Buddhism is not nihilism, theism, or atheism. It is a stark recognition of the reality of the human realm. By our own efforts we can recognize our position in this realm and grow spiritually through Buddhist practice.
…The Senate is at the root of the issue.
Without the U.S. Senate being complicit and thoroughly corrupted, none of the events that face us daily would be happening.
The Senate didn’t amass this power overnight, it took decades. If you look at the root problem of the daily issues we face from wasteful spending, to out of control federal agencies, to just about every institution that has become corrupted -including the DOJ and FBI- what you will note is the continued re-emergence of the Senate as a complicit and enabling body.link
We all have the right to make this risk-assessment for ourselves. In addition to mortality age-rates, there are also the short, mid, and long-term dangers of the vaccines. Whatever you do, there is risk. Know thyself, know your own conditions, make your own decision and be open to change as conditions change. ABN
Thus have I heard:
On one occasion the Blessed One was living in the Deer Park at Isipatana (the Resort of Seers) near Varanasi (Benares). Then he addressed the group of five monks (bhikkhus):
“Monks, these two extremes ought not to be practiced by one who has gone forth from the household life. (What are the two?) There is addiction to indulgence of sense-pleasures, which is low, coarse, the way of ordinary people, unworthy, and unprofitable; and there is addiction to self-mortification, which is painful, unworthy, and unprofitable.
“Avoiding both these extremes, the Tathagata has realized the Middle Path; it gives vision, gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment and to Nibbana. And what is that Middle Path realized by the Tathagata? It is the Noble Eightfold path, and nothing else, namely: right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration. This is the Middle Path realized by the Tathagata which gives vision, which gives knowledge, and leads to calm, to insight, to enlightenment, and to Nibbana.
“The Noble Truth of Suffering (dukkha), monks, is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering, association with the unpleasant is suffering, dissociation from the pleasant is suffering, not to receive what one desires is suffering — in brief the five aggregates subject to grasping are suffering.
“The Noble Truth of the Origin (cause) of Suffering is this: It is this craving (thirst) which produces re-becoming (rebirth) accompanied by passionate greed, and finding fresh delight now here, and now there, namely craving for sense pleasure, craving for existence and craving for non-existence (self-annihilation).
“The Noble Truth of the Cessation of Suffering is this: It is the complete cessation of that very craving, giving it up, relinquishing it, liberating oneself from it, and detaching oneself from it.
“The Noble Truth of the Path Leading to the Cessation of Suffering is this: It is the Noble Eightfold Path, and nothing else, namely: right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right concentration.
Epistemology, the study of knowledge, is not a centralized discipline that transcends space and time.
It’s deeply rooted in the humanistic context of culture, history, and religion. Thus, different places around the world have developed unique epistemological systems to account for human knowledge.
One of the most ancient of these systems is the Hindu concept of pramana (प्रमाण). Pramana encompasses the Hindu perspective on knowledge-making within the context of Indian culture and theology.
Yet it shares many similarities with Western epistemology and logic, not to mention other Indian and Eastern systems of knowledge-related thought.
The broad notion of pramana includes many diverse types of evidence that together compose an intellectual toolkit from which people can draw to gain knowledge.link
The excessively narrow medical exemptions for COVID vaccine mandates at many colleges put students at unnecessary risk of serious complications, including hospitalization and death.link
Good outline of moral, social, and medical objections to vaccine mandates. ABN