I've been added to so many Facebook groups it's impossible to keep up. Every group - going by their names - is for the purpose of enlightenment, and the deepening of it. That's essentially their purpose.
I can't even bring myself to look through the feed. I honestly can't. All the people do, is quote other people, post shitty pictures, and ask others what they think of 'X'.
Let me remind you that these groups are specifically designed for the purpose of enlightenment, and the deepening of it. But what's really happening here is, they are all basically sustaining eachother in their lies. They don't want enlightenment, they don't want truth, they want a habitat of acceptance for their belief that they want those things.
They want an environment where they are right, and they can feel superior. Even if their belief means being a creature of the universe of whatever, they still believe their beliefs are better than any other belief system. But of course, they'd never admit that.
They sustain eachother like any other society. No one is willing to speak out for fear of the sake of being exiled, for fear of being heckled by the group. It's a joke. If I were to post in their now my view on what's really going on, i'd get heckled. But they wouldn't actually look at what I was saying, they wouldn't get inside it to check if I was right. Of course not, that would mean maybe they were wrong, and what does that mean to their identity they claim to have transcended?
And the worse part is, they'd all club together me, because they would all sustain eachothers lies. Then when enough people had 'beaten' me, they'd take the moral high ground, and claim themselves the victor.
Then they'd go back to their lies.
Screw it, i'm going to post in a group. I want to get heckled, I want to see if anyone will look...Done.
Unfortunately, it won't make a blind bit of difference. And this is where I am, asking why it won't make a difference. Why do people cling to their beliefs the way a child clings to their mother?
Their identity is wrapped up in their beliefs, it's who they are. You take away their 'spiritual identity' and what are you left with? It's all they have, it's who they think they are. They are 'above' me because their beliefs are better, or wiser, or truer than mine. So they're above me. They win.
But is that as deep as it goes? Why do they do that?
They aren't honest. They lie. The worst part is, they lie to themselves. They tell themselves they are good people. They suppress the dark negativity they have inside, they suppress their humanity and become this pale reflection of a human being. They are working toward enlightenment, and a deeper state of being, but the reality is, they suppress what's real because they're chasing something else.
THEY SUPPRESS WHAT'S REAL, TO CHASE SOMETHING ELSE.
Because they aren't honest. They read some ancient text, or listen to Buddha, and disregard any kind of reality because it may not fit into the nice little puzzle that their doctrine has laid out for them.
I'm not sure i'll ever get through to them. Really. Maybe life only awakens the ones that go through a mental fucking hell. It awoke me, and countless others this way. Maybe the truth resides in fire and flame.
I'm young, i'll figure it out.