be the change you want to be mean, act everywhere like if it was your own home
Be the change rings along what Christians say about miracles "help yourself and the heavens will help you".
If your life sucks and you don't start by 1) changing your state of mind and 2) moving your ass, nobody will do it for you.
It's a bit like diplomacy: you need to show the other that you're ready to put the gun down and start talking.
Not necessarily throw your gun first and risk a bullet for being dumb, but still initiate the will to change the situation.
Nobody will do it for you (not everytime anyway) so changing the way you see things is the first step to actual changes (or at least the physical possibility for change)
If your life sucks and you want to be happy, start smiling for no reason, and try to think about things that make you happy. It's empowerment. People who complain and bitch about the world usually ain't doing shit about it, or/and have a very deeply stranded mindset that says the world is fucked and nothing good happens to them. And so, their world is fucked and nothing good happens to them. No reason it should.
now i know about the secret and power of intention and all that, but it is not from this context that this saying come originally
it mean spend more time developing your community to make it feel like home instead of trolling other forums like a jerk
i have a 40 000 year old book that say grmnlm grlnm (no language invented yet it was still prehistory that pretty much beat any kind of budhist tradition way older)
The Secret didn't invent anything, they just did a good marketing job at a very good timing.
Same goes with Conversations with God. Nothing new.
I have a book written in 1902 by a protestant reverend, that talks in very "Law of One"-ish terms about God-as-universal-consciousness and life on other planets. This stuff is OLD, just used to be secret.
It doesn't matter whether it's about manifestation or just literal advice. If it's good advise, I like it.
If there is a deeper, spiritual meaning to it, even better.
Be the change is good advice . Even if misunderstood lol
Same goes with "Know Thyself"... However you get it, if you apply it, it's good advice.
not everything is the same than old buddhist tradition book, there are other tradition all over the planets as well, with different sayings and different objectives, now that's not really about who beat who, just about the meaning behind a saying that is obviously not budhist and very different from what you explained about it which is a whole different thing, maybe it beat a lot with 4000 year old docuement and all that, no doubt about it, who can beat it anyway, i guess no one, all the rest must be ignorant compared to your great 4000 year old books that contain everything
but this kind of saying is really community oriented, very different from budhist things that are about consciousness of self, that could be more tied into some form of socialism of sort, it is about community building in the context of activism, in the context gandhi said it, it was not only about himself and his own consciousness, but about the whole community he was speaking for it is classied into 'non violent activism' but that's only a part of the meaning, it is about focusing on developping your life and your community instead of being 'activists' as ppl see it traditionally in the anarchist view, it is not only about the power of intention and all this, it is a developement of it, that's deeper it goes at society level not only on self consciousness level like budhism it is not only about living in a cave meditating to reach enligthement, but about society building, about building whole society as you want it to be, instead of spitting on what see as wrong in the society, build your own society and community
I said "beat" because, no offense, but Tolstoy is modern, and all this stuff was already around way before he took his first sip of milk. Most stuff we read was either inspired or rebuffed from older teachings.
I'm not trying to compete on age. Just saying stuff like "be the change" is a classics. I'm pretty sure even the Egyptians got that.
And as I said, it doesn't have to be meditative/wishful thinking oriented.
It can be just physical, literal, "move your fat lazy butt" old school advice.
Everything has been translated and retranslated anyway, and most things have several layers of meaning too.
And I agree about that society/community building part.
You just highjacked my reply to shilluminati (who turned out being roll-T)
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the law of one, it was already existing in the acneit greek time, pythagora and plato were already all into it even before the christ, Anaxagoras was already speaking about pan spermia and life from the cosmos, he actually coined this term of cosmos, it was even centuries christ was born
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in tosltoy and gandhi there is still an aspect of resistance and maintaining a sort of culture of way of life not entierly similar to budhism kind of things :=)
about maintaining a bit of 'indigoness' what ever on this forum, just for the principle or something lol
ppl brag about unconditional love and that sort things, that's not what i see happenning, or not what i see moderator really doing now that's just my take on the thing lol
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like for example, would do this in your own home, would like ppl to do it in your own home ?
in your case i'm sure you'd answer yes but well that's the principle for normal ppl who don't have poster of leprous dick in their home
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