gregkavarnos wrote:All aspects of our current reality are a a part of this complex, including the live webcasts made by your teacher. No military-industrial-petroleum-based system, no internet, no webcasts... (for example).
So, what, in this situation, is not perfect? What, in this situation, does not describe the impeccable workings of cause and effect?
Point taken, this is samsara; and moreover it is the nature of the Kali Yuga.
I still think it's possible to have things like internet, space-travel, and other technologies, without the M.I.C., heavy pollution, over-use of toxic synthetic-chemicals, etc.; that is if we work for it and educate ourselves instead of allowing the corporatist education-system to educate us, or at least work harder to reform the education system.
Although maybe we're too far past the tipping point, and we should only focus on our individual Dharma practice so that we have the good karma to be around after the Earth purges itself of the cancer (the effects of the actions of us humanoids) which are killing it, a purging which doesn't seem to be too far off....
And like I said before, we can't practice Dharma very well if our Nadi's are saturated with pollution and synthetic-chemicals. Although I think our bodies could handle a little currently unavoidable pollution to get started in practice (and even reach fruition) if we at least cut out the fluoride, synthetic-chemicals & pharmaceuticals as much as possible.
gregkavarnos wrote:I mentioned the term "reasonable" beforehand, and the avoidance of extremes. You missed that bit? Did you also miss the bit about Yama getting you either way?
Not at all, and I specifically addressed your Yama comment (maybe you missed it because I'd edited into my post a few minutes later).
Actually the corporatocracy currently in place is the one that has become too extreme. Many people view those who speak out against it as extreme, simply because they've been indoctrinated by the extreme corporatocracy from day one (the same corporatocracy who for example tells people to put their kids on ritalin or antidepressants, vaccinates infants and tells parents that it's okay to disregard the natural enzymes found in breast-milk in order to substitute breast-milk with formula, etc.; hence "from day one").
gregkavarnos wrote:So, while it is true that vaccinations are part of the military-industrial complex which is destroying this planet, at the same time they are saving countless sentient beings from the suffering of (avoidable) diseases.
Vaccines might be useful—like I've said—in some rare instances, especially IF they were to not be mostly monopolized by the corporatist pharmaceutical giants.
They're far from saving 'countless sentient beings', even if they have saved fairly large numbers of sentient beings every once in a while. For the most part, they're unnecessary and even harmful in many cases.