Society is made up six concentric circles, each getting smaller and closer to enlightened as one moves inward to knowing. Yet, the common belief of what enlightenment is, is wrong. How so, and why this view is important?
Ever since humanity began to tell stories, we have left messages to the future. Solve these Kōans to train your mind. They show us how to heal the world, and where our future lies.
Enlightenment is to see the world and our lives as they truly are vs. how civilization has programmed the escalator of our life into our minds. We know we are getting closer when the world appears to us as a bad Disney cartoon: media is nonsense and politicians are clueless egomaniacs competing to be on the media stage.
The core reason rural landscapes are despoiled is cities. From clear cut forests to mono-crop industrial agriculture, its to feed the cities. Don’t get my wrong, I love cities: the energy, vibrance, food and culture. But as an interconnected culture we need to look at ourselves in the mirror sometimes.