Sometimes, when things are hard for our consciousness to deal with we turn to this medium between our consciousness and sub consciousness and pray.
We ask for help, guidance, for something which we think is out of our control. And there are many things out of our conscious control.
Praying helps, meditation too, but only with problems which come from our Inner World.
Things like terrorism are problems which come from our Outer World, the world our consciousness is responsible for not our sub consciousness.
We create these problems by following our selfish desires and immoral values. THIS is why not praying, but action will save us. We need to take conscious actions towards finding creative solutions.
Like Dalai Lama says:
“People want to lead peaceful lives. The terrorists are short-sided, and this is one of the causes of rampant suicide bombings.
We cannot solve this problem only through prayers. I’m a Buddhist and I believe in praying. But people have created this problem, and now we ask God to solve it. It is illogical.
God would say, solve it yourself because you created it in the first place.”
Imagine if you are a God and you have 100 creations you look upon and guide. The actions of one of your creations promotes a disorder in their realm. They ask for help, you help them, and after a while their actions still promote a similar disorder.
Now they ask for help again. How would you help them when their actions is what needs to change, not the result.
It is our values which need to change so our actions can promote different outcomes than distraction.
“…We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony. If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody’s interest.”
Not praying but action will help us. And not some heroic sacrifice to destroy the darkness but everyday small deeds which make your little corner of the world a happier place.
We MUST see that the root of ALL problems in the world arises from here, from our homes, from our unawareness and our seemingly harmless actions. That’s what feeds the thing we ask God to help us with.
Fear, jealousy, grief, hate, vengeance… these are the terrorists we need to deal with everyday. The priority of money over love, success over humanity, sex over relationship… these are the core problems. That’s what we need to fix.
“…So let us work for peace within our families, society, and not expect help from God, Buddha, or the governments.”
<Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but it is the small acts of kindness and love of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay>