Samara vs. Greed

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Last night I watched the movie Samsara.

The Sanskrit word samsara means “the repeated passing of souls through different worlds- gross or subtle.” Thus, samsara means going through the cycle of repeated births and deaths. Under the influence of karma, the soul moves upwards and downwards on the wheel of rebirth, the round of birth, death and rebirth undergone by all living beings. It is a cycle of transmigration from one living form into another.

This movie moves through the most unbelievable landscapes and sacred places built by humans then turns to the destruction of human kind, poverty, trash, and the cycle of the depressive reality. I ask myself how do I digest this reality? How do I continue to buy, waste, expel, without, caring, finding new uses, and sharing?

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The Upanishad states ” As people act, so they become. If their actions are good. they become good; if their actions are bad, they become bad. Good deeds purify those who perform them; bad deeds pollute those who perform them.”

What am I doing to help rather than destroy what is left?  May I be so bold to ask all my readers, what are you doing?

Lets start 2013 combining a list of all the messages, actions, and beliefs we carry to change the monster of greed and purify ourselves first by doing good deeds. Join with me.

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