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Featured Want to make the world a better place? How?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Amanaki, May 23, 2020.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    To make others better you must start with your self.. Or?
    Without our own effort the world will not become a better place. Or?
     
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    To quote Saint Kabir:

    "I searched for the crooked, met not a single one
    When searched myself, "I" found the crooked one."


    As within, so without. First I should destroy the devil within me, for nothing is worse than me. After changing what is inside of me, can I worry about the outside.

    Peace comes from inside out.
     
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  3. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Agree with you on this:)
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Don't try to make others better. Just make yourself better in the way you would like it. :D
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Or consume copious amounts of alcohol.
     
  6. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Yes, because when we become better ourself, people around us will become better too, when they are seeing our progress in life :)
     
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    Having started with myself I have realised I can’t do it (make the world a better place) alone.

    I also need to exert effort towards the reform of others to some degree who are opposed to making the world a better place.
     
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  8. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    :confused: why
     
  9. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Would you say your effort to become a better person affect those around you, without you "trying" to change them to your liking?
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I thought you were looking for alternative responses.

    If one doesn't strive to better one's self, how could they strive to make others or the world better?

    As I see it, if one is too lazy to better one's self, an alternative can be sitting at home and getting inebriated, screaming at their computer screen or TV about the problems in the world today.
     
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    It does to a degree, but example alone is insufficient to re-educate people who have crossed the boundaries into harming others.
     
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  12. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Now i understood you :)
     
  13. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    True
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Or if they drink enough, the world may start to appear to be a better place to them all on its own.
     
  15. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Hehe well drinking to solve world problem sound bad....
     
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    SalixIncendium अहम् ब्रह्मास्मि
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    Maybe stick with self-improvement, then?
     
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    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Yup.
     
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    What i think are conditions for a better world:

    Everybody must be educated and especially in History and Critical Thinking. We will all then learn from others mistakes and will resist being indoctrinated. Then people will understand each other, empathise with each other and not go to war with each other because of following cults of personality or ideaologies.
     
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  19. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    :) That is a long list. That is why I say, concern yourself with making yourself better. Don't take this big responsibility of making the world better. No one has been able to do it.
     
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    I am not tryining to change the world:) I am tryining to change my self to become a better versjon of me. But one of my bigger flaws is maybe that when i realized something in my own Cultivation i speak about it, and it might be the wrong thing to do.
     
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