Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rich folks eyes

If you’re a rich man, you will see the world through a rich man’s eyes.
Your religion is adapted to a rich man’s needs,
your political opinions, your values and your preferences
are of course also adapted to your life situation.

If you read spiritual, self help books
you will prefer books that confirm your preconceived notions.
This is natural.
We all want to have our preconceived notions confirmed.

If you read the Bible, you probably like the line
“To those who have, more shall be given“.

The line, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
will probably not make much sense to you.
You will have to find an interpretation that works for you.

You play the rich folks games; say what rich folks say,
do what rich folks do.
You probably donate money for charity.

If you, on the other hand,
is a social climber, on your way up,
you are probably also playing the rich folks games.
Well, your climbing wouldn’t be very successful if you didn’t.

Therefore, if you write spiritual self help books,
you have to leave out all the horrendous economic injustices,
exploitation of poor people in Asian sweatshops
and how we are ruining this planet because of limitless greed.
You will have to go on and on about how to find the innermost self,
mindfulness, the power of positive thinking and stuff like that,
non-combustible material.

Spiritual teachers are playing the rich folks games
and cherish Status Quo,
like priests and religious leaders always have,
in order to make a living.