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Psychological Materialism


On Oct 18, 2011 ganoba wrote:

Materialism or worldlyness arises due to a misunderstanding about our relationship with the world of matter/ things.

One part of our identity is inside our skin usually considered the whole of our identity.. This is only a part. The other part of our identity is outside the skin usually called the worldor the other.

When the I(the inner part) interacts with the world, also known as the field of action (karmbhoomi) in a playful, loving way, the whoole identity comes into being. Then there is bliss. There is no insecurity, no anxiety, no fear. Allour actions are graceful and harmonious.

The materialistic world is also created by comparisons, which in effect means, we are not taking the world as a whole bur as an admixture of several disjointed others. The perception of the self and the world is then fragmented and distorted. It then leads to endless conflicts.

Let us stop comparing and relate to the world in a playful way.



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