In Beyond Religion
the Dalai Lama offers non-sectarian roots of compassion
to motivate global cooperative behaviors
and inner mentally nurturing health values.
He begins with the assumption
his readers are asking,
How and Who are we
to become more compassionate,
more health v pathology discerning?
Not just in our root passionate intent
but in our actual co-invested behavior.
We already respond to such questions
by educating our health/wealth nondualistic hearts.
We already work to restrain negative behaviors
with anger and fear mindful
anti-competitive nonself-marketing management.
We already combat and absorb,
acclimate and cooperatively sublimate
destructive emotional impoverishing tendencies.
We already aspire to cultivate ego-health values,
self-forgiveness for past and future woundedness,
peaceful sufficiency of time and well-being,
left and right bicameral discipline toward mutually transparent confluence,
and co-operative eco-political generosity, paid forward
from one DNA-inspired wealth generation
to those healthy co-arising next.
awareness practices require no special equipment,
no sectarian religious beliefs,
no lack of pro-active commitment to cooperatively vulnerable compassion.
Our global and local vocations,
across vast seas
and on our own thresholds,
to live ethically unitarian, egalitarian
harmoniously Earth patriotic
regeneratively with and for all sentient and sensed Others,
with a wealthier GoldenRule sense of health becoming,
is already co-passionately practiced
practiced independently of any sectarian nature v spirit dualistic intelligence.
Deep natural health and wide spiritual pan-sectarian wealth
educating our cooperatively owned and managed DNA
infused and still faithfully pumping Elder RightBrain
and newer LeftBrain conscientious minds
already co-invest passionate bilaterally committed time,
past with future strings
unweaving and reweaving nature/spirit species,
in multiculturally sustained sensory effort.
global health spirited through locally embodied
efforts to learn kind-hearted health
with wealth-minded integrity
So we can all left/right
yang/yin intelligently benefit
from already enchanting ecopolitical
Note: Drawn and re-quartered from Beyond Religion, especially pp. 101-102, “Starting with Oneself”
CoOperative Teaching and Listening
All major educational challenges,
for both consumers and producers of communication,
call for best outside/inside compassion practices
rooted in cooperative awareness of nutritional flow patterns,
contrasted against toxic stagnation entropy, apathy,
and flowering as WinEgo/WinEco-health values.
racism and sexism and ageism and narcissism’s generic anthro-centrism,
from back when anthro-cooperative health
became fissured from Earth-compassionate wealth,
are not cooperative eco-habitually resilient values,
while traditional multicultural Golden Hippocratic Rules
are indeed wealthy ethical norms.
Conserving a green non-violent
pan-sectarian Earth future
is a nutrition nurturing matter
of restoring body/mind communicating external/internal climate justice,
now globally and domestically rupturing,
Restoring educational climate justice priorities
is a nurturing matter of consumer/producer health regulations
preferring Win/Win consistent multi-lateral transactional resolutions,
co-operative internal co-investment intent,
building deep and wide polypathic health-wealth learning everyday
Where there is no health,
no true wealth can survive.
Where there is no embodied wealth of sufficient life,
no true health could thrive.
We learn by listening
to Earth’s great and ancient outside Voices,
RightBrain intuited as holistically communicating holiness, holonic longing
to close growing Privileged/Destitute EarthTribe climate gaps
between elite anthro-patriarchal WinLose perception
and universal health/wealth WinWin reality,
cooperative eco-feminist restorations toward health care solidarity
To LeftBrain comprehend these natural body
and spiritual mind cooperative educational challenges,
we co-passion ecological winning health
with growing seasonally recycling communication wealth,
critical to de-stress toxic climate pathology,
both deeply within egocenters
and widely without,
mentoring eco-centric co-operational balance.
Ego and Eco,
Left passionate Right,
non-sectarian and non-hostile holistic education
restoring green sanctuary health
cooperative schools for WinNature/WinSpirit
WinBody/WinMind compassionately purposed life,
Teaching non-sectarian therapeutic evolution
of sacred light-communicating revolutions
polypathic green enhancement,
eco-school felt and thought
through all four seasons
of health development.
All educational green eco-passion challenges
call for best health practices,
eco-systemic and ego-resilient co-mentoring skill sets
cooperatively provoking wealthy multi-enculturing outcomes,
globally embodied and/if locally clean green minded.
Democratic pursuits of healthy constitutions
and health policy discipline
are often associated with growing compassion,
for well-being and happiness,
And peace and happiness, in turn,
associated with prosperity, both natural and spiritual wealth,
never one without the other.
This historical association includes integral global prosperity
hoped for during the Great Enlightenment
climaxing during the 1700s
as our democratic spirited
and natured USA was busy being born.
Health, like wealth,
can be measured in quantities compared across time,
sometimes trending bigger and more robust
and sometimes sadly smaller and more stagnant,
But, health, as wealth, also feels warm flowing
in effluent rivers and root nutritional systemic qualities
of multilateral WinWin positive compassion,
tossed back and forth in everyday discourse,
through LoseLose negative ego-mania
echoing cognitive silos of dissonance.
Personal health, like wealth,
prosperity of happiness and warm nests,
can be thought about as short-term
sufficiency for each moment composing one lifetime,
Or more long-term confluence,
mother’s warm womb to daughter to grandmother’s womb,
back and forth through time
remembered and projected healthy wealth
into our co-passioned nutritional future.
Global democratic health,
like self-governing compassionate wealth,
can be measured in cooperative quantities of lifespans
and consumer market potential
compared to productive efficiency
measured against cost of labor
and energy consumed/produced,
compared against Win/Lose inefficient competitions
and Lose/Lose energy resources
of ecological/economic global failure,
and contrasted to Win/Win co-investing compassion trends.
Earth’s health, like wealth,
can become more synergetically understood
as qualities of multicultural integrity,
growing robustly effluent,
affluent nutritional depth, width,
buoyancy, multicultural beauty
speaking polypathic truth to monocultural predation,
degradation from Paradise potential
degenerating to WeedPatch mendacity,
of narcissistic fear-mongering
while treating Earth as though a personal AntiGolden Ruled Toilet,
A rabid rat’s nest
rewriting Golden HealthRule democratic constitutions
to best serve northern
and western white patriarchal monoculturing degenerators
of military industrialized hate and threat commodity climates
and socially unhealthy
and psychologically unwealthy
and way anti-democratic unwise,
Anti-healthy wealth of white male privilege
dispassionately apathetic toward healthy quantities
and wealthy matriarchal flowing qualities.
A pandemic Christian evangelical error
disparagingly contrasts gospel privileged scripture,
root of all-powerful faith,
with inferior and erroneous Eastern religious traditions,
sanctuaries of well-governed love,
Such prejudice assumes each of these spiritual/natural nondual traditions
intends to also be compassionately rooted
in creedal truths,
rather than covenanted sanctuary co-relational experience
advocating polytheistic worship,
dogmatic Word voices,
linguistic historical language choices divinely, not humanely, created,
worshipful sacred nature-creeds
for spiritually healing history.
These are not at all primal Eastern existential philosophical intent,
which is more basically,
fundamentally, if you prefer,
to capture non-sectarian natural
dynamic health-wealth principles
rooted in nutritional-nurturing compassion
(divine sanctuary RightBrain experience)
and flowing left as good nutritional
life-fulfilling Golden Covenant,
deduced as ecologically proper theological humane behaviors.
So, spiritual development emerges
analogous with natural lifeline health-optimizing incarnations
a-theistic-theistic EarthSanctuary governance.
Eastern traditions may be LeftBrain either/or deduced
from multiple sacred polytheistic,
co-operating integrity Voices;
Powers of divine deities,
with iconic traits of interdependent species and/or genders
but only if also RightBrain holistic web intuited
as universally a-theistic,
formed by deductive either/or
cause/effect appositional reasoning
Traveling back toward mysterious and curious original integrity Source,
comprehension is Left/Right co-relational,
non-personified Yang/Yin sanctuary space
A-theistic principles of reason
are Eastern WholeSystem conservative logic principles
of non-sectarian ZeroZone integrity,
holistically and holy co-passion,
unitarian liberal and democratically shared sanctuary Light
Not requiring reason to blindly bow
outside our creative diversity of faith
or without belief in a universally uniform monotheistic creed
demanding covenants of wealth-bearing fidelity
expressed through unquestioning worship
remotely not communicating with WholeSystem philosophy,
ecological green sanctuary theology of Earth
as prime principle of Light’s creative integrity.
the Disciple closest to the red-blooded heart of the Word
incarnating compassionate breathing in and out Light,
also experienced Jesus of Nazareth
as his Great Sanctuary Mentor
singing in harmonious liberty
of two-way cooperative covenants
lifting every sanctuary Worded voice,
black and brown and white
and green and blue and red rhapsodies
in multiculturing rainbows
of active hope-filling
WholeSystem existential natural/spiritual Light
is included in the living water gospels of co-redemption,
for those with covenanting eyes
to sanctuary see
who I integrally AM
is who WE healthy BECOME.
To paraphrase the Dalai Lama,
Compassionate Philosophy lies beyond sectarian Religion:
Health Sanctuary for a WholeSystemic World.
Before presidents and attorneys got hold of it,
and back before theologians were even a glint in the Golden GodHead’s eye,
Prayer, silent or verbose,
was filled with reminders and gratitude to ourselves
and for and from others,
with pleas for urgent help
from all souls past
and still longed for,
especially those personally remembered
by having shared this home on Earth
in more balanced golden era times
of enchanting imaginations,
to future generations
to finish what we,
and all who have passed through before us,
have healthy started,
And to forgive us for what we have neglected to rightly left unfinish,
failed to deeply hear and see resonance,
heart and mind resilience,
feel and think restoratively
this difference between healthy resilient prayerful life
and pathological resistance
to sacred multiculturing educational re-membering
theo/ecological resources of silent EarthTribe souls.
For experiential ecologists,
and for communion theologists,
those who see cooperative nature’s climate outside
reflecting organic spirit’s health v. mortal pathology inside,
Prayer often leads from suffering impatient words and warnings
toward restoring just non-violent silence.
Life as prayer provokes a transubstantiating bridge
between past and future regenerators
for growing compassionately interdependent Left/Right Brain Egos
To travel back through origins of healthy DNA time
and forward toward omega tipping points to co-arise branching wealth
securing resilient global resonance
regathering Earth’s ecstatic silent communion
within AllSouls before,
Breaking through theological silence, glass ceilings,
boundaries for and against solidarity of ecstatic futures,
polycultural wealth of health outcomes,
Such prayer changes interdependent things, systems
transubstantiate yin-cooperative and yang-competitive relationships.
Living prayer stretches ZeroSouls
experiencing ZenZone co-empathy–
easier in communal ego/eco-dynamic
empowering ecstatic silence
of a FullMoon winter solstice night.
Last night I dreamed.
sometimes too athletically,
viral, positive and negatively
and in-between sub-climax performing
some wins and some perpetual losses
more ambiguously back and forth, up and down, in and out,
and not nearly sensual enough–
Full through new moon great transitions
of climates black and brown deaths mattering
and terrifyingly splattering,
grey-scaled and white
and green despite
and transparent integrity
resisting opaque mendacity
to show our hypocratic heads,
capital Lose to Lose infestments.
In last night’s dream
my mentor, Tenzin Gyatso
invited me to read his book
Beyond Religion aloud to him,
front to back,
left to right,
in my own English words,
my own healthy and toxic experiences,
green through ultra-violent red,
white nationalist entitlement,
and blue patriarchal patriotic
1950’s cultural flag-waving
about this new super scientific ZeroCentric messianic millennium
This left me with a whole system lot of How and Why questions.
My LeftFactual Brain was screaming about deductive obsessions
in alternating dissonant pain
and blind faith defensive denial and de-nihilistic boredom.
Mentor Tenzin seemed in no mood
to accept NoThanks! for my RSVP,
nor even Not-Right-This-Minute, please?
As I began to read beyond scientific polycultural religion,
s/he closed his eyes
and continued with his/her smile.
I think s/he likes this book
on sacred multiculturing healthy climate sciences
and neurosensory green peace research.
for a Tibetan immigrant
homelessly schooled and exiled in India–
Longing for a First WesternWorld urbane ecology
Originally belonging within a small third brown MotherEarth culture
born of Buddhist health and pathology
So I began near his Introduction’s top,
inviting us to
Look back over past homeless
and despised alien decades
against brown-skinned people,
to still find resilient reasons for healthy enchantment.
Through secular science advances,
some problematic social and economic and politically viral toxins
are slowly decomposing.
Tenzim opens his regenerate eyes,
as is his/her normal enchanting democratic constitution,
and asks me to back up,
start at his earlier revolutionary beginning
into the Genesis of Acknowledgments
for each past reader’s resilient wisdom.
And so I backed up
to continue forward:
It is my sincerely active hope
what is climate and cognitive researched here
in however small a cooperative-ownership way,
to building a more resiliently regenerate
and more polypathically green peaceful Earth.
Of course we are not secularly or sacredly reversing Earth’s unhealthy trends overnight.
And we will not WinWin change WinLose global culture
with a short essay
or even a longish and ancient multicultural humane-divine scripture.
Climate health comes gradually
through increased cooperative sanctuary ownership,
Responsible whole-system green values
will only become EarthPatriotic belonging
with WinSecular/WinSacred cooperative systems research re-education.
If each naturalLeft and spiritualRight reader
finds any co-relational integrity written and lived here
to be of resilient being and resonant doing health benefit,
then our cooperative enterprise and co-investments
will have been trans-sectarian wellness rewarded
with inside as outside regenerate wealth.
A scientific nature
disassociated from religious spirit
is a fundamentally wrong reading of divinely inspired experience,
without immediate or long-term health benefit.
Such readers should not dissonantly feel any Right MindBody awkwardness
about graciously and lovingly setting this non-sectarian essay aside
while waiting for your personal enlightenment Rapture
rooted in climate anxiety
and violent EarthTribe unnatural dismemberment,
and other miscellaneous disassociative denials
of WinWin organic integrity
co-arising resilient external light-preferential systems.
the 14th Dalai Lama
opened his/her sensory-focused eyes
and invited me to set Beyond Religion aside,
to rewrite my own healthier and more inviting green rapture essays,
to WinWin facilitate our own collection of healthy communion stories
for climate resilient wealth enhancement journeys,
primate pilgrimages toward first non-violent democratic choices
cognitively within as socially and ecologically without,
ultra-nonviolet darkly below as green above,
ecstasy YinFlow enchanting YangForm,
sacred religion experiencing non-sectarian health science integral outcomes,
RightBrain understory values
co-arising LeftDominant nutritional history
of multiculturing ethics v monocultural anti-ethics,
re-creating green communion stories,
ZeroZone cognitive soul-development
advocating for more resilient
nurturing non-violent Win inside
beyond and deeply within
LeftBrain science v RightBrain re-ligion.