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Translated teachings of Master Patana

Conscious Desires and Decisions: The Unflinching Truth About Overpopulation, World Suffering, and Religious Hypocrisy

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Enough with the charades. We’re teetering on the edge of disaster, a catastrophe of our own making. From the rampant corruption permeating our politics to the uncontrolled population explosion, we are drowning in a sea of global suffering. The perpetrator? Look no further than the reflection in the mirror. Our insatiable desires and mindless decisions are leading us down this destructive path.

Let’s get down to the brass tacks. Our ‘leaders’—the politicians—are not leading us towards a better future; they’re robbing us of it. They aren’t just lining their pockets; they’re peddling away their integrity and selling their souls for personal gain. This isn’t merely political corruption; it’s spiritual corruption—a deep-rooted decay in our collective values and principles. Their moral bankruptcy reflects a wider spiritual crisis, threatening to unravel the fabric of our society.

Now let’s face the overpopulation elephant in the room. It seems as though we’re participating in some grotesque contest, trying to see how many of us the Earth can bear before it buckles under our weight. We’re procreating mindlessly, adding to the headcount of an already crowded planet. And what’s our excuse? The vague hope that our offspring might just be the next Buddha or Einstein, the savior of our world.

But let’s cut the bull. Without the right spiritual guidance, resources, and dedication, our children are more likely to become victims of our ravaged world rather than its saviors. That’s the bitter, unadorned truth.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, some fantasize about colonizing Mars or some other far-off planet. The notion that we can turn our home into a wasteland and then move on to wreak havoc elsewhere is both ludicrous and terrifying. This isn’t problem-solving; it’s running away. It’s not about finding a new planet; it’s about mending the one we call home.

Now here’s the kicker: the very institutions that should guide us towards consciousness and wisdom—the religions of our world—are often complicit in this crisis. They preach compassion, yet their rigid moral standards breed guilt and fear. They speak of salvation, yet keep us unconscious about the critical issues of our time, including overpopulation. They are supposed to act as our moral compass, yet often they are just as lost and corrupted as the politicians.

This is a wake-up call to realize the depth of our desires and decisions. We need to stop living in denial, hoping for miracle children or extraterrestrial escapes, and face the music. Parenthood isn’t about creating heroes; it’s about nurturing responsible, compassionate individuals capable of conscious decisions.

We’re in a deep mess, and it’s high time we admitted our role in it. We need to confront the unsettling truth that our unchecked desires and thoughtless decisions are wreaking havoc on our world. We need leaders, both political and religious, who lead with integrity and courage, not deception and selfishness.

This is the reality check we desperately need. This isn’t about assigning blame; it’s about taking responsibility. It’s about consciously deciding to be part of the solution, not the problem.

The world doesn’t need more bodies; it needs more mindfulness, more responsibility, more compassion. We have to get this right, or we’ll leave our children nothing more than a barren wasteland. The future of Earth isn’t in the stars; it’s in our hands. Let’s not blow it.

Patana Org
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