In touch with the natural world
Posted: Friday, February 28, 2003
Posted By: livelyup
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26 February 2003
I am in total agreement with what you have said in your post, but have a question for you, and for anyone else who wishes to respond. You describe rasta as being a product of early African livity, and of its subsequent re-kindling through the natural livity of the elders in Jamaica. The constant factor would seem to be a life that is in touch with the natural world on a fairly constant basis. This is not the only important thing in achieving overstanding, but it seems to be a very important part of the path.
My question is, do you believe that the world had more 'enlightened' people in it in the past, when this connection to nature was more widespread than it is today?
love and life
There were many enlightened people in the past because people back then existed in a more natural state but most people in those environments were unconscious and that is the reason many were easily deceived.
One can be enlightened and still be very gullible because one does not appreciate the negative aspect of many things. To be conscious is to know the full spectrum of both 'good' and 'bad'.
In the past the population was way smaller and the full cycle of human degradation was not realized. People could not become fully conscious because of limited experiences and choices.
There are many more enlightened people today and far more ignorant ones because of the size of the population.
The up side is, today people have the opportunity to increase their consciousness way above what existed in the past as there is a wider spectrum of recognizable 'good' and 'bad' to choose from.
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