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There appears to be a fundamental inter-penetrability and interdependence of all things, both unfolded and enfolded; explicate and implicate; form and emptiness. Perhaps we are all part of a grand symphony, that is in a constantly dynamic point and counter point with itself.
We are all manifestations of the same life force. Meaning emerges from this network when we as humans engaged in it. So we might imagine Indra now has an InterNet, through which he reaches out to the other gods, to see if they want to co-create a social enterprise together, whilst he straddles Mount Meru. Technology is finally supporting us to thrive. As our post-industrial ills have proliferated, so too have the number and variety of electrifying and electrical opportunities for us to work together to heal them.
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Like the dock leaf that grows near the nettle, ready with an antidote to the pain when we need it, digital technology is helping us heal the social and ecological wounds inflicted by the cotton gins and workhouses of the Industrial Age. Binary oppositions rarely can.
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I believe it is the wisdom teachers job to expand their consciousness until the oppositions have been resolved in creative tension. Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains:.
It speaks about our interconnectedness. A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
This, I call interplay. Interplay can only grow from the soil of personal liberation of heart and mind. Then it comes down to the choices we make, day in, day out, about what kind of business, career, projects, families and communities we want to build. Interplay is a life philosophy that the businessman and politician alike can harness to achieve a sense of inter-subjective peace. Jump to: navigation , search. From the Wikipedia: "The central idea is that all phenomena are intimately connected.
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Indra’s Net: We are all connected
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This page was last modified on 6 March , at Does the Bali Summit promise a better future for Earth, or are we plunging towards irreversible climate change regardless? The environmental movement has been around for as long as the Industrial Revolution, so how come major measures are being considered only now, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given us just years to turn things round?
Can measures being talked about now save the world?
The Vedic metaphor of Indra’s Net
If not, why not? Greenhouse gas emissions are as much the effect of our failure to recognise our interdependence as the cause of climate change. Through its precepts and practices, Buddhism offers the best tools for tackling climate change and related issues at source.
In particular, awareness of our interdependence, mindfulness practices and community building are proposed as long-term solutions to the problems we face today.