The first questioning of high quality of The Real Maitreya by Richard W. Posner:
Forgive me Maitreya Buddha but I must respectfully disagree. The world needs to get more “primitive“. We must deindustrialise and uncivilise.
Please understand that I only offer my opinions and conclusions. I lay no claim to absolute truth or certainty.
As a species we stopped evolving at least ten thousand years ago. We must go back before we can go forward.
The main thing we can learn from “civilisations” that have failed is that “civilisation“, as we think of it, (industry, technology and too many people) is unsustainable in a finite system like Earth. ” Civilisation” is inherently expansionistic. Growth is intrinsic to it. In that respect it is not unlike cancer.
I must tell you in all honesty that anyone claiming to be THE teacher makes me a bit nervous. You may be A teacher, but, in my opinion, there are no better teachers than Nature and experience. I have taught myself for many years and being an autodidact has worked to my satisfaction.
We are and have already gotten too “clever” by half. It is our “cleverness” that has brought us to the brink of extinction.
I may or may not be a part of your “mission“. If I am, it is purely by chance and not design. I have no mission other than to live and try to attain understanding.
While it appears our “philosophies” intersect at some points, it’s also clear that they are significantly divergent at others. So be it. We can simply agree to disagree. It is incumbent upon neither of us to “convert” the other.
May you find Peace and Contentment on whatever path you choose to follow.
Ha ha ha. 🙂 You are forgiven and do not have to forgive yourself for being a sceptic. I am a skeptic too.
I AM The Real Teacher. First understand I doubted that for a long time before I accepted that. I tried to get away from the fact, but Allah would not let me go. Allah insisted I must save the planet. A bird pooed on my head the very moment I realize I am the new Buddha, ha ha ha. It felt like a “good luck” from nature. I will forever remember that moment.
Do not agree unless you know something is the truth, not even with your own ideas if you prove yourself wrong!
First be honest with yourself! You seem to have a frozen belief that the world needs to get more “primitive“. I must point out that what you actually want, more primitive living, will actually be the result of too much of absurd exponential growth. It will eventually result in rapid down-growth, just like any species overpopulating in nature.
Second. Begin investigation with no opinion at all! Meditate and empty your senses and say to yourself, maybe I am wrong. That is OK. Let it go! Much that we believe must be wrong. We are all human.
Third. After investigation form opinions and conclusions! I can see you are intelligent enough to lay no claim to absolute truth or certainty. That is a great ting about you, because we must always be open and look at new facts to find the truth because Allah is truth, pure love and Oneness and Allah is the greatest removing foulness, false belief, leading us all to prosperity and eventually to eternal life.
As a species we never stopped evolving. I am part of the latest leap forward, maybe you are as well. I am the living proof that we must NOT go back before we go forward. I am genetically advanced. I can feel peoples real needs to get healthy. I can feel their challenges in life. Students are baffled with my ability to recall knowledge that I learned decades ago. I can see in almost absolute darkness. I have very high physical strength. My mental ability is higher. My feeling of Oneness and pure love is very very strong. I have extreme grit.
What we can learn from older civilizations that failed is that we do not have to fail at all. We, thanks to archaeology, can learn from past mistakes and make intelligent decisions and develop an industry, a technology and a balanced number of people that is sustainable in our finite system, Earth. Is that not the truth? I know that is the truth if we do it in time.
Yes. ”Civilization” (nice if it was more “civilized”) so far has been like a growing baby that has now out-grown its crib, it has been religiously and economically expansionary. As we know, there are beliefs that are not expansionary and that there are people who talk about economy in the original sense of the word, which is the correct way. Is that not the truth? I know that is the truth.
So. You are nervous. Ha ha ha. 🙂 Honestly do you not think I became a bit nervous, at first, when Allah suddenly spoke to me and told me I am The Real Teacher? Following my teachings is easy compared to actually be The Teacher. I can promise you that, my friend. Just look what the evil greedy monkeys did to Jesus who was a true follower of Allah when he spoke the truth in his words in his time! To be The Real Teacher, The Real Protector of this planet, you must handle extreme fear easily with relaxation and with a big smile.
It is true that nature and experience is sometimes great teachers, however, better is to listen to me and think in many steps, even if it is hard at first, and then act with me before nature teaches us all the lesson the hard way.
Because if we first walk the hard way, that is beginning the down-growth to balance with nature, then it will soon become easy for all of us. If we do it the other way, it will first seem easy and then, when we run out of resources, it will abruptly become very very hard, not only wars that are hard enough, but also cannibalism due to scarcity of food. Is that not the truth? I know that is the truth.
Remain an autodidact! It is much better than blind belief.
We have all not gotten too “clever”, many have become too greedy, forgetting balance with nature. This is not clever. If we all become clever fast I will teach and all will listen, because the words of Allah is true. Allah is the greatest.
You will follow me and your mission will be with Allah if you decide to follow truth. This I can feel, because you are very clever. If you attain complete understanding you will follow Allah completely.
There is no real reason why our “philosophies” shall intersect at only some points because there is only one truth. Truth does not compromise. Truth is not lies. You do not need to “convert” actively to anything if you look for truth with intense integrity. Allah will convert you automatically.
May Allah be with you and speak to you when you feel motivated to listen!