Be Greedy. Go ahead. You know you want to.
This is not something I would often say. In fact, it is as far from core Buddhist teachings as you can get. We know the Chain of Negativity: Greed leads to Attachment. Attachment leads to fear of loss. Fear of loss leads to anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate leads to suffering.
In this case, it's OK. Really. Let me explain.
For those of you who were at the seminar this past weekend, there were many things to see and hear. There were also some challenges.
- We saw a lot of concepts and applications.
- We saw blends of traditional and modern martial arts techniques.
- We heard about our diet and lifestyles and how to improve them.
- We also heard a lot about our ethical responsibility to change ourselves and our world.
- We were challenged to go a single night without alcohol, coffee, meat, sugar, dairy products, eggs, cigarettes. No one made it except me (I had help since Guro Fred and Guro Lila were staying with me).
What will you take away from the seminar? Techniques? Fighting skills? Boxing drills??
YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL. Be greedy. Go ahead. It's all for you for the same low, low price. Act now.
I am encouraging you to do more than just accept that Guro Fred is an amazing martial artist. You saw it. You know.
I want you to do more than just accept that Kali Majapahit is a way of presenting Southeast Asian martial arts that is well thought-out, practical, responsible, and technically efficient. You tried it. You know.
Take It All. Take Guro Fred's message that this planet needs our help. It's dying. We are the ones killing it. On a spiritual level, our insistence that animals suffer to support our selfishness is causing a karmic debt that will ultimately lead to endless suffering for us before it is paid. The more in debt we become, the more we must suffer to regain the balance. On a practical level, eating animals causes global warming and perpetuates systematized torture and cruelty on an enormous global scale. It supports a healthcare machine that thrives on medication and surgery rather than good health and prevention. It promotes and rewards irresponsibility at the same time it is killing us. It takes away our dignity and our ability to have a high quality of life (and death).
This habit is the major reason human beings cannot progress to the next state of our higher evolution. If we do not, we are doomed to extinction. The planet will recover from us, but we will disappear. Our only hope is that we can learn and change.
A true master never teaches anything new. He merely points the way to what we already know inside. I strongly suggest thinking deeply about this. You know the truth. I know you do. Do not be afraid to ask the question when you already know the answer.
Take control of your life and use Kali Majapahit for its real purpose:
--- change your life, change the world.
The answers are here. It's a buffet. Take as much as you want. Feed your soul until it is satisfied. Go ahead. Bon appetit.