Monday, April 25, 2016

Wars Create Jobs and Peace Creates Comfort

You are, dear guest, invited to create world peace this week, as usual.

Do ensure you make yourself comfortable, here in my serene salon, and add to the comfort of the other guests, if at all possible.

The comfortable parameters of world peace may still be something of a mystery to you, regardless of whether you are already an enlightened being or not.

One of the most perplexing reasons why there are so many unsolved problems in the world, as usual, is that people in comfort are often oblivious to the fact that they are experiencing that comfort.  They often have little appreciation of their own good fortune.  I cannot understand why.

At the same time, there are persons anxiously aware of the comfort they experience.  They feel an extraordinary amount of guilt as a consequence.

It is not shameful to be comfortable.  In fact, it is the prerequisite for peace.

1. Why has the world not yet improved significantly?

This is the first mystery to solve today. Even though the answers to most problems are self-evident to me, unsolved problems and other mysterious situations are usually related to the uncomfortable juxtaposition between war and peace.

As you may already know, my dear guest, wars create jobs and peace creates comfort.  This is important to remember in the propaganda context of Anzac Day.

2. Why is mutually purposeful communication so difficult to pursue?

Here in my salon for world peace, most guests are usually aware that all communication in this location involves the solving of mysteries.

If you already know what to do to create more comfort in the world, this will obviously mean that you are already an enlightened person.  Most enlightened persons have been attending my salon since at least 2011.

3. Why is thoughtful compassion so difficult to express?

Such matters are known very well indeed by persons attending this serene salon not only in 2011 but also in 2012 and 2013.  Thoughtful compassion is always required in this location.

Many anxious persons are , however, quite willing to add to the discomforts of other people whenever the opportunity arises.  It seems to make them feel better about themselves. 

Anxiety often also leads to an aggressive desire to impose discomfort on persons perceived to be experiencing comfort.  Malicious persons also have a desire to cause additional discomfort to individuals with little relative comfort in their lives.

4. Where should enlightened persons look for sufficient answers?

The wisdom revealed through participation in the arts can be just as profound as the knowledge revealed through science.  Meaningful aspects of art, like useful crafts, can help people not necessarily to understand the world better but to cope better with abuses of power.  The ability to cope is itself a form of comfort and a source of inner peace.

Art can also provide comfort in relation to the mysteries of life in an otherwise overwhelming universe.  Guests in my salon for world peace have found comforting answers to many mysteries, not just in 2011, 2012 and 2013, but also in 2014.

5. How may assistance from science help to identify and improve closed minds?

In the conversations in this salon, the scientific method is always respected, even though there are many pursuits in the applied sciences that are not worthy of respect at all.  In fact, many applications of science have caused a great deal of discomfort in the world.

The scientific method itself can reveal many mysteries about the arts.  It can certainly provide insights into particular forms and styles of artistic expression.

The greatest works of art, throughout history, have expressed respect for mystery.  This important fact obviously occurred to my newer guests in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and also in 2015.  The most distinguished guests became aware of the truth many years earlier.

6. How do the politics of taste and the expression of political preferences combine and cause conflict?

One of the main philosophical purposes of the scientific method is to uncover mysteries about human interactions. The politics of taste is intimately related to the politics of distaste.  Many preferences, and hence many choices, as well as a lack of choices, will usually be related to taste and distaste.

Preferences are often also related to the politics of superiority and inferiority.  This is particularly the case in relation to justification.

7. Why are clear reasons and good reasoning so often ignored?

Every question signifies the existence of a mystery in the mind of the person asking it.  Do you have any knowledge of unsolved problems, other seemingly impossible puzzles and various mysterious situations?