02 July 2014

Two Hundred and Thirty-Two


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Seven billion human beings as of November 2011,
And nearly two billion of those women of child-bearing age.
Does not take a math wiz to figure out where this madhouse is headed.

* * * *
“The power of population is indefinitely greater
Than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.”
Robert Thomas Malthus was only off by a few centuries.
Technology cannot forever save us from our inanity.

* * * *
A re-alignment of the human paradigm is inevitable.
The only important questions are where you, your progeny,
Your friends, and your community will be
When the inevitable comes about.
As Charles Darwin wrote,
“It is not the strongest
of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

* * * *
How challenging for thinkers across the world, across time,
To accept the fact that all their insightful philosophies
Mean squat to the primal force, the source
From which all creation bursts forth.

* * * *
How can anyone hope for heaven
Who cannot transcend their endless wander
Through one purgatory or another?

* * * *
From the womb of oblivion
Onto a temporary stage for a brief dream.
Then, back to the eternal source, the timeless nothingness,
The singularity from which all things spring.

* * * *
You are the eternal nowness prior to all creation.
That which was never born, that which will never perish,
That which is formless, indivisible, absolute, timelessly sentient,
The eternal life, the awareness prior to all beginnings, after all endings.