The Great Money Delusion

The Great Money DelusionThe capitalist system in western society has caused many of us to become addicted to wealth and be dominated by the pursuit of money and power.

This is at the expense of fairness, sharing and compassion. We are all constantly being measured, to all intents and purposes, by what we own or what we earn, rather than who we really are as a person.

A society that has sacrificed so much to material wealth that it has forgotten the human heart and the best of human aspirations, degenerates into something compassionless, doctrinaire, ignorant and ultra-conservative. When this happens, fundamental solutions to the issues of that society become impossible. If we protect the truth and are resolute, we are capable of creating peace and prosperity, and the truth that we should be protecting has to be high and great.

The great truth of Nichiren Buddhism, the thing that we must do our utmost to protect, involves ethics and the very best of human nature. At the very heart of this lies our duty to protect the truth of life, the truth that we are all one with the universe, and that every single human thought contains the entirety of universal life.

The sooner we realise that this addiction is destroying our human nature, the sooner we can start to right the injustices in society. Failure to take steps to redress the balance of wealth will result in more of the kind of riots and protests we saw across the country in the last few years. We all knock the bankers for their greed and avarice, but we are all to blame to a greater or lesser extent for letting the system continue, and we must do better.

If you would like to help change the way money is controlled and how it dictates the structure of society, you might like to join Positive Money and find out how money really circulates. We need to change the money mechanism in order to make the world a fairer place. The sooner that process begins, the better for all (but the richest) of us.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JayserFray
    Sep 02, 2014 @ 19:56:31

    i read your posts because they pop up in my email and I like them 🙂

    do you know what I am going to do, I am going to grow 3 acres of food for my whole village and give it to them for free, no pesticides or GMO or even organic, but heirloom seed. The only condition I will put on giving them the food is that they are not allowed to sell it. They can give it away….. but no money.

    I have found a way to grow food abundantly just using deep woodchips, so easy no effort.

    Doing things like this will change the way everyone thinks. Why are we paying for everything, its all free and WE make it!

    Because once I’ve done that I am going to figure out how everyone can have free electricity in our village.

    Its all free anyway we just charge each other….


    • Anupadin
      Sep 04, 2014 @ 12:23:51

      Hi JayserFray, your plan to grow food is awesome, and I admire your compassionate outlook. I wish you good fortune with all your plans. Namaste ~ Anupadin


  2. AG
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 01:01:10

    Reblogged this on Middle Way Wealth and commented:
    Money seems like it’s everything, but maybe there is more than meets the eye. Life is a multi-layered journey whose main goal is simple and is pursued by every one of us. It’s the means of our pursuit that create every last bit of suffering we experience.


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