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WHAT IF: Add your comment on this item1

THE INITIAL STEPS IN A BEST STRATEGY FOR LONG-TERM RESOLUTION OF ALL OUR CRISES  Add your comment on this item2

are

THE SAME AS FOR A BEST STRATEGY TO SURVIVE A WORST CASE SHORT-TERM COLLAPSE? Add your comment on this item3

and are Add your comment on this item4

THE SAME STEPS FOR THE GLOROUS, JOYOUS SYNERGISTIC EMERGENT ERUPTION OF A NU HUMANITY/GAIA PREPARED FOR MULTI-MILLENNIAL SURVIVAL/THRIVAL. Add your comment on this item5
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-03-2010
12:00 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
That would kill two birds with one stone?
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
04-28-2010
12:15 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
/m13 YES YES YES

This is a very important point, that I seem to too easily forget.

We need not be forced to chose between the near and far futures.

Maybe somewhere here I quoted myself:
"The Ideal and the Practical converge in the long term."

NIRMALAN, I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT CONTINUING THIS DIALOG ON QUICKDOC. YOU RESPONDED AND I DROPPED THE BALL.

I hope that you have "SUBSCRIBED" so that you receive this by email.

I will be with you soon on email as where we can go with your suggestions this evening:

Yahoo Messenger - hopefully for higher quality sound, and video
Email dialog - and maybe expanding to QuickDoc
Experimentation with Recording

And, I will try to get moving on making my computer more functional.

It was good talking today.

Larry

 

This dual-dialectic motivation may be essential - both "carrot and stick", both "hope and fear", both "opportunity and danger" - the yin/yang of CRISIS. Add your comment on this item6
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-03-2010
12:25 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 6
May not need stick and carrot since as more and more people cross over from the dual to the non dual world, the need for motivation will become a thing of the past...

Many people resist significant change because they believe the worst won't happen, or there is nothing they can do about it. Or, they get their own act together, live rightly locally and wait for Cosmic Forces to make it all right: surrendering to the spiritual flow of nature. What if WE EACH must make GREAT creative effort, beyond our contemporary imaginings? What if planning for the worst is the same as planning for the best? Add your comment on this item7
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-03-2010
12:26 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 7
Planning will be superceded by perceiving and conceptualizing and projecting strategic paths to the future...

There are two basic categories of bad scenarios: Add your comment on this item8

The long-term crises are the consequences of run-away global warming, with the worst case scenario being the extermination of most multi-celled life on Earth, including humans, most mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and trees. A few species of insects may survive, along with single-celled beings.  Add your comment on this item9
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-03-2010
12:19 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 9
It seems to me that the crisis is due to the dualistic perceptual paradigm and that its resolution requires the supercession of this dualistic perceptual paradigm by the emergent non dual one..
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
01-04-2010
02:51 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 9
/m9 Nirmalan, I cannot adequately respond to many of your comments until I know some detail about your distinction between dual and non-dual. I have read many essays on this issue and find much of it highly confusing and circular. I have stated that, from what I have concluded the issue is, I cannot accept our problem as a conflict between dual and non-dual, but rather our difficulty is the conflict itself. I postulate an essential complementarity between diversity/unity - which is how the dual/non-dual maps out for me. True, a warped and excessive form of duality causes difficulty today. But, I feel an equally warped and excessive form of non-duality blocks any viable activity for better living.

Thus, for you to dismiss any statement by me because it become irrelevant in a future resolution of victory of non-dual over dual, doesn't clarify for me. That is, until I can comprehend what you mean by these two perspectives.

I will copy this and include it in my reply to your latest email.
Tomorrow I will see which of your comments here I can reply to without clarification on the dual/non-dual issue.

Larry

The short-term crises are the consequences of global economic collapse, including loss of much infrastructure, cessation of distance trading, increased poverty, starvation, epidemics, violence and tyranny. Add your comment on this item10
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-03-2010
12:22 AM ET (US)
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It seems that the global monetary collapse is actually part of the resolution of the crisis and will proceed in step with the emergence of the non dual perceptual paradigm...

sample scenario ..."The miracle is that nothing seems to have changed at all though people seem calmer as they go about their lives. Advertising is conspicuous in its absence, its place having been taken by an endless and easily accessible digital flow of information.

At first no one noticed what was happening. Then statisticians reported declining sales figures at the top end of the economy. No one was buying luxury goods and soon the trend began to spread throughout the economy. As demand for most goods began to fall reports began to come in of falling birth rates across the planet.

Spending on entertainment, holidays and travel suddenly seemed to stop as people began to gather together in little neighborhood groups where they would spend time together talking about how they had got here, what it was that was going on and what their role in the great going on could be. It seemed as though something had suddenly been switched on within the human mind causing everyone to focus on how the world had come into being and what their role in its continued becoming could be.

Governments all over the world responded with massive stimulus packages. Banks were ordered to increase credit card limits by upto 500%. Retail goods were made available on hire purchase terms. Houses came with five years free of repayment installments."

still under development...

There are two basic categories of good scenarios: Add your comment on this item11
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-03-2010
12:27 AM ET (US)
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It seems as though both good and bad exist together and we can tip the balance in either direction...

 

The gradual, incremental reform of existing societal institutions into harmonious, sustainable, forms appropriate for handling both long- and short- term crises.  This scenario may be literally impossible and dangerous to put all our eggs in this basket. Add your comment on this item12
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-02-2010
11:52 PM ET (US)
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I see the emergence of a global network that “engages” the current authoritarian violence based institutional structure, through connectivity, and guides it through the currently critical situation towards new sustainable processes of production and reproduction.

 

A rapid creating anu, analogous to the seeding and nurturing of the growth of a multi-celled beings, utilizing synergized new discoveries, resulting in the emergence from diverse peoples (in stages) to replace the old order without confrontation, a process analogous to metamorphosis.  This must be a creatively crafted executable scenario, not a vague metaphor. Add your comment on this item13
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Nirmalan Dhas
01-02-2010
11:59 PM ET (US)
Regarding item 13
The ancient metaphor of the metamorphosis of caterpillar into butterfly, can be refined to better reflect the process of evolution, as follows:

As the Caterpillar grows amongst its cells there emerge some that begin to perform a peculiar function. These “Guide” cells begin to exercise the function of being able to reach into Caterpillar cells and turn on genes within them that make these cells restless and dissatisfied and filling them with a longing for something they know can be even though they do not know what it is.

As the number of these activated “Imaginal” cells increase, their growing restlessness and dissatisfaction causes the Caterpillar to stop eating and seek solitude where it weaves a protective cocoon around itself and sinks into slumber as a Chrysalis.

Starved of food the cells of the Caterpillar begin to disintegrate making their resources available for use by the increasing number of “Imaginal” cells which now begin to gather together in small groups. Disoriented and often driven by concern for the future or by a subtle hedonism or vigorous activism, the activities of these groups of “Imaginal” cells are uncoordinated and appear to be ends in themselves.

Some of these Imaginal Cells then begin to behave in a strange way. They appear to question, criticize and revolt against the activities of the “Guide” cells and withdrawing from all activity, they enter into silent introspection. Then, as though driven by a purpose hidden deep within themselves, they abandon all other activity save that of linking up with others like themselves.

As they link up they begin to form a network that functions as a framework held together by a vision that they articulate but which can be perceived only by themselves. They begin to build a strange new infrastructure within which they live and within which they build a communication system that keeps them linked to each other in real time. They relate to each other in ways that have been previously unknown.

These are “luminal” cells, tasked with facilitating the new way of being that is to be born and the new world that is beginning to emerge. Like the “Guide” cells these “Luminal” cells set up systems of teaching and training that help other “Imaginal” cells illuminate themselves and light up possible paths to the future.

Amongst the Luminals there appear to be a few who function in a very different manner to the rest. They take their orientation from a point that is a centre of interplay between various flows of information. They seem to have the capacity to process immense amounts of information at high speed and to configure information in ways that enable its use in guiding the process forward.

These are the Originals. They do not need to be taught. They seem able to extract the information that they need, from their environment and continuously move forward along paths that do not exist beyond their perceptions. These Originals are in fact carving out – with their perceptive power – the paths to the future. They are positioned on the frontiers of human perception.

Those who share this ability to whatever extent, may reach out to each other and explore what is possible together.