obedient society

obedient society

Most of us, specially Asians, we are in a way very much obedient society. We have been so obedient with Mister Confucius, what is it, Kong Tse . So sad. I cannot understand why the ancient Chinese didn’t surrender to someone like Lao Tse. I think his wisdom is for me much more dynamic, free thinking. But then again I can understand because – like Buddhism, Buddhism can never be misused by political leader. Do you know why? No political leader can come up and say: “Hey you guys, better behave otherwise emptiness will punish you.” Like Christians and Muslims whatever all this, Confucius you know again, you better behave otherwise the ancestors will look up on you or the god will punish you and all that.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003