Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Causal power of Loving kindness

When I posted about sending loving kindness into this world, and to our enemies, many ask me about the causal relevance of such an act. How is it that wishing well for someone in my mind, wishing that all wars end, wishing that all suffering gets eradicated, how does all of it happening right within my cranium change any fact of this world? Yes, valid question. One way to answer it to posit some paranormal phenomenon and explain the power of prayer that many won’t buy. But one can purely analyse it in naturalistic terms too! For that we shouldn’t belittle the power of mind. It is from the mind, the seed within it: the idea, that everything around us, from haircuts to hydrogen bombs, from rocking chairs to rockets, from wax statues to wars, from violins to violent acts: all of them originated right within the mind. As a seed. Waiting for conditions to mature and destining themselves for future origination as concrete ideas, words, expressions, blueprints, language, action and execution.

So if ideas within our mind can do so much, why not have the idea of radiating loving kindness towards all beings?

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.