… the Dalai Lamas statement is absolutely right. What caused the bubble and all the imaginary money was indeed greed and materialism, and if there was ever a time to look materialism and consumerism in their ugly faces, its right now. The ones who will suffer, as always, are the worlds poorest and most vulnerable people. Instead of thinking of Wall Street and worrying how the banks will survive, lets think of those who have no extra resources even in the best of times how will they make it through today, and the next day, and the one after that?
I then offered the comment:
…I dont think HH is wrong. I would submit, however, that theres more to the story than was offered.
A lack of spirituality and culture isnt the problem. Theres plenty of spirituality and plenty of culture to go around even if it strikes you, and many of us, as ugly. The more inclusive truth is that we cling to our own versions of what should be. These attachments to our certitudes are what lead to ever-deepening levels of selfishness and division. War is born in this space and takes on many forms including rampant corruption within ourselves as well as within those whose practices we resist.
What do you think?