By: Patrap , 4:01 PM GMT on August 18, 2012
I'll be away from the blogs for a extended period.
"Mama say That's The Way it oughtta stay, yeah, yeah, ooh, ooh".....
I don't know how I'm gonna tell you, I can't play with you no more,
I don't know how I'm gonna do what mama told me, My friend, the boy next door.
I can't believe what people saying, You're gonna let your hair hang down,
I'm satisfied to sit here working all day long, You're in the darker side of town.
And when I'm out I see you walking, Why don't your eyes see me?
Could it be you've found another game to play, What did mama say to me?
That's The Way, Oh, That's The Way it oughtta be, yeah, yeah,
Mama say That's The Way it oughtta stay, yeah, yeah, ooh, ooh
And yesterday I saw you standing by the river,
And weren't those tears that filled your eyes?
And all the fish that lay in dirty water dying,
Had they got you hypnotized?
And yesterday I saw you kissing tiny flowers,
But all that lives is born to die.
And so I say to you that nothing really matters,
And all you do is stand and cry.
I don't know what to say about it,
When all your ears are turned away,
But now's the time to look and look again at what you see,
Is that the way it ought to stay?
That's the way... That's the way it oughtta be, oh don't you know now,
Mama said, mama said... that's the way it's gonna stay, yeah. ahh, ahhh, ahhhhhhhh
.."see the importance of this thing, it is very, very serious!:...
"Our consciousness has been programmed for thousands and thousands of years and we have been conditioned, programmed, wired...to be, to think as individuals. To think as separate entities struggling, struggling conflict -- from the moment you're born until you die. We are programmed to it. We have accepted that. We have never challenged it, we have never asked, if it possible to live a life totally, absolutely without conflict."
"And the religious organizations throughout the world have maintained this individual salvation. And we are questioning very seriously whether there is an individual consciousness. Whether you as a human consciousness have a separate consciousness from the rest of mankind. You have to answer this. You can not just play with it. My consciousness and yours; if we've been brought up, programmed conditioned to the individual then my consciousness is all this activities of thought. Fear is thought..."
The suffering, the anxiety, the uncertainty, the deep regrets, wounds, the burden of centuries of sorrow is part of thought. Thought is responsible for all this.
A very self-important college freshman took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen ...
... sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.
"You grew up in a different world, actually almost a primitive one", he said in a voice loud enough for many nearby to hear. "We, the young people of today, grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, men walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited mars, we have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, and…" he paused to take another swig of beer…
Which the senior citizen took advantage of to say,
"You know, son, you're right. We didn't have those things when we were young… so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little fart, what are YOU doing for the next generation?"
The applause was resounding.
I love senior citizens.
Submitted by Lindsay, Melbourne, Australia.
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