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Monday, May 3, 2021

Inquire towards boundaries, nationalities, authorization, documentation, qualification and certification

Most of the people in the world are friendly and welcoming towards people from other countries and different cultures, especially in terms of promoting the tourism industry where foreign tourists come into their country only to spend money as well as promoting their country 'positively'. 
Though unfriendliness and non-welcoming attitude also exist in many countries coming from certain close-minded people towards foreigners of certain nationalities and financial status out of the sense of superiority/inferiority, discrimination and intimidation, while at the same time, they would be friendly and welcoming towards some other foreigners of certain nationalities and financial status that they think are more superior than the others, especially those who are not trying to work in their country for making a living, but are bringing in foreign currency into their country, spending lots of money in their country as tourists or retirees.
Many people also would feel being intimidated by other people especially foreigners who are more intelligent, more skillful and more hardworking than them. Anyway, different kinds of discrimination exist in everywhere in this world of ignorance and egoism.
In another term, if foreigners are coming into their country to make bigger cake or more cakes for the locals, but without sharing the cake(s), they are most welcome by the locals. If foreigners are coming into their country to share the cake(s), even though they are there to help make bigger cake or more cakes for everyone, they are not welcome. This is the ignorant mentality of most human beings out of survival instinct and selfishness. They don't have the wisdom to understand that foreigners are there to help make bigger cake or more cakes for everyone, and they should be sharing the cake(s) with everyone else. But they think, "This is our cake. You are here to share (steal) our cake(s), and we would have smaller cake or less cakes for ourselves," while at the same time, ironically they also want to think and believe that they are generous people who like to share with others.
There's another group of foreigners involving in social media are most welcome in any country, provided if they can 'keep one eye opens, one eye closed', where they ignore anything or don't criticize any subject that is being perceived as 'offensiveness and hostility towards certain people/organization, especially of a particular race/culture/religion/social class/authorization, even if it's something true, but only to do and say things that would glorify and promote the country in the way that would please those of a particular race/culture/religion/social class/authorization. These people on social media would think and believe that they are doing something 'positive' or 'great' to promote only the 'positive' things of certain countries while ignoring/burying the 'negative' things, but they are actually glorifying and empowering 'discrimination' and 'corruption' in the world, either wittingly or unwittingly, by misleading people's understanding about what is actually happening in any country that is openly restricting freedom of expression/action/speech.
Can't blame these people who make a living on social media as they need to 'protect' themselves and their livelihood by creating contents via social media to make a living. Even the locals are being brought up in the way to 'keep one eye opens, one eye closed' in order to 'not getting into troubles' and to make a living in 'peace' under oppression and discrimination. People rather give in to oppression and discrimination than to regain their stolen freedom of existence, freedom of expression/thinking/action/speech and freedom of living, being manipulated to think and behave in certain way. 
The one great advice from the past Gurus for the truth seekers, is that in order to counter all these ignorance, is through the practice of dispassion and renunciation from worldly affair.

Despite the imperfection of some political conflicts/corruptions, petite crimes, prejudice, intimidation and discrimination deriving from certain amount of close-minded prideful people, which is very common in everywhere in the world, many people would like to live in peace and harmony with all the different races/cultures/beliefs, and to respect each other’s different ethnicity, culture and belief. Most people are wishing for positive over-all improvement and prosperity for their country to become an environmentally and humanely beautiful and peaceful place for everyone (citizen or non-citizen) to live in and visit. Unfortunately, all these are just some hopeful imaginations and almost impossible to be materialized
, if the country doesn't have a non-discriminative and non-oppressive good government run by wise and compassionate open-minded human beings to lead and facilitate everything wisely and compassionately.
Those who are wise and compassionate are not interested in 'controlling' and 'regulating' all and everyone to be or not to be in certain way, but would facilitate all kinds of necessary support and convenience that allow all and everyone to learn how to be independent financially, physically, mentally and emotionally, and become self-initiative and responsible peaceful human beings to be looking after themselves and others in the surrounding environment, as well as to be looking after the over-all well-being of the environment and the world, or not. Allowing all and everyone being what they are, as they are, governed by the law of nature, or the law of cause and effect. There's no need an authorization/authority to be there to 'control', 'restrict', 'regulate', 'oppress', 'prosecute', 'judge', 'criminalize', 'penalize' and 'punish' anyone for anything.
Mentally healthy human beings wouldn't behave in the way that hurt themselves, or others, or the environment deliberately, even if there's no authority being there to 'control' or 'regulate' anyone and anything. Those who would behave in the way that hurt themselves, or others, or the environment, either intentionally or unintentionally, are due to ignorance and mental illness. Having an authoritarian authority to 'control' and 'regulate' the world doesn't stop those who are ignorant and mentally ill for being what they are and behave as they are. Under the 'control' and 'oppression' of an authority that is run by human beings that are not wise and not compassionate would only generate and empower deeper ignorance and more mental illness sufferers in the world.

The separateness and discrimination of 'foreigners' and 'locals' or 'citizens' and 'non-citizens' shouldn't be existing in this world at all, where all beings (human or non-human beings) are equally same momentarily existing and occupying this world and all are subject to the law of impermanence and selflessness. But survival instinct and possessiveness/protectiveness/control born out of ignorance and egoism in human beings created all the different boundaries separating and discriminating, controlling and restricting, legalizing and criminalizing all and everyone under certain law and order created by 'the authority' of human beings. There's no real freedom or peace to be found in this world run by human beings under the influence of ignorance and egoism.
Real independence of a country is not just about free from being governed by the foreign power of another country and having their own democratic elected government, but it's about the people, especially those who run the government, or the leaders/facilitators/law makers, are free from the influence of ignorance and egoism, where the country is free from being governed by a 'corrupted' government that is run by a group of corrupted human beings under the influence of ignorance, egoism, greed, pride and selfishness.

The political history in the world particularly during a pandemic outbreak, reveals all kinds of ignorance and selfishness in many ways.

It's the same as in the world of Yoga and Buddhism. Those who appoint and identify themselves or some others as the authority/authorization of Yoga or Buddhism to be claiming 'ownership' or 'authorization' over Yoga or Buddhism, to be 'controlling' and 'regulating' the activities of Yoga and Buddhism in the world, to authorize or sanction this and that, under the name of 'protecting the purity or authenticity of Yoga or Buddhism', or 'maintaining a higher quality in Yoga or Buddhism practice or dissemination', then obviously they have no idea what is Yoga or Buddhism. Even an enlightened being wouldn't appoint and identify oneself or anyone as "The authority of Yoga or Buddhism."

Authority of any kind doesn't exist in the truth of the universe governed by the law of nature, of cause and effect, where all and everything are subject to the truth of Impermanence and Selflessness. Not even the selfless almighty 'God existence' that many human beings believe in, is self-appointed or self-authorized as the highest authority of the universe to be busy authorizing or non-authorizing this or that, to be governing, discriminating, monitoring, regulating or controlling this or that for being existing, changing, decaying and ceased existing under the law of nature.

Unfortunately, many human beings are being brought up in the way to live a life that is based on the sense of belonging and pride towards a national identity, personal identity, gender identity, sexual orientation identity, ethnic identity, cultural identity, educational identity, religious identity, spiritual identity, social class identity, body image identity, financial status identity, community identity, political identity, 'authorized/approved/recognized' identity, 'respect deserving' identity, and so on, that doesn't eliminate but empowers ignorance and egoism.

Those who want to think positive and be optimistic towards developing and hoping for a 'better' world, will only end up in great disappointment. Free from positive or negative, optimism or pessimism, one can do one's best for what one thinks and believes as beneficial for oneself while living in this world and/or for the over-all welfare of the world, but without attachment or expectation towards the actions and the fruit of actions, and allowing the world being what it is, full of ignorance and egoism and the consequences of that. 

Performing beneficial actions for oneself and/or the world, but without any intention of controlling, changing or expecting anything and anyone to be or not to be in certain way, is the essence of Yoga or Buddhism.

There are some human beings are truly selfless and compassionate serving the community of diversity and helping the less fortunate human beings or non-human beings, non-discriminatively. They might not be involving in any form of yoga practice, but they are the 'yogis', who perform selfless service to benefit the world without being determined or disturbed by the ignorance and selfishness in the world. There are people who are also doing something to help others, but with particular intention to convert others to take up or believe in their particular religious belief and practice, or to be getting other people's support towards a particular political party or social group, that is nothing to do with 'selfless service'.

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