When will conflicting ever end?

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  1. Bandit

    Bandit New Member

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    Re: Collaboration important to Resolve Conflicts:

    Nice Postmaster. evil does exist & this is where the conflicts start through a bad intent, but some think it does not exist & somehow there bad intent is not bad to them.
    Collaborating with a bad intent does not resolve the issues. I think of the men who sought to find Daniel guilty, so they had to make up a lie, but it failed.

    Jesus is the rock of my salvation, the stone that the builders rejected & yes there is power there;)
     
  2. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    We have to start somewhere...How about you!

    I agree it does look good on paper and it's a good blueprint i think to start.

    The problem is we leave it to someone else to do ...or look for a solution somewhere else...forgetting that it has to start with ourselves in our local communities where we live.

    There will always be those who will "poo-poo" the effort or say no man is too evil and it's hopeless. Don't worry about them. As things develope and if they really care they can also join the effort somewhere down the line.

    Our Inter-faith council where i live has been working hard for several years and we currently have members representing the major faith groups: Major Christian denominations; Moslems; Jews and some Hindus and Baha'is.

    You have to start in your community and help build it yourself...

    When you start it will be very hard work, but the rewards for everyone are well worth the effort!

    - Art
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  3. Bandit

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    Re: We have to start somewhere...How about you!

    i think you are right, we have to do it & start it ourselves. Some never try.
    it seems whenever some are trying to do good or resolve conflict, there will be someone who goes poo poo. We might all even be a bit guilty of this at times.
    i think good does eventually come out of a bad situation & the goodness of the Lord will prevail.
     
  4. Geist

    Geist I am oblivion

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    Re: We have to start somewhere...How about you!

    I believe that conflict never ends because its a part of us. We have always been at war with something a country a person ourselves. The only way to leave conflict is to end life because we may get rid of conflict in socity but there will always be inner conflict between two things in our minds.
     
  5. Paladin

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    Re: We have to start somewhere...How about you!

    Incredibly astute observation Geist, especially the part about the two things. The belief in dualism, or two powers has caused all the conflict in society. There are those who believe that there is only one power in the universe, and the idea that there are actually two is a human construct. As the Buddha said, it is our ignorance that is the cause of suffering.
     
  6. Geist

    Geist I am oblivion

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    Re: We have to start somewhere...How about you!

    Is it our ignorance? Or is it our frame of mind? Having full knowladge of the situation but not being able to acept is what I believe to be mankinds greatest flaw.
     
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    We agree completely Geist, I think being unaware, and unable to accept is the height of ignorance. Cognitive reframing is necessary when our own thoughts lead us into trouble.
     
  8. Geist

    Geist I am oblivion

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    It may be necessary but people won't accept it easily. You will have to fight for what you believe in like you have to fight for everything else you want in this world. Which inviolves conflic which is what your trying to avoid which puts you right back to the start again. So the whole exercise is ponitless.
     
  9. Paladin

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    I does seem that way doesn't it? However, there is another perspective, another model of reality that doesn't conflict with the conventional, and rather provincial view of the world-as-we-see-it, it merely trancends it. This different model is what the great mystics saw, what inspired the poems of Rumi , Blake, and Gibran. To be able to see from this perspective though, it is necessary for us to be willing to change the way we see things, to come up a little higher.

    There is an old spiritual adage that says: "Miracles occur in the space behind your eyes" It isn't wrong to see conflict, and despair in the world, it is only a viewpoint that can be superceded upon learning a new thing. If we are very fortunate, this process of growth happens again and again as we travel our life path. It is healthy, and, it is necessary.

    If, however, we argue for our problems, our viewpoints, they are certainly ours to keep. But staying stuck can't be that much fun could it?
     
  10. Geist

    Geist I am oblivion

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    Humans thrive on adversity(SP?). We subconciosly choose the difficult path because if we took the easy one it wouldn't be very intresting.
     
  11. Paladin

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    Ah! A well thought out and valid point! Most of the worlds best literature needs conflict of one sort or another. Which makes me wonder if you do not have a career as a writer ahead of you.
     
  12. Geist

    Geist I am oblivion

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    As much as I would enjoy it I can't keep a plot for long so it would be a novela(SP?)

    But not all human litriture has conflic many poems and such don't have conflict in them at all.
     
  13. Abogado del Diablo

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    Then write novellas. Some of my favorite writing has been in novella form. I especially like Kafka's short stories/novellas.
     
  14. Geist

    Geist I am oblivion

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    Well i find it hard to stick to the plot and stuff so i wouldn't make a good author.
     

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