We know that disciples of Guatama Buddha (560-480 B.C.E.) had found their way north into Tibet east down through Asia and up into China, and west as far as Greece and Egypt by around 520 B.C.E. We have discussed how amazing the arrival of the usual three wise men from the east would bring offerings, and search for others with the eyes of diamonds. This is still the practice in Tibet when the holy leader approaches, and enters death. They may spend years, each three must agree after they have looked in the eyes of the new babies of Tibet.
And when they find those diamond eyes, they bow to their new leader on earth. And since Buddha died in 480 B.C.E. and Socrates far to the west was born in 469 B.C.E. this does seem to indicate that when Socrates became the blossoming of democratic, more thoughtful modern ideology about free speech and a belief in a serene divinity over looking all. At his death by a poisoned chalice of hemlock, Socrates spoke gently to his students Aristotle and Plato the he felt he was going to a better place.
And he was sure those who had done this to him for speaking his honest thoughts, and seeing too well, would not be there. Aristotle told this to his student and prize pupil Alexander of Macedonia, who incorporated this into his life. In fact, Alexander risked his life while his soldiers built Alexandria to be the first port at the Nile, to become greater than Athens, yet the supply depot for never ending tropical foods for Greece and north which knew winters.
In contrast, the Rome that evolved after Alexander, held no concept of holy men from the east. And up until they returned with a diamond eye check and then gifts to baby Jesus, they caused not a fuss. So the charlatan behavior of any studies we see of Rome lacks the depth, the soul, the heart and divinity that any holy men they came by, meditating peacefully at some north African oasis as from Eden, his head was soon on a tray. Oh dismay. Have we evolved to this day? Athens again? Or Rome around the world, again and again.
Will we evolve? Is that really what happened? Alexander found that holy man. We know that Egypt owes it to the Isrealites to at least allow them to capture that fresh Nile at Alexandria, you all plenty thrive. Like the River Colorado, if you pass through a desert, you do not splash wastefully into the salty sea. No way, Jose. And as here, Sam, you parted the salty sea, wandered a hopeless triangle for forty years, got ten rules but no map. Sam, we have the map for you. You black hatted ants went right out of a sand storm into a red ant's nest. And there you itch, calling them a bitch, until into Armaggaden you twitch.
So, science proves Buddha, that the most blissful lives are experienced by those who count their blessings, do acts of kindness daily, savor the joys of life, thank a mentor, learn to forgive, ask for forgiveness, stay close to friends and family, take care of your body, develop strategies to cope with stress and hardship. Those to me, brought up Christian, now more inclined to the quiet gentle Buddha, creates in a person someone deeper to doing good, and seeing self gratifying people as rather pathetic, usually frantic and quite deeply lost.
Like all those hollow Romans in contrast to those thoughtful, noble Greeks, one must go deeper inside, and be much more a boy or girl scout than a corrupting selfish doomed shell of a deeply evolved, happy, blissful kind of person. We choose, and live with our thoughts, words and deeds. And the diamonds, or coal in our eyes, tells it all. I doubt St Peter goes through a list, he looks into your eyes and says Nirvana Door One or Hell's Elevator Down. PS-the elevator floor is missing,I hear.
Derek Dashwood enjoys the combining of science into the humanities to measure politics and use and wise use of power and how it is shown at
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