What would help the Temple Be A Better Place? Suggestions please...

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6 years 1 week ago #315451 by Proteus

Zero_storm wrote: Why is everyone so worried about telling everyone else that the path they walk as a Jedi is wrong? Too much focus on being right!

Right ,wrong ,or indifferent, be the Jedi you want to be, and let others do the same. All of this arguing has had me doubting my own beliefs and actions.......no more! I know who I am, and why I am that way. And more so, what I BELIEVE I need to do to better myself and positively affect the world around me.That's what's important!



Because many here cannot conceive of something such as being a Jedi as having true value unless it is an objective value (a standard) that applies to everyone. Some feel they need to have a standard to compare themselves and others to in order to give a value to where they are on their path. It is very difficult for them to think of this "playing field" any differently. To them, if this kind of system does not take place, than it must be a value-less definition-less free-for-all that might as well not exist.

There are some of us like myself who don't see the "playing field" in terms of a "moral model", but instead in more of an "existential model", since it is the existential level of things in which morals arise from in the first place, and is the one level that every human being is connected within. Outside of that level, things get split up, comparisons are made, and people begin picking "sides" as to what is "right" and "wrong", and trying to objectify things on this level.

Alas, it's not an easy notion (the existential model of the playing field) to get one's understanding into without spending a lot of time learning how to shed layers and layers of perceptual illusions from, and even after a life time, you never truly shed them, you just become free of slavery to it. For people who aren't "there" yet, any mention of this model is just a bunch of non-sense, and many of the obstacles to getting to that point can make one feel very discouraged that its even worth it.

So as a result, you have a temple with plenty of people who are operating their path on a quite conventional moral level, where they are right, others are wrong, there are Jedi and non-Jedi, and everything is just a familiar and typical as any other system of belief or philosophy.

“For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.”
― Bruce Lee

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6 years 1 week ago #315452 by

Zero_storm wrote: ...no more! I know who I am, and why I am that way. And more so, what I BELIEVE I need to do to better myself and positively affect the world around me.That's what's important!


:D Yeah! Be the best, most genuine you you can be! :D

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6 years 1 week ago #315457 by rugadd
Proteus, you put into words something I couldn't even begin too. Thank you.

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6 years 1 week ago #315458 by
My point exactly if they want to believe they are an incarnation of something that resonates in their very heart beat: their existential pulse... then so be it... I would not stop the Darth maul from breathing... and I certainly would not restrict the Vilma De Booma from surviving after so long... Baress offee may be locked up but her needs will always be the same.... good tobacco and something creative to focus on... I have not heard from Bruce Lee... but I assume he is doing well... Apart from that the Sunrider crew are all well and happy with their current incarnations without the need for superfluous role play masquerades into a galaxy of their own making... The twist is all the same... drink it dry or iced... my martini is shaken not stirred...

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3 years 8 months ago #352846 by
I have heard from a handful of Jedi brothers and sisters that they feel drained after coming to the temple. Reason being lots of negative energy. This is touchy but many beliefs and opinions i feel are part of the cause. Also beliefs can be dangerous as we humans feel the need to protect such beliefs. Causing attachment. Instead promote encouragement, truth, and understanding.

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3 years 8 months ago #352850 by ZealotX

Glenn wrote: I have heard from a handful of Jedi brothers and sisters that they feel drained after coming to the temple. Reason being lots of negative energy. This is touchy but many beliefs and opinions i feel are part of the cause. Also beliefs can be dangerous as we humans feel the need to protect such beliefs. Causing attachment. Instead promote encouragement, truth, and understanding.


I can understand that. But at the same time... who creates the topics? It's not the responsibility of the world to create positive experiences. It is our freedom, and how we use it, that create these experiences for ourselves and each other. So I understand the feeling but at the same time, not the practice.

I can complain that we're tearing down too many trees but am I not willing to donate to plant one? If the people who want more positivity aren't starting positive threads, do they really want it? Or are they just making excuses? TOTJO's leadership can only do so much. The rest is up to us.
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