Another long and complicated post but at least we're being civil with eachother and I agree with you that's good.
You told me that "All talk of serpent symbolism, grails, politics, leaders, deities, saints, messiahs, political parties, religions, Christ, Krishna, Masonry, and whatever is just pure Maya or illusion" but I know that already and I thought you knew it by now.
You went on to write, "Capitalism will reach a point someday when it will automatically cancel itself out. There is nothing you and I can do to stop it until Nature decides it is time for it to cancel out mateialism into what the Hindus call Moksha."
Capitalism won't cancel itself out by itself and as long as capitalism is going the way it is now, out of control, I reserve the right to reduce the amount of credibility I give it and at the moment it stands for me at about 10%, perhas 20% if I'm feeling generous and that means something is seriously wrong with the system, in my opinion and a lot of people would agree with me.
You wrote, "All humans instinctively crave glory, recognition, riches, self-exaltation, and everything that goes along with it."
I don't have these cravings. Ok I get days when I think I could do with a few more things but I'm pretty content with what I've got, so I feel I'm one of the fortunate ones and I'm very happy thanks. If my conditions were different from birth, I may have grown up less fortunate and been one of those poor people you described in your post that clamoured for the Klondike gold. I'm glad I'm not one of those people Gene but I'm inextricably linked with a nation that historically has done this sort of thing and I do feel ashamed about that. But I have a lot of faith in ordinary, modest, meek people Gene.
Gene, I respect your beliefs and I'm glad you're finding personal fulfilment in Indian culture and religion but your beliefs are not my beliefs. Like you, I also have my own beliefs but I'm also working out how to sublimate them in order to escape the illusion. We agree on this, we just have different methods.
As far as I'm concerned, there is no war between this Inner Space Message Board and the Global Village - Political and Current Events board. It's you who keep bringing it up, I can't see any war here.
Like you said, we've been very civil to eachother. If you have a complaint to make about anyone else on the board, please direct it, not to me, but to one of the moderators.