Inner Peace Cannot Be Reached Until Outer Peace, Justice and Humanity Are Realized
There are many people who have become so delusional that they think it is possible to attain inner peace without any concern for the outer world. They meditate on top of mountains, they sit at home and read spiritual books, they talk about eternal, infinite, love. They read Sufi poetry, they practice mystical dances, then they wake up one day and say that they’ve attained the highest level of inner peace.
Excuse my language, but let me shout ‘Bullshit!’
It is impossible for a human being to attain a genuine peace while children starve. It is impossible to achieve inner contentment while imperialist militaries slaughter innocent human beings to fulfill weapon production quotas. It is impossible for a thinking being to attain the highest level of contentment while billionaires rob humanity blind. It is impossible for any genuinely caring person to sit in a room and proclaim that all is well, in a world where millions die each year, where billions of workers are exploited each day.
So these ‘mystic’ types pretend that there is nothing they can do, that there is nothing they can contribute to the world, but they can heal themselves. In the process they taint the struggle by bringing about meaningless ideas of spirituality in a world that operates on exploitation.
It is impossible to have a pocket of cleanliness in an infested body. It is impossible to have clean drinking water in pool replete with mental and physical pollution. It is impossible for some rich South African to reach inner peace on Ojai while millions of children have their lives destroyed each day.
Close your eyes all you want, play innocent as much as you want, hide yourself, insulate your mind as you please, but at the end of the day the brutal truth is that revolution is the only way to a true, collective, honest peace. The truth is that without a human peace, without a genuine cooperative human community, inner peace is not only impossible but also hypocritical.
Now get off your isolated Yoga mat! Get out of your lonely mediation room! Join us in the physical struggle to realize a better world!
Generation of Exhibitors