Perhaps all the moralism, and all the self sanctified enlightenment is in its way the biggest fuel for the evils they themselves deride?
Rather than noticing what is… We think we know. Yes, and if you know you need not “think” things. You need not construct models of the world in your mind. You will see, experience, and move and be moved quite naturally.
We cannot truly avoid thought, but we can know it for what it is. If I say pero or if I say dog, I say the same word. Refers to the same thing. So if we know this, then any way of saying it is valid. With the truth in mind, the words loose their central place and just become the finger pointing that they were meant to be. Words are a road sign that points the way. They are not the destination.
There is a reason we say actions speak louder than words, but the strange thing is we act based on words. We base our actions on what people say or on ideas we think, which are just things we say to ourselves. When we come to a point we are at odds with another, we ask “Was it something I said?” It was never something you said, or “Was it something I did?” That is asked also though usually with just as little insight. Often “Did I do something wrong?” Wrong is an idea. Your internal spiritual stance. Your “attitude” (for lack of a better word) created the thing you might later see as a problem. Everything else including your action were just consequences of your spiritual state.
Wrong in that context means did I do or say something to upset you, but then consider why were they upset? Usually, because they hold a thought that some thing is not permissible. In fact, everything is permissible. Thus we can think as we do and as we permit ourselves to think. We also permit the consequences of our thought. If we find no center to this then life seems chaotic. Out of control, and we have one spiritual stance that will come to dominate. We call it fear. At that point, any clarity or power is gone. We react and fail to act. We destroy, because we lose the power to create.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.