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14. From Qanuts to See ee ohhs, few are truly free
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:35 PM
Jan 2021

Freedom is so misunderstood.
When one is bound by world-wide-webs of delusions and lies living on the internet, one is not free.
When one is constrained by fears that lahks* of millions, even bits of billions, are not enough, one is not free.

Humans from penthouses to no-houses are nearly universally bound by overwhelming desires, aversions or fears.
There is so much talk about freedom from external restraints and so much ignorance of internal shackles.
We shout for freedom from within self-built fortresses of fetters, fears, challenges and chains.

The freedom to open carry guns of wars seems not to free the one brandishing from their always full bandolier of fears.
The objective truth of excessive over-abundance is missed by the rich tycoon with an overdrawn 'never-enough' account.

*A "lahk" is the Vedic measure of 100,000

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