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Bewusstseinsebene 125

Verlangen, Begehren BW 125

 

  • Ebene: Verlangen, Begierde
  • Emotion: Begierde, Sucht, Hunger
  • Prozess: (Selbst-)Versklavung
  • Selbstbild/Lebensauffassung: Enttäuschend
  • Gottesbild: Verweigernd, ablehnend, leugnend

 

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Beschreibung – Begehren, Begierde, Gier, Sucht

Auf der BW-Ebene des Begehrens und der Gier ist zum ersten Mal ausreichend Energie verfügbar, dass Menschen bewusst auf ein Ziel hin arbeiten können. Ebenso wie Angst ist Begehren ein mächtiger Motor unserer Gesellschaft. Ein großer Teil der Werbung arbeitet auf dieser Ebene, indem die Botschaft verbreitet wird:

Wenn du dieses Produkt kaufst, dann wirst du glücklich sein, dann bist du wer.

Das Thema Sucht tritt in dieser Ebene deutlich hervor, seien es die Süchte nach Substanzen wie Alkohol, Heroin, Marihuana, Nikotin oder Kaffee oder nichtstofflichen Süchte, wie jene nach Anerkennung, die Sucht, geliebt zu werden, die Sucht nach Geld, nach Ablenkung, nach Arbeit, nach Einkaufen, nach Stehlen, nach Aufmerksamkeit, nach Sex. Diese Ebene kann so bestimmend sein, dass ein Mensch sogar sein Leben vernachlässigt, um das Angestrebte zu erhalten. Für viele Süchtige wird ihre Droge zum bestimmenden Lebensinhalt, und daneben zählt praktisch nichts mehr. Freundschaften, Familie, Arbeit und Gesundheit werden ohne zu zögern aufgegeben, nur um das Begehren zu befriedigen.

 

Begehren befindet sich im destruktiven Bereich, denn die Glückserfahrung, sprich Lustbefriedigung, kommt von außen, nicht aus dem eigenen Inneren heraus. Sie wird durch den Besitz eines bestimmten (Lust)Objektes definiert. Begehren bezieht sich auf materiellen Besitz oder Anerkennung durch andere Menschen und gehört somit zu jenen Dingen, die vergänglich sind und verloren gehen können.

Zitate zum Thema Begehren (BW 125) / Greed and desire

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • Desire motivates vast areas of human activity, including the economy. [...] The desire for money, prestige or power runs the lives of many of those who have risen above Fear as their predominant life motif. Desire is also the level of addiction, wherein it becomes a craving more important than life itself. [...] Desire is obviously a much higher state than Apathy or Grief, for in order to "get", you first have to have the energy to "want". TV has had a major influence on many oppressed people, inculcating wants and energizing their longings to the degree that they move out of Apathy and begin to seek a better life. Want can start us on the road to achievement. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter 4, S. 81, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • The ego confuses wants and needs and is impatient. It is constantly demanding and wanting. At this focal point, surrendering craving, wanting, and desiring to God brings about great and rapid spiritual progress.
    The Surrender of this core of the ego triggers rapid spiritual advancement. This is the very focal point and source of the ego which is focused on survival. It's desires and wants are deemed to be essential because of the ego's beliefs about survival. The ego therefore has to 'get' or 'keep' and acquire because it views itself as separate and therefore dependent on external sources of supply. These may take the form of energy, attention, possessions, status, security, protection, image, money, gain, advantage, and power. Its primary view is lack, and with lack comes fear, need, greed, and even homicidal rage and threats. Fear is its motor. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 283, 2001

 

  • Desire is a wantingness that can be obsessive and, when excessive, is called greed. It is, however, an important drive in human affairs and motivates the whole economy to a considerable degree. Normal desire tends to run its course until the wants are fulfilled. Its primordial origin is the hunger of the animal organism. Fulfillment results in a sense of completion so that the psyche is free to turn within and pursue spiritual values. In and of itself, desire, like pride, need not be condemned as wrong for it is socially useful if it is channeled into beneficial activities such as education and health. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 189, 2003

 

  • Desire is fueled by the illusion of lack and that the source of happiness is outside oneself and therefore has to be pursued or acquired. The importance of the object of desire is thereby inflated and overvalued by its symbolism and mystique. The pleasure of the sense of Self is blocked by desire. When that desire is fulfilled, the ego ascribes the resultant sense of joy to the acquisition of an external. However, this is a clever illusion because the actual source of the pleasure is that the block to experiencing the joy of the Self has been temporarily removed. The source of the experienced happiness is the radiance of the Self that shines forth when it is not shut off by an ego distress. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 189, 2003

 

  • To the spiritual aspirant, desire and attachments are deterrants to progress, and as they arise, what they symbolize can be surrendered to God. At the same time, the positionalities that they signify can be identified and surrendered because they become progressive burdens. Frequently, at a certain phase of spiritual evolution, it is common for aspirants to walk away from all possessions. Later on, possessions are no longer seen as a hinderance or an asset because the sense of ownership disappears and illusions are no longer projected onto them. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 190, 2003

 

  • It is helpful to understand that if one is not happy with present circumstances, the chances are that happiness will still be elusive when conditions change to meet one's current desire. That is, if happiness is elusive now, it will continue to be so in the future because the ability to locate the source of happiness has not yet been found. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 190, 2003

 

  • There is a great joy in the realization that one does not actually need anything at all to be happy [...] at an advanced level the awareness of existence itself is sufficient. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 190, 2003

 

 

 

 

  • The clever ego can extract the juice/payoff of secret gratification and pleasure from anything it arbitrarily selects. […] The 'what' that is desired is actually irrelevant. The locus is imagined to be 'out there' but is actually 'in here,' for the pleasure gain is subjective and internal. The relinquishment of this single, solitary goal unveils the Reality of Self, which is the innate prime source of all happiness, and its Realization terminates all wants and desires. Discovery of the Presence of God, S. 119-120, 2007

 

  • As the true source of happiness stems from within, desire cannot be satisfied – it is a constant projection of specialness onto the external, and is thus the pursuit of a fantasy. As one desire becomes fulfilled and satisfied, the focus then moves on to the next object of desire in an endless procession, like a carrot on a stick. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. ?, Reflection of October 16th, January 2011

 

 

  • An illusion that drives desire and craving is that the object of desire has become imbued with an exaggerated importance and significance, resulting in an inflated value and attractiveness. Once the object has been acquired, it loses its magical aura, and that seductive image is now projected onto the next object of desire. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. ?, Reflection of September 25th, January 2011

 

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Need vs. wants/cravings

See Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication approach

  • To the ego, a "want" is interpreted as a "need" and a "have to have.2 Thus, its seeking can become frantic, and all caution can be thrown to the wind. Desires are thereby escalated to being desperate and demanding any sacrifice, including even the deaths of millions of other people. It must have what it wants at any cost and will find many excuses to justify itself. It gets rid of reason with clever rhetoric [LoC 180] bolstered by blame and demonizes others, for the ego has to win at all costs – because throughout millions of years of evolution, it did die if it did not get its wants and needs fulfilled. The ego has a long, long memory and millions of years of reinforcement. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self, edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 1, S. 20, quote 3, Hay House, August 2011

 

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Reorganization of the current money system based on values

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6, 10 (NT) (New Living Translation, 2007)

  • Anytime there’s a shift of consciousness from one level to another, there’s a disruption. […] What’s happening with our economy is a reorganization based on values other than just making money. The economy is really based on greed: every product is an effort to make money [LoC 200]. And making money doesn’t infer anything having to do with responsibility. [LoC 475] […] As citizens, we’re asking, "Should these companies reveal [LoC 425] what they know?" So there's disorganization based on a current lack of clarity about values. […]
    […] Integrity is the current headline – people testifying about the integrity of a company, its executives and whether their compensation is within expectations of financial integrity – and the fact that some are well outside the expected norms is causing a great upset in the media: excessive compensation for executives who not only didn't do a good job but did a bad job. […]
    We have instant reporting […] So as an executive is testifying in Washington, the country is listening. We’re far more involved in world affairs that once were abstract. And the fact that [some corruption] involves taxpayer money and people’s personal investments, as in the case of Bernie Madoff, that makes it very personal. Accountability and personal responsibility [LoC 475] are becoming quite primary. Interview with David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., presented by US magazine Holistic Networker, Gina Mazza, 17. June 2009

 

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Source:

Recovery and Withdrawal

  • Question: How to transcend any desire of a physical nature? How to overcome a craving?
    Answer: Ah, a craving first starts in your mind as an image. If you watch this carefully you will see any craving first appears as an image, whether it is a cheeseburger, hamburger, a naked body, whatever, or if you are an alcoholic, a drink. First comes the image of the drink, and you eliminate it instantly (imagine the big red X on the image). The image draws energy to it, so when it first appears, it is only about 5 watts, if you don't exterminate it within the first second, it is about 150 watts, then 600 watts, then it's a have to. [...]
    I always tell alcoholics you have about one or two seconds to eliminate that image of a drink.
    Similar to the 'Red X' technique, the 'Rubber Band' technique can help in the same way. Keep a rubber band tied around your wrist and every time you start to entertain a thought or fantasy concerning your trigger, snap the rubber band on your wrist to induce pain. You will condition your brain to associate that thought as being less than rewarding over time. Sedona Seminar What is Real?, 3 DVD set, 16. June 2007

 

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Extinguishing the tempting and triggering mental pictures

  • In today's world it is hard to do [extinguishing the tempting and triggering mental pictures].
    Lust is paraded across the television set night after night, lust in one form or another. It's like an obsession.
    A school principal can't appear to tell us about […] She's got to have cleavage down to here. [Points at his lower chest.] What does she need cleavage for to tell us about the problems she's having with her kindergarden? If I were the producer of that show I would tell her, "Get a big safety pin and button the damn thing up, for God's sake. We are not running a whorehouse here, we are running a television program." The parade of lust is just endless. Sedona Seminar Belief, Trust and Credibility, 3 DVD set, 14. June 2008 – The Cravingness Of Desires, YouTube film, minute 1:25, 3:10 minutes duration, posted by SpiritualBuzz 19. May 2012

 

  • Question: How to let go of obsessions and desires for the positive?
    Answer: Just continue surrendering. Eventually it happens of its own, without any "me" doing a "that". It happens spontaneously of its own. Cottonwood Seminar Handling Spiritual Challenges, 3 DVD set, 24. April 2010

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Empfehlungen

  • Denke daran, dass Gier auch die Gier danach einschließt, nicht gierig zu sein. Idries Shah (1924-1996) persischer Lehrer der Sufitradition, spiritueller Autor, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Die Welt hat genug für jedermanns Bedürfnisse, jedoch nicht für jedermanns Gier. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) indischer Weiser, spiritueller Führer der indischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung, Menschenrechtsanwalt, gewaltloser Widerstandskämpfer zur Durchsetzung politischer Ziele, humanistischer Weiser, asketischer Morallehrer, Pazifist, Publizist, Quelle unbekannt

 

 

  • Korruption ist, wenn man für Geld arbeitet. Wir werden alle zur Korruption gezwungen, damit man nämlich keine Argumente findet, gegen die Korruption im großen Stil zu sein ist, weil dann nennt man das Neid. Weil wir alle zur Korruption gezwungen werden, kann man mit diesem Neid-Argument kontern, um das politisch auszuhebeln. Das ist klassische Dialektik. Es ist so ein Schnäppchen, das zu widerlegen. Man muss nur die Sprache verstehen. Videovortrag von Dr. Franz Hörmann (*1960) österreichischer visionärer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler, außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor für Unternehmensrechnung, Institut für Revisions-, Treuhand- und Rechnungswesen, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Veranstalter: Integral Wiener Kreis, Politik, Wirtschaft, Medien – Macht, Manipulation, Missbrauch, Teil 1 von 3, YouTube Film, Minute 1:17:47, 1:36:33 Dauer, eingestellt 19. Februar 2012

Quotes by various other sources

Personal avowals

  • I believe that greed and competition are not a result of immutable human temperament; I have come to the conclusion that greed and fear of scarcity are in fact being continuously created and amplified as a direct result of the kind of money we are using. For example, we can produce more than enough food to feed everybody, and there is definitely enough work for everybody in the world, but there is clearly not enough money to pay for it all. The scarcity is in our national currencies. In fact, the job of central banks is to create and maintain that currency scarcity. The direct consequence is that we have to fight with each other in order to survive. Interview with Bernard Lietaer Lietaer.com (*1942) solution oriented Belgian economist, co-designer of the European € currency, Central Bank of Belgium, professor of International Finance, University, Louvain, Belgium, research fellow Center for Sustainable Resources, UCB, co-founder of ACCESS Foundation, author, Beyond Greed and Scarcity, presented by the magazine YES!: A journal of positive futures, Bainbridge Island, Washington, interviewer and editor Sarah van Gelder, April 1997

 

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Ivan Frederick Boesky was prominently involved in a Wall Street insider trading scandal in the mid-1980s.

 

Defensive advocacy

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Economic greed:

In 60s and 70s Friedman advocated selfinterest, competition, greed and minimizing the role of government in a free market as a means of creating political and social freedom.

  • What is greed? Of course, none of us is greedy. It's only the other guy is greedy. The world runs on individuals pursuing their separate interests. [...] There is no alternative way so far discovered of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system. Tell me, where in the world do you find those angels that are going to organize society for us. I don't even trust you to do that. Video TV interview with Milton Friedman, Ph.D. [Works LoC 400] (1912-2006) US American professor of economy, University of Chicago, statistician, promoting deregulated capitalism of the Heritage Foundation in service of the NWO think tank Club of Rome, Nobel Memorial Prize laureate in economic sciences, 1976, author of "Capitalism and Freedom", 1962, Greed, presented by TV station CBS, talk show host Phil Donahue, 1979, YouTube film, 2:24 14. July 2007
  • The world has enough for everyman's need, but not enough for everyman's greed. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter, source unknown

 

 

  • In order to arrive at having pleasure in everything, desire to have pleasure in nothing. In order to arrive at possessing everything, desire to possess nothing. In order to arrive at being everything, desire to be nothing. In order to arrive at knowing everything, desire to know nothing. Saint John of the Cross [San Juan de la Cruz] [LoC 605] (1542-1591) Spanish Carmelite friar and priest, leading figure of the Counter-Reformation, mystic, Catholic saint

 

  • Desire is about the last bit of the illusion the ego-self is surrendering. Until the end it keeps insisting, "If I just get this or achieve that, I'll be happy." We think that once we get what we desire, we’ll be safe. As Helen Keller [~LoC 520] once said, "Security is mostly a superstition. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright experience. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." Gloria Karpinski, US American holistic counselor, spiritual teacher, author, Where Two Worlds Touch. Spiritual Rites of Passage, S. 253, Ballantine Books, 1st edition 4. August 1990

 

 

  • Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving (1783-1859) US American historian, biographer, essayist, author, source unknown

 

  • Greediness is always the result of an emptiness inside. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German US Amercian social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, author, The Art of Listening, S. 187, Continuum 1995

 

  • You give someone something.
    1. The first time he prostrates himself.
    2. The second time he kisses your hand.
    3. The third time he gets familiar.
    4. The fourth time he only nods.
    5. The fifth time he insults you because you don’t give him enough.
    6. The sixth time he sues you.
George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866-1949) Greek Armenian metaphysician, composer, choreograph, spiritual teacher of the "Fourth Way", writer, source unknown

 

  • [B]uying and selling is essentially anti-social in all its tendencies. It is an education in self-seeking at the expense of others, and no society whose citizens are trained in such a school can possibly rise above a very low grade of civilization. Edward Bellamy (1850-1898) US American socialist, author, Looking Backward. 2000-1887, utopian science fiction novel, chapter 9m, S. 2, Houghton Mifflin, 1888

 

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Republican mantra:

See the originator of the slogan "Greed is Good" quotation

  • Greed is good. Attributed to Ronald Reagan [Political influence LoC 502] (1911-2004) 40th Republican US president (1981-1989), frontman of neoconservative corporate trickle-down economics

 

  • Desire is the problem. Being in a state of desire is suffering; wanting, lacking, hurting, and looking to a future time when we will have the desire fulfilled and be happy. […] When we no longer desire, we no longer look outside ourselves for something. When we no longer desire, we no longer look outside ourselves for completion, and we discover we are complete already. Larry Crane, US American representative of the Sedona Method, An Introduction to the Larry Crane Tradition Release Technique and Lester Levenson's Teachings on Love, issuing date unknown

 

  • Wanting something means we believe that something is separate from us. The desire itself creates a duality, a polarization that prevents us from feeling our always-perfect completion inside. As long as we want, we think and emote about the desired object. This mental business reduces consciousness of our inward, ever present happiness, and we feel empty and lacking. Lester Levenson [LoC 505→180] (1910-1994) US American physicist, enterpreneur, founder of the Release Technique/Sedona Method [LoC 490], cult leader, No Attachments, No Aversions. The Autobiography of a Master, Lawrence Crane Enterprises, Inc., January 2003

Literary, movie, TV documentaries/series quotes

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Gordon Gekko, young stockbroker, desperate to win, becomes involved with his hero, a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider.

"Greed is Good" quotation

  • Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A. Movie line from Wall Street, 1987, by movie character Gordon Gekko

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Milton Friedman, student of Ayn Rand, erroneously advocated selfinterest and minimizing the role of government in a free market as a means of creating political and social freedom.

 

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1 Towards a New Understanding of Huahujing (The scripture of transforming the barbarians) from Dunhuang. Liu Yi, presented by IDP,  issue No. 7, spring 1997

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