In order to establish a diabolical world of samsara one must first change the perception of people. In this direction, one need only make it impossible to make the right decision in the face of an impending interpersonal crisis.
Nor does it matter how much good information people have in front of them, they are still unable to make the right decision about what to do. In other words, all the information a person has access to they still don’t know if it’s true or false. But this leads to a worse state of affairs, that is, the likely manipulation of good and evil.
Key in the manipulation of good and evil, is the ability to invent one crisis after another to keep the people from coming to any kind of rational way of overcoming the crisis which could, in reality, be only a made-up crisis. Let’s call it for now a product of social engineering the source of which is carefully hidden from the public.
On this rather somber note our world is not the happy place we imagine it to be or could ever be in light of the fact that our way of life and our values could very well be manipulated by powers that we cannot see. I am even more convinced that Zen is really no longer Zen. It has been taken over by a certain kind of political ideology that controls certain groups of our society.
By the same token I am even more convinced that Zen or Chan as it was known in China acted as a means for harmonizing the two sides of the human brain, the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. Naturally, both hemispheres can become, overtime, antagonistic towards each other which may account for why civilizations weaken then fall. This phenomenon is behind the thesis of psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist in his book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World . I see a certain irony in the subtitle which is the unmaking of the western world by over-focusing on the left hemisphere of the brain helped along by made-up crises.