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Session: Culture Pledge
This is a Session within the Topic Culture
 
 
Reach the heart of any topic
– Grasp this issue deeply.
– Find what is valid or insightful about each perspective.
– Is there a way that changes assumptions, that all sides can agree with, and that works at the heart level?
 
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Put the fair and good into your mind. Ask for meaning at every cultural experience. Stop participating in the illusory, idolatrous, superficial, and degraded. Stop trying to possess beauty!
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"Stand up for art that improves life and society"
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Stand up for art that improves life and society

Every work of art is a challenge to understand and improve life and society. Support culture that calls you to your higher nature. Fight for a broader and deeper view of our place in culture, time and space. Explore new possibilities. Stand up against superficiality, manipulation, and degradation. Aspire to the good, not the vile.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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"Don’t participate in harmful cultural activities"
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Don’t participate in harmful cultural activities

Do not waste your life on trivial pursuits. Reduce participation in the superficial, illusory, idolatrous, degraded and violent. Do not escape. Avoid any artificial source of mood changes, such as loud music, alcohol, or parties, and mass events. Don't adulate stars and celebrities.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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on August 19, 2018
 
"Take account of the effect on your psyche"
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Take account of the effect on your psyche

Be aware of the effect of watching a movie or reading a book or any other way you participate in culture. Understand what a work of art says, what view of life it promotes. Do not use art solely for self-satisfaction.
How does a work of art make you feel? Does it inflame your ego? Does it magnify what is fleeting? Does it reinforce stereotypes? Does it make you compare yourself to something inane? Or does it recognize the part of you that you admire? Does it make you feel more human? Does it address what is best in you?

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
Opinion added by
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"Take the life and intention of the artist into account"
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Take the life and intention of the artist into account

The life of the artist relevant in any work of art, including their personal character, intention, goals, and how they actually led their life. A work of art produced by a narcissist, misogynist or misanthropic loses some value for that reason.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
Opinion added by
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"Find what is intended and achieved by any work of art"
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Find what is intended and achieved by any work of art

Try to understand the human and spiritual impact of a work of art. See through the ostentatious. Do not be hypnotized by beauty, artistry, drama, or appearance. Look within, penetrate the temporary, find the underlying meaning and heart.


 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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