Can the mind free itself from the more?
Being the result of time, the mind is always thinking in terms of growth, of achievement; and can the mind free itself from the ‘more’, which is really to dissociate itself completely from society? Society insists on the ‘more’. After all, our culture is based on envy and acquisitiveness, is it not? Our acquisitiveness is not only in material things but also in the realm of so-called spirituality, where we want to have more virtue, to be nearer the Master, the guru. So the whole structure of our thinking is based on the ‘more’, and when one completely understands the demand for the ‘more’, with all its results, there is surely a complete dissociation from society; and only the individual who is completely dissociated from society can act upon society. The man who puts on a loincloth or a sanyasi’s robe, who merely becomes a monk, is not disassociated from society; he is still part of society, only his demand for the ‘more’ is at another level. He is still conditioned by, and therefore caught within, the limits of a particular culture.I think this is the real issue, and not how to produce more things and distribute what is produced.