Meditation as Revolution
The BMA (UK) advocates the outer transformation of society through inner work. This means that a Buddhist aspirant must train their minds with the utmost discipline, and follow a peaceful existence as advocated within the Buddha’s teachings. This is the perpetuation of true revolution. To change the outer world –that is to transform the state of Capitalism into the state of Socialism, greed, hatred, and delusion must be thoroughly uprooted from the mind, and loving kindness and compassion must manifest in their place. The motivation and act of meditation is revolutionary to the highest degree, and as it does not conflict with the current establishment, there is no resistance to it. Meditation can be performed anywhere and at anytime. Meditating in public or private sets a spiritual example for others to follow that is free of superstition and ignorant ideology. The BMA (UK) advocates the act of meditation as central to the Buddhist struggle for enlightenment and the establishment of Socialism across the world. This simple act of looking inward removes all potential antagonism and violence. The higher conscious state discussed by Buddha and Marx dissolves all negativity into an all-embracing oneness which is imbued with compassion and wisdom. By developing the mind through meditation, the intellect is developed so that it manifests wisdom (prajna), and this developed mind has the power to change the world. There is nothing to lose but the chains of greed, hatred, and delusion!