This article appeared as continuous prose on www.paulshackley.co.uk. I now think that the meaning and sequence are clearer when the text is re-presented as Indian philosophical "sutras", short telegramic statements of a kind that were originally memorised and transmitted in an oral tradition. No doubt, some readers will dislike this approach.
Karma is action.
Meditation is practice of awareness or mindfulness.
Ancient Indian religions and philosophies presuppose many reincarnating souls.
the Buddha replaced reincarnating souls with reborn attachments and aversions (materialist input);
Yogis and Marxists agree that matter is eternal and uncreated.
thus incorporating theist devotion as bhakti yoga.
Yogis and Marxists disagree about whether matter can be conscious.
However, philosophically, “matter” is being, not mere mass.
Mechanical materialists reduce apparent qualitative differences to mere quantitative differences.
Cerebral processing of immediate sensations quantitatively increased until it was qualitatively transformed into perception of discrete objects.
Production of a small surplus of wealth generated leisure for a social minority.
Ideologies legitimise and support exploitation:
workers should compete against each other, not unite against employers.
meditate and build the revolutionary party,